Dressing when you’re expecting can be a challenge. Especially when you’re a first-time mom. But as of late, a certain silhouette trend has been popping up among a few mothers, and style stars, who are once again dressing for two.
As seen on Marion Cotillard, Natalie Portman, and Eva Chen, the maternity silhouette that’s most common at the moment is the tailored jacket over a contrasting flowy dress or skirt. The combination itself might not be brand-new, but it works so well because it allows for a comfortable and roomy fit around a woman’s widest—and most important—measurement. Meanwhile, the jacket, even when kept unfastened, creates structure and elongates a woman’s torso. It’s kind of the best of both worlds, and as the examples below show they can work in any circumstance—from casual to the red carpet.
Keep scrolling for three perfect examples of how these seasoned style stars pulled off the mother of all outfit combinations.
On Natalie Portman: Dior dress.
Even in a formal, floor-length, empire-waist gown, Natalie Portman layered a blazer in a coordinating color to create a more streamlined silhouette.
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On Eva Chen: Dior coat and shoes.
Dress hem meets jacket hem in Eva Chen’s lovely color-contrasting combination.
In all black, Marion Cotillard’s under layer remains comfortable and non-restrictive, while her classic, tan pea coat gives the entire look effortless polish.
Do you have any brilliant maternity dressing tips of your own to share? Leave ’em in the comments.