Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Get the Look: Halle Berry's maternity sportswear

Halle Berry showed that baby bumps look just as good in maternity fitness gear as they do in red carpet dresses this weekend.

The pregnant actress was spotted showing off her growing bump in cropped black lycra trousers with a grey fitted tank top and baseball cap in LA over the weekend, hinting that she'll be continuing to keep fit during her pregnancy.

Halle has set a great example amongst mums-to-be showing that pregnancy shouldn't mean the end of your fitness activities - speak to a fitness expert or doctor to find out how to tailor your regime to suit your bump.

Take inspiration from Halle and invest in specialist maternity wear, which will  help support your growing bump and expanding cleavage.

We've picked out a few in the gallery below and we'll see you on the cross trainer.

 Mamma Support Top, available in Hot Pink, Charcoal or Bright White, £44.99, FittaMamma

Dark grey crop pants, £49, Asquith

Training For Two Racer, £33.99, Fit and Fabulous

Maternity Knee Length Leggings, £29.99, Maternity Sportwear

Monday, 13 May 2013

Top five mum-to-be jewellery pieces

Finding out you're pregnant is an exciting time and if you're like us you'll want to shout it from the rooftops.

And once you've had that first crucial scan you can tell as many people as you like.

However, some ways are a lot more stylish and cooler than running over to the nearest person, jumping up and down and telling them your news - not that we know anyone that would do that, ahem- and that's with a fashionable piece of jewellery.

Over the past few years companies have woken up and realised that mums-to-be want to show off their expectant status as well as have a keepsake to remember their nine months by.

And this has resulted in some gorge ranges from bracelet charms to printed pendant necklaces.

We've had a little look and found some of our faves, which as always you can see in the gallery below.

 Mum to be Charm, £45, Links of London

Jazzy Beads - Mum to Be Bracelet, £5.45, Mum Stuff

New mummy silver stork necklace, £25, Love Lulabula

Footprint charm necklace with personalised names, £20, Stampsational

Forever Pendant, £79, Babes with Babies. Pendant engraved with quote by Elizabeth Stone: "Being a mother is to have your heart forever walk around outside your body".

Maternity summer dresses for under £20

If you're a regular reader of Does My Bump Look Good in This? you'll know that maternity fashion can range hugely in the price tag department.

While it's lovely to invest in that luxury item, sometimes the pennies just don't stretch that far, and sometimes it's just nice to be able to splash out on a piece of maternity clothing without feeling guilty.

There's a range of ways to get hold of a piece of maternity clothing at a reasonable price from rummaging through the rails of charity shops to scouring sites such as eBay.

But if you want something new in a hurry the best place to turn to is the highstreet, where you'll find some great maternitywear at reasonable prices.

Today we've done the virtual footwork and scouted out some of the best maternity summer dresses for under £20.

All you have to do is get your credit card ready.

MAMA Dress £14.99, H&M


Maternity Printed Maxi Dress, £18, Peacocks

Maternity Crossover V-Neck Floral Print Wrap Dress, £17.50, Marks and Spencer outlet

Maternity Monochrome Stripe Cap Sleeve Midi Dress, £14.99, New Look

ASOS Maternity Exclusive Sleeveless Swing Dress With V Neck