August 26, 2011
Powerful, Pretty and Pregnant
Career women today have great options to look pretty and powerful – even when pregnant! Gone are the boxy, shapeless silhouettes that hide that beautiful baby bump.
Since the number of pregnant women at work is increasing, it's good news that today's maternity clothes can still be chic and powerful: just look at these outfits on Ivanka Trump, Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson.
The clean lines of this khaki skirt with a crisp white button down create a classic look that's comfortable and simple.
A stretchy, slip-on dress can be worn for the majority of the pregnancy. Plus, the right accessories can take it from the office to weekend errands. Smart Mom Jewelry even has a line of necklaces safe for babies to teethe on.
An uncomfortable undergarment is the last thing you want to wear while pregnant. Spanx's Maternity Shapers eliminate bulk and provide under-belly support.
LOFT Maternity offers a range of work-perfect styles, from fitted cardigans and slacks to wrap dresses and stylish tops.
While you're expecting, experts suggest looking for shoes with two key elements: arch support and comfort. Plus, a small heel provides better back support.
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By Chela Counts
"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in
my field, since the payment is pure love." Mildred B. Vermont