with Susan Wagner
The Working Closet is your source for the best of what's hip and fresh in fashion and beauty. Susan Wagner keeps you up-to-date on trends and offers tips and tricks for making everything in your closet truly work for you.
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Finding something to wear every day can be tough enough; add in a baby bump and it gets even harder. Look for tops that combine soft, stretchy fabrics with some sort of structure; an empire waist or a belt will help you avoid the shapeless lump syndrome that sets in about the sixth month. And while neutral pieces are easy to wear over and over (add a scarf or bright necklace or colored cardigan), be sure to include a few bright pieces in your maternity wardrobe. A rich jewel tone both highlights any pregnancy glow you’ve got going on, and brightens up a tired complexion (because let’s face it, not every day is a glowing day). The top at left is available at Target for $16.99.
Here are my favorite picks — none of these is terribly expensive, which makes them a nice option since they’re really only going to be part of your closet for a short time. Keep them looking good by washing in cold water with a gentle detergent, and line drying (you can toss knit pieces in the dryer to fluff them after they’re dry).
Knit Twist V-Neck Top by Bellyssima, LOFT, $59.59 (currently 25% off)
3/4 Sleeve V-Neck Faux Wrap Maternity T-Shirt, Motherhood Maternity, currently $14.99
Tiered Cowl-Neck Top, Old Navy, $19.50
Gathered Drape T, Gap, $29.50
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