Oh, Baby! 30 Best Maternity Street Style Looks

How to win at maternity style.

How to win at maternity style.

It seems everyone is pregnant: Kate Middleton is expecting another tiny royal; Blake Lively is creating an artisanal, made-in-the-USA bundle of joy; model Coco Rocha is having a scary alien baby, if you go by her terrifying Instagram announcement; and precisely 90 percent of all of my friends is expecting. One of these friends (who shall remain unnamed) came to me exasperated by the dirth of pregnancy style inspiration out there. So, friend who shall go unnamed, consider this your first baby gift: a roundup of 30 incredibly chic–and incredibly pregnant—women. (Psst: I included a few specific items and brands in here, so you can actually get some of the pieces yourself; other looks are easy to imitate.)

Have a favorite maternity store or brand? Share it in the comments. And to all of you expectant mothers (yes, even you, Blake), congratulations!

Your maternity inspiration board is right here.

Street Style: What a Free People Designer Wears

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Photo by Evan Schapiro.

Name: Zoë

‘Hood: Washington Square West

Day Job: Designer for Free People

Where We Found Her: Enjoying the sunshine in Rittenhouse.

What She’s Wearing: Vintage top from Topshop; H&M leggings (“I’m a huge fan of leggings and probably have over 50 pairs of all colors and patterns”); Anthropologie necklace; Ash sandals; Free People cardigan (“It’s my go-to cardi because it goes over everything and screws up into a tiny little ball, perfect for carrying about and beating the freezing AC attacks when you go inside”).

Shopping Abroad: “I bought my bag at a stand in Florence when I went there for a yarn show. All over the city they have people selling accessories, clothes and leather goods in little stalls. They’re all in competition with each other so they get quite cheeky trying to charm you into buying from their stand, and then you get to do a bit of bargaining with them. It’s fun.”

See more here.

Street Style: How a Restaurant Manager Makes Man-Clogs Look Cool

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Photo by Evan Schapiro.

Name: Samuel Powell

‘Hood: Germantown

Day Job: Manager at Parc

Where We Found Him: On his way to fill in the host team about the amount of reservations for outside seating during a busy Sunday brunch.

What He’s Wearing: Zara sports coat and tie; Calvin Klein shirt; J.Crew slim-fit pants; Kenneth Cole belt; Armani watch; railroad nail bracelet from Giles & Brother; Dansko work shoes.

Where He Shops: “When I’m looking for a good pair of shoes, I hit Sansom Street between 16th and 15th, locally owned stores from guys who know footwear.”

My Beard: “It’s at three months and I shape it myself. Ungarische Bartwichse by Marke & Golddachs is the beard wax I use. [Editor’s Note: Salvador Dali also used it!] I go to a barber shop in Roxborough to do my hair. It’s called The Men’s Club. They are a couple of younger guys who can cut hair in a really classic way. I use Crew products to style my hair.”

Read more here.

Street Style: Moms, This is What Your Kids Want to Wear

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Photo by Evan Schapiro.

Name: Eva

‘Hood: Graduate Hospital

Day Job: Kindergarten student this fall.

Where We Found Her: On her way to a friend’s birthday party.

What She’s Wearing: Dress by Pretty Pretty Rebel, a Philadelphia-made childrenswear clothing brand inspired by rock and roll music. The designer, Leah Delfiner, was part of the 2014 graduating class of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s.

See where Mom shops for her here.

Street Style: How to Shop Local Like a Pro

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Photo by Evan Schapiro.

Name: Julia Sherwood Murphy

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Hood: Rittenhouse Square

Day Job: Director of client services at Commonwealth Proper in Rittenhouse


Where We Found Her: On her way to North Shore Beach Club


What She’s Wearing: Von Vonni dress (“Interesting fact:  There are four seams on the dress, all of which are produced by the same machine. This company is a model of how to produce in America. Its innovation and the brilliance in its approach are rarely given the attention and recognition deserved.”); Prada bag; Alexis Bittar necklace (” “The necklace was a gift from ‘E. Bunny’—Easter bunny.  My mother, love her, is a Jew who loves Easter, and this was her gift to me this year.  The enclosure: ‘Believe in me, or else. – E. Bunny.’ She’s a funny one.”); Schutz espadrilles; Nina Ricci sunglasses.

Check out her impressive must-shop-in-Philly list here.

Street Style: This is the Coolest Bag We’ve Ever Seen

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Photo by Evan Schapiro.

Name: Myra

‘Hood: Lower Merion

Day Job: Interior designer

Where We Found Her: On her way back from a luncheon birthday party for a friend at Estia. “This day was so divine that I had to come to Rittenhouse. I use to live at the Dorchester and I just wanted to be in this glorious sunshine. You can’t help but fall in love with Philadelphia on a day like today. Everyone just seems so happy.

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What She’s Wearing:  Ellen Tracy shoes; shirt and pants from Julie’s Bottega in Bala Cynwyd; Hermes bracelets and necklace; purse bought while she was traveling in Shanghai; hair cut by Sharon at Millennium Hair & Day Spa in Wynnewood.

See more of that bag here.

Street Style: How a Military Vet Found Color — and Her Personal Style

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Photo by Evan Schapiro.

Name: Nena

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Hood: Rittenhouse


Day Job: Style blogger for Beauty & Britches; licensed social worker, and soon launching an independent project focused on mental health and wellness for women of color.


Where We Found Her: On her way home from Coffee Bar, where she was writing with her fiance, author and blogger Eric Smith. “Writing with him helps me stay focused and also is a chance to spend time together.” [Ed. note: We totally stalked and found an adorable photo of their engagement!]

What She’s Wearing: Flats from Moda in Rittenhouse (“I have been mostly heel-free for two years. Someone asked me if I was making a statement by not wearing heels, but it is purely because my feet don’t want to deal with them anymore”); jeans and top from H&M; Pennsylvania necklace Smak Parlour in Old City; initial necklace from Tselaine in Rittenhouse; cardigan from Philadelphia Flea Market (“It was made by Corner House, which used to be a brand in Quakertown”); Scout and Boo necklace by Out of Print (“They partner with Books for Africa to donate a book for each item sold”).

See more here.

Street Style: Hats, Creepers and High-Waisted Shorts

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Photo by Evan Schapiro.

Name: Scoutt Rose

‘Hood: Northeast Philly

Day Job: David’s Bridal, Way Out piercing shop, photography and part-time modeling.

Where We Found Her: Shooting with her friend, a local photographer.

What She’s Wearing: Hat, stockings and thigh-highs from Forever 21; glasses from unknown South Street store; crop top, cardigan and shorts from Garage; creepers from Bare Feet Shoes.

Where She Shops: Crash Bang Boom on South 4th Street, random thrift shops.

Sound Bite: “I go from wearing bell bottoms and sunflower head crowns to a darker style with lots of blacks and more edgy accessories. I don’t limit myself to one set look, I love being able to just wake up and transform myself into whatever I want.”

 

Street Style: Where to Get the Best Women’s Button-Ups in Town

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Photo by Evan Schapiro.

Name: Anne Scotti

‘Hood: Center City

Day Job: Executive Recruiter at AC Lordi Search

Where We Found Her: Leaving brunch with friends; on her way to shop.

What She’s Wearing: Christian Louboutin pumps, Gap jeans, custom Commonwealth Proper shirt, Chanel bag, Hermès belt, Isabel Marant for Oliver Peoples sunglasses.

See more here.

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