Remember when maternity fashion was an oxymoron? When insipid little rosebuds on a mu-mu were au courant? Canadian designers are among the top in the world, and as our reputation grows as a world-class travel destination, our shopping options do as well – even for maternity clothes. I remember when I was trying to conceive and kept going to the States to buy out of season Pea in the Pod items on sale in hopes that they’d fit if I conceived right away!! NO MORE. Shop local. Shop Canadian. We are featuring stores that carry maternity clothes in Canada and the ones below are Canadian-based stores dedicated to the belly. We’ve also got a section on nursing bras and nursing wear. Let us know if you have any additions!
Q – I am in my last month of pregnancy and my belly is very big. While I have embraced my beautiful changing body, I am really tired of people’s eyes constantly staring at my belly. How can I survive this last month?
A – Start by wearing basic black. Your staple black empire waist dress looks great with black opaque tights and high boots. Even try tan or red boots. Also, bling the outfit up with fun colorful and shiny necklaces that drape over your bust.
Alyssa Schottland-Bauman writes and styles across Canada and the United States.