Style 24-7: Mom On-The-Move

Take style notes from the 32-year-old singer, wife and mom on how to stay chic from birth to baby bump.

Celia L. Smith Sep, 02, 2013

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Rule #1: Try shopping for larger women's size styles before making the leap to maternity clothes. You are more apt to find trendier pieces like Bey's zip-front bodycon dress as opposed to mundane designs specifically made for moms-to-be.

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A maxi dress has an easy-breezy vibe while making you still feel pretty and polished. Added accessories like Mrs. Carter's chic shades, statement necklace, manageable platforms (if you dare), and a belt (to define the waist) ups the ante on this simple style.

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Heading to the office was always a fashionable fete for the pregnant diva! This blue ensemble (an early hommage to baby blue) is easier than it looks. Black staples like a T-shirt, skinny jeans and heels lay the foundation of the look, but a fab scarf and equally hot matching jacket are key to making the look pop.

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A flowy printed blouse balanced by skinny jeans is a fool-proof formula for a fashionable mom. It's comfy and super chic. We suggest swapping Bey's towering stilettos for walkable wedges.

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Once Blue was officially on board, Beyonce simply traded her platforms for fab loafers –– but her look was anything but flat. With a sister like Solange, Bey knows the power of prints. Find a comfy pair of trousers and instead of basic black, go bold!

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Beyoncé makes running errands with baby Blue look super chic in yet another pair of fun patterned pants.

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Another rule: When all else fails K.I.S.S. (Keep It Sweet and Simple). On a busy morning, being stylish may be the last thing on your mind so make sure you have those easy to reach for classic closet staples that fit well. A sleek trench coat and tailored trouser will go a long way.

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The singer makes being a mom look anything but boring, and so should you! Whip out your fun fur and a comfy, cute kitten heel for an instant chic night-out-on-the-town with baby.

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Maneuver through the little extra baby weight with a pair of fab faux leggings, they look just like the real thing with less of an investment if your size changes. Plus leather leggings make your look instantly super luxe.

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A day at the park calls for fun, fuss-free pieces that allow for movement. Bey's flowy tank and loose cullout shorts is the perfect example. Throw in a hot hat, which is a quick fix when you don't have time to pull your hair together.

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Coverage is key at the beach! Replace your bikini bottom with a cute printed short for all of the bending and swimming you and baby will be doing.

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The singer finds ways to bring her eye-catching stage style to the streets. But, instead of glitter and crystals, Bey sports bold brights that still have mega impact.

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According to Beyonce, a definite chic mom must-have includes a cool hat for bad hair days and over-sized shades for tired eyes. No one will ever know.

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Make beach days a breeze in a fun tank top, cut-off shorts and skippies. Small accessories like colored pair of sunnies and a head piece (or even a head wrap) can totally transform your look.

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Flowy tunics are a girl's best friend in the summer time and  you can get more bang for your buck from a pretty printed style like Beyonce's when doubled as a cover-up on the beach or a dressy top with shorts.

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