I’m at that stage of pregnancy where I could really do with some fresh inspiration in the sartorial department. Now that I’m halfway through (and no longer look like I’ve simply had a large lunch), I’m seeking some easy styling solutions and outfits that A) don’t just consist of oversize T-shirts, B) are comfortable but not sloppy, and C) still make me feel like myself.
As you know, we love French-girl style over here at Who What Wear, so I decided to turn to some of our stylish French muses to see how they do maternity style and steal some of their maternity looks for myself.
One of the biggest things I’ve noticed is that French women settle into a style that is generally reminiscent of their pre-pregnancy aesthetic—not sacrificing their innate elegance and allure for the big bump. For the most part, they swap their beloved vintage jeans for stretchy knit dresses (and yes, leggings!) that embrace their bump and emphasize their silhouette rather than hide it beneath oversize clothes—wearing what makes them feel beautiful and comfortable while embracing the magic of an expanding body.
Below, I’m sharing a few French-girl maternity outfits that are inspiring me right now to get out of my oversize tees and into that effortlessly chic French aesthetic.