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Fall 2017 Fashion Trends You Can Rock While Pregnant

For the ladies who just saw two lines on their pregnancy test, the FW17 runways were full of inspiration. With a winter baby on the way, you’re not going to be wearing any cinched waists. But fortunately, February’s shows were filled with statements in color, texture and pattern, so you won’t be left in fashion Siberia. We’ve put together a round-up of our favourite looks from the FW17 runways that prove fashion trends for pregnant women are the same as fashion trends for all women.

Fall 2017 fashion trends preggos can work

Red, red, red

Red was not just another colour going down the runways at the Fall 2017 shows last month, it was a Look itself. Red from head-to-toe — scarlet coats layered over crimson dresses, or vermilion blouse-trouser combos, set off with cardinal accessories. It’s a lot of look, to be sure, but you’ll have a lot of body to flaunt it, so enjoy. Red is having a moment of cultural significance in women’s movements across the world; whether with boots or coats, this is an easy one to pull off with a belly.

L to R: Jil Sander, Givenchy, Ryan Roche, Max Mara, Fendi (click photo to enlarge)

Statement toppers

From retro hats, to beaded headbands, the runways were full of fun toppers, which pleased us because (a) who doesn’t want to swan around in amazing headwear, and (b) it’s literally the easiest, least fussy way of keeping your look on-trend while your body isn’t its usual self.

L to R: Chanel, Maison Margiela, Dior, Lela Rose, Anna Sui (click photo to enlarge)

Plaid

If you’re having a moment of, ‘When did I get old enough to be a mother?’ cling to the glory days of your 90s youth with another big Fall 2017 fashion trend: Plaid. Luckily, this season’s iteration of plaid is a bit more suited to your grown-up life (though your old Nirvana tee will always work with these looks).

L to R: Esteban Cortazar, Stella McCartney, Sacai, Rosie Assoulin, Junya Watanabe (click photo to enlarge)

Jewel-tone velvet

Nothing elevates a simple cut like a glam fabric. Fall 2017 fashion continues last year’s obsession with velvet, except now, it’s all about color, too. Many of the season’s velvet dresses will accommodate a growing belly, and the amazing jewel tones will provide an antidote to the sartorial boredom that sets in sometime during your second trimester.

L to R: Zero + Maria Cornejo, Erdem, Peter Pilotto, Alberta Ferretti, Neil Barrett (click photo to enlarge)

Suits reimagined

The power suit is back, in a big way. Do we have Hillary Clinton to thank for this? Probably. The pantsuit made it onto the runways with more color and volume (and occasionally, less pants) than usual. We love this trend for pregnant women because the strong shoulders and full-body monochrome are a great way to look good, while removing the focus on your mid-section. And these are investment pieces that you can wear as separates when the pants no longer fit.

L to R: Joseph, Alexander Wang, Marques’ Almeida, Lanvin, Dries Van Noten (click photo to enlarge)

Fringe

Did fringe ever really go away in our hearts? We’ve been clinging to our flapper-esque dresses for way too long, but it’s paying off now: Fringe is back, embellishing hemlines of otherwise staid pieces, and adding dynamism and vibrancy to basic black. We love this trend for pregnant formalwear; it’s flirtatious, it’s sexy, and now, it feels totally current again.

L to R: Thom Browne, Emilio Pucci, Michael Kors, Giorgio Armani, Céline (click photo to enlarge)

Metallics

Metallics dominated the runways in a continuing exploration of texture and color. The mostly silver and pewter tones were reflected in dresses, outerwear, and even footwear. While we love the idea of a gorgeous preggo in a slinky Saint Laurent dress, we understand some people are not bold enough to risk looking like a disco ball. For the less daring, metallic boots were everywhere, and they look freaking awesome.

L to R: Saint Laurent, Dries Van Noten, Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez, Chanel (click photo to enlarge)

For further inspiration, check out our post on strategies to avoid maternity wear (shudder) at all costs!

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