11/24/16 3/08/13 POPSUGAR Moms Pregnancy Designer Maternity Style 5 Tips For Fab Maternity Style From Designer Rachel Pally March 8, 2013 by Lisa Horten 1 Shares Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. View in slideshow Known since 2002 for her glamorous, easy-to-wear line of jerseywear, Californian Rachel Pally is expecting her first child next month. The designer and mom-to-be's aesthetic lends itself perfectly to laid-back, boho-chic pregnancy dressing, and we were lucky enough to snag her top personal tips for effortless maternity style. Check out how Rachel's styled herself for the past eight months, and apply her lessons to your own fabulous self! Wardrobe Building Blocks When it comes to the essential pieces of building your maternity wardrobe, Rachel recommends four must-have pieces: Rib Bianca Dress ($130) — Or any tight, short dress that can also be worn as a tunic. Leggings ($94) Maxi Skirt ($190) Maternity Jeans — Whichever pair and style you're most comfortable in! Rib Bianca Dress $130 from rachelpally.com Buy Now Leggings $94 from rachelpally.com Buy Now Maxi Skirt $190 from rachelpally.com Buy Now Adjust Your Style With Your Shape Image Source: Thinkstock "In the beginning, before I had a veritable baby bump, I wore loose, flowy dresses to hide my middle. But once the belly was a belly, I switched to tight clothes. I feel more attractive when I can show it off, and there is no question as to whether or not I am pregnant. I feel slimmer and cuter in a fitted dress than in an empire style — until recently! Now that my belly is big, the empire styles look so cute!" — Rachel Pally Build a Uniform "I have worn some combination of these items every day of my pregnancy: I bought a few fitted tanks and have layered them with sweaters, blazers, and leather jackets. And I have worn a pair of ankle booties throughout my pregnancy. Flat sandals in the Summer, booties in the Winter — and I do wear heels when I can; I just have to be careful. It's important to still make yourself look and feel sexy!" — Rachel Pally (Shown here: Ingrid & Isabel Maternity Tank ($38), Topshop Ponte Boyfriend Blazer ($50), Rag & Bone Harrow Ankle Bootie ($495)) Ingrid & Isabel Maternity Tank $38 from amazon.com Buy Now Topshop Ponte Boyfriend Blazer $50 from us.topshop.com Buy Now Rag & Bone Harrow Ankle Bootie $495 from ronherman.com Buy Now Splurge Some, Save Some Image Source: Thinkstock "I think it's worth it to splurge on dresses that you can wear before, during, and after your pregnancy. And I think you should save on bras — your boob size is always changing, so go cheap. It's also important to invest in a pair or two of maternity jeans. I loved the over-the-belly styles I got at A Pea in the Pod. My favorites were a stretchy charcoal pair from AG Jeans. They feel like leggings and are so comfortable." — Rachel Pally Accessorize! "Make sure that you accessorize so you feel like yourself, even if you end up wearing a black long tank and black leggings everyday! I have been wearing a ton of scarves and necklaces to kick up my look." — Rachel Pally (Shown here: Alex and Ani Script Bracelet ($24), Madewell Colorblock Necklace ($56, originally $65), Tory Burch Cheetah Scarf ($165)) Alex and Ani Script Bracelet $24 from shop.nordstrom.com Buy Now Madewell Colorblock Necklace ($56, originally $65), $56 from madewell.com Buy Now Tory Burch Cheetah Scarf $165 from toryburch.com Buy Now Mom ShoppingMaternity StylePregnancyRachel PallyMaternity Clothes Stay Sane and SavvyWith Our Moms Newsletter You're subscribed! Sign Up For Our Newsletter Select topics that interest you Activities and Recipes New Moms Parenting News Parenting Humor Sign up with facebook By signing up, I agree to the Terms & to receive emails from POPSUGAR.