As my belly expands, I've noticed that high-quality, comfortable maternity clothes really do make me feel better about my blossoming figure. Some of my tees and pants from discount stores are nice, but - by and large - my favorite pieces are from higher end specialty shops or maternity boutiques.
Last weekend, I attended my cousin-in-law's wedding and wore this combo:
Sofft Tyla Boots in Black. These are pretty much the best boots ev-ah! They are totally comfortable, despite the 3 1/4-inch heel. Plus, they are super stylish and the lace-up detailing adds a fantastic extra touch. Unfortunately, I think these boots have been "archived" and are no longer available for sale.
A wine-colored knit top from Liz Lange Maternity. It wasn't this exact top, but you get the idea...
Japanese Weekend Ok maternity bengaline skirt in black ($72).
Take a second glance at that skirt and you'll notice how versatile it is - perfect for work or fancy events. It's a classic piece for all nine months (It's machine-washable, thank goodness. But dry cleaning is recommended.). You'll find a fine selection of classic pieces at Japanese Weekend, a maternity and nursing specialty shop with brick-and-mortar stores in California and Texas. Their online catalog features fun and stylish items to carry you throughout your pregnancy.
Here are a few other examples:
luxe jersey keyhole maternity top ($72)
merino wool maternity hoody sweater ($108)
maternity cord long jacket ($116)
Japanese Weekend ships all over the world and is a wonderful place to pick up staple items to wear again and again. They also boast a line of nursing clothing and pajamas (which, I haven't tried, but they look cute and functional...).
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Japanese Weekend Ok maternity bengaline skirt in the size of her choice. To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, November 3 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #63 Stacey. Congratulations!