Aileen writes: Could you help me find clothes to wear? I am five months pregnant and I'm underwhelmed by maternity tops. Even though I've preferred A-line as well as empire waists before I started to show, I just don't want to feel fat in a dress. I'm looking for skirts and tees that don't emphasize the baby bump (like this).
Come on Aileen! You're having a baby! This is only the beginning of your clothing frustration as a future Mommy, and I, Rachel H. am here to assist you. My advice to downplay that bump: Black is your friend. Your boobs are your friends. Statement necklaces are your best friends. Wear shirts that are fitted through the shoulders and bust and then make a valiant effort to go straight down over the belly. Because you don't want to blow tons of cash on clothes you'll only wear for a few months, convertible pieces like #8 are great. Good luck!
1 - Motherhood Button Front Maternity Tunic ($29.98)
2 - Gap Pintuck Shirt ($39.50, in two colors)
3 - Loved by Heidi Klum Maternity Tunic - ($29.98)
4 - Gap Ruffle Tank - ($34.99 on sale, in two colors)
5 - Motherhood Secret Fit Belly Knee Length Skirt - ($19.98)
6 - Japanese Weekend Skirt - ($19.99 on sale)
7 - Gap Flared Denim Skirt - ($49.50)
8 - Japanese Weekend 4 in 1 Convertible Top/Skirt - ($19.99 on sale)
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