Wednesday 30 January 2013

Staying stylish in pregnancy

It's damn hard work, staying stylish in pregnancy.  For one thing, you are often tired and body confidence isn't exactly at it's peak.  Secondly, maternity clothing doesn't tend to be very varied.  Thirdly, often being in anything other than a loose dress or leggings can be uncomfortable.

I have some beautiful maternity clothing, but some of it is too special to be worn day to day (a couple of dresses for example) and some of it looks fantastic but feels uncomfortable when on (maternity jeans seem to fit into this catagory).  Day to day, from a  point of practicality and comfort I end up in layers of maternity tights/leggings and a long top or skirt and top.  It's not very exciting and I am getting a little bored!! It doesn't make for very exciting style blogging either!

Any maternity clothing companies out there reading? HELP ME!!!! I would LOVE to find "the perfect" pair of maternity skinny jeans.  I've got loads of pairs but all of them fall down throughout the day and pulling up jeans all day just drives me mad.

This is literally what I'm wearing right now, these photos taken when I got back from taking Ethan to preschool:

Jacket - Joules (non maternity - thankfully still fits over bump!)
Bag - Marc Jacobs
Beret - H&M
Purple top - Topshop maternity from 2009
Skirt - H&M non maternity, a few sizes bigger than normal
Tights - H&M Mama
Socks - H&M
Boots - Wrangler

It's a darn good thing I can still fit my rain coat over my bump.  It's my "practical" rain coat... My beautiful patterend Boden rain jacket doesn't do up over my bump.  I miss it!!!! This one is quite warm as well as being waterproof and it's very very handy seeing as it's been super rainy over the last few days.  That's the other thing that doesn't help bump-wear.  The weather.  It's cold and it's wet so I have to wedge myself into soooo many layers.  If it were warm I'd be swanning about in a maxi dress and birkenstocks.  Now that would be comfy!  Roll on spring...

I popped into Asda this morning and spotted this cute little top for £2 so got that for baby two... Well, it was only £2!

Baby top - Asda
Jewellery - All from Stella & Dot which you can buy via me!

Before I sign off, I just want to mention my linky Trendy Tuesday.  If you've not heard about it before and you're a style blogger with trendy children then this is the linky for you!  It's held here on my blog every Tuesday and all you have to do is link up a blog post showcasing your trendy children.  Simple!

I'm linking up today with Transatlantic Blonde & The Pleated Poppy.


  1. you look so cute! i love your beanie and glasses.

    two little boys? that's what i've got, and i love it!

    visiting from wiww.

    delirious rhapsody

  2. Looking lovely - what a cute bump…you're making me feel broody! Look after yourself, Avril xx

  3. Pregnancy jeans are the worst! You are always hiking them up all day!!

  4. It is so hard to stay stylish in pregnancy! It's hard to be stylish anytime you don't feel yourself, and when there is this big bump growing on the front of you (and my bum did it's darnedest to keep up with the belly), it is hard to feel like doing much of anything. But you have hit the style nail on the head again here, Alex. I love the form-fitting top and darling belt. Good job, Mama!!! ~Sarah

  5. I love pregnancy fashion, it's because this is the time when mums are only required to be creative and not sexy. It's all about mixing and matching basic tops and dresses with really fashionable accessories, blazers, knitted cardigans, etc. I usually buy my basics in because they are comfy, stylish, and affordable; then I buy tons of accessories to my choo dresses look different every time I wear them (it means I don't need to buy tons of clothes)!


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