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Sarah's maternity clothes from her last pregnancy are getting another workout, but she admits they've seen better days. The top sags over her torso and curves. The pants, with their stretched-out waistband, are bit short and, combined with the snub-nose shoes, shorten her leg line. And more color would brighten her up.

Mom on the go

A subdued color palette updates Sarah's look wonderfully. The short-sleeve gray Gap maternity cardigan with belt over a green-edged tank top ($10, Stock Exchange) and white demi-panel bootcut Gap jeans ($68) are comfortable and flattering. Gray metallic wedge sandals ($22, Stock Exchange) and an orange shoulder bag ($16, Stock Exchange) add style.

Pretty in pink

The hot pink scoop-neck top ( Gap) lights up Sarah's face, helped by a multicolor necklace and sunglasses ($10, Stock Exchange). A stylish clutch bag ($20, Stock Exchange) keeps the lines of the outfit clean. The white demi-panel bootcut Gap jeans ($68), gray metallic wedge sandals ($16, Stock Exchange) still work.


Sheon Ladson

Staff photos

Paul Magann

Clothing and accessories

Courtesy of

Gap Maternity and

The Stock Exchange consignment, Farrington Road, Chapel Hill


Courtesy of Keith

Turnmire Designs,

Hillsborough Street, Raleigh

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