Known for making pregnant women everywhere look and feel fabulous, Rosie Pope — Maternity Concierge and host of Pregnant in Heels — always looks perfectly polished and pulled together. Whether you’re expecting or just want to channel some of Rosie’s classic, chic style, here’s how to get her look for Fall.
1. Flowing silk blouse
Whether you’re pregnant or you just enjoy staying on top of the trends, a billowy silk blouse is a must-have for fall. Silk blouses are everywhere this season, in a multitude of fun colours and patterns. Choose a peasant-style blouse or a simple button-down — like this hot pink voile shirt by Splendid (available at Net-a-porter). If you’re a mom-to-be, choose a roomier fit and pair it with a comfy pair of jeggings (see below) for an equally pulled-together, practical look.
2. Belted dress
Rosie loves her belted dresses, especially when they are delicate and feminine, like this ¾-length sleeve dress by Own the Runway. Wear the belt on your natural waistline or rock it just below the bust line if you’ve got a baby bump on the go.
3. Nautical-Inspired Blazer
This white blazer with black piping by Hobbs Unlimited (John Lewis) says “I mean business” while maintaining a look that is fun, trendy and approachable. Throw it on for those awkward conversations where you have to explain to a well-meaning Dad-to-be, “I don’t think your wife wants to give birth in a forest.”
4. Striped Dress
Never one to hide her natural curves, Rosie is often spotted wearing body-conscious pieces like this classic striped jersey dress by J. Crew (Net-a-porter). This is the kind of piece you can easily wear with leggings for doing errands around town or under a blazer for an impromptu client meeting.
5. Monogrammed tote bag
Perfect for running around town and taking meetings, a large monogrammed tote, like this one by MICHAEL Michael Kors (Nordstrom), holds all your daily essentials but still leaves enough room to stash a baby doll, some diapers and a few blankets — everything you need for testing “Mommy IQ.”
6. Bright-coloured pumps
The show is called Pregnant in Heels for a reason. We’re willing to bet Rosie wouldn’t leave the house without a fab pair of shoes to complement her polished look. Choose a pair of bright-coloured heels, like these yellow platform pumps by Delicious (My Hot Shoes). The hue will add a pop of colour to any simple outfit, while the covered platform makes walking a lot more comfortable.
7. Chunky gold link bracelet
Rosie tends to keep her jewellery quite pared-down; however, you can never go wrong with a singular chunky gold bracelet, like this one by Asos.
8. Black jeggings
Slimming, comfortable and incredibly versatile: a pair of black jeggings is a wardrobe-must for any woman, pregnant or not! A pair of skinny black pants like these ones — no brand suggestion needed, you can get these just about anywhere — can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion and is the perfect piece to pair with this season’s billowy tops and tunics. If you’re pregnant, look for a pair with a maternity panel and lots of stretch.
Simone Paget is a freelance writer and the author of Skinny Dip, a cheeky blog about love, sex, relationships and everything in between. When she’s not writing her heart out, she loves wandering around her city, large cup of coffee in hand, in search of the next great story.