Friday, 22 March 2013

How to breastfeed in public without the stress and our pick of the best nursing tops on the highstreet

Most breastfeeding mums have a story to tell when it comes to nursing a baby in public.

Some opt to hide away in baby rooms when feeding their child, while others have reported accidentally flashing that little bit too much when nursing their child in a cafe.

However, with celebrity advocates including Pink, Miranda Kerr and Gwen Stefani championing breastfeeding in public, the stigma surrounding this is thankfully fading.

According to Emma Downie, owner and director of gorge breastfeeding and maternity fashion brand Milk & Mummy, following a few simple tips will ensure breastfeeding your baby anywhere you are isn't stressful.

"Get yourself fitted for some good quality nursing bras, if possible a few weeks before your due date, as you will get bigger closer to the birth," Emma advises.

"They will give you good shape and be comfortable too. Bear in mind you will probably have to wash them frequently so buy them in materials that wash and dry quickly."

Emma also recommends that nursing mums think about how they are going to feed in their clothes before leaving the house, regardless or not of whether they are nursing garments.

"This might sound obvious but I know a few mums who got caught short out and about and had to find a changing room to feed in as they had to remove their entire dress to get to their baby to feed," she said.

With this point in mind, Emma recommends that nursing mums consider investing in a few breastfeeding clothes to make life simpler.

"It doesn't have to be many items; just one fabulous everyday dress and a couple of flattering tops can make a huge difference," she said.

"They might seem expensive at first, but when you consider how intensively you will wear them when you are breastfeeding, the cost per wear is actually quite reasonable."

To help you we've put together a gallery of breast feeding tops from the budget to the more pricey that will suit any breastfeeding mum.

Valerie navy/cream stripe top, £45, Milk & Mummy


Blooming Marvellous Stripe Nursing Top, £24, Mothercare

Tie Front Breastfeeding Top, £29, Jojo Maman Bebe

MAMA 2-pack nursing tops £19.99, H&M

Waterfall top, £99, Peaks of London

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Coleen Rooney dresses her bump in a LBD. Get the look for your maternity wardrobe

Pregnant Coleen Rooney looked stunning as she stepped out to promote her new jewellery collection for Littlewoods.

The WAG showed off her bump in a cute little black dress, with frill detail sleeves, which she accessorised with a bright crystal necklace from the new range, and black YSL shoes.

And you can dress your bump in exactly the same style with Coleen's LBD, which is from her Littlewoods fashion collection and costs a bargain £60.

See the gallery below for Coleen's frock and other similar LBDs.

Coleen opted for this cute lopp shoulder LBD, reduced to £60, from her Littlewoods fashion range.

Black Linen Maternity Dress £39, Jojo Maman Bebe

Maternity Pleat Shift Dress £50, Topshop

ASOS Maternity Skater Dress With Rose Mesh, £24.50

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Spring/Summer 2013 trends: Printed maternity leggings and trousers, monochrome, geometric, floral and more

Peter Pilotto S/S 2013
Show off your bump in one of this season's  hottest trends with a pair of printed trousers.

The summer 2013 catwalks were gleaming with this style, with the likes of Peter Pilotto, Matthew Williamson, Moschino Cheap and Chic and House of Holland just a handful of designers showcasing this look.

Florals, bold block prints, monochrome geometrics, stripes and zig zags are just some of the prints that have filtered into the highstreet  and maternity world with Kim Kardashian and Peaches Geldof spotted showing off their bumps in a pair of printed trousers or leggings.

The key to this look is to keep the top part simple. Opt for a simple vest or tee in one colour and keep footwear to flats.

For a night out add a pair of simple heels and a one tone blazer.

Below are some of our virtual highstreet printed picks.

ASOS Maternity Legging in Stripe, £16

Maternity Printed Harem Trousers, £24, Next

Cool change surf pant £139 Blossom Mother and Child
Heavenly Bump Maternity Lou Lou Printed Palazzo Trousers £25

Monday, 18 March 2013

Does My Bump Look Good in This? gets nominated for Company Style Blogger Awards

We're obviously doing something right, because one or more of you lovely yummy-mummies-to-be have nominated us for the Company Style Blogger Awards.

We're proud as punch to announce that Does My Bump Look Good in This? has been nominated for the Best Fashion Blog – Newcomer award.

But there's still a long way to go so we need your help.

If you think we're worthy of a award please head over to Company's page and follow the instructions to give us some more nomination love and help us have a chance of reaching the shortlist.

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Top five maternity bodycon dresses as seen on Kim Kardashian and Rochelle Humes

The bodycon shape has been a hot trend for a good few years now, and just because you're pregnant it doesn't mean you have to turn your back on this look.

Over the past few months celebrity yummy mummies-to-be such as Rochelle Humes and Kim Kardashian have shown how to wear this trend to show off their bump in style.

The great thing about a bodycon silhouette is that it sits in all the right places and shows off your new found curves, as well as your bump. And because many of the frocks available on the highstreet are stretchy, you don't have to necessarily pick a maternity number here.

We advise buying the next size up and opting for a slightly longer hem to ensure there's enough fabric to accommodate your bump without being too short.

Opt for bold patterns, which will channel this season's trends, while also looking great on that growing bump and team up with a pair of flat pumps or sandals.

If you're buying from a maternity range then opting for an above the knee hemline will show off those pins and balance out your bump.

Below is our pick of maternity and non-maternity bodycon frocks on the virtual highstreet.

We love, love, love this printed bodycon number, £30, Asos

Opting for a non-maternity frock in the next size up means you can wear exactly what you like. We heart this patterned style from Boohoo, £15,

Another non-maternity lovely, this tie dye number is perfect for flattering that bump. River Island, £25.

Maternity Plain Bodycon Dress, £28, Topshop

Stripe Bodycon dress, Next, £45