Up here in the northern hemisphere it’s fall, yes, but don’t think I’ve forgotten about you ladies south of the equator! Here’s a little something for those who are eagerly awaiting summer … and those of us who are missing the sunshine just a teeny bit.
I cheated slightly in that the Calypso babydoll dress is from yeeeears ago, but that means you can score it for something like $30 US (I checked!) on eBay. A nice swingy silhouette covers you from the sun while letting in the breeze and accommodating your lil passenger. Tie the sandals however you want.
The dress is embellished already so set it off with bracelets that pick up on the colors. Add a pair of sunglasses, maybe a notebook to write your musings in (tucked into a bucket bag), and most importantly: a delicious ice cream cone.
Ah, fall. My favorite season, and possibly the most comfortable for pregnancy. And it can be one of the most stylish, too.
The black jeans in the set aren’t maternity, but you should be able to find bump-friendly versions at your retailer of choice. On top, a graphic blouse presents a nice twist on basic white. A-line or trapeze coats are your friend in cooler weather! You can very possibly keep wearing them even after your little one has exited, and I love ogling this one from Toast for its lovely color and clean lines. (More on Toast in a future blog post. Or ten.) And if you’re cold, a white cabled beret can cover your tresses.
I chose black booties to finish off the lines of your legs–especially important if you’re petite!–and a coppery nail polish as a nod to the season. Speaking of, I also recommend a nice simple crossbody to go with this outfit–the easier to hold a pumpkin spice latte with. (Look. You’re allowed a little caffeine. Might as well have the best.) ♥
Love fall? Hate pumpkin spice? Let us know!
I should know, I’m one of you. You know: the little people. The ones whose sleeves fall just a little too long, whose pant legs get a little too scrunched at the ankles, whose dresses are never quite as short as they ought to be – at least according to the statuesque model flaunting her bare knees at you from the ad, promising “No really! This would look great on you too!”
Lies upon lies. Well, some of the time, anyway. What’s a girl to do besides hack and sew to suit one’s proportions? You could hire a tailor. You could also shop exclusively Ann Taylor petite for the rest of your life. But if you’re like us, you crave a bit more expediency, variety, and youthfulness… no offense to Ann T.
Irene and I are two ordinary women in our early thirties. We’re both petite, pregnant, and on an ongoing mission to look our best in spite of impending motherhood, our less-than-Amazonian statures, and anything else life wants to throw our way. We want to share the most practical advice we know on how to curate a flattering wardrobe and look amazing no matter how height-challenged you are, how pregnant you may be, and maybe even help you save a couple bucks along the way. We’ll review petite-friendly retailers one by one, share some of our very favorite finds and outfits, and together, we’ll celebrate exactly what it means to be a Five Foot Wonder.
Eve & Irene
P.S. Below is a basic fall maternity look I created on Polyvore, just for this occasion.
Nothing says fall like your favorite parka, the perfect jeans and a cozy pair of booties. The maternity perks here are manifold. Function meets fashion in Helly Hansen’s Vega low-cut boot. Weather resistant, waterproof leather lines the top, faux fur lining keeps your toes warm, and the no-nonsense, heavy duty sole protects Mama from slips and falls all season long. Finally, the transition from maternity to post-baby wear is a breeze with this drawstring fitted parka.
Also every item in this look is under $200, because Midas, I am not. Love it? Hate it? Got your own twist to add? Let us know in the comments below!