Thursday, January 22, 2015


Finding the perfect balance of comfort and style can be challenging for an expecting fashion-lover, but mom-to-be Wilmarose of Lovely Jubilee has flawlessly crafted some chic looks for her maternity-friendly wardrobe from her favorite Ruche pieces. Featured on 100 Layer Cakelet, we loved Wilmarose's advice for building a maternity-friendly wardrobe. Collecting the right pieces is essential to creating an outfit that will be wearable throughout your pregnancy and well into motherhood. Wilmarose maintained her style by pairing flowing silhouettes with structured outerwear like a denim jacket, tailored pink coat, and anorak-style jacket. We love how she played with shapes, textures, and prints to create looks that are both flattering and comfy for an expecting mother. Read on for her own tips for dressing your baby bump, and see more maternity-friendly pieces here

Layer in your waist line: Create a defined silhouette through seams and draping, especially when worn over a flowy dress or top. Plus, layering your outfits will help to stay comfortable when your body is going through temperature fluctuations! maternity-style-03

Don't shy away from pants! With a little help from belly bands and long tank tops, you can still wear your favorite pants while concealing the zipper. Ever try the hair-tie trick? Just loop one of your hair ties through the button hold of your pants and use it as an extender to connect the button. maternity-style-09

Bump up a size: sizing up when purchasing cute new clothes for your growing bump is essential, and can help carry your wardrobe into your third trimester. Don't forget to take into consideration that not only is your belly growing, but your bust line is as well! Instead of focusing on the tag, focus on the fit. maternity-style-11

Skirt the rules: While a pencil skirt wouldn't be the first thing that pops into mind when it comes to maternity style, a pencil skirt with a bit of stretch worn above the bump can be a go-to for a night out or dressing up. Skirts are great for maternity style, and can be worn above or below the bump. You can complete this look with a cropped blouse and clutch! maternity-style-07

Accessorize! Pull together your cute outfit with accessories! Try playing with scarves, hats, pins, or even a pretty shade of lipstick. The most important thing is to have fun when you are putting your cute maternity outfits together. Even yoga pants and a sweatshirt can feel more put together with a little help from accessorizing. maternity-style-15

Watch those hemlines: With the arrival of your baby bump, you may find that your favorite dresses have become a little too short to wear on their own. Try pairing your favorite cute dresses with maternity leggings and transform your favorite sundress or floral frock into a cute tunic.maternity-style-01Wilmarose is the essence of maternity style inspiration. By incorporating our maternity friendly outfits, she's comfortable yet maintains her every day style. Looking for more maternity inspiration? See more posts here

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