5 Ways to Spruce Up Your Maternity Style this Spring

04/03/2011 at 11:00 AM ET
Courtesy Moody Mamas

With so many Hollywood fashionistas pregnant right now, it might seem as though a baby bump is a “must have” this season.

We’ve spotted everyone from Jessica Alba to Selma Blair out and about in chic maternity outfits.

But you don’t have to be a celeb to have fashionable mom-to-be style.

According to Moody Mamas co-founder Elise Rosemarin, it’s easier than you think. See which bump-friendly trends she recommends for spring:

Be brave with color. Bold, vibrant hues such as fuschia, orange, emerald, cobalt blue and coral are everywhere this season. So don’t be afraid of adding these bright tones into your wardrobe just because you’re pregnant. Just anchor them with dark, complementary colors that provide more shape. For example, pair a hot pink tank with a navy sweater.

Get your shine on. Luxe-looking, metallic pieces aren’t just for women without a baby on board. As expectant mom Jane Krakowski proved recently, pregnant women can look ravishing in sparkly pieces. Just pair them with neutral accessories and remember “less is more.”

Show your stripes. Whether wide, skinny, basic or multi-colored, stripes are having an “It” moment. To enhance your growing curves, look for angled stripes similar to Selma Blair’s Aqua maxi dress. Also, a classic horizontal stripe tee also looks great with solid bottom.

Embrace your animal instincts. From snakeskin to cougar, animal prints are a glam way to show off your burgeoning belly. Case in point: Sassy mom-to-be Mariah Carey is a fan. Just remember to wear these patterns with confidence — it makes all the difference.

Go girlie. Soft breezy fabrics and flowing silhouettes with romantic touches like lace and florals are a pregnant woman’s dream. Pair an ankle-length skirt (an elastic waist is more comfortable) with an embroidered tank and simple leather sandals for a pretty boho look.

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fuzibuni on

Shiny fabrics, bold stripes and animal prints on a pregnant body sounds like a circus… but I suppose it could be fun :)

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