Fashion · Pregnancy

Fashionably Pregnant by Zoe Bixby

Who says moms to be cannot be fashionable? Sure, nine months of un-comfortableness isn’t exactly a huge motivator to want to be fashionable while pregnant. However, with these celeb inspirations, and easy, comfortable clothing options, it’s going to seem a lot easier to accomplish.

Most mommy’s to be aren’t exactly in the mood to sit and stare at their closet wondering what to throw on for the day. That is why we have decided to come up with a list as to what you need in your maternity closet, which should make things a breeze when it comes to choosing your daily outfit. Comfort is obviously the number one factor to maternity clothing. You don’t want to be wearing skin tight dresses, or skinny jeans that cut off your circulation. You want to show off that glowing baby bump off, but in a subtle way. So, here we go. Look over this list, and all of your questions will be answered.

The Maxi Dress

A maxi dress is a necessity in every woman’s closet, pregnant or not. A maxi dress is so chic, and comfortable. The two main things you need your maternity garment to be, and it’s both! Showing off that baby bump in a classic maxi dress on a warm summer day, will be giving all of the other pregnant women inspiration to go out and find their own maxi dress. Look at you, a trend setting mommy.

The Wrap Dress

The classic wrap dress is something everybody loves. The material is always soft, and expandable, which is perfect for you! The dress is also something you can adjust to accentuate that beautiful bump, and show the world you’re one stylish mom. This is perfect when you and your man are going on a date, or even when it’s a girl’s brunch. It’s so versatile and should always be your go-to when you have an event to worry about.

Bold Prints

Bold prints are a lovely thing when it comes to showing off your curves. Every woman who is pregnant deserves to feel beautiful, because you are! What better way of feeling like a star, than showing the world you’re hot and you know it. Bold prints in tops matched with a cute, stretchy skirt with a classic sneaker is the way to go. Looking stylish, and sexy, your mom definitely did not look this good when she was pregnant with you.

It’s time to not only empower women that are pregnant, but also show them that you can still look amazing in this nine-month time span. It can be done so effortlessly, and because of that you can also feel amazing about it. Now, go on mommy to be, get your effortlessly chic maternity attire and work that pregnant belly!


What exactly is Phlipped Fashions?

Phlipped Fashions.

Phlipped Fashions is my clothing line that I created back in my college days as a school project.  I was actually working at Davids Bridal at the time and talking with a co-worker and I said ” I wish you could flip clothes like people flip a house!”  And in that moment Phlipped Fashions was born.  How does one flip clothing you ask, good questions.  Flipping clothing is pretty much reconstructing it.  Finding something that you no longer utilize and recreating it into something else.  It saves you money cause instead of buying something brand new, you are just recycling what you already have.  I came to the conclusion that I have been doing that my whole life anyways so why not make a business out of it.

So at this point I have a great title and a great idea.  What do I do next.  Well, the obvious choice would be to create clothing.  And that’s exactly what I did.  I went to the local goodwill and got whatever I thought I could reconstruct and I got to it.  Below are some pictures of earlier “Phlip’s”

These were my first’s and I was very proud of them.  But the more I designed the more I realized I didn’t know who I was designing for.  Who is wearing the clothing, what is her personality, what does she like to do.  I had to continuously rediscover who my true target market is.

In 2013 I made a GIANT leap and moved to Columbus, OH.  A lot of my friends asked (and still ask) “why Ohio…nothing is out there but the Cav’s and OSU and they’re our competitor.” And after extensive research I found that Columbus is the 3rd largest city for fashion.  It houses not only major fashion brands like the Limited brands, Abercrombie and Fitch and Zulily but there are multiple platforms for designers (like myself) to make an name for myself.  And besides, who doesn’t like a fresh start.  The first show I did as a designer in Columbus was Alternative Fashion Week.  I will continue to shout them out in everything I do because they gave a no name girl from West Grove, Pennsylvania a platform to make a name for herself.  And that is exactly what I tried to do.  Yes, I said tried because again I didn’t know who I was designing for so my collection made NO SENSE WHAT SO EVER!!!  Like I wish someone would’ve pulled me aside and said “you may not want to show that…like ever”.  But hey, it was my first real fashion show.  Check it out yourself:

Now, don’t get me wrong, these models killed it and I had a blast showing these looks.  But looking back now I ask myself “who is this Phlipped Fashions girl and what is she doing with her life.  Where is she going, to the country club?”  After this collection I had to take a long hard look into who I wanted to design for and what it was I wanted to do.

Phlipped Fashions is a clothing line that is for the every day girl.  You have tomboy tendencies but honey you know how to rock a pair of heels when the time comes.  You want to be fashionable but yet functional.  You do not want to be wearing an outfit that someone else could potentially have.  Everything is one of a kind, will never be duplicated.  How can I guarantee that?  Because half the time when I design, I design for the woman themselves and fit the garment to their body.  I hardly never use a pattern, and if I do, its extremely altered and tossed once i’m done.

The following shows that I have done have been way better because I found the girl I was designing for and haven’t been happier.

I even planned (along with my favorite Mobster Jeffery Steele) a show called Re[DEFI]ned fashions.  I can honestly say that my clothing has evolved from my first photo shoot till now.  And I couldn’t be any prouder to be a designer here in Columbus, OH!!!