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Elegant wedding guest style: smart looks for soon-to-be mums

27 JULY 2010

Expecting mums certainly exude a special beauty, but for years maternity fashion covered them up under layers of fabric and extra large sizes.

These days, however, pregnant ladies don't have to say goodbye to style as their belly grows. More and more designers are combining light, elastic fabrics with flattering, feminine designs, making it much easier to dress up a baby bump for weddings and other special occasions.

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As a mum of four, supermodel Heidi Klum certainly knows a thing or two about looking fabulous while pregnant, and shares her style with mums around the world in her range, Lavish. Clearly a believer in the power of the little black dress, Heidi includes a variety of them in her collection, from maxis to minis and empire waists to sweetheart necklines. A sophistocated LBD also proves quite versatile, because you can accessorise it differently to use at more than one wedding,


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Tinseltown beauties like Minnie Driver and Marcia Cross favour the brightly coloured wrap dress for a reason. Created in soft jersey fabrics, the classic, sexy style highlights curves while the bold colours bring out that special glow. These designs, from Isabella Oliver Maternity, combine comfort and elegance, making them a perfect choice for a wedding celebration.


Dresses with jewel detailing are another must-have to shine on special occasions, especially those taking place in the evening. A lot of maternity fashion plays with the femininity of the V-neck, but you can go for an even more eye-catching and elegant look by choosing a gown with crystals, stones or lace at the neckline, like these ones from Bellybutton.

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