Christian Siriano maternity wearConfession: I was miserable in the last trimester of both of my pregnancies. Not because I was huge and couldn’t see my feet and had a person sitting on my bladder. No, I hated that I was compelled to wear really really boring maternity clothes every single day.

Times have changed (thank goodness) and now mamas-to-be can pick up super cool maternity pieces designed by none other than Project Runway winner Christian Siriano. The appropriately named Fierce Mamas line consists of tops and dresses; all the pieces are hip, but we’re really loving the plaid tunic. Plaid is hot this year, and so are ruffles, and this top has both. And with its subtle pleats and back tie, it can carry you all the way through your last trimester. Pair with comfy leggings for day or a slim skirt for evening; layer over a non-maternity tee or turtleneck for colder days.

It may be the only Siriano piece you ever get to wear, where you don’t have to suck in your belly to look great in it. Enjoy. –Susan

 Christian Siriano’s Fierce Mamas maternity line is available exclusively at Moody Mamas. And if you’re shopping for the holidays, be sure to check out the Fierce Mamas maternity dresses.