The vast majority of maternity clothes opt for an empire cut, cinching the waist right below the bust. While this is a perfectly logical, classic solution to accommodating a baby bump, we’re loving the drop-waist style that has an elastic band right under the belly. While it might work best on a more slender frame, it’s an adorable way to accentuate a growing bump. It’s also a good way to make a first- or second-trimester pregnancy look a little less obvious.
Here are some more examples of drop-waist maternity dresses and tops:
Sequin Paisley Chiffon Top, $24.80, Love 21 by Forever 21
Maternity Slub-Knit Drop-Waist Tops, $7.99, Old Navy
Drop-waist Ponte Dress, $39.99, GapMaternity
A Pea in the Pod Short Sleeve Dropwaist Maternity Sweater, $18.99, Destination Maternity
Nyla Drop-Waist Ruched Sleeve Maternity Top, $68, Trendy Tummy Maternity
Elasticated Drop-Waist Tunic, $41.38, ASOS Maternity