Penelope Cruz, Mariah Carey, Christina Applegate and Miranda Kerr are all expecting… but don’t expect their style to go out the window just because they are pregnant! Elise Rosemarin, co-founder of one of Hollywood’s favorite maternity brands, Moody Mamas, as well as, the Moody Mamas collection for Target, reveals her tips and style suggestions for mommies-to-be to look fashionable this holiday season.
You can’t booze it up with your co-workers this year, but you can still look glam at your office party. Dress guidelines are usually undefined when it comes this type of shindig so we suggest looking festive, but still professional. A look we love for this occasion? Go casual yet elegant with a simple dress and some fun accessories. If you want to prevent water cooler rumors that you’ve gained weight, cinch your waist with a belt. Not only will this declare that you are in fact preggers, it will also show off your fabulous pregnancy curves!
Look: Moody Mamas Cowl Dress in Red: Available at www.mmtarget.com $39.99
Leather Crossover Belt: Available at www.moodymamas.com $28
Razzle Dazzle’em at Dinner!
Sure they are just your family and friends, but that is no excuse for slumming it for a holiday dinner party. For this type of event, comfort is key. After all, you are eating for two- but you can achieve belly relief in a tasteful manner! Look for a dress or pants that features a drawstring waist so that you can loosen up as the evening progresses.
Look: Moody Mamas Floral Dress: www.mmtarget.com $39.99
Just Bead It!
For those who want to make a sparkling entrance to any party, deck yourself in an outfit that features sequin embellishments. A must-have for the holiday season, sequins add glamour and fun to any outfit. Be careful not to go overboard on this trend or you will look like a disco ball! To get this look right, pick one item with sequins to make the statement and go demure with the rest of your clothing and accessories. Sparkle on!
Look: Moody Mamas Enid Dress: www.moodymamas.com $138
Look Lustful in Lace!
No it is not the eighties- lace is back in fashion. Lace can be perceived as frilly and not practical for those who are pregnant (um, see through much?). However, when done properly, those who are expecting can expect to look fabulous when wearing lace. If you want to wear lace to a party this holiday season, we recommend looking for pieces with subtle touches of lace such as on the sleeve or as a trim.
Look: Cowl Tee with Lace Sleeves in Black: www.moodymamas.com $58
Be a Babe in Black!
Mid-recession and pregnant, we understand why you wouldn’t want to splurge on holiday gear. If you are looking to make one holiday purchase this season to take you from day to evening parties, get a cocktail length “little black dress.” Perfect for any occasion, this dress can be dressed up or dress down depending on the occasion and doesn’t have to set you back to make the statement.
Look: Moody Mamas Maternity Rouched Top Dress in Black www.mmtarget.com $39.99