Fashionable Pregnancy: What to wear

Bonjour ! My name is Cameron Miquelon, and I’m an independent fashion blogger for my own blog, 33 avenue Miquelon. I was asked if I could do a guest post re: fashion and new moms/moms-to-be by the lovely Stacia D. Kelly, and I thought, “Why not?”

Fashion and motherhood. An oxymoron if there ever was one, but it need not be so. Sure. Sweatpants and pajamas (and — ugh — Pajama Jeans) are comfortable — especially during pregnancy and soon thereafter — but you don’t have to resign yourself to this fate. There are plenty of options out there that will keep you in style, no matter where you are with your new little one.

L – R: Ella Moss Early & After Fit And Flare Maternity Pants, 7 For All Mankind Secret Fit Belly 5 Pocket Boot Cut Maternity Jeans + AG Jeans Slit Secret Fit Belly Twill Signature Pocket Slim Leg Maternity Pants

Let’s start with the aforementioned sweatpants. Why wear something with the word “Juicy” written across your backside — or any word, for that matter — when you have these options before you? Even 7 For All Mankind has you covered with their line of maternity jeans. Mom jeans, or Mom’s-got-it-going-on jeans? Thought so.

L – R: Sleeveless Wrap Maternity Blouse, ASOS Maternity Top in Cotton Breton Stripe + LOFT Maternity Stripe Button Shoulder Sweater

On to upstairs. As you can see, there are a few zazzy options to consider, from prints to Breton stripes — Breton stripes! Like in France! Paris! Jean-Luc!

L – R: ASOS MATERNITY Spring Floral Chiffon Dress, French Connection Maternity Scoop Back Jersey Dress + Splendid Maternity Modal Maxi Dress

The maxi dress will be your best friend during your pregnancy, after you give birth… anytime, really. The maxi has been seen on the runway for a few seasons now, and with these looks, you cannot go wrong.

L – R: KORS Michael Kors Women’s Erin Ballet Flat, Dansko Women’s Beth Pump + Sperry Top-Sider Women’s Hingham Boot

Finally, footwear. The adage “barefoot and pregnant” has a basis in reality — swollen feet — so comfort is key here more than anywhere else. Still, style need not be sacrificed. From cute ballet flats to chunky high heels and knee-high boots, you’re sure to be strutting your stuff, turning the sidewalk into your own personal catwalk.

And there you have it: Comfort and style without resorting to giving up the latter. Bonne journée and big hugs!