Thursday, July 7, 2011

Maternity Style: What's Hot This Season?

Guest post by Sarah Ellis 

Pregnant is hot in Hollywood - and for good reason! Gone are the days when mama’s have to look frumpy. Keep your style and look fabulous while waiting for your little one to arrive! Take style cues from the likes of pregnant celeb moms-to-be like Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson and you’ll be the most stylish mom on the block.

Color-blocking is a huge trend this season, and Jessica works it well on the red carpet! I’ve adapted a similar look that’s slightly casual, but uses the same trend. It’s the perfect look for a date night before your new arrival.  And all items are under $60 - so your wallet (and your growing “nest egg”) stays safe.
[dress: Topshop: Maternity Colour Block Jersey Dress: $60]
[handbag: Handbag Heaven: Luna Frame Clutch: $56.95]
[wedges: DSW: Medow Wedge Pump: $49.95]
[earrings: Nine West: Reversible Hoop Earring: $26]

Pregnant in heels? Heck yes, you can! Kate Hudson is always a daring style star and her pregnant self is no exception. She works the baby bump in her short white dress and kicks it up a notch in those killer heels! Even if you wouldn’t dare wear a dress that short, add some leggings or jeans and make it your own. I’ve adapted the tunic look for a more casual (and slightly more modest) version, but the feminine detailing remains. Work this look girl, baby bump or not!
[dress: Dorothy Perkins: Maternity Floral Border Tunic: $30]
[sunglasses: Sunglasses Warehouse: Rimless Shield Style: $16.95]
[earrings: Piperlime: Hive & Honey Chandelier Earrings: $34.00]
[shoes: Steve Madden: ‘Russhh’ Pump: $50]

As a writer for Handbag Heaven, Sara Ellis enjoys sharing her stylish tips with other fashion lovers. Incorporating stylish and affordable handbags is a true passion of hers! When she's not writing about styling handbags, she's planning her September wedding, cooking with her fiance, or shopping online!
Thanks, Sara, for your fashionable contribution to Mommy Rantings and good luck (and congrats) with the wedding planning!

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