Kamali Kulture

I've always been a fan of Norma Kamali's expert use of lounge fabrics.  She's had some amazingly successful collaborations with sporting brands like Adidas and Nike and she has a reputation for making lounge wear exceedingly glam, like this grey sweatshirt fishtail skirt and top.  Sign me up! 

Knowing that I'd be very pregnant when summertime rolled around this year, I tortured myself trying to find a bathing suit that would be comfortable and chic.  To all designers everywhere: maternity clothing is awful.  Maternity bathingsuits are embarrassing.  Could you please up your game?  Being pregnant is hard enough without being told that you can't get through summer without a rouched tankini. 

Luckily I discovered Kamali Kulture, Norma Kamali's new e-commerce line.  The line incorporates her signature manipulation of high quality lounge fabrics for tops, bottoms, dresses, swim, outerwear and eyeglasses.  And here's the best part: everything is under $100.  Although Kamali Kulture does not offer maternity options, I was able to buy this cute polka dot number for $75, one size larger than normal.  The low back gives me enough room for my big belly, and the fabric is high enough quality to withstand the extra stretch.  Even though it's tough to be twenty pounds larger than normal on the beach in East Hampton with a bunch of beautiful skinny-minis, this is a suit I feel great in.

Pregos: there's hope!