Just been having a browse over at Topshop maternity range and these are my top picks. Match that cami with the leggings and some statement jewellery and you have a nice simple outfit! Some of the range is on sale, so worth checking out to grab some bargains.
The cami is available in other colours too if green isn’t doing it for you. If I had to pick one, it would be the sheer sleeve jumper. I like that a lot. It’s a knitted slouchy v neck jumper with sheer sleeve details in black – perfect day to evening wear.
Topshop Maternity Top Picks
Maternity wings burnout sweater, £28 | Maternity Shiny Wetlook Leggings, £18 | Maternity Borg Parka Jacket, £95.00 | Maternity Satin and Lace Bra and Mini, £24.00 | Maternity Sheer Sleeve Jumper, £38.00 | Maternity Strappy Cami Top, £18.00
Not sure where to start? Well let The Bump Wear Project help! We’re here talking all things maternity. If you’re feeling a little slummy rather than yummy (forgive the cliche please), read on because all it requires is that you listen to your inner fashionista.
If you’re not already hearing her loud and clear, stick to our golden rules …
- Don’t forget your personal style: If you wouldn’t wear it when you weren’t pregnant DON’T buy it now. Stay true to yourself. Find clothes in the style you love but cut to fit your new body shape.
- Don’t buy all your maternity clothes too early: The shape you are at 12 weeks won’t be the shape you are at 20 weeks and certainly not the shape you will be at 38 weeks. You won’t know where the weight will go until later in your pregnancy. Hold fire.
- Rock the Bump look not the Frump look: Tent dresses and tops will not help! Buy fitted – or know when loose works. Show you’re pregnant not frumpy. Whatever your size, get clothes that fit properly.
- Start from the Inside Out: This means drink lots of water and eat lots of fresh fruit and veg. I’m not going to lecture you about it. You know you are what you eat and so will your baby be. If that’s not a good enough reason…
- Pamper Yourself: Spend some ‘me time’. Exfoliate, moisturise, do your hair and nails. The better you feel the better you’ll look.
- Underwear is key: Ladies – bulging boobs and love handles are not a good look. Get underwear that fits properly. It doesn’t need to be expensive. It just needs to fit. You may love your new found breasts, but wearing them up by your chin is grim.
- Accessories make or break an outfit : Any outfit can be jazzed up and made to be you with some super accessories. If you cant find anything you like, buy basics and use accessories – broaches, bangles, necklaces, bags, scarves – to show your sense of style. But remember, sometimes less is most definitely more.
- Remember Style over Fashion: As the almighty Yves Saint Laurent once said: Fashions fade, style is eternal – we have nothing to add.
I am loving this ASOS Maternity dress (£40) by ASOS Maternity, the dipped hem and loose fit make it perfect for all stages of pregnancy. The crew neckline is really unassuming and will take focus away from your boobs and on to your legs. Dress up with a statement necklace and you’ve a great dress for this festive season.
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I am loving this 100% natural leather Vertbaudet maternity belt. Gorgeous. It’s to be tied on the side after two turns around the waist. It costs £39.99 but use code 4732 at checkout and you will get £15 off and free P&P. That code can be used on any other non-sale items too!
I have recently been lounging in some fabulous clothing and the latest to help me feel comfortable in pregnancy is the Queen Bee Cami & Lounge pant from Belabumbum. Very, very comfy – not surprising since the bottoms are 100% pima cotton jersey and they have a flat elastic waist band which equates to no digging in and no over hang! Hoorah. The cami has pull up nursing access too, so very functional when it comes to feeding.
The print is cute. As the name suggests, Queen Bee, it’s bees and crowns, but tastefully done. I like the print a lot. Well done Belabumbum!
The only negative of these, and that’s purely down to personal taste, is the lace trim. I am personally not a fan but my pal who popped round when I was still in these at 11am – I know, the shame – begged to differ. She thought it was fab.
The ribbon round the belly area is a great touch, its a deep rich wine colour, and it also came with a little matching outfit for baba which is cute and something else my pal LOVED! The quality of the outfit is second to none, it’s beautifully finished with a simple bee print and made of 100% pima cotton jersey.
So if you’re looking for some lovely lounge and sleep wear head over to Belabumbum, and check out their gift sets too.
When my pal popped round last week and happened to have with her some bits she’d snapped up and town, I demanded a show and tell. In that little lot, she had this Black Elephant Print Dip Hem Oversized T-Shirt which I quickly threw over my vest to see how it held up against my bump. And held up well it did, so the very next day I popped in to New Look and grabbed myself one. Pregnant or not, love it.
It’s a absolute bargain at £12.99 – it’s 95% cotton, 5% elastane. I wore it on with some ASOS Maternity Elgin Black Skinny Jeans, my old faithful Topshop wedge trainers (yes I know, I need to get some new ones!) and was off out for a pub dinner with some pals.
Now to find some new wedge trainers …