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!
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I'd love to win the skirt--thanks!
Beautiful, I’d love this
These maternity clothes are amazing.Look comfy
Please enter me and thanks.Being pregnant and
stylish is so cool
Wonderful to see clothes made for real women instead of some guy's idea of how they should look.
wow, such a great skirt, i could really use this!
Stylish maternity clothes- count me in please!
Its so great to see beautiful maternity clothes that don't look like table clothes or giant baby clothes! Thanks for the great giveaway!
Very nice clothing at their site.
You mean I could wear something other than my sweats!?! Thanks for giving me hope! Hehe
how cute is this?! would love to win
that is a super cute and sexy skirt for a pregnant mommy!
I would love this for my sister.
You are such a help! I have been looking for some great maternity clothes that can be worn to work and all the other places I go. I'm (finally) expecting--twins--and really want to enjoy my pregancy and feel good. Thanks for the great ideas & the giveaway!
That skirt is the perfect maternity staple!
Really beautiful quality clothes. Thank you for this fantastic contest!
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I love this skirt! Would love to win :)
So I had the hardest time finding cute maternity clothes that fit well, especially at the end. I remember going to a boutique and finding the cutest JW maternity top on sale (it didn't even look like a maternity shirt) Anyway...towards the end it was all about dresses for style and most importantly comfort since I couldn't stand tight pants or anything.
I looked at the site and found a really cute dress:
maternity 2 in 1 dress go skirt
Please enter me!
I'm in my second trimester and would love to add a skirt as stylish and comfortable as the Japanese Weekend Bengaline.
What a cute skirt! I love the simpleness of it, it would look super cute with anything!
I wold love to win this...considering I am pregnant!
i would love to win this
when you're body is so different than it used to be it's not always easy to project that red hot lady image that you want. i think this will help me be one sexy mom
I would love to fee fabulous in these maternity items! I can't wait to get pregnant... hopefully this next month! =) I need some clothing that makes me look fabulous. Thanks.
Thanks for this giveaway. I don't have much in the way of "maternity dress-up" -- my work is really casual so I spend my days in jeans and tees. But I think every pregnant woman deserves a few nice outfits -- this skirt would be great!
This skirt looks comfortable and stylish and it's always a good thing to have a black skirt that will fit properly. (There are "occasions" even during pregnancy.)
Those boots are hot!
Thanks for the ideas. This is my first pregnancy and I am just getting used to the idea of having a belly!
Love the skirt! Thanks.
Good maternity clothes are always needed! Thanks!
love those boots!
My friend is expecting & would LOVE this.
The skirt does look like it would go with everything. Perfect....and it looks comfortable.
I am 3 months pregnant and vey soon will not fit into my regular clothes. I would love a nice maternity skirt to wear to work.
This would be for my daughter who's expecting and says she has nothing to wear. It does look very comfortable.
We would love to see a picture of YOU in that fabulous outfit! How are you feeling?
Beautiful, I'd love this!
I love the versatile design. Day to evening with no wardrobe changes! :)
Hope to win this nice skirt!
The skirt looks very comfortable. The mahogany version is my fav ~ I couldn't see a size guide, but xl is what I would wear in other brands. This is a much better alternative to the classic Muumuu.
please enter me
I could use a great maternity skirt.
I would love to enter this contest.
Would love to get the skirt for my daughter who is due the end of January. PLease count me in. Thanks!!
This is great! Thanks.
Great skirt, it would go with everything!
Beautiful! A great gift for my preggo girlfriend!
very nice im in
perfect for my sister-in-law as she's newly pregnant
The skirt is so stylish which is so hard to come by when you are pregnant and not feeling so great :) Please count me in :)
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what a gorgeous skirt - perfect for my expanding belly!
what a great skirt, very stylish as maternity clothes go, nicer than non maternity!
I am currently 6 1/2 months pregnant with my first and having a hard time finding clothes that look good on my more round figure. That skirt is really cute and the boots are to die for!
On pregnancy number 3 in 3 years. Looking for a new addition to the maternity wardrobe. Thanks for the great site!
Would love to win! Thank you.
want to win this
This is a great stylish skirt.
I love Japanese Weekend. One of the few stylish maternity lines.
Anything to help me feel stylish while pregnant is wonderful!!
count me in to win
You have a beautiful baby!
Timing should be perfect for this to get a good wearing before Bella arrives in late-March. We're just starting to hit the stores now for the new wardrow.
Well, I'm at 27 weeks now, and trying to make due with the few maternity items I've bought. But it's always fun to spice up the wardrobe with 1-2 new items, esp when you are not feeling so 'spicy'!! I'm loving the stretch dress and skirt I have, more than jeans. I'm sure whoever wins will be very happy to have this as part of their maternity wardrobe! Thanks for a great giveaway.
cute!! i love the nursing tops!!
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They have a great selection of PRETTY PJ's, my personal fave is the wrap nursing top pajama set in periwinkle!
this would be good for me!
This would be great!
I would love to be included in winning this. I am looking for awesome Maternity clothes!
thank you much for the opp!
I would love to win this I would be so happy.
very cool count me in please
Wow, looks perfect to wear to church. I am 5 months along now and need comfy bottoms.
My wife is 5 months. She would love this!
This looks great!
Awesome Giveaway! Love the skirt!
Could always use a skirt :) Thanks for always taking the time to tell us about good finds!
Fantastic giveaway! Please sign me up for your contest.
wow can't wait to recieve this one
Count me in for this giveaway!
This looks like a great basic skirt, and my maternity wardrobe is definitely lacking in "quality" pieces right now!
Very haute! :)
would love this for my daughter.
I'd love to win!
Not pregnant right now but plan on expanding our family next year sometime and I would love to have a nice skirt in my closet! Thanks!
I am hoping to win lots of stuff so when I am ready to have a baby I have the items I need alrady LOL
wow there is some beautiful stuff there that makes you like a human even if you feel like you are dragging a pumpkin in your gut
I could use this skirt to wear to work.
Thanks for this promotion.
I could never find a skirt that I felt comfortable in when pregnant with my first. I would love to win this as it is stylish and the perfect length. Thanks for tipping me off to this line!
I would love that skirt!! I am in my 6th month of pregnancy and desperately running out of any kind of maternity clothing that looks cute! And I was intrigued to hear that Japanese Weekend is in Texas...hmm, should probably go see if one is around where I live!
Count me in.
yes, count me in. thanks.