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Rosie Pope's Style Tips for Mom-to-Be

Pregnancy style guru, Rosie Pope, gives practical advice for looking great with baby on board.

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I'm Rosie Pope, a Contributing Editor to Parents Magazine and today, I'm here to solve some of your pregnancy style dilemmas. I often get asked by pregnant women, what do we do when I drop food on my bump, which is surprisingly common. So, the first thing I always tell them is to try and go for a very busy print. Not only a print really beautiful on pregnant woman because the optical illusion makes you look smaller. But they also disguise stains. Second of all, we have a lot of customers that are looking for clothes that last while their pregnant and after. The mistake is to go for black. Black shows up spit-up and you will [unk] the stains. So, I always tell people to look for some really great ivory styles because they'll work before, during and after. One of the big misconceptions about dressing when your pregnant is to wear tight clothes early on and loose clothes as you get bigger. But actually, when you wear tight clothes early on even you don't have a big bump, so it doesn't look that flattering and likewise, when you wear loose clothes when you're a lot bigger, it just makes you look a lot bigger. I always tell people to wear nice and loose clothes early on so they can be flattering and easy going around the growing bump and then much tighter clothes later on when you have really bump and new curves to show up. I wanna tell you the things that you need to look for in a diaper bag. First thing is it does not need to look like a diaper bag. This is one that I designed. It's called the London Shopper and it looks like a no bag that you're going to carry instead of having little bunnies and animals on. When you open it up, it should definitely have a changing mat so you can change your baby while you're on the run. The interior should be waterproof and washable for all those leaks that you might get from the bottles. And then last but not that least item is there should be so many pockets and zippers so you can keep all those bottles and wipes and diapers and everything really nice and secure.