Autumn's Must-Have Fashions For Expectant Mamas

Baby bumps are precious, they’re not stylish, they say. We strongly disagree. You can opt for sad-looking muumuus and dowdy sweats. Or, you can reinvent your wardrobe for pregnancy the most stylish way possible. It’s not difficult with all the great maternity-fashion options out there.
by Brie Gatchalian

Don't worry – we'll tell you what you need. All you have to do is wear it with confidence. No matter what trimester you're in, it's time to put your best trend forward with these stylish stapes for your fall wardrobe.

fall maternity fashion

A fall jacket

This houndstooth jacket from Mimi Maternity will go great with comfortable leggings, the season's "it" jeans, or that pair of essential khaki trousers. This trendy outerwear's shape will flatter your ever-growing baby bump while keeping you on the hot list at the playground. And the best part is, after the little one is born, you can still wear it over bulky sweaters in the winter.

$138 at www.mimimaternity.com

A party dress

Orange is going to be huge this fall. This Crinkle Chiffon Floral Dress from Motherhood will make you the hit of the party. Whether you're going to an October wedding or sporting it at your bridal shower this fall, this sleeveless fauxwrap dress with smocked detailing at the waist will go great with your fun-loving attitude. It's fully lined, too, so you will stay warm on breezy days.

$14.99 at www.motherhood.com

A sweater for the holidays

You wrap presents, so why not your belly? This short-sleeve sweater from Mimi Maternity will get you and your growing family in the spirit for the upcoming holidays. The tunic-style top comes with a belt to help accentuate the growing baby in your tummy, while flattering your bust.

$98 at www.mimimaternity.com

newborn baby sleeping

An office ensemble

For working moms who have yet to take their maternity leave, dressing for the office can be a bit of a chore. We found this great ensemble from Ann Taylor Loft and fell in love, and we know you will, too. The maternity-printed mesh scoopneck by Daisy & Clover goes perfectly with the maternity demi-panel denim pencil skirt, creating a look that's both professional and sexy. Complete the look with the Arielle Satin Skimmer flats to stay comfortable during long, hard days.

$44 for the top; $49 for the skirt; and $49 for the flats at www.anntaylorloft.com

A chic top

Chic may not be synonymous with maternity wear, but this banded empire top fro Old Navy will keep you comfortably cool when you're having hot flashes during your pregnancy. And the best part is, its elegant boat neckline and shirring through the bodice will flatter your adorable figure. Pair the top with jeans or black cigarette pants for an ultra-cute look.

$14.50 at www.oldnavy.com

A cozy sweater

As the climate gets a little colder, you'll need a comfy, cozy sweater that's versatile to combine to practically all of your maternity outfits. This soft belted cardigan in gray from the Gap is a great choice. It can be worn three different ways to match your many looks. Button it, tie the sash above the belly, or both.

$29.99 at www.gap.com

A cute nightgown

You might be spending a lot of time in bed relaxing before baby comes. But just because you're sleeping, doesn't mean you have to forego looking stylish. You can wear this Esme Maternity & Nursing Cotton Chemise during and after your pregnancy. The soft and sexy nightgown features a crossover neckline that pulls down for easy access when your baby needs to be fed. Its lace detailing gives it that extra pizzazz that will drive your hubby crazy.

$54 at www.blossommaternity.com



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