*Sleeveless tube dress that can be converted into a skirt
PREGNANCY STYLE EXPERT AMY TARA KOCH SAYS:
This bump hugging Chaiken dress is crafted of diagonally cut fabric which has enough "give" to hug curves in a sexpot Marilyn Monroe kind of way. A multi-tasking musthave, it can go to the office or out for a night on the town by strategically mixing and matching layering pieces and accessories. Heels lengthen the legs and glamorize most looks; pointy toes make you look taller. Accessories must match the bravado of your bump. The dramatic Miriam Salat earrings add wow factor to basic brown and create a focal point to this look. Patterned tights add an of-the-moment fashion element.
BUMP IT UP STYLE NOTES:
Add an extra dose of style with a Liberace looking cocktail ring.
Use an oversized clutch bag in a hot color like fuschia.
Put a brooch in your hair.
For work, add a chunky deconstructed knit to drape or belt at the breastbone
For the weekend, wear a tux jacket and add a super long silky scarf to drip down the belly.
For evening, add a silver shawl.
Material: 85% Viscose, 15% Nylon
Brand: Chaiken & Capone
Origin: United States
When fashion designer Julie Chaiken launched her clothing label Chaiken & Capone in 1994, style insiders everywhere took notice. The brand’s perfectly tailored boot-cut pants offered a refreshingly flattering alternative to the baggy styles popular at the time. Since then Chaiken has expanded her line into a full ready-to-wear collection featuring women’s sportswear, outerwear, maternity clothing, swimwear, and workday essentials like silk blouses and cashmere sweaters. In 2010, she relaunched her San Francisco-based company — staying true to her origins with “rocker skinny” pants and shorts as well as leather skirts, T-shirts and trench coats done up in rich, vibrant hues. Famous devotees of Chaiken’s luxe offerings include Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon, Brooke Shields, and Oprah Winfrey.