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.)