The Style Edit: Dressing the Bump!

April 29, 2016

The Style Edit: Dressing the Bump!

Discovering we were expecting our first baby was an exciting and special time for my husband and I. And now that I’m past the six-month mark and our baby is growing by the day, dressing the bump is becoming more of a challenge. For a brief moment I thought my fashion-loving days were coming to an end. Then I realised that maternity style is a real thing and becoming a mum doesn’t mean I have to let go of the things I enjoy – including style.

BAE the label

Here are a few of my tips to keep you stylish when expecting:

Fitted tops and dresses

Gone are the days when pregnant women are expected to wear dresses that resemble tents! Embrace your bump and find dresses and tops that actually fit you. Ruched dresses and tops are a great idea for dressing the bump. Patterns or solid colours will both create a slimming effect – winner!

Invest in essentials

People often complain about the price of maternity wear – it can seem like a waste of money to invest in pieces that you can only wear for a short period of time. It’s about quality, not quantity. I recommend spending a little extra on some basic maternity dresses and tops that will look great – and make you feel great too. Plus you can mix and match with jeans and accessories and scarves to create different looks.

Build a strong foundation

Pregnant or not – it is important to buy good underwear. Maternity lingerie is a great starting point for looking and feeling your best. With poor-fitting bras, your tops and dresses aren’t going to look as good as they could. Plus you will be uncomfortable … or should I say even more uncomfortable!

 

wardrobe update

French Connection Lightweight Knit Tassel Scarf, RRP 49.95. Available from Myer, Sunshine Plaza
French Connection Lightweight Knit Tassel Scarf, RRP 49.95. Available
from Myer, Sunshine Plaza
colette by colette hayman, Gabriella Bucket Bag, RRP $44.99
colette by colette hayman, Gabriella Bucket Bag, RRP $44.99
New York Classic Soho watch in grey with interchangeable band, RRP $199.

 

brands we love!

Let me introduce you to BAE the label – a beautiful range of timeless maternity essentials. BAE the label was created by two friends with over 20 years combined experience in the fashion industry who wanted to create a versatile wardrobe for the expectant mumma. Style meets comfort with this brand, the quality pieces are designed to evolve with you and your growing babe. It’s a must for the mum-to-be. Discover the range at www.bae-the-label.myshopify.com

 

Jess Dempsey, founder of fashion blog, What Would Karl Do?
Jess Dempsey, founder of fashion blog, What Would Karl Do?

up close & personal

It’s all about killer-mum style this month on The Style Edit. I catch up with Jess Dempsey, founder of fashion blog, What Would Karl Do? (whatwouldkarldo.com) to talk maternity style and to find out how she juggles being a full time mum with being a full time style icon. Her wardrobe is sure to make you green with envy!

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