Pregnancy is no obstacle to great style! It’s also the philosophy behind NINE IN THE MIRROR, a new online destination for expectant women and new mothers. Featuring a handpicked selection of non-maternity ready-to-wear looks from leading designers and expert editorial, it’s one to add to your bookmarks bar. Here is your guide to dressing for all nine months of expecting by the revolutionary site.
THE FIRST TRIMESTER
Every woman is different: you may not notice any visible sign of a rounded stomach until well after 12 weeks or you might start showing early, especially if this isn’t your first baby. An A-line silhouette is your answer to concealing the first hint of a bump. Look to a style that is cut for a loose fit in a structured fabric or a graphic print. For work or after-dark dressing we love Mary Katrantzou’s vibrant patterned shifts and Marni’s playfully patterned dresses. For more casual days partner relaxed boyfriend jeans with a classic striped top. Now is the time to invest in the expectant essentials that will see you through your pregnancy and beyond. Even if you haven’t made the news public knowledge, there is no reason why you can’t start shopping! Think maternity denim, nursing bras and an oversized tote that you can convert to a baby bag later on.
THE SECOND TRIMESTER
Now that you are officially showing it is time to embrace the bump and have fun styling your changing shape. Take inspiration from the latest trends with fashion-forward styles that elegantly show off your feminine new curves. Match Marni’s statement floral shirt with the label’s printed trousers for a directional daytime look. Valentino’s little lace dress will make a standout impression for an evening out. With your energy returning, now is the perfect time to celebrate pre-parenthood and escape for a babymoon – don’t leave without Marysia’s vintage-inspired bikini.
SHOP THE SECOND TRIMESTER EDIT: Marni Tulip Print Cotton Poplin Shirt / Marni Printed Cropped Trousers / Valentino Lace Tunic Dress / Marysia Classic Bikini Top / MarysiaTiki High Waisted Bikini Briefs
THE THIRD TRIMESTER
Comfort is key in your third trimester. This doesn’t mean you have to give up your sense of style. Make a flattering yet fashionable denim maxi dress your new expectant uniform or turn to tailoring for effortless polish. Team Joseph’s navy sleeveless blazer with Hatch’s forgiving elastic waist trousers. With your due date fast approaching it’s wise to think about what to pack in your hospital bag. On our list? Eberjey’s luxe sleep shirt and the label’s cosy fleece-lined robe. Let’s face it, while giving birth is far from glamorous, there’s no reason why you can’t wear chic PJs!