My husband and I had a night out on the town last weekend–which for parents of five children under the age of 6 means a quick meal down the street, one glass of wine, home by 10pm, and passed out on the couch by 1030p.
But, I did manage to pull together a surprisingly great outfit for the chilly evening, with two pieces from Fall 2012 maternity collections and a killer pair of Isabel Marant booties. I thought I’d share the whole ensemble with you, in case you might be looking for a date night outfit. I will also point out that this outfit covers everything from neck to toe while also managing to look sleek and stylish.
Sono Vaso Pina Cowl Neck Sweater. When I pulled this new Fall 2012 maternity piece from Sono Vaso Maternity out of the box, I was not thrilled. The print looked too busy, like something a pregnant woman should simply not be wearing. But once I pulled it on, I quickly changed my mind. This piece has a Missoni-esque vibe to it, in that the pattern shifts depending on how you are standing and the piece seems to move with you. It’s made from a fitted rayon/cotton blend and dare I say, it feels almost slinky on the body. The jagged horizontal striping is subtle and I particularly like how the contrasting-printed belt looks tied above the bump. If you are convinced to try this out, I should point out that though this is advertised as a “dress,” it is most definitely a tunic or a top. It would be hard to envision how a pregnant woman might wear this as a dress and if she did, I think I’d have a few things to say about it. It is very easily worn as a tunic paired with leggings or skinny jeans.
Dallas Faux Leather Maternity “Treggings”. Skinny leather maternity leggings. Need I write more? These are not real leather, but investing in real leather maternity pants is something at which even PF might draw the line. I love these pants, and I am simply thankful to Slacks & Co. designer Tara Meran for filling an obvious void in the maternity market, i.e. leather. Every one is wearing leather this fall, pregnant women should not have to go without. The solid black treggings actually have a jersey panel in the back, allowing for “extra-stretchiness” come week 38. They look great with the busy pattern of the Sono Vaso top.
Isabel Marant Dicker Suede Ankle Boots. These boots are perfect, just perfect. They work with skirts when you aren’t pregnant and they work with leggings and skinny pants when you are. The heel is just right–not too high to be uncomfortable, but not too low to emphasize how large your calves have become. An investment at $565, but worth each and every penny.