ROCK THE BUMP: Mara!
Yall, I have been LIVING in Mara Hoffman since getting pregnant (and my La Marque fringe of course). Her stretchy, body-con dresses are PERFECT for rockin’ the bump. You can dress them up, down, or all around. Not only will you look super fab in her colorful designs, but you will feel comfy AND stylish. Comfy AND stylish? You don’t get that very often. And that’s the name of the game when it comes to pregnancy!
TIP: Go up 1 (or 2) sizes to get the most wear out of the dresses throughout your pregnancy.
She has both long and short options. If you are self-conscious about your legs, go for a maxi version (as featured in this post). If you want to rock the bump AND your svelte legs, then opt for a shorter version. One of my FAVS right now is this Shift Dress (shown below in BEAMS YELLOW) . It’s not super fitted but hugs the bump JUST right. Throw a blazer over it for work or rock it with some platforms for a night out with the girls. Instant chic! You can purchase HERE.
How cute is the maxi paired with my FAV La Marque fringe jacket? It is HOTTER THAN HELL right now, so I do not recommend this jacket during the day. However, La Marque makes an AMAZING fringe vest that can be purchased ON SALE HERE or at GUS MAYER locally. For a fab mix of high and low, I paired this outfit with my Christian Loubouton Hippik heels (sold out, LESS EXPENSIVE similar version HERE) and Dannijo statement necklace (sold out, similar HERE). Speaking of, I am thinking of crafting a HOW TO: Rock HIGH and LOW post to help people pair SPLURGE items with SAVE items. Would this be beneficial to y’all?
TIP: Adding a vest or jacket elongates your figure and accents the bump perfectly. They will also hide those all-too-familiar love handles.
Non-preggos, since this is NOT a maternity dress, you can rock this outfit as well! Don’t worry, I am linking up all-things Mara at the end of this post with shoppable links! PS, I love how matchy-matchy this dress is with our landscaping. I couldn’t have planned that if I had tried!
What is your GO-TO pregnancy staple? Shoot me a comment and let me know. I would love to hear your ideas to share with my readers!