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. 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 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 Share this post Baby BumpRefinery29Editor's PickPregnancyMaternity Clothes Stay Sane and SavvyWith Our Moms Newsletter You're subscribed! Sign Up For Our Newsletter Select topics that interest you Activities and Recipes Parenting News Parenting Humor New Moms Sign up with facebook By signing up, I agree to the Terms & to receive emails from POPSUGAR.