Liz Lange's Maternity Style: How to Look Fabulous During the Most Fashion-Challenged Time

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Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 167 pages
When designer Liz Lange was thinking about getting pregnant for the first time, and watching her friends struggle with the available choices in maternity wear, she was shocked. With no shortage of baggy tops, gaudy bows, and pants with big panels, Liz was faced with the frustrating truth: “fashion” and “pregnancy” do not always make a compatible pair. Luckily for pregnant women all over, the result was Liz’s renowned collection of classic, comfortable maternity wear.

Now, Liz Lange’s Maternity Style presents all of Liz’s personal and professional insights for women who refuse to relinquish chic simply because they are expecting. In her direct, upbeat voice, Liz shows how to make the most of a “difficult, fashion-challenged time” without replacing your entire wardrobe. Celebrating the swelling belly so many maternity clothes attempt to camouflage, her tasteful approach shows pregnant women how to dress both to accentuate and to slim their changing bodies (including those pesky postpartum months spent working your way back into your favorite jeans).

Liz Lange’s Maternity Style provides advice on everything from color choice to accessories, casual Fridays to holiday parties, exercise or lounge wear to weekend staples—all building from a carefully selected wardrobe focused on mixing and matching, sensibility and style. Lively illustrations, fun celebrity photos, and great features, like must-have pieces and splurge vs. save items, all add up to a friendly, eminently useful, and fun-to-read guide.

A much-needed handbook for the roller coaster ride that is pregnancy, Liz Lange’s Maternity Style will help you keep your sense of style and self.

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LIZ LANGE grew up in Manhattan, where she lives with her husband, Jeffrey, her four-year-old son, Gus, and her two-year-old daughter, Alice. She graduated from Brown University in 1988 and worked as an assistant editor at Vogue before opening her own sportswear company in 1993. She opened Liz Lange Maternity on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in 1997, and since then, her company has expanded to include boutiques in Long Island and Beverly Hills. Additionally, a booming Internet and catalog business brings Lange’s collection to pregnant women around the world. More recently, Lange designed maternity clothing for Target stores and teamed up with Nike to create a terrific new line of active wear for pregnant women.

Jane Steinberg Wagman, former senior art director at Vogue and Allure, is a cofounder of Sajedesign, a graphic design firm and paper goods company in New York City. She lives in New York with her husband and two-year-old daughter.

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