By Amy Tara Koch

The main to being pregnant stylish? Creativity. attempt. And a dedication to pushing the sartorial envelope even if you’d relatively move slowly again less than the sheets with a field of doughnuts. yet don’t permit “thigh” nervousness force you to shoes and plus-size velour tracksuits. It’s time to show 9 months of strength frump into mega maternity moxie.

In this witty and obtainable being pregnant primer to all 4 trimesters, profession fashionista and mom of 2 Amy Tara Koch deals effortless methods for moms-to-be to come out of the preggo pits and pull jointly dozens of jaw-dropping maternity ensembles—without breaking the financial institution. This undying variety manifesto positive aspects sketches from today’s preferred type designers, together with Nicole Miller, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, and Isaac Mizrahi, in addition to assistance and methods from Koch and her “A-list”—a roster of favor editors, good looks specialists, and megastar stylists. Packed jam-packed with shrewdpermanent quizzes, skincare secrets and techniques, and a convenient thesaurus of phrases that each pregnant lady must be aware of, Bump It Up can have you placing at the glitz all through your being pregnant and past.

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Debris, or dead-skin-cell buildup at the surface of the skin, inhibits product penetration and makes your skin lackluster. Sloughing off the dead epidermal cells removes debris and exposes the fresh, living cells that account for bright, healthy-looking skin. For pregnant women, exfoliation is a preventative measure to ward off the dreaded “pregnancy mask,” or melasma (for more details, see this page). Dr. Harold Lancer, the go- to derm in Beverly Hills (patients include Angie Harmon and Lisa Rinna) for West Coast women on the verge of hormonal meltdowns, is aggressive about putting pregnant patients on a preventative regimen before problems develop.

Here’s the formula: Craft your anchor outfits to function as the Uniform. Enhance the Uniform with dazzling Add-ons. Inject your look with Wow Factor by adding fabulous accessories. Miracle Garment! The Wolford Havana Tank Top This stretchy, extra-long black Lycra tank top (see this page) is to pregnancy what mustard is to hot dogs. One cannot exist without the other. Complete codependence. The straps are the perfect width—sexy yet wide enough to accommodate a support bra. The length is long enough to take you through the pregnancy.

But the weight of extra fabric adds pounds to an already exaggerated frame. The airy tops and dresses previously only trotted out for lazy summer days are the building blocks of year-round fashion. You can make use of existing summer staples for a winter pregnancy and know that roomy non-maternity pregnancy purchases—the black silk shift, the brown jersey wrap dress, the sleeveless silky bias-cut tunic—are solid “now and later” (see Preggo Glossary) investment pieces that will be amortized throughout the years by adding tights, a belt, and boots.

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