By Amy Tara Koch
The most important to being pregnant stylish? Creativity. attempt. And a dedication to pushing the sartorial envelope even if you’d particularly move slowly again less than the sheets with a field of doughnuts. yet don’t enable “thigh” nervousness force you to footwear and plus-size velour tracksuits. It’s time to show 9 months of capability frump into mega maternity moxie.
In this witty and available being pregnant primer to all 4 trimesters, profession fashionista and mom of 2 Amy Tara Koch deals effortless methods for moms-to-be to come out of the preggo pits and pull jointly dozens of jaw-dropping maternity ensembles—without breaking the financial institution. This undying variety manifesto positive aspects sketches from today’s most well-liked model designers, together with Nicole Miller, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, and Isaac Mizrahi, in addition to counsel and tips from Koch and her “A-list”—a roster of favor editors, good looks authorities, and superstar stylists. Packed packed with shrewdpermanent quizzes, skincare secrets and techniques, and a convenient thesaurus of phrases that each pregnant lady must recognize, Bump It Up can have you placing at the glitz all through your being pregnant and past.
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