Beyonce, Hilary Duff, Jennifer Garner, Bryce Dallas Howard and Rebecca Gayheart are all expecting little ones! Congrats ladies!
They are looking so stylish during their pregnancies and you can too, thanks to these fall trend do’s and don’ts from Elise Rosemarin, maternity style expert and co-founder of Moody Mamas Inc. maternity fashion brand.
TRY A TUX
Remember how foxy pregnant Beyonce looked in her chic tuxedo outfit at the VMA’s? You too can pull off men’s styled tailoring if you are feeling bold and ready for hint of 1970s glamour.
DO: Chose a jacket that allows for breathing room. If you are further into your pregnancy, treat the tux as an accessory; keep the buttons open for comfort and choose styles that are not too tight around your arms or belly. Opt for fun colors and textures such as velvet, satin or tweed for a modern twist.
DON’T: Even though Beyonce paired her jacket with high waisted shorts, this look is not recommended for most pregnant women; after all, she is Beyonce. If you are early enough in your pregnancy and want to go high waisted, make the attempts and try. However, if you are looking for a safe bet, think skinny pants or leggings for your bottoms. Finish off the look with a classic tee or a bow blouse, minimal jewelry, ballerina flats and leave the top hat at home.
Though the boho chic look of the ‘70s is still on trend, there is a new retro decade that is taking over this season and has garnered fans such as Adele and Anne Hathaway. Dictated by beehives, bold makeup and color-block prints, the mod squad of the ‘60s is giving millennial fashionistas a chance to look groovy.
DO: From A-line cut dresses, dainty rounded “Peter Pan” collars to geometric shapes and jeweled necklines, there are lots of ways pregnant ladies can channel a distinctive ‘60s vibe. Embrace houndstooth check prints, pops of color, and a sexy cat-eye to make your ‘60s look sizzle.
DON’T: Stay far, far away from the ‘60s styled muumuu. Boxy shapes, body skimming silhouettes, and overly large, loose fitting dresses are a big no-no for pregnant ladies—you will end up looking like Frumpty Dumpty rather than a modern day Audrey Hepburn.
Playful, feminine and sophisticated, polka dots are popping up all over and we have pop princess Katy Perry to thank! From freckled bags to spotted shoes, this classic print is a wearable trend that adds an element of fun to any outfit.
DO: Choose dots that are size appropriate. Teeny polka dots are best for petite ladies, while more dramatic prints are better for larger women.
DON”T: Go “dotty” and wear a variety of dots from head to toe. Keep the look stylish by allowing one piece to make the statement and allow the rest of your outfit to remain neutral.
UNLEASH YOUR INNER ANIMAL!
It’s a jungle out there, so better equip yourself with some animal print frocks if you want to embrace this trend like Jessica Alba did when she was pregnant with baby number two! From hats and scarves to printed clothing, adding an animal printed piece can take a dull outfit and make it sexy and fabulous.
DO: Go bold and look for abstract graphic prints such as giraffe or a horse if you are looking to be playful, or stick with timeless prints such as leopard or cheetah if you want to play it safe. While largely thought of as a “vixen look,” animal prints can be worn in a sophisticated manner that will make a strong fashion statement. Opt for just one piece such as a sleek clutch or a chic wrap dress to create a sleek effect.
DON’T: While clashing prints are actually on trend this season, avoid mixing your animal prints. When wearing an animal print, look for colors that are part of the print to enhance the outfit or choose neutrals such as black or brown for a polished palette.
For stylish and affordable maternity options, check out Moody Mamas capsule collection at Walmart.com.