"I tend to like things that hug my belly instead of trying to cover it. If I do wear a bigger top, I wear skinny jeans or pants underneath, but I am getting to the point where pants are not very comfortable anymore, so I'm moving into T-shirt dresses. — Naomi Watts, seven months pregnant.
"Wear what you normally wear. Do not turn into some strange, muumuu-wearing mum at three months pregnant. I lived in Liz Lange and Paige Denim maternity jeans throughout all my trimesters." — Lucy Sykes-Rellie of Lucy Sykes New York, mother of three-year-old Heathcliff and six-week-old Titus.
"All the things you think are going to be so cute when you're pregnant are actually the things that aren't. When I was pregnant, sleeveless baby dolls were in fashion, but you just look like a big elephant in them." — Rebecca Taylor, mother of four-month-old twins Zoe Victoria and Isabel Bridget.
"Don't bare your belly unless you're at the beach. Try shopping in the men's department. Brooks Brothers size L V-neck sweaters ought to cover you and your belly." — Anne Christensen, Women's Fashion Director of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and mother of 14-month-old Gloria.
"I worked out the whole time I was pregnant, so I felt good about my body. I wore tight clothes the whole time and liked to show off my belly. I even rocked a bikini right up to the end." — Monet Mazur, mother of two-year-old Marlon.
"Go for outrageous pieces — pregnancy is not a time for fashion darkness. Buy a few designer statement pieces in large sizes. My pregnancy BFFs were some dramatic Lanvin dresses." — Devi Kroell, mother of three-week-old Kiki.
"Do highlight your hair during pregnancy, do wear sexy G-strings and do wear gorgeous blouses and tanks with your new rack. And wear that tight sheath dress, but don't leave home without Spanx on." — Lulu Johnson, mother of one-year-old Layla.
"Pregnant women should show off their curves. Wear a pretty neckline to show a little newfound cleavage or a cute jersey dress to hug your belly. Beware of muumuus. You could end up looking, well, big!" — Nanette Lepore, mother of nine-year-old Violet."I wore a lot of Empire, bra-top dresses — the best your bust will ever look is when you're pregnant. I suggest getting five to 10 basic things that fit and are comfortable, and have fun with accessories like big earrings, chunky necklaces, fringy scarves, belts to wear up high above the tummy and over-the-elbow gloves." — Cynthia Rowley, mother of seven-year-old Kit and two-year-old Gigi.
"I've gotten by with almost exclusively ‘normal' clothes — even with a huge twin belly. I like H&M for affordable clothes that really can be disposable, and I have been living in American Apparel." — Jessie Randall of Loeffler Randall, eight months pregnant with twin boys.
"As far as a don't, never say never. You should always wear whatever you want and what makes you feel good." — Maria Bello, mother of five-year-old Jackson.
"An ill-fitting but fabulous something is worse than a less stylish but size-appropriate piece of clothing. Nothing is worse than seeing bulges, bubbles and bumps that aren't directly baby. My favorite pregnancy dresses were jersey dresses from Lola y Maria down on the Lower East Side. They are not meant to be maternity, but they kept growing and stretching with me." — Celerie Kemble of Kemble Interiors Inc., mother of seven-month-old Ravenel, or "Rascal."
"Wear a belly band. Mine was in black Lycra jersey from Topshop, and it was fantastic for covering up the increasingly big gap between my top and my pants. And do wear big control knickers as soon as you can after giving birth. I had an amazing high-waisted pair from Agent Provocateur that were specifically designed to suck you back into shape."
— Sue Stemp, mother of six-month-old Kitty.
"I think it's a shame when a woman dresses like a baby — bows, baby-doll dresses — just because she's having one. People look best when they keep their own personal style with larger sizes and maternity pieces thrown in as needed." — Kate Waters of Marc Jacobs, mother of one-and-a-half-year-old Ingrid."My biggest secret is the SoHo boutiques. Everyone's a size 4 or 6 down there, so there are all these 10s and 12s left over that go on triple markdown sale. I saw this stunning chiffon black tie dress at Anna Sui. I think it was originally $600 and they kept slashing the price; I bought it for $79." — Jill Kargman, author of "Momzillas," whose third child, a boy, is due this fall. "Don't try to squeeze into clothes that clearly do not fit you anymore. It will just
accentuate that fact that you are getting bigger and make you look ridiculous." — Allison Aston, David Yurman Director Public Relations, mother of three-week-old Sherrell, or "Jett."
"I just dressed as I always did before I was pregnant. I was lucky to be my biggest in the winter so I lived in sweater dresses with tights and boots. Having a big belly makes one's arms and legs look thinner, so I made a point of not hiding them." — Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler of EF Communications, mother of four-month-old Nico.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)