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FASHION Mama

Orlando’s celebrity stylist and influencer, Melanie Pace, leads by example on how to dress your baby bump in high style.

Photography by Vanessa Boy  
Tips, modeling and wardrobe styling by Melanie Pace  
Hair and makeup by Patricia LeJeune


Everyday Wear

Melanie’s Styling Tip: Lululemon’s Align pants were my everyday comfort look. I bought them in two sizes and invested in six pairs! Style them with a T-shirt or tank, layer with a jacket and accessorize with funky sneakers. Add light makeup and a few curls to your hair, and you instantly feel put together!

Shop This Look: Sandro blush bag, $295 available at Bloomingdale’s; Align pants, $98 from Lululemon; T-shirt, $19.90 from Zara; Maje jacket, $375 available at Bloomingdale’s; Celine sunglasses, $740 available at Neiman Marcus; Earrings, $15 from Zara; Vintage rings (stylist’s own); Saint Laurent shoes, $595 available at Mall at Millenia


Bohemian Wrapsody

Melanie’s Styling Tip: This was one of the very few dresses that wasn’t tight but still flattering. It is so soft, and I love the way it falls on my body. I styled it with an oversized cape to cover my arms and pull the entire bohemian look together.

Shop This Look: Dress, $158, cape, $395, and headband, $15 from Free People; Marc Fisher boots (stylist’s own); Jewelry (stylist’s own); Lana necklace, $775 available at Neiman Marcus; Vanessa Mooney earrings, $69 available at vanessamooney.com

Maxi Style

Melanie’s Styling Tip:  Maxi dresses were a life-saver during my third trimester. I wasn’t a huge fan of my legs, so it was an easy way for me to feel comfortable and look pulled together at the same time. Statement sunglasses are always an easy way to funk up any outfit!

Shop This Look: Maxi dress, $69 from Zara; Alexander McQueen shoes, $490 available at Neiman Marcus; Raen sunglasses, $150 available at Dear Jane, Winter Park; Billabong jacket, $89 available at Mall at Millenia; Earrings, $15 from Zara; Sandro scarf, $62.50 available at Bloomingdale’s; Hat, $15 from Forever 21; Orlando Apolis Bag, $68 available at Jacq & Jack, Lake Nona Town Center

Polka Dot Pretty

Melanie’s Styling Tip:  Slip dresses from Zara are another favorite of mine. If I could have had this dress in every color, I would have bought them all. This dress hugs my body in all the right places and has adjustable straps. To accessorize, I recommend having lots of hats and sneakers on hand that you can rotate with different outfits.

Shop This Look: Dress, $69 from Zara; Current Elliott jacket, $328 available at Neiman Marcus; Prada sneakers, $750 available at Neiman Marcus; Necklace from Dora Mae Melanie Pace Collection (stylist’s own); Fendi sunglasses, $545 available at Neiman Marcus; Jimmy Choo purse, $1325 available at Mall at Millenia; Hat, $10 from Urban Outfitters 


Jumpsuit, Please

Melanie’s Styling Tip: Jumpsuits were my go-to outfit before pregnancy. The key to transitioning that look into pregnancy is making sure the jumpsuit is quick and easy to put on and take off! I added a sweater, but adding a maternity tank top with a little jacket is another way to style this look on warmer days. A statement earring can jazz up a simple outfit without adding layers.

Shop This Look: BCBGeneration jumpsuit, $118 available at Bloomingdales; Bag, $69.90 from Zara; Shoes ASOS (stylist’s own); Gucci sunglasses, $420 available at Mall at Millenia; Oscar de la Renta earrings, $186 available at Neiman Marcus; Maje top, $225 available at Bloomingdale’s

Baby Bump Pride

Melanie’s Styling Tip: For me, tight dresses worked better than wearing anything baggy. I loved showing off my baby bump! Dress it up with a heel or boot or dress it down with a sneaker. Add a jean jacket, leather jacket or a kimono to finish the look.

Shop This Look: Faithfull The Brand smocked dress, $219 available at Anthropologie; Veronica Beard jean jacket, $450 available at Neiman Marcus; Earrings, $15 from Zara; Lana necklace, $775 available at Neiman Marcus; Initial necklace, $14 from Amazon; Dior shoes, $890 available at Neiman Marcus; Vintage rings (stylist’s own); Sunglasses, $25 from Free People; YSL bag, $1750 available at Neiman Marcus

Shop This Look: Faithfull The Brand smocked dress, $219 available at Anthropologie; Veronica Beard jean jacket, $450 available at Neiman Marcus; Earrings, $15 from Zara; Lana necklace, $775 available at Neiman Marcus; Initial necklace, $14 from Amazon; Dior shoes, $890 available at Neiman Marcus; Vintage rings (stylist’s own); Sunglasses, $25 from Free People; YSL bag, $1750 available at Neiman Marcus

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