We don't often flip for maternity clothing lines (our great love of Hatch, notwithstanding), but MoM — aka More of Me — might be our latest bump-wear obsession. While the line has been around for a few years, the Fall collection takes it to a chic new level that actually makes us excited to buy maternity clothing again (and who knew that was possible?). From leather shorts to silky bow blouses to the perfect three-quarter-sleeve, A-line dress for colder weather, MoM's new line, which started shipping yesterday, will take you from the office to a girls night out in style. Keep clicking to check out our favorite pieces for a chic mom-to-be.
Yes, the maternity retail landscape has improved vastly, but most pregnant women quickly realize the cutest stuff often comes at the greatest cost! That's why we're loving Madeleine Maternity, a new label created by a young mom of two who values style and value. "I have yet to meet a woman who is simply 'ordinary,' but for so long the maternity industry has been focused on that: ordinary maternity clothing," says the label's founder, Madeleine Simon. "Each [Madeleine Maternity] piece is carefully cut, fitted, and finished to be as flattering and comfortable as possible. When you're pregnant, fashion takes a backseat to comfort, and while we're extremely fashion-forward, we make sure our pieces can be worn without the five-inch heel; as your belly grows, your center of gravity shifts."
The three dresses (a flirty wrap dress, a sleek kimono, and a knot-tie-front frock that works for work and date night) and one wrap top in the small but growing line are all under $100, but with bold colors, quality fabrics, and easy-chic fits, all the designs read as much more expensive. Here's hoping the rest of the maternity world takes note!
A big congrats to first-time mama Selma Blair and her boyfriend, Jason Bleick. Their son Arthur Saint Bleick was born 18 days past his due date on Monday, July 26, weighing seven lbs., 12 oz. Throughout her pregnancy, Selma has been one sharply dressed expectant mama! The first-time mom-to-be has made a science out of choosing comfortable, loose-fitting dresses and jeans that maintain her chic, California style during her maternity months. Highlighting her basic threads with bright colorful jewelry and sandals, she looks pulled together whenever we see her. We've pulled together a look back at the star's maternity style — which look is your favorite?