Being pregnant doesn't mean that you stop wanting to look stylish, or that you will want to buy clothes only to throw them away the moment the baby is here.
Adhering to our principle of buying less but buying better we thought we would share a few tips from the moms in our team (including our creative director) to help you maximize a wardrobe that can be worn for seasons to come.
Some Tips for You
For the Warm Weather
Cotton dresses in loose shapes will look great whether you have a baby bump or just want to lounge on the beach. We also found many modest brands that create great linen robes or embroidered dresses we would usually wear for special holidays are a great choice as they usually come with adjustable belts and look effortlessly chic. Korean fashion brands also have amazing selections but it takes some searching and see if they deliver to your postal code.
For Warm to Cold Weather
Mules and backless shoes are a must as well as easy sandals. As some moms-to-be will change their shoe size to slightly bigger during pregnancy, we recommend easy to get out of shoes. And if you are in colder weather slip on boots that are plenty roomy or suede slippers with matching socks will look quirky but cute and won't have you struggling when heading out of the house.
All your oversize button-down shirts or tunics will be so handy when dressing up for the office or if you just are not in the mood to rock a dress. Pair with stretchy pregnancy jeans (buy L or XL as your little bump will grow in ways you can't envision yet) that have adjustable inner lopped belts; they are easy to adjust and there are infinite styles on Amazon.
Invest in a few oversize sweaters (our creative director went for men's pieces) that are chic and seasonless. A turtleneck never goes out of style but the best part of an oversize piece is that it can be worn as a tunic over leggings or dressed up over your loose button shirts for a smart look.
Some sites that we love to help you seamlessly transition whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or post-pregnancy: A Pea in The Pod, Isabella Oliver, Ingrid + Isabel, Bumpsuit, Anthropologie, Universal Standard, and Hot Milk Lingerie.
Some Looks for You
For a Casual Day Out
For a Whimsical Getaway
For a Peaceful Stroll Around the Block
Bags We Love That Go Hand-in-Hand With Your Newest Addition to the Family
If staying stylish is the priority, the Atena can hold diapers and hands-on items as you leisurely take a stroll in the park with your baby. You can find your own Atena here.
Perfect for you when your little one is in the toddler stage or walking its first steps. The best thing about this convertible backpack is that it can switch from a practical choice to a very stylish one in seconds making it a bag that can truly take you hands-free from a day playing to a much-needed date with your partner in the evening. Click here to choose your Octavio.
A new addition to the MDLR family, this roomy purse is made for playtime and business. It fits so many things yet it doesn't make you feel like you are on mommy duty as its sleek design keeps you looking as stylish as ever. Stay tuned for our upcoming collection, and be the first to grab our Juno!