These days you have no problem leading the way (hello, belly). Except when it comes to your clothes — the maternity ruffles and ruching are setting you way back.
Take a step in the right direction with Mama NYC, a new collection of fashion-forward maternity dresses, tops, and jackets that look more like your pre-pregnancy wardrobe than your dress-up box from second grade (no offense, Laura Ingalls Wilder).
Designer Michele Cosentino doesn’t romanticize the pregnant body with frills. Instead, she uses bright silks, eye-catching Liberty prints, and menswear tailoring to streamline your style. The baby bump isn’t masked; it’s incorporated into the design.
Standouts include the Caroline peacoat and Grace military jacket — staples we think any winter-braving mom-to-be will put to good use.
Since there’s no turning back now.
Available at mymamanyc.com, $125-$525.
Photos: Courtesy of Mama NYC