How To Wear: Oversized sweater / cardigan

Oversized sweaters and cardigans are this winter’s trend – pregnancy chic included.  So I thought it would be fun to give you a few ideas on how to wear an oversized sweater while pregnant, without making it look like you are carrying more baby than you actually are!

First, inspiration….

Jenna Dewan-Tatum looks amazing in maternity stripes with black leggings:

Malin Akerman in current trend animal print with oversized sweater:

And whilst not strictly a sweater or cardigan, Petra Ecclestone shows us how to cover our bump with a stretchy jersey top:

Next, some do’s and do not’s….

  • do think of your silhouette – oversized on top, slim on bottom.  Try skinny jeans, leggings or a pencil skirt. 
  • avoid anything baggy on the bottom – combined with an oversized sweater – you will look HUGE!
  • do try cinching in an oversized sweater with a skinny belt
  • do add a scarf – just avoid adding too much bulk by wearing a sheer scarf

And now, some looks to try….

1.  Cardigan sweater
2.  Stretch leather leggings
3.  Stella McCartney bag
4.  Black booties

1.  Cashmere cardigan
2.  Maternity jeans
3.  Brown Hobo bag
4.  Leather ballet flats

1.  Oversized Striped Jumper
2.  Maternity shorts
3.  Leggings
4.  UGG boots

1.  Oversized cable knit jumper
2.  Maternity jeans
3.  Valentino handbag
4.  Mint ballet flats

1.  Cowl neck loose-fit jumper
2.  Pencil maternity skirt
3.  Animal print scarf
4.  Booties

So Kim Kardashian is pregnant! Get ready for the over-sharing, for sure. Over-exposure as well. Good fashion? Hmmm, well that is a wait-and-see…

I can’t help myself.  I just read the news 5 minutes ago that KK is pregnant.  Looks like I’m going to have to learn how to spell her name.  I’m not sure that the media is going to able to handle the two major bump watches taking place – Kim and Kate.  Kate and Kim.  Looks like they will both be due around about the same time.  The difference in fashion is going to be epic!  
Kate will likely continue with her conservative style, while Kim….well I think that she will continue to get it wrong, most of the time.  I love that she is not afraid to show off her curves – I honestly think that she looks amazing in a bikini – much better than the skinny, bony, muscular figure that most celebrities put out there.  She also has an exquisite face – except in these photos.  The makeup is way too orange and she looks more severe and older than she normally does.  
As for what she is wearing tonight:
– leather pants – tick – on trend
– black ankle booties – tick – on trend
– some fugly fur (faux or real?) coat – I freaking hate it.  It looks so ‘old’.  Like she is some Russian mobster’s girlfriend. 
I just worked out what it is about her makeup that I don’t like (aside from the orange)…it’s the lips.  They need some colour.  They are blending into her face.  Normally her makeup is really cute too.  
Anyway, looks like bump watch has just become (more) interesting.  

Shop This Look: Jenna Dewan-Tatum in maternity trending stripes

Go here to read the related blog post (with more photographs) 

Jenna Dewan-Tatum has established herself at the head of the celebrity maternity pack.  She is on trend with her use of leather – jackets and boots and oversized cardigans.  Plus she is married to Channing Tatum and having his babies, so girl is already a trend setter.

Here she is photographed recently in a very chic oversized cardigan.  I absolutely love this!  It’s a shame that we are in the middle of a freaking hot, humid summer down under because this is a look that I would like for myself.

To recreate this look, I started with a gorgeous open striped cardigan, teamed with a pair of black leggings.

A pair of brown suede boots by Dolce and a Stella McCartney bag finish this look.

And as for a big freaking engagement ring and matching wedding ring from Channing Tatum, well I can’t work miracles!