Nina Garcia Dishes on Her Fashion-Forward Maternity Style

09/15/2010 at 10:00 AM ET
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No muumuus and sweats for this chic mom-to-be!

The Project Runway judge and Marie Claire fashion director prefers leather leggings and body-hugging tunics instead.

“Comfort is an issue when you’re expecting, but I think there are a lot of options out there,” shared Nina Garcia at good pal Heidi Klum‘s Lavish and Loved fall collection preview during New York’s Fashion Night Out on Sept. 10.

“Even though I’m pregnant, I feel very comfortable and easy in pants. Also, drapey T-shirts and longer silhouettes really work for me.”

Garcia — who was wearing head-to-toe Lavish — also revealed her thoughts on working with singer (and designer!) Jessica Simpson during the taping of the show’s runway finale.

“She was great, she’s so lovely. I’ve actually worked with her before because we’ve done many covers together,” Garcia said. “She was a little apprehensive about what she was going to say, but she made some really good points and gave the designers a lot of constructive criticism.”

So how is Garcia handling pregnancy the second time around?

“I’m feeling okay — I’m only seven months! Ask me in a month.”

Shanelle Rein-Olowokere with reporting by Zara Kessler

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125 on

For someone who is so “fashion forward,” and dictates wo the world what she deems as fashionable, she certainly never looks it. Her hair is always long and stringy and she rarely wears makeup. She looks way too old to have small children.

Janna on

She looks great here!

April on

What are you talking about? Her hair is far from stringy and she looks great.

Ellea on

I think she looks very stylish. Its an effortless coordinated style. Not look at me, look at me!

Linda on

125 was probably a grandmother at 35,so she can’t fathom anyone having kids 40+. I’ll bet Nina looks better than you any day of the week.

125 on

For the record, I have no children and am over 35. I have friends who have babies in their 40s and I find nothing wrong with it. Nina just doesn’t hold her age well and looks older than she is. To each his own and everyone’s entitled to their opinion, (whether we all agree on it or not…) but I have never found Nina attractive nor qualified to tell us what looks good since she can’t seem to manage it herself. She’s NOT Heidi Klum after all.

Shannon on

First off, I like Nina very much and her hair is always beautiful. However, she does look rather old in this pic. But I’m guessing that its due to sleep deprivation, I mean come on…she is a working mom to a small child and pregnant! We all look like crap at one time or another…we just don’t get caught by the paps😉

iz on

125, lets see how you look. i’m sure you look no better than ms garcia. she’s minimalistically chic. i think everyone should take a few lessons from her because over-accessorizing is tacky.

sky on

hey 125, if nina offends you so much, why bother writing on this particular blog? if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all! everyone is entitled to have kids when they want to. since when do you dictate the right age?

Andrea on

Sorry, I was too distracted by her unkept appearance to notice or care about the outfit

Ellen Smith on

I agree with 125’s statements about Nina’s fashion sense. I don’t find her outfits flattering or fashion forward (the one above looks like a bad rocker number). However, I do not agree with her comments about Nina’s age.

Ari on

it looks like she’s having a boy. her face hasn’t changed a bit!

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