Pregnancy Tips: Rebecca Minkoff

The NYC fashion designer and mama shares her 3 best tips for styling the bump.

Pregnancy Tips: Rebecca Minkoff

When super-chic gals get pregnant, they inspire us with their super-chic fashion combos. But when super-chic fashion designer gals get pregnant, they go one step further: they design super-chic maternity fashion lines.

Rebecca Minkoff’s new collection for Pea in the Pod is case in point. The 12-piece capsule, which she designed while pregnant with Baby #2, hits all the high notes: cool prints, sharp tailoring and luxe fabrics that would be just as at home in her ready-to-wear line. But with form, fit and function for a pregnant body, this one’s all for us.

“Feeling comfortable and remaining true to my own style were important to me while I was expecting,” says Minkoff, “so I thought carefully about which pieces from my collection would work for both myself and other moms-to-be.”

Below, the NYC mom gives WRNY her 3 best tips for styling the bump.

  1. The most important style tip for women dressing the bump is to stay true to yourself.
  2. Easy pants like the Malone and the Zee pant from the Rebecca Minkoff for A Pea in the Pod collection are a must-have for pregnancy because they’re comfortable and still very stylish. With fabrics like velvet and printed silk, these pieces can take you from the office to a holiday party with ease.
  3. Loose tops like the Tessa Tank are great for transitioning back into your wardrobe post-baby. It’s perfect to wear now while you’re expecting with maternity jeans—I was a fan of styles with the Secret Fit Belly® I found at the Destination Maternity on Madison Avenue--or post-baby with leggings and ballet flats for the perfect play-date outfit!

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