This post was originally published on 14/04/2014
Just a quick note – please don’t get excited… I’m most definitly not pregnant sharing old blog posts incase anyone missed them or they can help others at the same stage of pregnancy
So I have been reading lots of blogs and articles on ‘Maternity Style’ and ‘must’ buys! Well from my experience there really is only one major must buy… and that is a couple of long length tank tops! They are great for the early weeks (covering unfastened trousers) and generally wearing under tops/over leggings.
My last pregnancy with Mini Meldrum I didn’t purchase one single piece of maternity clothing…two maternity bras & that was it!! This time round I have delved into the world of Maternity but I am so far feeling a little underwhelmed by it all. I’ve got to admit Maternity jeans are extremely comfortable but not necessary in my opinion.
If you watch my youtube videos you will be fully aware that I love Primark clothes, the price of them is even more appealing when you are buying clothes a few sizes too big that you know will only be useful for the next 9 months!
My Maternity style is exactly the same as my regular style with just a few more dresses thrown into the mix, shift dresses, swing dresses, maxi dresses, midi dresses even body con dresses work with a bump! I’m yet to find a non maternity dress that can’t be rocked during pregnancy!
Here are my top tips for dressing that bump & helping you feel good about your
expanding changing body! 😉
- Tip number one – Don’t be afraid. If you like the look of a bold/flowery/crazy print dress ..just go with it! Who cares if you’re pregnant – you need to dress how you feel comfortable & show that bump off! After all it is only there for a short time in the grand scheme of things so enjoy it!!
- Tip number two – Save your money on Maternity clothes and invest it in Maternity bras. You really can’t beat a good fitting maternity bra. I have a few from Primark and they’re great for when my more expensive ones are in the wash but you really can’t beat a good quality Mat bra from somewhere like Debenhams or Marks & Spencer
- Tip number three – you can never have too many statement necklaces! They will transform the simplest of outfits into the most stylish. They also help balance out your bumpy and draw the focus to your face. Not that we want to take away from the star of the show which is of course the new arrival but feeling like a yummy Mummy is key
Hopefully my tips help someone out there Just remember you don’t have to spend a fortune on Maternity clothes and lots of your regular clothes can be adjusted to work with a bump! Comfort is key too especially as your get bigger!
I’ve added a couple of my favourite non maternity pregnancy outfits to show you how they look Let me know what you think.
Pink New Look Dress £10
Necklace Primark £3
Dress eBay £6.99
Necklace Primark £8
New Look Dress £16.99
Primark necklace £6
Primark Dress £12
Primark Dress £10
Primark Necklace £8
Love, love xx