It seems that my friends were getting seriously busy this fall because now they're all knocked up. And when you're "up the duff," there's only one question you need to ask. "What would Heidi do?"
For the next few days Nana Banana is going to draw on inspiration from the world's hottest pregnant woman and pass along some ideas for all the ladies-havin-babies out there. It's the least I can do for people that actually still want to hang out with me without the sweet respite of binge drinking.
First up in our WWHD series? Eveningwear. The beautiful Ms. Klum seems to follow two rules for preggers eveningwear: Highlight your assets, and know the value of a good high heel. Using those two guidelines, I wanted to point out the following...
1. Nobody puts baby in a corner!
When you suddenly have to address the challenge of dressing a whole new body type, I think the tendency can be to throw on some solid-colored jersey-knit and call it a day. But I think it's sweet to just wrap the bump up in (stretchy) sequins and celebrate that fact that though you may not be able to booze, you DO have a new and improved rack (see also: highlighting your assets).
2. You can still find ways to be on-trend.
For the past five or more years, the preggers set has been in luck because baby-doll silhouettes and tunic+legging combos have ruled the day. Lately the trend has veered more towards hourglass Mad-Men inspired looks and terrifying spiked-and-shredded ensembles. But there are still alot of clothes out there that leave room for the bump and nod toward runway looks. I like the way that the shoulder appliques on this dress have both a vintage 40s vibe and a little of that Balmain strong-shoulder look.
3. Don't break the bank cause the baby already has that taken care of.
Kids are expensive. Maternity-wear has a limited shelf-life. So it's not worth throwing away tons of cash that would be better spent on say a "yay, I popped out the kid so I deserve a new handbag," spree. Or, um, a college fund or something. Etsy has quite a few sellers that make great separates for bargain prices like the convertible top above and the floaty WWHD-inspired one-shoulder number, both from etsy seller Fashion Ninja.
So, what do you think friends? I've never been knocked up so I could have this all wrong. Suggestions? Corrections? Complaints?