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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Maternity Style

Over the past 6 months, I've been blessed with new babies coming into my life. All of my best friends are having or had children this year. Of course they all always ask me why I never write anything about trends in maternity clothes. Of course, I don't have any children (and don't plan on having any for a while) so I don't know the first thing about being fly while pregnant. I checked around the web for some good pregnancy advice and found some very good tips from Isabella Oliver online maternity store in the UK. Here are the tips they gave:
Don't delay
Well-designed maternity clothing will last a whole pregnancy with over 2 seasons of fashion. Choose iconic maternity designs to flatter you from early pregnancy to at least 3 months after birth. The sooner you buy, the more chance you have to mix and accessorise your new maternity wardrobe creating different looks. A capsule wardrobe is a great place to start.

Avoid trimester specific buying
Avoid buying pieces that only give you a few weeks of pregnancy wear. Our signature designs feature wrapping and ruching to create a neat fitted look that grows with you throughout your pregnancy. Learn how to wrap perfectly and discover the secrets of ruching with our online videos.

Don't lose your sense of style

You know what suits you. Take inspiration from your current wardrobe and pick maternity wear versions of your favourite looks. Add accessories like shoes, bags and sunglasses to key in to the season's trends. For fresh ideas see Our favorites, customers' Best sellers and what's new.

Bigger is not better

Wearing 'his' clothing is a maternity mistake we all make. Tops fall off your shoulders, sag behind, and hang off your bump like a tablecloth. You lose your elegant silhouette and look (and feel) bigger than you are. And regular clothes need to go up a size each month to fit your bump. That's why maternity designs that grow with you are better for your self-esteem and your budget.

Delight in the details
Pick maternity clothes that highlight the best parts of your pregnant body, like sexy curves and radiant skin. Designer details, side ruching and long wrap ties will help clothes grow with you creating that neat fit during pregnancy and for months to come as your body regains its shape.
Think about the fabric Look for fabrics that give you comfort and performance in pregnancy and the 4th Trimester when you'll wear and wash clothes more intensely than ever. Quality is key. That's why we use superior pregnancy friendly fabrics that stretch, let your skin breathe and are more durable than non-maternity wear.

Be clever with color
Introduce chic maternity clothes to your existing wardrobe to form a capsule collection. Black, white and neutrals always work for any occasion. Add a splash of colour with key pieces including reversible maternity designs that add contrast details and twice the palette to choose from.


Anonymous said...

Excellent blog on maternity clothes put don't forget some the smaller independent maternity shops in your area. Check out and search on maternity.

I have a great one here in Sunderland who are also online at

Pinkie said...

Thanks so much! I will be sure to check out your store as well!