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Australian actress Teresa Palmer looks lovely in maxi skirt

Recently married, Australian actress Teresa Palmer, was photographed shopping on Christmas Eve.  Using these techniques, Teresa looked cool and chic dressed in all brown tones.  The maxi skirtis a great pregnancy staple – allowing for your bump to grow.  Teresa has kept her overall look as casual, yet well put together.  I love the combination of the simple white singlet and the tan hat.

The only bummer for me is the shoes – a flat sandal / thong (flipflop) would have looked better.

Scroll down to the last photo to see Teresa and her husband (Mark Webber, not the formula one race car driver) on their wedding day.  Teresa looks beautiful in this photograph – simple hair and makeup highlights how gorgeous she really is.

Peaches Geldof wears multiple layers to keep warm

Peaches Geldof had a skinny pregnancy.  She was skinny in leggings here, tiny in a bikini here and looked amazing at London Fashion Week here.  Her advice (in this post) was to not wear maternity wear – she just buys normal clothes in the next size up.

“That’s what I think all pregnant women should do – just buy a size up, don’t buy cr**py maternity wear.”

So I’m guessing that the clothes in today’s post are all non-maternity wear.  What I like about her clothing today is that she has been able to wear a few layers to keep warm but has managed to keep the bulk look away from her frame.  If you look at the top photograph closely – I don’t think that the tan coat would close over her bump and the black cardi has been worn cleverly by leaving the bottom buttons undone.

The shoes though – not a good pick.

What Jenna Dewan-Tatum can teach us about wearing a maxi-dress

Yesterday I posted a massive post titled Secrets of Hollywood A-Listers: How to Wear a Maxi Dress while Pregnant.  It is a complete guide to show you how the celebs dress their bumps in maxi dress and why they always look so good.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum was featured in this post and for good reason.  She really know how to dress her bump and look fabulous all of the time.  These photographs are no exception.

I love what Jenna has done with this outfit.  She’s taken a maxi-dress and transformed it into casual chic day wear.  Here’s how she did it:

  • Jenna’s maxi-dress is a blank canvas as it is a solid neutral colour in chocolate brown.  Solid neutral colours are a great base and by adding a jacket, the look can be transformed from day to night.  
  • The very low v-neck is still relatively modest and by showing some skin, it makes Jenna look taller and leaner.  
  • The dress has an empire waistline (meaning that it is fitted just under the bust and flows over the bump) which is a very flattering style during pregnancy as it emphasises the smallest part of your waist (your ‘new waist’).  
  • The body of the dress is very voluminous – probably the only thing that I would change.  I think that Jenna could have had a few inches taken off the bottom to stop it from touching the ground when she walks.  But as her pregnancy progresses, her bump will protrude more and the dress will get shorter.  
  • The denim jacket is not a maternity jacket but Jenna is still able to wear it by leaving it unbuttoned.  This is a great way to extend the life of your non-maternity wardrobe well into your pregnancy.  
  • The denim jacket also dresses down the look – making it suitable for daytime casual wear.  This look could easily be transformed to nighttime wear by adding a black bolero jacket or even a black leather jacket or blazer.  
  • Jenna has kept the accessories very simple with a delicate gold necklace and an oversized black bag.  In the summertime, you could swap the denim jacket for a chunky, beaded necklace.  
  • Jenna has completed the look with a pair of (really high) wedge shoes. 
So there you have it – another chic look from Jenna.  Don’t you wish that you had her pregnancy wardrobe?