Sunday, September 21, 2008

How to Dress When You're Pregant, or How Not to Buy Maternity Clothes

What? Advice on how not to buy maternitywear from someone who's selling them? Have I gone mad? Well, okay, that mental health thing is a separate issue, but I can tell you that you don't need to replace your entire wardrobe. Sure, a lot of stuff won't fit you now, soon, or even ever, but that doesn't mean that looking hot during your pregnancy should cost you an arm and a leg.

First of all, count your lucky stars that you're pregnant now, and not even ten years ago. Then, the ubiquitous maternity overalls were just starting to fall out of favour, but most of what you could buy (even at then-on-the-cutting edge Pea in the Pod) looked like a tent. With ribbons to tie the excess in the back. There's now almost too many options for hip, hot maternity clothing. So what's a girl to do?

First, watch this -- it's one of an eleven-part series on maternity dressing that I taped for Expert Village -- how not to dress when you're pregnant!

Second, trust me (I'm nothing if not brutally frank!) to buy the best pieces out there to mix in with your clothes and the cheap throwaways from Target and your high-end Chaiken pants. We've just done the ordering for spring, and those of you due in 2009 will look hot to trot!

In the meantime, check out our current offererings -- they're changing every day. To make it easy, look at our Shopping List feature and choose Shopping for the Newly & Solidly Pregnant.

Happy shopping! :)

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