Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Oversized sweaters and cardigans are this winter's trend - pregnancy chic included.  So I thought it would be fun to give you a few ideas on how to wear an oversized sweater while pregnant, without making it look like you are carrying more baby than you actually are!

First, inspiration....

Jenna Dewan-Tatum looks amazing in maternity stripes with black leggings:

Malin Akerman in current trend animal print with oversized sweater:

And whilst not strictly a sweater or cardigan, Petra Ecclestone shows us how to cover our bump with a stretchy jersey top:

Next, some do's and do not's....

  • do think of your silhouette - oversized on top, slim on bottom.  Try skinny jeans, leggings or a pencil skirt. 
  • avoid anything baggy on the bottom - combined with an oversized sweater - you will look HUGE!
  • do try cinching in an oversized sweater with a skinny belt
  • do add a scarf - just avoid adding too much bulk by wearing a sheer scarf

And now, some looks to try....

1.  Cardigan sweater
2.  Stretch leather leggings
3.  Stella McCartney bag
4.  Black booties

1.  Cashmere cardigan
2.  Maternity jeans
3.  Brown Hobo bag
4.  Leather ballet flats

1.  Oversized Striped Jumper
2.  Maternity shorts
3.  Leggings
4.  UGG boots

1.  Oversized cable knit jumper
2.  Maternity jeans
3.  Valentino handbag
4.  Mint ballet flats

1.  Cowl neck loose-fit jumper
2.  Pencil maternity skirt
3.  Animal print scarf
4.  Booties


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