A pressing question for all of us to consider as the Spring 2010 maternity collections begin to appear online…can a pregnant woman successfully wear a jumpsuit?
My immediate, visceral answer is no, absolutely not. A pregnant woman in a jumpsuit conjures images of a pregnant woman in a pair of overalls which I have witnessed before and rightly gives me fashion nightmares. Jumpsuits are not maternity friendly and really, how could they be? As it is, a nonpregnant woman can’t really pull off a jumpsuit unless she is incredibly, unattainably thin. Can Mary-Kate Olsen wear a jumpsuit? Yes, she can. Can Victoria Beckham wear a jumpsuit? Yes, she can. Can the rest of us successfully wear a jumpsuit? Most likely, no. Can a woman with a protruding belly, enlarged breasts, and an expanded posterior wear a jumpsuit? Based on my own personal experience, I think not.
Olian Maternity feels differently and has taken the plunge into the jumpsuit craze with this black maternity jumpsuit, which is now available in Nordstrom’s online maternity boutique for USD $128 here. I don’t own it, I haven’t seen it, and though I offered to buy it for my sister so she could try it out, she informed me that she is due in 7 weeks and will under no circumstances be wearing a jumpsuit at this point in her pregnancy, even if it is just around the house. It doesn’t even look as if the woman modeling the jumpsuit in this catalogue photo is at all pregnant. If you are brave, I would love to know how it works if one of you decides to take the plunge. Send pictures–or if things go terribly awry once you have it on, don’t send pictures and I will spread your words of wisdom anyway.
Manhattan-based Veronique Maternity launched its online sale today and several of their Nicol Caramel pieces are 25% or 30% off here. The Smocked Long Sleeve Dress , the Long Sleeve V-Neck Knot Dress, and the Long Sleeve Criss Cross Dress are great options for the office and with the discount, they are all now priced at USD $195. I own several cotton Nicol Caramel dresses, including the Long Sleeve V-Neck Knot Dress, and they were virtually an office uniform toward the end of my first pregnancy. The colors are tasteful and subtle and the viscose blended material is very high quality. No one will look at you twice in one of these tasteful, conservative dresses–which was my goal in the office during those last weeks of pregnancy. As I’ve blogged before, you can never go wrong with Nicol Caramel Maternity and Veronique is the only place you can find her collection stateside.