Trend Watch: Maternity Springs into Color

I’m kind of sad that my pregnancy is coming to an end because the Spring 2012 maternity clothing is adorable. My first pregnancy was during the summer, and it was so much fun to dress the bump with comfortable sundresses and colorful tops.

This season’s maternity clothing is right on trend with a wide array of bright and cheerful hues to choose from, including colored denim. Designers have realized that even though we are pregnant, we aren’t devoid of style.

You may remember from my skinny jean post, that the Always Skinny by Gap was my favorite fit. This spring, you can shimmy into this gorgeous raspberry color ($69.95).

Whether you are dressing for a special event or you want something more casual, there are some fantastic solid colored dresses to choose from.

Cotton Summer Dress by Isabella Oliver ($159) and Urban Ruched Dress by Isabella Oliver ($185)

Stay on trend for spring with tops featuring feminine floral patterns, color-blocking and easy stripes.

Ruffled Chiffon Top by Old Navy ($26.94)

Sleeveless Ruched Sweater by A Pea in the Pod ($79.50)

Striped Crewneck by Gap ($49.95)

A great scarf is an easy way to incorporate some color into your wardrobe this spring. While pregnant, I purchased some inexpensive solid and print scarves from Old Navy and paired them with my favorite tanks and cardigans.

Pom-Pom Scarf
and Animal Print Gauze Scarf, both from Old Navy ($16.94)

What trends will you be incorporating into your maternity wardrobe this spring?


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    It’s nice to see so many options in color. When I was pregnant last year I had the hardest time finding a dress that wasn’t black for Easter. I eventually had to buy a regular maxi dress.

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    Great picks, Melanie! Love the striped crewneck and so glad to find fun maternity clothes to wear this spring.

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    It seems so long ago since I was pregnant with my last child, and I am one of those lazy dressers. I felt so heavy during my pregnancies that it took me a lot of effort to dress up stylishly. And looking at the moms-to-be these days who are so fashionable and who look so good and fab even with their big baby bumps, I feel so jealous it makes me want to go back to the old times when I was in their place!

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