SWIMWEAR AS RTW, SUMMER’s GIFT TO THE PREGNANTISTA

Summer pregnancies? THE BEST!

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Yes, it’s hot. Yes, heat causes swelling. But, the upshot is that you can avoid the incredible bulk of a winter pregnancy and channel some St Tropez sultriness.

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The trick: sporting beach cover ups as RTW. Pop into a trendy boutique or the swim department of a large retailer and scoop up a few printed caftans and a chic pareo (a.k.a oversized scarf used to wrap around the waist). A caftan’s generous cut is a gift from the fashion fertility gods. They are comfy and thoroughly au courant. Pair your pareo with a tight tank top. Just wrap it around your waist and knot it under the bump. The best part? Both of these summer wardrobe staples have  “before and after” appeal. They are perfect now and can be worn for dozens of family vacations to come.

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Expert tip: Dress up casual caftans and pareo looks with dramatic gold dangle earrings and a pair of elegant  wedges.

1. Zero + Maria Cornejo long cade dress $975

2. Theodora & Callum fuchsia multi cherokee caftan $195

3. Roberta Roller Rabbit sarong big cata $50

4. Missoni sophia pareo $289.99

5. Sir Alistair Rai om mantra love in fuchsia $145

6. Tory Burch print silk long caftan $210

7. Calypso St. Barth sarong silk poncho $195

8. Rachel Pally from Shopbop.com shirt gwyneth caftan dress $71.40

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DELIVERY DIVA

Its “D Day.” Deliver Day, that is. When you are up 25-50 pounds, a gal needs a little glamour. Instead of sporting the grungy, gaping-at-the-tush hospital gown that has been soiled by years of birth “matter”, slip into something more luxe; a soft, thoughtfully designed gown created specifically for a comfortable and stylish labor. It’s a simple truth: when you look good, you feel good. Even in the face of hideously painful contractions.

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There are a lot of things that I love about designer hospital gowns:

They are new

They are chic and look fabulous in pictures.

They have openings to accommodate an epidural, fetal monitor and IV

They have mini pockets for lip gloss and a cell phone (so one can social media-cize the birth process with ease)

They are another way to make your “birth-day” special.

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Expensive? A bit. But, it is the small indulgences that make an about-to-deliver mom feel great.

PRETTY PUSHERS original delivery gown in hot pink $24


DEAR JOHNNIES hospital gowns $72

ANNIE & ISABEL the evelyn gown $68

GOWNIES olivia delivery gown 34.99

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