Category: maternity

Where to Buy Plus Size Maternity Work Clothes

maternity Plus Size Fashion

I'd love to see if you can dig up any information on plus size maternity clothes. There are a couple of decent roundups online, but the clothes all seem to skew a little young, cutesy, and boho for my taste, or too casual. I'm a 34 year old size 18 professional woman (expecting twins!) working in an artsy, creative environment whose tastes run more towards the minimalist. Everything I see…

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Ask Allie: Corporate Attire When You’re Expecting

Fashion Advice maternity

I am almost 12 weeks pregnant and my regular clothes are starting to get tight, so I've started scouting out maternity clothes. I am having the worst time finding business appropriate maternity wear, which is actually what I need the most of. Do you have any suggestions, particularly for the days I am meeting with clients and would normally wear a suit? I’m not sure why maternity apparel retailers think…

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Ask Allie: Shapewear and Other Underpinnings

Fashion Advice maternity

Hi Allie, I'm wondering if you have good resources for bigger undergarments? Thank you. Thank you for asking this. I don’t think many lingerie companies realize that when you are plus sized you can’t just rock the same thong or bikini in a larger size. Flattering and comfortable undergarments for women with curves are hard to find… but they do exist. Here’s some retailers that are known for understanding a…

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Postpartum Fashion

maternity motherhood

There are women who get their pre-pregnancy body back in six weeks. Others who get it back in six months. There are women who realize their shape will never be the same, but still come to terms with their new figure quickly – nine months in, nine months out and back in some fab jeans and heels. And then there are the rest of us. And I think the rest…

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Ask Allie – Nursing and Wearing Dresses

Fashion Advice maternity

Allie- I've been loving both of your fashion blogs for years and years, but especially since getting pregnant with my now 13 month old. I am still nursing her, and don't plan to stop for a while yet, but I'm finding I really miss wearing dresses! I notice that you wear a lot of dresses, but are still nursing at least some, so I was wondering on your thoughts about…

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The Wardrobe Stapes When You Are Expecting

maternity motherhood

The list below is not only from my experience from being pregnant, but complied after speaking to several other women who had been pregnant.  This list will give any woman who is expecting a simple, stylish wardrobe that should have her ready for most any situation that comes her way. 1. Not-so Little Black DressFor pregnant women, I highly recommend the wrap style of dress. It is terribly flattering for…

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Ask Allie – All About Bras

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As a large busted woman, I understand the difficulty in finding bras that lift, fit, flatter and properly support. I know many of you readers have the same issues and many have contacted me recently regarding bras. Here are some of the questions I have received and my answers; please offer your own suggestions in the Comments – we women should share the great brands and stores that we have…

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Ask Allie – Pregnancy and Beyond

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On my other blog, I have been writing a bit about pregnancy and motherhood. Because of that, I have received many emails about pregnancy and motherhood-related fashion and beauty. I thought I would share my answers here so that they may possibly benefit other women: What is a good nursing tank or bra for large busts?I really don’t get it – your chest grows with pregnancy and breast feeding, why…

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