Mamas, have I shown you my favorite trousers? They are perfectly slouchy, menswear inspired, and oh-so-comfy.
Know what else? They are maternity pants.
(wearing: Preggo me – Isabella Oliver Garbo pants and ruched cami, DVF jacket, Chan Luu scarf…regular me – Isabella Oliver Hepburn pants, Stylemint tee, hub's watch, necklace from Nordstroms and Nine West booties)
The Garbo trousers have been, by far, my very favorite maternity pants. I wore them through two pregnancies, post-partum, and continue to wear them.
I mean seriously. I know that carefully chosen maternity dresses & tops can go the distance, but pants? Isn't that crazy?
(oh wait. I'm still wearing my maternity jeans as shorts. Maybe not so crazy.)
However, in my internet travels, I've come across more and more maternity bottoms that I think could easily be worn loooong after a baby is due. Here are my 5 favs:
All of Isabella Oliver's clothing wash-and-wear beautifully, and I'll bet this skirt is no exception. I do have one of her old skirts, and the waistband manages to be comfortable during pregnancy…but still looks like a regular skirt. I love that the ruching would hide any unsightly lumps and bumps…
2. Hatch Collection Drawstring Pants, $178
Ah, Hatch. They can do no wrong. Pregnant or not (and I'm NOT)…I pretty much want the entire collection. Someone tell Mike. Don't we have some holiday coming up…some holiday…honoring mothers? With presents? In any case, silk pants. With a drawstring. Like pyjamas, only better. The pant I want to wear all. summer. long. (ps. They say dry clean only…but I know my mother would wash them. And she's rarely wrong.)
Um..WOW. I'm coveting these pants. These are, quite possibly, the coolest replacement for the ubiquitous white summer denim that I've ever seen. And those little side panels? Yeah – the best. If you recall, we applauded the side panels in our maternity denim article (look for JBrand maternity skinnies), and I'm happy to report that my J Brand maternity skinnies were worn for over a year after Pax was born. Not bad, Mamas.
4. Attesa Maternity Silky Little Something-Somethings, $??
To find Attesa Maternity, you've gotta go to either Dimensions Maternity in Lakewood, NJ or Generations Maternity in Brooklyn. But it will be well worth the trip. I'm drooling – hard – over these silky little bottoms. Or is it a romper? I don't care – either way, I'm in.
5. Gap Long Foldover Waist Skirt, $40
This is a great, versatile skirt. It looks almost exactly like Splendid's non-maternity version…but is half the price. Shopbop shows Splendid's as both a skirt and pulled up as a dress. I suspect that post-partum mamas could do the same.
Not bad, right?? I mean…it's actually pretty amazing, considering that just a few years ago our options were pretty much…uh….crap. Is this some kind of new trend: maternity-wear so cool you can wear it whenever?
If so, I like it.
And I'm not the only one – Refinery 29 just did a feature on maternity wear so cool, even non-preggos will wanna wear it. (Wow. It was obviously the inspiration for this article's title…way to plagiarise, S!!)
Are there any other maternity lines that are crazy-drool-worthy? Share, Mamas!