Photographs taken by Lizzy Jean Photography
The world of pregnancy style can feel overwhelming, especially to first timers. But if you ever find yourself borrowing one of your husband’s white dress shirts, DON’T DO IT, put it back, and step away from his closet. No matter what you may have heard, you can’t actually turn that into an empire-waist dress shirt, and it will not turn out as flattering as you want it to. That being said, when you do find a real empire-waisted top, it fits right, looks incredibly feminine and can do wonders for dressing up your growing bump. So instead of that baggy man shirt, let’s go with a beautiful white blouse that’s meant for you!
But where can you find that perfectly fitting piece to keep you looking great through maternity? Look no further than the Isabella Oliver collection. They have a broad assortment of great items designed specifically for fashion-conscious women, that happen to be pregnant. I love their attention to detail, high quality material and flattering tailored fit. It makes for an effortless, chic look. Making an investment in a beautiful, well fitted white blouse like this one is a smart choice. You should be looking for one that is versatile and has a classic look, like with an empire waist, that can last you through multiple pregnancies. A white blouse is a pregnancy wardrobe essential, no matter the season.
What I love about this specific piece is that it’s high-quality, simple and yet elegant. You can see the great attention to details in the open structured collar, additional working buttons on the sleeves, the perfect extra length in front and back (to accommodate your little bundle) and especially the delicate looking but sturdy sash around the waist. The super functional sash was a great surprise when I tried it on as it is spaced just right on my torso, slightly wider than expected and can handle being pulled tight to highlight my shape in all the right ways. It helps because it allows you to tweak the already great fit slightly to accentuate your upper chest and make your rib cage appear as though it’s smaller than it really is. All this makes for a distinctly feminine look that works great on a pregnant body.
Bonus Styling Tips:
- Wear it with a pair of dark trousers or tailored pants for the office
- For a more casual look try it with jeggings or maternity jeans
- Date night deserves heels and a statement necklace like this fabulous find from Hello Fab
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