This post is proof of my dizzying, adrenalin fuelled relationship with brinkmanship. Something I am extremely proud of. Not. I am currently 7 days overdue, am imminently about to be chased around a cubicle by a rubber gloved woman who wants to pop my waters … and NOW is the time I choose to write about maternity wear. Sorry. I know I’ve had months to do this but I’ve been very, very busy sorting out 98 boxes of crap on my deck, trying to choose boy names, eking out the final episodes of Friday Night Lights and doing day job stuff. Anyway, here are the maternity outfits I have lived in over the past few months – photographs all taken in the last week naturally…
This is the dress my work colleagues must be glad to see the back of. I have worn it relentlessly. It isn’t a maternity dress just a very roomy empire line midi which is SO comfy and can be dressed up or down. It’s by a label called Glamorous and is still available in a shorter length that would look great with leggings. Worn here with a Boden flat.
I don’t think Jack Wills are aware that they stock maternity wear but they do! This shirt dress may have been designed to be worn by bare legged college girls but it works really well over Topshop maternity jeans and a pair of Birks too. They have lots of smock styles that would work just as well. This print version has sold out but there is a checked version still available Tunic Dress, £19 (sale!), Jack Wills
I bought this maxi dress as a pre-birthday treat from The Outnet. It’s by Band of Outsiders and there are still a few left in stock. They come up pretty big but i’m definitely going to be wearing this post birth and as it buttons up at the front I reckon it will be a good easy access breast-feeding dress. (sorry about the lack of hairbrushing here. How the hell do people do daily selfles and outfits of the day pics?!)
Yes, I do have feet! Lille Lace-Up Point £89, Boden
This is an excellent casual, wear anywhere, beat the heat maternity dress. from Seraphine. The grey marl hides a multitude of greasy paw prints from small children who seem to think I am a walking napkin and the side slits keep you cool on super hots days. Grey Space Dye Knit Maternity Maxi Dress
Stately as a galleon… This ASOS maternity shirt could probably have done with an iron here but it is very comfy and easy to wash. I’m wearing it with my hero maternity trousers from Slacks & Co saved from my last pregnancy. They are super flattering and are great if you need to look smart for work. The quality is excellent and they still feel like new five years later. A great investment buy if you need to look chic on a regular basis and envisage yourself with a brood of kids. Milan Skinny with Zips, £83.30, Slacks & Co (size up as they come up a bit small) NB: These heels were removed immediately after photograph was taken and replaced with ballet flats. Can’t do heels in pregnancy.
This is another dress from Seraphine. It is great for weddings, posh dinners or just when you feel like dressing up a bit. As a sucker for a celebrity endorsement I also love the fact that mega model Coco Rocha wore it during her pregnancy too. Long Sleeved Silk Chiffon Polka Dot Dress,