At the beginning of my pregnancy for some reason I was convinced that I wouldn't really be needing maternity clothes. I thought that going a few sizes up or wearing the baggier clothes I already own would suffice. The wake up call came in the form of an old white silk dress I was planning to wear to a party in the beginning of summer. It has a halter neck and an empire waist with a loose flowing skirt, so there was seemingly no reason for it not to fit. And yet it didn't. I was only 4 months pregnant at the time.
Now, at 7 months, I actually immensely appreciate the comfort of wide elastic waist bands, soft stretchy fabrics and the extra room for my belly. Not to mention that maternity clothes are so much more flattering than regular ones at this stage. I thought I'd share with you a few really cool brands that can help all future moms look and feel beautiful.
With its minimal designs and superb quality, BAE offers sophisticated and versatile maternity outfit solutions. Their clothes come in calm blacks, whites and greys, which makes mixing and matching them super easy - which is definitely what you need in your life while juggling work, family, social life and a huge belly. Visit their shop HERE.
These ultra feminine dresses by Mommylicious Maternity are perfect for warm fall days or a baby moon in an exotic tropical country. The soft flowy fabrics will accentuate your new curves in just the right places and the hypnotic floral prints in a mix of earth tones and bright pops of fluorescent colors make these dresses so much fun to wear and appropriate for most occasions.
Buying expensive maternity outfits might be out of the question for many future moms, considering the limited time period one is actually able to wear them. Thankfully, Bella Gravida has a solution: a maternity wardrobe for rent! You can wear some of the best maternity designer clothes for an affordable monthly fee and return them, when you no longer need them.
At Mama Nova you can find a huge selection of clothes that will fit your growing belly - they have everything from outerwear to pyjamas, from dresses to blouses to underwear. This store is great for younger moms, as it offers a wide variety of styles and lots of fun pieces for both casual and busy days. I really like the belted styles above - anything that creates some sort of silhouette is welcome!
Ok, this one is not a clothing brand, but it's absolutely genius. They make pre-packed hospital bags and beauty kits for all the busy, lazy and/or clueless future moms out there. I admittedly belong to all three of these categories (well, at least the last two, if I'm being completely honest), so I find these incredibly useful. I already have so many things to think about, crossing the hospital bag-problem off my list would be a huge relief and time-saver.