Melissa: sexy pregnancy
Season 1 Episode 6
Mom-to-be Melissa has been living in yoga clothes since her baby bump became too big for her regular wardrobe. Comfortable? Yes. Sexy? No way! As our first expectant candidate, she's going to be a challenge. But we're up for it!
Our Style Mission
Our mission is to bring Melissa back to the land of stylish, and dress our first expectant makeover candidate in a sexy pregnancy look.
Our guest expert is Marta Abrams, co-founder of Moody Mamas, whose celebrity clients include Heidi Klume and boxer Laila Ali. Marta had these tips for styling Melissa:
I would dress Melissa in some beautiful jewel tones.
Pick items that will really show off her body. She has a fantastic figure.
If I were pregnant, I would live in leggings because they can show off your lovely legs.
Our Look Book
To achieve a sexy pregnancy look, we wanted to accentuate Melissa’s femininity and womanhood with dresses and bosom-highlighting tops.
Even though we were unsure about dressing an expectant mother at first, we learned that maternity sizes correspond to regular clothing sizes. The maternity clothing allows for a weight gain of about 25-30lbs.
We found some fantastic pieces at really great prices. So many that we were able to put together three outfits!
- Grey knit shrug: $25 at H&M
- Purple empire-waist blouse: $45 at Thyme Maternity
- Jean pencil skirt: $49 at Thyme Maternity
- Black leather knee-high boots boots: $190 at Sterling Shoes
- Grey hobo-style purse: $50 at Aldo
- Black-blue print grey dress: $50 at Motherhood
- Black boots: $190 at Sterling Shoes (same as #1)
- Silver necklace: $5 at H&M
- Printed purple-black silver sheer top: $40 at Motherhood
- Black leggings: $25 at Jacob
- Black beret: $8 at H&M
- Silver necklace: $5 at H&M
- Grey purse: $50 at Aldo (same as #1)
(Note: the heels look hot in all of these outfits, but they’re not recommendedonce you hit your third trimester. The great thing about the boots is Melissa can wear these after her pregnancy too!)
Expert opinion from Marta Abrams:
You totally transformed her.
The shrug in outfit #1 combined with the jewel-tone blouse and mini skirt creates a bit of a blocky look from the side and back, which you want to avoid.
I love the print on the dress and the empire waist that gives definition to her bosom and her baby bump. It’s very important to separate the bust and the belly.
- The leggings in outfit #3 are opaque enough that the look like denim. And I love the hat. The boots are fantastic, the bag is great, and big enough for diapers!
Did our style picks make the “Do List” or “Don’t List”?
Melissa loved all of the pieces, and especially the dress, which was her favourite out of everything we chose for her.
Our style expert Marta Abrams gave us an A+! She thought we did an amazing job with Melissa’s “sexy pregnancy” look.
Tips we learned on this show:
Comfort is the number one ingredient for maternity wear. However, youcan’t just be in sweats all day. You can be comfortable and sexy. Youcan do it all! (Marta Abrams, Moody Mamas)
Think carefully about your choice of fabrics. Itchy and uncomfortable material is going to irritate you so much more when you’re pregnant. (Marta Abrams, Moody Mamas)
Don’t worry too much about quality since maternity wear isn’t forever. Instead, go for quantity. (Marta Abrams, Moody Mamas)
Don’t be a wallflower. Being pregnant is a beautiful thing. Don’t be afraid to show off your bump. (Marta Abrams, Moody Mamas)
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Please note: opinions expressed about fashion and beauty in this article are just that: our opinions. Feeling beautiful on the inside is what matters most, but we like to do what we can on the outside too.