Everything constantly changes with the season -- the leaves, your belly, and the trends. It may be a bit hard to keep up. When a new style comes in for the season, the Trend Setter doesn't always accommodate for the pregnant women. So we have gathered up some tips for this fall so you can still look fashionably up to date.
There is a return to tailoring and sophistication this season. While we won't do to well in a tailored waist dress, who said we can't do a tailored jacket. Be sure to purchase a tailored maternity jacket since it will be the base point of every woman's wardrobe this season. The great thing about a tailored maternity jacket is that it can give your wardrobe personality. It's the thing you can build around. Tip: Mix it up with a fitted comfy dress or your favorite designer maternity jeans and some boots.
This is something we haven’t seen for quite some time -- necklaces with colored stones and crystals that are big, inventive and architectural. While most will be able to pull off these massive necklaces we need to be on the more careful side. We don’t want to wear anything that gives off too much attention because it will take away our belly. Tip: Look for more simple necklaces with medium to small sized stones and crystals.
If you change anything up this season be sure to replace your slouchy-pouchy hobo purse with a ladylike top-handled bag in a yummy fall tone of aubergine, putty, camel, dark green, or chocolate. It doesn't matter how much you spend on the bag just know that you have an on-trend must-have. Tip: If you're like me and can't seem to break your black bag habit, then at least try to choose a black with a little shine, a crackled finish, or some hardware that really lifts the black up.
Whether it's the scrunchy boot, a mid-calf, or an over-the-knee boot, we think the boot is the most important shoe of the season. We love them with heels or flats...we love them all. It's really about a boot wardrobe this season. And it looks fantastic with every item in your closet. Tip: Pair your boots with a flowy maternity dress.
No longer just for secretaries or 80's working girl, the bow-neck shirt is a pretty way to freshen up for fall provided you proceed with a healthy dose of fashion-forward. If you're wearing a bow shirt, it shouldn't be too conservative. You don't want to look like you're running for office. Look for a feminine and pretty version with small ruffles. Tip: Pair with an edgy boot or accessory.
Thou Shalt Not's
Babydolls: If it's too voluminous, it needs to go. Put baby dolls in the back of the closet! Those need to go away for a while because we really are celebrating the natural shape of the body, curves and all, with a longer, leaner more tailored silhouette.
Big pants: While it's a great season for trousers, not all pants need apply. Be sure that your pant doesn’t have too big of a flair.
Fab florals, not painterly prints: The painterly splashes we saw were very much the print of the season, but obviously that's a summer look, so put it back in the back as well. Switch them out for a lighter, more natural floral with a dark background so it looks more relevant to the colder weather.
Savannah Hernandez and Tabatha Jones, owners of Mommy Appelseed Maternity Clothing, grew up together and have remained close friends ever since. They came up with the idea of starting an online maternity clothes boutique while discussing their decisions to expand our families. Remembering the dull maternity fashions during their first pregnancies compelled them to open an maternity clothes boutique that offered comfortable, sexy maternity clothes without sacrificing style.
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