Tim Gunn's Rules of Style

The Project Runway mentor and fashion guru answers all your style conundrums.

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June 1, 2012 12:00 PM
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"I'm a new mom still working on losing the belly. The catch: We're planning for another baby in the near future. I feel like I'm in this holding pattern of fashion. Do I buy clothes now or wait until after the next baby? My self-confidence is starting to suffer."

First, congratulations! How thrilling! Second, I assure you that you can have both: impending or receding motherhood and fashion. For mothers in your position, I suggest wrap styles because they are intended to be custom fit to your shape. As you shrink or grow, the wrap style will shrink or grow with you. In addition, these items will serve your wardrobe long after your pregnancy (unlike most maternity clothes), so consider them a deserving investment.