As the weather cools down I am finding it more difficult to squish the bump into many of my clothes. I’m looking for some staples that will see me through the autumn & winter and that will accommodate the growing bump (and other bits). ASOS has some great maternity fashion especially for the essential tees and camis. But for the bigger ticket items I’d much prefer to buy non maternity clothes that I can hopefully pull out of the closet in a years time and still fit into.
There is plenty of great options amongst the current Witchery collection. I love that most of the tops and jackets are hemmed nice and long, which is perfect for the pregnant folk, especially if you are like me and using belly belt extenders on your favourite skinny jeans and you want to avoid the open fly look. A few of my witchery faves:
Sportsgirl have an excellent collection of reasonably priced knitwear, again with nice long lines to cover your bump and your bum. Layer a cami with a light knit for autumn and add some comfy tights with flat boots or if your back can cope try some sneaker wedges, ah la Jessica Alba (i adore her street style).
I used to be a believer that “Tights are not pants” now i say, “Unless you’re pregnant”! I cannot stop wearing my Lorna Jane sports tights, they are so comfortable and they don’t pill.
These boots are a mega splurge but really complete the look and leather is totally worth it. When you buy leather they should last yew a few seasons at least, just don’t forget to waterproof them. There are heaps of cheaper options out there, I would advise checking out the material in store to avoid the cheap and nasty vinyls.
Always keep your eyes peeled, I love bargain shopping and often pick up sweaters in cheap chain stores, like TEMT, Chic a Booti, Valley Girl, Dotti and the like. Add a scarf, statement necklace or an uber cool felt hat and you will be looking chic, pregnant or not!