Fall 2009 fashion trends for women are centered around empire waist dresses, bold prints and elegant purple and grey ensembles with flattering necklines. All of these styles are suitable for maternity clothing this season, and the mom-to-be that wants to dress up for the office or a special event can choose from a variety of printed wrap dresses, babydoll maternity dresses and belted dresses that can be especially figure-flattering. Here are some of the top maternity dress trends for Fall 2009:
Knot Front Maternity Dresses for Fall 2009
While 2008 fashion trends called for large bows and flower details, 2009 maternity fashion is centered around knots and draped styles. A Pea in the Pod, one of the leading online boutiques for maternity wear has a lineup of attractive knot-front dresses made with cotton and jersey knit fabrics, and designed in a flattering v-neck cut.
Fall 2009 Maternity Trend: Faux Wrap Dresses
If you struggle with that ‘bloated feeling’ throughout pregnancy and think you can never be comfortable wearing a dress, a faux wrap dress may be your best match. Fall 2009 trends and styles include purple, rich brown and burgundy dresses embellished with a small tie around the waist to flatter your figure.
Puff Sleeve Maternity Dresses for Fall 2009
If you are generally heavier on the bottom, a puff sleeve maternity dress may be your best match for Fall 2009. These dresses draw attention to your upper half and will accentuate your neckline and upper arms with the puffy sleeve design. Most of these are wrap dresses that can be tied around your waist at your comfort level.
Fall 2009 Maternity Trend: Long Sleeve Babydoll Dresses
Babydoll dresses offer plenty of comfort and style for the Fall 2009 season, and you can stay warm and toasty in a cotton long-sleeve baby doll dress that’s ideal for the weekend and casual days at the office. Look for these dresses in a paisley print, bold floral print or modern geometric print designs this season, and pair them with some comfortable Mary Janes or cushioned platforms to complete your ensemble.
Layer Maternity Dress for Fall 2009
A fresh new addition to the maternity fashion lineup for Fall 2009 is the layered look that consists of a smock-style dress with a long-sleeve turtleneck underneath. This ensemble is a simple and preppy look that’s perfect for the office.
Other leading maternity dress trends for Fall 2009 include shawl collar dresses with elbow sleeves, sleeveless empire waist dresses, and sleeveless pleated dresses that provide a little extra room for the growing belly. Just remember that any dress with an adjustable waist will allow you to show off your new look for several weeks this season.