Dressing up the bump has come a long way, even since I was pregnant just 2 years ago.
Glamamoms have spoken and it's clear we want the same go-to designer brands and chic style, whether pregnant or not.
Earlier this week, I saw the Spring 2012 collections for Destination Maternity-- A Pea in the Pod and Motherhood Maternity, and seriously want every single thing, that's how on trend the clothes are. A Pea in the Pod's collaborations with brands like Theory, BCBG, French Connection, and Hudson, have produced a full line of high-quality, sophisticated, maternity-wear, from evening gowns to lingerie and swimsuits. Motherhood Maternity, the company's more affordable line, boasts classic, feminine silhouettes that are both stylish and comfortable but won't break the bank.
The head designer for A Pea in the Pod told me how they carefully watch the runways and monitor trend reports but design specifically to flatter a woman's pregnant body. When a trend doesn't work, like neck tie blouses or boyfriend blazers, they put it aside to focus on the pieces that do.
Key trends to incorporate into your Spring wardrobe:
(1) Color. All the beautiful jewel tones, color-blocking, and bright jeans are back:
(2) Prints, both subtle and bold:
(3) Glam! While last year paid homage to the 70's hippie, this season it's 70's glam:
(4) And easy to mix and match soft neutrals:
If you're due before Spring, these Fall and Holiday pieces are equally swoon-worthy and incorporate some of my favorite trends of the season like polka dots, python, and pumpkin spice:
How do you feel about maternity clothes? Love/hate or love/love?