Photos: Kate Middleton; Courtesy of eonline.com, usmagazine.com.
I’m current in my eighth month of pregnancy. Keeping stylish when due date approaching isn’t easy. Nothing seems right with a big bump. A maxi dress or a maternity top and jeans combo just makes me tent-like from the side. Thankfully, it hasn’t been too hot here in New York, which means I can add another layer out of my dress or Tee: a thin coat, a blazer or a vest. This layer does all the magic: the tailored silhouette reduces the bulkness and instantly polishes up the whole look.
This little trick is “proved” right by style savvy Kate Middleton. As you can see from the above two chic maternity looks: a black peplum jacket reshaped her upper half while elongating her legs. A season appropriate stone color trench coat brightens up her face, covers up her bump and elevates a casual outfit.
Jacket: BCBG Max Azria (similar here)
Dress: Topshop (see another one Kate recently worn in navy)
Shoes: Kate Spade New York ($40 here)
Bag: Nina (similar here)
Coat: Burberry Brit (on sale here & here! similar here)
Jeans: James Jeans ($28 here)
Shoes: French Sole (it’s the pair on Kate; also here)
Bag: Tod’s ‘D-Styling’ (great alternative here!)