With Lana Adair's
second son Allister born just over three months ago, her
mind is still very fresh on pregnancy - and fashion. She
found that silk or wool jersey material and knits were functional as maternity wear, and enjoyed current designs from Missoni and Diane Von Furstenberg, and vintage ones from Pucci, Leonard Paris and Mr. Dino.For maternity-brand staples, Lana
ordered rusched (smocked) tops from Cadeau Maternity in New York, and flared cords from Naissance on Melrose in Los Angeles.
"At five months, I wore a Missoni black and white knit dress with knee-high boots, to the SF Parks Trust
benefit at Coit Tower."A month before her
due date, Lana
went to a party in a full-length sleeveless, black cashmere dress from Ralph Lauren
."It was very soft and comfortable.It was non-maternity, but had plenty of stretch, so I'll wear it again postpartum."An active member of the Discovery Council of the Bay Area Discovery Museum, Lana confirms that clothes have become more body-conscious: "Tents are out."She's
also impressed with the increasingly greater variety of offerings at maternity stores - a significant change even since she
was pregnant with her
son Graham three years ago."Many non-maternity designers are introducing clothing in the maternity segment, especially the denim companies."
Although pregnancy these days is an upfront condition, Lana
concedes that there's no need to over-emphasize, "Black is always a winner.