Ask the experts: Dressing for two

By Published On: July 15th, 2011

Today, our very own fabulous fashion and style editor Erin […]

Today, our very own fabulous fashion and style editor Erin Shea Long provides some mom-to-be wardrobe inspiration.
Q: What’s the first thought 88.7% of American women have when their pregnancy test comes back positive?
A: Oh Jeez. I have to buy mom jeans.
Okay, so maybe I just totally made up that statistic, but the looming thought of donning mom jeans is a legitimate fear. Pregnancy shouldn’t scare the style out of you—on the contrary, it should empower and excite you! Of course, your body is expanding and it’s not all warm and fuzzies and maternal wonderment all the time. Sometimes you’re gonna feel frumpy. Here are a few tips to help you through your wardrobe transformation.
Accessories always fit
Punch up a basic outfit with a statement necklace or stack of bracelets.

Leslie Danzis Mixed Media Torsade Necklace $88 at

JCrew Pearl cluster bracelet $58

JCrew Bhati Beads Silk Planets bracelet $36

Lulu Frost for J.Crew heirloom charm bracelet $70
Pencil me in
You don’t have to wear a tent—you still have a figure.

ASOS MATERNITY Jersey Pencil Skirt $35
Go with the flow
The maxi dress is quite possibly the best fashion and comfort all-in-one invented.

A Pea In The Pod Loveappella Strapless Empire Seam Maternity Dress $90
Band together
This band will make your days of wearing your pre-preggo pants last as long as possible.

The Bella Band by Ingrid & Isabel at
Keep trending
There are tons of cute options out there in the maternity world.

More of Me Maternity Ladies Who Lunch Dress $150
Flat out
Hang up the heels for a minute and step out in a comfier alternative.

Miss Me Women’s ORB-1 Oxford $30 at
You’re a jeanious
I told you so.

Rock & Republic Maternity Tyler jeans $220 at