Fashion in Bloom

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When pregnant, buying maternity wear on the cheap is of course crucial. It’s not always affordable to spend money on clothes you won’t wear for very long – a few months at most – especially with the added expenses of things like maternity food supplements – if that’s your thing – and birth classes, let alone the savings you’ll be making in anticipation of the arrival of new person in the family!

But pregnancy, which can be uncomfortable at the best of times, can feel demoralising if you don’t feel like you can take that much care over your appearance, or still look your best on a fun night out with friends. This is especially the case if you like to keep up with seasonal fashions.
So, how to be practical and stay modish?

For the odd few, more special items, visiting maternity boutiques, which stock much pregnancy wear by top designers is a great place to start. You’ll find that you can find many of these online, so they have the added bonus of allowing you to put your feet up as you browse. Looking in charity stores can also yield rich results. Look hard!

Not only may that have designer maternity clothes at reduced prices; they often have a better range of maternity wear than high-street retail shops, which, in the current economic climate, are ordering fewer and fewer items for the pregnant woman. Many women rush to buy maternity clothes in the first few months of pregnancy to find that they don’t grow to a size that warrants the need for them. It is possible to buy bigger or plus size clothes from major high-street stores and adapt them to your new shape. Doing so will allow you a lot more choice, and a good deal more opportunity, to keep up with the latest trends.

Finally, though the selection of maternity wear in high-street stores these days isn’t what it used to be, there are still a few places that take the time and care to provide cheap and modish maternity items. Go to New Look, for example, for a great range of maternity clothes, from comfy jeans to summer dresses in a range of up-to-date styles – from kimonos, to ruffle dresses, to sequin swathy numbers. The website also includes a section outlining some style tips – offering you the support of guidance as you peruse. They have a great range of basics in.

Our favourites include the Heavenly Bump Animal Print Maxi Dress (£34.99) and the Mamalicious Wrap Button Knit Cardigan (£42.99)

At the moment, we’re loving New Looks take on things. What do you think?

Fashion in Bloom

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