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Maternity Coats You’ll Love Even if You’re NOT Pregnant!

Keep that bun in the oven warm all winter long in these stylish coats, which maternity style mavens like Blake Lively and Kate Middleton would approve of.  From a fall breeze to those cold winter nights, you can still look oh so chic while keeping cozy.

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The sophisticated MAMA Wool-blend Bouclé Coat from H&M is for the downtown cool mom-to-be. With a tie belt waist and concealed fasteners, this coat is able to cover your expanding baby bump from 12 weeks to nine months.

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Blank NYC Zipper Detail Faux Leather Maternity Jacket will be your favorite “throw over everything” piece this fall.  This motorcycle style jacket with silver hardware is edgy and tough, but can be softened when paired with a flowy dress.  Or add some great boots for the perfect fall ensemble.

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Punch up your prenatal wardrobe with some color! This wool maternity coat with a high collar and a bubble hem will lend sophistication to any outfit.  At under $50, this fun coat will infuse a little extra fun and the elegant shape you’ll want to wear again, well after your child is born!

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When the chill in the air turns icy, MAMA Padded Parka with a detachable faux fur trimmed hood will keep you nice and warm, while looking cool.  The drawstring waist and side pockets give some shape to the coat and make it a great option for the woman who’s too hip for regular old, oversized maternity wear.

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No Frump For Your Bump: Tips for A Stylish Night Out During Pregnancy

Maternity fashion has come a long way from floral dresses and pastel colored, shapeless clothing. Today there are multiple retailers and designers that specialize in maternity wear that keeps you feeling stylish, chic and comfortable. Dressing a pregnant body can be a challenge at times, particularly if you are struggling to feel content with your changing body. Play up the features that you feel most confident about; if you love your legs, pick a shorter dress or a skirt with a hi-lo hem and if you have amazing arms, select a sleeveless dress or tank top. The more confident you feel, the more radiant you look. When dressing for a night out while on maternity fashion “leave”, the options below are guaranteed to help you look and feel like the beautiful momma-to-be that you are.

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Little Black Dress

The little black dress is a timeless classic and a piece that you are likely to already have as a staple in your wardrobe. If a little black dress is not already a part of your wardrobe, or if you no longer fit into the one hanging in your closet, select a basic silhouette that will work for nearly any social occasion. Online retailer ASOS offers the perfect solution to pregnant women headed out for a night on the town in the form of the sleeveless wrap dress. This dress can be dressed up for even the most formal black tie affair or made more casual for a romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant. Accessorize with jewelry appropriate for your night out. Pick a statement necklace or pair of earrings for formal affairs or more understated jewelry for a casual evening out.

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Stylish Flats 

Some women always prefer heels and are totally comfortable rocking a pair of platforms well into pregnancy, however, most prefer to choose shoes that are fashionable yet comfortable during pregnancy. Pick a pair that offers maximum comfort and style. The Sorah flat from ALDO is guaranteed to match not only your little black dress, but the rest of your wardrobe as well. The patent leather toes feature a dainty bow as added decoration and the flat can be worn for both formal and casual occasions. Try matching them with some chic maternity jeans from the likes of Citizens of Humanity.

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Radiant Makeup

Show off your radiant, glowing skin with a foundation designed to even out your skin tone and conceal imperfections while still allowing your natural beauty to shine through. The Colorescience Loose Mineral Foundation is smooth, non-drying and builds to your desired level of coverage. The brush feature allows you to apply your mineral makeup without the mess and fits easily into a purse for any touch-ups you might need. Sweep a luminous blush on the apples of your cheeks and use a shimmery bronze or taupe shade on your eyes. Apply a coat of black mascara and add your favorite lip product to finish your radiant makeup look.

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Clutch

A clutch is the perfect evening bag as it allows you to keep all of your essentials handy, while not weighing you down all night long. Fossil has a classic style fold-over clutch in four different styles from cheetah and metallic to basic black. This clutch also features a leather and chain strap that can be used when your hands are full.

Pregnancy style is no longer flowing, floral creations with no shape. Today, moms-to-be have a huge selection of styles from which to choose and can create looks, without any frump, that showcase personal style while remaining comfortable to wear throughout pregnancy.

Breanne is a recent college graduate, blogger, and fashion aficionada.  You can find her over at her blog, Proper & Pink!

 

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Maternity Fashion Advice – Fun Swimwear

Swimwear is the most dreaded item to shop for, but add pregnancy into the mix and it can be a real nightmare! To help you enjoy the sun a little this summer we’ve put together our top choices for chic swimwear for the mother-to-be.

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Add a little 50’s flair with a retro inspired nautical tankini by Seraphine. The Nautical Striped Maternity Tankini features a feminine sweetheart neckline with a bow as well as panels on the side which are designed to help slim and flatter your figure. The best part of this tankini is you can keep it down for added modesty or pull it up to get a little sun.

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BellaBlu’s Black and White Block Bandeau Maternity Swimsuit looks like the perfect summer dress. With a full skirt to help cover your growing baby bump and white trim it’s a great option for the stylish woman. Plus the suit comes with attachable straps if you need a little extra support.

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Color blocking is always a good way to look stylish; however, a dark color on bottom with a lighter color on top helps balance out your body. Due Maternity’s Maternal America Eva Criss Cross Spaghetti Trim Tankini will leave you looking great and comfortable with built in cups and adjustable ties on the bottom.

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Black has to be the most flattering color of all time. With it’s universal appeal it’s no surprise that black is the color of choice for Hollywood Celebs as well. Jump on the Star Studded trend and try out Seraphine’s Black Halterneck Maternity Bathing Suit. Worn by Kate Hudson, this suit will flatter your figure as it changes week by week. Glamorous and simple, this is a great option to wear while lounging around by the pool and sipping virgin piña coladas!

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Maternity Fashion Advice – 5 Tips For Shopping Smart & Looking Chic!

If you want to look good from week 1 to week 40 of your pregnancy, just stick with a few simple rules and you’ll feel a million bucks!

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Shop smart and save

With all the changes to our body during pregnancy, combined with not always feeling crash hot, dressing well can help us feel feminine and good about ourselves. Get yourself along to a maternity sale or even better, let your fingers do the walking instead and check out discount online retailers such as www.maternitysale.com.au.

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