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<b>Why this works:</b> Stefanie Jahnke, 40, favors a <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002639" title="Michael Kors" href="/topic/business/consumer-goods-industries/michael-kors-PECLB002639.topic">Michael Kors</a> coat she has had for a while. The coat is the star, worn over a black maternity wardrobe basic. The splash-of-color scarf focuses the eye on Jahnke's face, not her expanding middle.<br>
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<b>Start early:</b> "Animal prints are huge this year, especially for babies," says Jahnke, of Carol Stream, who is decorating her baby's room in them. "I can't wait to wrap my baby-to-be in the animal-printed blankets. (And at her baby shower she wore an animal print maternity dress that belonged to her mother. The dress, seen via an e-mailed photo, was still stylish 40 years later.)

( Mieke Zuiderweg, Chicago Tribune / November 3, 2009 )

Why this works: Stefanie Jahnke, 40, favors a Michael Kors coat she has had for a while. The coat is the star, worn over a black maternity wardrobe basic. The splash-of-color scarf focuses the eye on Jahnke's face, not her expanding middle.

Start early: "Animal prints are huge this year, especially for babies," says Jahnke, of Carol Stream, who is decorating her baby's room in them. "I can't wait to wrap my baby-to-be in the animal-printed blankets. (And at her baby shower she wore an animal print maternity dress that belonged to her mother. The dress, seen via an e-mailed photo, was still stylish 40 years later.)

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