8/26/11 8/25/11 POPSUGAR Moms Pregnancy Pregnant Fashion Tips From the Experts 10 Tips For Remaining Chic While Pregnant From Real Fashionistas August 25, 2011 by Rebecca Gruber 10 Shares Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. View in slideshow Face it, for all of excitement that comes with learning you're pregnant, the thought of having to forgo the season's hottest trends in favor of tent-like, Spandex-laden maternity clothes can put a real damper on the experience. Forty-three percent of LilSugar readers skipped the maternity stores and stuck with regular clothes throughout their pregnancies. They're not the only ones. Over on Refinery29, the fashion and style site with an eye for real-life street style, the editors reached out to five ultrafashionable expectant women to see how they are maintaining their fashionista ways while pregnant. Among them is none other than our own Noria Morales, an editor on FabSugar. Check out the tips that Noria and the other four women have to get through your nine months as fashionably as possible! Source: Refinery29 Shop Brands J Brand · Asos The Old Rubber-Band Trick The expectant mama's favorite trick, the rubber band trick, is even popular with the most fashionable women out there. Danika Underhill, an art director, named it her sneakiest style tip, "Putting a rubber band around the button of my jeans. It gives you a few extra inches." Source: Kats Playbook J Brand Mama Jeans J Brand's Mama jeans are a favorite of Jessica Alba's and several of the women interviewed by Refinery29. With two triangular stretch panels built into the hip area, the jeans maintain a traditional shape, rather than those with completely elastic waist. J Brand Mama J Skinny Maternity Jeans $200 from shopbop.com Buy Now See more J Brand Maternity Jeans Belt It Image Source: WireImage Selma Blair showed off her changing shape with Japanese-style Obi belts this Summer, and she's not the only one using the accessory to define their maternity style. FabSugar's Noria Morales said, "I belt everything to create more fitted silhouettes." Tissue-Thin Sweaters The Gap's tissue-thin crewneck sweaters ($40) stretch beautifully on growing frames and snap back to their original shape to be worn after the baby's born. tissue-thin crewneck sweaters $40 from gap.com Buy Now Safety Pins Image Source: Thinkstock Hold onto those safety pins from the dry cleaner. Jena Neumann a chef who is already a mom and is now pregnant again, says the clasping pins are your friends. "I make safety pin darts on my long dresses or shirts just under my belly. When you're toward the end of your pregnancy, you want to wear fitted clothes. Loose and flowing sounds nice, but actually makes you look bigger than you are." Fiited Jackets Over Open Shirts Image Source: Getty Embrace one of the season's most popular trends without having to buy anything in the maternity section. Jade Sarita Arnott, a designer, says her best tip is, "Wearing layers and wearing fitted jackets and shirts open." Shop ASOS Though not a familiar name to many maternity shoppers, FabSugar's Noria says it has great finds expectant mamas, "My shopping secret: ASOS has good maternity offerings, and it’s not that expensive." Asos Sleeveless Belted Tunic $49 from Asos Buy Now See more Asos Maternity Tops Stretch Jersey Dresses Jersey materials give and that means the garments will last a bit longer throughout a pregnancy. Several of the women suggested buying inexpensive nonmaternity jersey dresses, such as those from H&M ($30), Forever 21, and Zara to keep up with the trends without breaking the bank. Drawstring Pants Drawstring pants aren't just for pajamas. Danika Underhill has found nonmaternity clothes at Forever 21, Zara, and H&M with, "elastic waist-bands that gave me some good options, especially when I'm feeling a bit dowdy and ho-hum with my new shape. Embrace the drawstring pant!" Old Navy For Basic Tees Every mama-to-be needs a stash of t-shirts to get her through her pregnancy, but there's no need to splurge on expensive ones. Jena Neumann says, "Old Navy is great for comfy t-shirts ($10), and they have a variety of colors and styles that are actually pretty flattering." Jena Neumann says, "Old Navy is great for $10 from refinery29.com Buy Now comfy t-shirts $10 from oldnavy.gap.com Buy Now Baby BumpRefinery29Editor's PickPregnancyMaternity ClothesRubber Band Stay Sane and SavvyWith Our Moms Newsletter You're subscribed! Sign Up For Our Newsletter Select topics that interest you Parenting Humor Parenting News New Moms Activities and Recipes Sign up with facebook By signing up, I agree to the Terms & to receive emails from POPSUGAR.