You’re expecting, but that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your professional style. And when it comes to buying maternity dresses for work, it’s less complicated than you might think.
Follow these simple guidelines: Keep it simple and clean. Invest in ‘staples’ that you can dress up or down. Always remember that solids are less memorable than prints. And never underestimate the power of a tailored maternity dress.
Below are our four favorite dresses for moms-to-be who refuse to sacrifice style, comfort or professionalism during their pregnancy.
No one does the little black dress like the maternity mavens at Isabella Oliver. Though Oliver’s collection is an embarrassment of riches, we recommend the adjustable wrap dress. This ready-to-wear staple “redefines comfort at every stage,” growing with you throughout your pregnancy. And, perhaps, more importantly, it’s fitted, flattering and fail-proof. Additional bonus: It’s perfect for post-pregnancy as well. Though somewhat expensive, it’s the ideal addition to any office wardrobe. ($100-140)
Stylish moms-to-be know that fitted clothing accentuates their ‘bump’ while making them appear smaller. When dressing for work, take this advice to heart: Nothing looks less put together than an oversized ‘sack’ dress. For this reason, Gap’s little number is perfect! It hugs maternity curves in all the right places and the exposed zipper is oh-so-trendy. Paired with tights or hose, this dress is perfect for the office and work events. And it’s machine-washable. Need I say more? ($64.95 – 49.99)
Yes, Expecting Fashionista, there is a timeless maternity shift. Maternal America’s navy shift is fashion forward and perfect for the office. It’s as easy to wear as it’s attractive. Moreover, the classic lines and neutral color make mixing and matching a breeze. Paired with a tailored jacket, a belt, or worn as-is, you can’t go wrong. And, as you undoubtedly know, shifts are so haute at the moment. ($120)