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.
- The most important style tip for women dressing the bump is to stay true to yourself.
- 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.
- 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!