It may be cold outside but don’t let the breezy chimes deter you from planning your spring/ summer wardrobe!
The high street stores have started their springtime drop and what’s even better is that maternity fashion labels have stepped up a notch too.
Yes, your growing bump can now look summertime gorgeous (and on-trend) with labels such as Blooming Marvellous, ASOS, Babes With Babies and Mothercare upping their designer credentials and knocking out some fabulous pieces that look like they’ve come straight from the catwalk!
Take a look through next season’s hottest trends and spruce up your wardrobe with these fancy delights!
Ice cream shades, floaty fabrics and putty tones – the new breed of prettiness from the catwalk – comes to your bump!
These lip smacking gems will breathe a sense of romance into your wardrobe, as well as some sugar-coated glamour.
Seen at Christopher Kane, Valentino and Burberry Prorsum to name a few, combine these pastel hues with frills and ruffles galore – it’s all about embracing your inner girliness and enjoying a breath of fresh air for the summer ahead.
Take a look at these sugary shaded examples from ASOS.
Embellished silk dress, £40, Mama.licious at ASOS.
Georgette ruffle top, £28, ASOS Maternity.
Knots and Drapes
Draped and fabulous shapes reigned the catwalks, with Burberry’s swathing dresses, flouncy tulle at Fendi, plus Gianfranco Ferre’s knots and Marchesa’s fanned pleats.
Give your everyday wear a clever twist and wear it subtly draped, like this gem from Topshop maternity.
Drape front tunic, £45, Topshop Maternity.
Swing to a tribal beat with a big-print maxi dress, also seen at Etro and Diane Von Furstenberg. Drop the hemlines and opt for a figure friendly, bump skimming maxi dress and sweep the floor with the rest.
Hanker for batik adornments, plumage detailing and paisley patterns. This statement dress from JoJo Maman Bebe is the perfect anecdote for mums-to-be wanting to look super stylish.
Pile on the accessories and fringing decorative extras are a must when giving this look a S/S 2010 update.
Maxi dress, £39, JoJo Maman Bebe (left).
Military marches through the catwalk every season but 2010’s version of the combat gear has a feminine edge to keep you firmly on the fashion frontline – bump and all!
Give green a go and experiment with a chic all-in-one, as seen at Chloe and Jean Paul Gaultier.
Khaki is a surprising contender on the trend palette but is flattering to all skin tones. Practical yet polished, purchase this clean cut jumpsuit from Mothercare’s M2B range and you’ve got yourself a versatile gem for your maternity wardrobe.
Khaki jumpsuit, £30, Mothercare (left). (Available in store in February).
Notice me Prints
Dress your bump in vivid florals, splashy geometrics and pixilated petals this season. Peter Pilotto and Rochas dabbled in the eye popping prints, so why can’t you!
Start off with this fluoro-floral number from Blooming Marvellous. Let the dress do the talking, keep accessories to a minimum and give yourself a perfectly packaged energy shot.
Floral silk dress, £40, Blooming Marvellous (far left).
Super shorts bombarded the catwalks in many different guises, from teeny tiny at Chloe, luxe leather at Hermes to cycling shorts at DKNY. These versatile yet super stylish city shorts are vital wear to get you (and your bump) through the summer, giving you an edgier approach to dressing.
Make your legs the talking point and invest in a pair of casual cuffed shorts. If you’re not brave enough to flash the flesh, these wonders from Babes With Babes London, have an adjustable roll down/ roll up hemline to suit every style.
Roll up shorts, £49, Babes With Babies London (far left). Available from March.
Dabble in the sports luxe sans the sport with this fresh and versatile look which dominated Stella McCartney’s and Preen’s runway shows. Think flattering lycra, luxe tracksuits and chic jersey dresses with sexy (and sophisticated) racer back detailing.
Step up Isabella Oliver with its striking figure hugging dress which hugs your baby bump curves but keeps you looking polished yet athletic – how can they work together you ask? Try it out and see for yourself!
Ruched tank dress, £84, Isabella Oliver.
Digging the Trench
The classic beige trench coat got a multi-style makeover on the catwalk ranging from cropped at Dries Van Noten, draped, floor sweeping to leather belted at Burberry Prorsum.
It’s the perfect lightweight, easy wearing jacket and a faithful statement piece. Give yours a personal (and colour popping) twist with this hot pink version from Marks & Spencer maternity range. Belt it, wrap it, work it.
Pink double breasted trench, £49.50, Marks & Spencer.