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Maximize Your Maternity Wardrobe: One Dress, Five Ways

Feb 6 2013 - 6:43am

Think that shopping for maternity clothes is a challenge? As it turns out, it's only the beginning. Once you've built your wardrobe, there's the task of styling yourself — and your ever-evolving baby bump. Inspired by the expertise of our friends over at PopSugar Fashion [1], we've come up with a strategy to turn one versatile investment piece — HATCH Collection's Afternoon Dress [2] ($208) into five chic ensembles. Use our ideas as inspiration, and adjust accordingly to suit your own style!

Wear Now

Winterize your HATCH dress [3] with a pair of thick tights, a chic ASOS cardigan with heart elbow patches [4] ($44), Kenneth Jay Lane's chunky pendant necklace [5] ($85, originally $135), and knee-high Loeffler Randall boots [6] ($347, originally $695).

Wear on Date Night

Glitz up your HATCH dress with an Elie Tahari leather jacket [7] ($299, originally $425), a pair of Oscar de la Renta tassel earrings [8] ($195), and Cole Haan's Chelsea platform pumps [9] ($208, originally $298) in statement-making purple. Thanks to Cole Haan's Nike AIR technology, even moms-to-be can rock 3.5-inch heels!

Wear This Spring

As the weather warms up, the combo of navy and rose-gold metallics is oh-so pretty. Pair your HATCH dress with a Kenneth Cole layered necklace [10] ($38), Chan Luu ombré scarf [11] ($205), and Marc by Marc Jacobs Napa wedge sandals [12] ($248). Bring along a cardigan or denim jacket if there's still a chill in the air.

Wear to Work

Go conservative for a day of meetings in J.Crew's perfect-fit mixed-tape cardigan [13] ($30, originally $50), Tory Burch's Sophie wedges [14] ($295), and a delicate pair of Juicy Couture pave earrings [15] ($42).

Wear Postbaby

Hurray! You've made it through pregnancy and have a beautiful baby to show for it. Don't put away that favorite maternity dress just yet. Belt it with Maison Boinet's skinny leopard belt [16] ($105) to show off your newfound waistline! Rag & Bone's Classic Newbury Bootie [17] ($495) adds a little height (and makes toned legs look extra fab), but is still sensible enough for walking with a stroller. Danzo's Hobo bag [18] ($295) is the ultimate diaper bag for the mama who doesn't want to sacrifice her sense of style.

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