Bump in Bloom

Even though snow is projected in my region in the near future {seriously, it’s April – enough already} I can’t help but get amped up for the options that I have for maternity-wear in the spring. Here are some of my favorite looks:

DressBeltCardiganShoes

I know, I know. A maxi dress for a pregnant gal? Isn’t that one step off of the mumu, which we women have worked so hard to get away from in maternity clothing? That’s why you add a belt! Belts give the illusion of a waist {even when one is non-existent} and adding the cardigan will add some dimension to an otherwise curve-reducing style of dress.

TopShortsShoes

I’m a huge fan of black and white – throughout the spring and summer. There’s something so fresh, crisp, and classic about these colors paired together. And even though white can be a scary thought to a woman whose hips and rear aren’t getting any smaller, Wearing a long, flowy black top that at least partially covers those “problem” areas will ensure that you’re comfortable and confident in this look.

TopCrop PantsShoes

I’m a big fan of owning a casual-chic outfit that you can easily put together and throw on without too much thought or effort. This look is great for many different “days out”: running errands, day trips to the zoo or aquarium, a picnic lunch with the one you love – the possibilities are endless!

Would you rock any of these looks?

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About Jo-Lynne

Written by Jo-Lynne Shane, a professional lifestyle blogger, brand advocate and community manager. Named one of Nielsen’s 50 Most Influential Women in Social Media, Jo-Lynne is best known for her award-winning lifestyle blog, Musings of a Housewife, where she dishes up an assortment of food, fashion, fitness and family travel. She has been featured on Mothering.com, Southern Living Magazine, CNN.com and in Cosmopolitan Magazine. In the local sphere, Jo-Lynne facilitates the vibrant networking group Philly Social Media Moms, providing community, support and education for 200 area bloggers. Jo-Lynne lives and works from home in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband of 17 years, three lively children and one extremely spoiled shih tzu named Savannah.