Expecting moms, let’s be real: Sometimes it isn’t so easy to look stylish and be comfortable when you’ve got a baby on the way. And with all the special events that pop up during this time of year—from family photos, to office parties and holiday celebrations galore—we know you want to look your best.
If there’s anyone who knows a thing or two about dressing a baby bump in comfort and style, it’s maternity designer Ingrid Carney of Target’s exclusive line, Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel. Known for her on-trend, fit-focused clothing for moms-to-be, Ingrid had a few handy style tips for easy holiday dressing.
“Mom’s belly can make her feel beautiful one day, and less beautiful the next. It’s important to be in touch with your changing body and find key items to feel like your best self during the holidays,” Ingrid said. “Each year heading into the holiday season, I tell expecting moms to purchase two special dresses. Simply jazz up those dresses by adding mixed jewelry or layering with a simple scarf for additional texture and color. Fashion today gives us a lot of liberties to mix it up—you may surprise yourself with what you can style!”
And that’s just the beginning. We asked Ingrid to create five festive maternity looks to help streamline your holiday wardrobe, below!
“Our lace dress is elegant, versatile and gives mom a stylish look for any occasion,” Ingrid said. “Dress it up with sheer tights, dress shoes and a winter coat, or make it casual and fun with boots and a denim jacket. Best of all, it looks good on everyone.”
“What I love about this three-quarter sleeve shirred maxi dress is that it’s literally an everyday dress—from the office to holiday errands. Wear with sneakers or boots, leopard faux fur coat or a denim jacket and you’re good to go.”
“Workout pants have never looked better outside the gym. Moms-to-be can use the active maternity leggings with Crossover Panel to workout of course, but try dressing them up, too! Pair with sneakers and a tee to jump on the treadmill or holiday shop, or with boots or even a heel and a cute blouse to wear day to night.”
“I’m in love with the style and color of these skinny jeans with Crossover Panel in raspberry. They’re perfect for the holidays when you want to add a pop of color to your wardrobe,” she noted. “If you need some black in your outfits like I do, add a black top or sweater to look immediately chic. Best of all? The jeans are supportive and comfortable.”
“Our textured cowl neck sweatshirt is a go-to favorite among pregnant women and new moms alike. It’s cozy, comfy, soft and stylish at the same time. Wear with moto leggings or even your favorite pre-pregnancy jeans with a Bellaband for Target. Works in every way.”
Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel is available in stores and on Target.com, at prices ranging from $9.99 to $39.99.