There’s no reason why chic moms-to-be should have to compromise their sense of style for the comfort they deserve, especially while traveling. Natalie Wadsworth, the founder of Frances Hart, agrees. Her range of knits, dresses, and separates are not only changing the definition of maternity wear but also making it possible for women to look as sophisticated as they feel comfortable while traveling.
"In many cases," Wadsworth muses, "our inspiration comes from how women dress themselves today for pregnancy while avoiding maternity clothing altogether. They are skilled in matching oversized and body-conscious, drape and structure, a-line and long-line. We admire enormously that imagination and commitment to dressing for and like themselves and we simply want to give that woman more tools to do just that."
The Fitted Knit Dress is a fine example of this vision. Its tight weave makes it incredibly soft and stretchy while also looking and feeling luxurious. Its length, both of the sleeves and hem, makes it perfect for flights and train rides. The ¾ sleeves and calf-length hem, perhaps paired with a cashmere shawl, are enough to keep warm in chilly airplane cabins and keep cool during summer train rides.
To buy: franceshart.com, $590
If layers are more your travel style, opt for the A-Line Pleated Sweater and Pleated Knit Skirt as a set. The long sleeves of the sweater and style of the knit are also designed to keep you cool, cozy, and comfortable while also being able to go from train to meeting to dinner, should you need to.
To buy: franceshart.com, from $395
"The goal from the outset," Wadsworth recalls, "was to address the need for more finished styles for women who were moving between the workplace, home and other social arenas where basics and maternity jeans would not always go the distance." When it comes to traveling comfortably, especially for mothers-to-be, jeans simply do not cut it. Traveling while pregnant should always be as chic an adventure as it is completely comfortable, and the knits from Frances Hart are guaranteed to help any traveling mother-to-be maintain both.
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