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Hottest Fall Fashion Trends for Moms-to-be

These are the major fashion trends you’ll be seeing this fall. Great news: you’ll still be able to pull them off with a bump. Except for capes. We’re discouraging capes. You’re welcome.


This wardrobe staple only keeps getting bigger. Go above and beyond a jean jacket and rock a denim dress. $30, Target.com

The designer’s own advice? Grab a pair of jeans while you’re at it. “A classic pair of denim maternity jeans is a necessity when pregnant,” says Liz Lange, maternity fashion designer. “The beauty of maternity jeans these days is that they come in a variety of fits: straight leg, boot cut, flair, skinny leg and even boyfriend. Stick with the style you wore pre-pregnancy. If you were comfortable in it then, you’ll probably be comfortable in that same style now.” $25, Target.com



Faux leather

Remember when a pregnant Chelsea Clinton dared to wear faux leather pants to the Wildlife Conservation Society Gala? (No? That’s why we’re here.) She was definitely on to something. If you’re a more environmentally-conscious Bumpie, check out these super chic faux-leather maternity jeans by Citizens of Humanity. $238, ShopBop.com



Photo: Getty Images / Courtesy of the Manufacturer


This isn’t just your grandma’s favorite fabric anymore. From skirts and trousers to jackets, tweed is the word. You may not be thrilled pregnancy is forcing you to buy new outerwear, but at least it’s an excuse to try out a new fabric. $40, APeaInThePod.com




The shirtdress trend seems tailor-made for moms-to-be. “A tee shirt dress is an absolute essential piece for any and every maternity wardrobe,” says Lange. “It’s soft, comfortable and versatile — you can dress it up for the office by pairing it with a statement necklace, or dress it down for the weekend by wearing it with your favorite fall knee boots with a low chunky heel.” $35, Target.com




For major style points, cross shirtdresses with fall’s other major trend: prints. “I’m seeing a lot of intricate prints, clean stripes and abstract florals — patterns women think they should stay away from while expecting — but in fact look just as good while pregnant,” says Lange, who advocates sticking to your pre-pregnancy style. $105, LoyalHana.com




We got the maternity -jumpsuit -okay from Vanessa Lachey. Expect to see a lot more of them this fall, complete with sleeves. The loose fit and full coverage makes them great for pregnancy. $69, Gilt.com


Photo: Instagram / Courtesy of the Manufacturer

Textured sweater

Brace yourself for the resurgence of chunky sweaters this season. And while “chunky” probably isn’t the look you’re going for right now, this trendy open-backed sweater gives you that rich, textured look in a more fitted — and flattering — way. $34, PinkBlushMaternity.com



Trench coats

Depending on how far along you are, there’s a good chance you don’t even need to buy a maternity version of this timeless topper. But if you do need something roomier, go for this Mom2moM trench coat, which provides extra coverage. $70, Zulily.com

Plus, more from The Bump:

Get the Maternity Wardrobe You Want Without Spending a Fortune

Sneaky Ways to Stretch You Pre-Pregnancy Wardrobe

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