Tim Gunn's Rules of Style

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

By Tim Gunn

August 4, 2011 12:00 AM
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Hot Momma

"I am five months pregnant with my first child. Any advice on how to rock a stylish look for a night out with my husband or drinks — nonalcoholic in my case — with the girls? I want to maintain some sense of style throughout this process without resorting to a muumuu."

It's fortunate for pregnant women everywhere that today's fashion embraces the maternity silhouette. Accordingly, you can show off your baby bump with confidence. Your go-to items should have a minimum of 5 percent stretch because they'll accommodate your growing midsection while maintaining a form-fitting sleekness. I suggest that you stick with solid colors but avoid pastels. However, if your personal taste leans toward prints, then make certain that they are sophisticated and graphic (think Diane von Furstenberg). Avoid babydoll styles and anything else that conjures up images of pacifiers. Remember, you're the mother, not the infant.

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