Youaï¿½ï¿½re expecting, but that doesnaï¿½ï¿½t mean you need to sacrifice your professional style. And when it comes to buying maternity dresses for work, itaï¿½ï¿½s less complicated than you might think.
Follow these simple guidelines: Keep it simple and clean. Invest in aï¿½?staplesaï¿½ï¿½ 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.
Below are our four favorite dresses for moms-to-be who refuse to sacrifice style, comfort or professionalism during their pregnancy.
No one does the little black dress like the maternity mavens at Isabella Oliver. Though Oliveraï¿½ï¿½s collection is an embarrassment of riches, we recommend the adjustable wrap dress. This ready-to-wear staple aï¿½?redefines comfort at every stage,aï¿½? growing with you throughout your pregnancy. And, perhaps, more importantly, itaï¿½ï¿½s fitted, flattering and fail-proof. Additional bonus: Itaï¿½ï¿½s perfect for post-pregnancy as well. Though somewhat expensive, itaï¿½ï¿½s the ideal addition to any office wardrobe. ($100-140)
Lasuna online bible Gapaï¿½ï¿½s Hematite Pleat-Sleeve Knit Dress
Stylish moms-to-be know that fitted clothing accentuates their aï¿½?bumpaï¿½ï¿½ while making them appear smaller. When dressing for work, take this advice to heart: Nothing looks less put together than an oversized aï¿½?sackaï¿½ï¿½ dress. For this reason, Gapaï¿½ï¿½s 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 itaï¿½ï¿½s machine-washable. Need I say more? ($64.95 – 49.99)
Yes, Expecting Fashionista, there is a timeless maternity shift. Maternal Americaaï¿½ï¿½s navy shift is fashion forward and perfect for the office. Itaï¿½ï¿½s as easy to wear as itaï¿½ï¿½s 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 canaï¿½ï¿½t go wrong. And, as you undoubtedly know, shifts are so haute at the moment. ($120)