Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Bargain maternity fashion item of the day: Black lace maternity vest from H&M

We've been neglecting our bargain maternity search of late, but we plan on sorting that out super fast. And what better time to do so than now.

On our bargain maternity search today we came across this amaze black maternity lace vest top from H&M, which rings in at a tidy £9.99.

We love the versatility of this top, which can be worn with a pair of light skinny jeans for a daytime look, or with a maxi skirt or darker denim for the evening.

Get that card out now.

Spring/summer 2013 maternity trends: Orange

Carolina Herrera, S/S 2013
The brighter the better is the moto for this season, with striking hues appearing on highstreet rails.

Taking  inspiration from the sixties, orange was a key  summer 2013 colour on the catwalks of Louis Vuitton, Moschino and Versace.

And the great thing is that this trend can easily be worked into any summer maternity wardrobe.
The key is to make sure you don't clash or overdo it.

Pick an orange maternity dress and team up with black or white sandals or heels, while orange skinny jeans look great partnered with a maternity vest top or tee.

If you want to keep it simple then pairing an orange maternity top with a pair of indigo skinny jeans is also a great option.

If you're still not feeling brave enough to show off this look you can still give a nod to the  trend with a simple swipe of orange lippy or orange nails.

See some of our fave orange maternity picks below.

ASOS Maternity Ovoid Shift Dress, £24

Maternity Orange Button Pocket Vest, New Look, £12.99
COCOON Slim Fit Maternity Trousers with Wide Waistband, £45, La Redoute

Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick Orange Pop Up, £7.99, Superdrug

Orange Print Wrap Top, £28, Next

Monday, 29 April 2013

Maternity fashion trend: Polka dots and spots as seen on pregnant Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton showed off her growing baby bump late last week in a gorgeous polka dot maternity dress from Topshop.

The Duchess who was touring the Warner Brother studio teamed up the £38 dress with a black Ralph Lauren blazer and simple black heels.

The dress, which we featured a few months back, sold out within hours of the Duchess showing it off. However, we think she's set a polka dot trend for the maternity world and predict big things for this print.

We've picked out some of our fave bits in preparation for the big trend. Get them now to make sure your up-to-date with future fashion.

Spot Navy Changing Bag, Cath Kidston, £75

Polka Dot Tights, £9.00, Mamas and Papas

Maternity Black Polka Dot Ribbon Bow Tie Dress, New Look, £7
Non-maternity but a great way to show off your bump. Motel Zena Midi Dress In Polka Dot, £35, Asos

Navy Polka Dot Maternity Swimsuit, Jojo Maman Bebe, £25

Smart maternity dresses for summer weddings and parties

The wedding and party season is in full swing and no doubt you will have been invited to an event or two.

If you're in the middle or later stages of your pregnancy then you'll know that picking that smart maternity dress for your friend's wedding or summer party isn't as easy as stepping into a store and picking the first dress that takes your fancy.

Instead you have to consider how big your bump will be and if the frock you pick will be suitable for other events, because lets face it we all like a bit of recycling in our lives. 

Opting for a maxi dress is a great way to channel the smart look, while a floral number is great for mums-to-be who want to show off their fashion sense.

A chiffon number will keep you and your bump cool, while opting for a non-maternity frock with an empire waist and abundance of fabric will also let your bump grow.

Opt for the next size up and take it in after the baby arrives.

Below are some of our favourites from the virtual highstreet.

Pollyanna, One Shoulder Sunray Pleated Maternity Dress with contrast hem band, available soon, £120, Rock-a-Bye Rosie.

Jasmine Silk Gown Short (Peach Blossom), £199, Tiffany Rose

The Ruched Maternity Wrap Dress, £119, Isabella Oliver

Non-maternity option: Ophelia Lace Dress, Monsoon, £99

Asymetric Embellished Maxi Dress, £150, Crave

Natalie Dress, £180, Madderson London