With another Royal baby on the way and my sister and good friend both due in the coming weeks it’s baby boom all round. In a recent conversation with my sister she complained about how difficult it is to get trendy maternity wear here in Fermanagh and that anything she has tried to purchase online just hasn’t looked right and had to be sent back.
Believe it or not maternity wear has come a long way from the frumpy, unflattering smocks, dresses and bin bag like tunics that maternity departments used to pass off as fashion. I cannot begin to imagine what it feels like to no longer fit into your favourite skinny jeans due to a rapidly expanding bump. However don’t get rid of all your favourite clothes keep them at the back of your wardrobe to give yourself the motivation to get back into them again post baby. In this article dedicated to mums I have gone through all the latest Autumn Winter trends and adapted them to suit your bump. Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t wear this season’s hottest trends, you just need to adapt things slightly.
Although many of the shorter lengths in dresses wouldn’t really suit your bump you can still find many sixties style dresses in knee length. Peter pan collars look really cute with a neat little bump in the early months of pregnancy and shift style dresses with bold patterns will draw attention away from your bump. Wear with tights in the cooler days of autumn, which will also give extra support for your legs.
Capes and kimonos
Blanket capes as seen on the Burberry catwalk are now everywhere on the high street and these along with kimono style jackets are a great way to wrap up during winter and give a very flattering drape effect on your bump.
No matter what the season you can always rely on a maxi dress to get you through all eventualities especially when pregnant. Whether it’s a shopping trip with the girls or a wedding you can up style or down play any maxi dress to fit the occasion and the great thing is it will always make you look slim. Try a pop of colour for a more trend setting look.
Although some of the bulkier knitted jumpers and fur coats will probably do nothing but make you feel frumpy there are some great longer length knitted cardigans on the high street at the moment that will look flattering against your bump. As well as this if you want to look on trend this season yet don’t like the idea of a bulky fur jacket why not opt for a much more flattering longer length tweed jacket or long line blazer, which will elongate your torso and give you a neater looking figure.