Friday, 29 March 2013

Easter Sunday maternity party outfit ideas: The floral dress

With the Easter Holidays starting today, many of us are getting ready to spend Sunday with our friends and families.

However, with an ever increasing bump to style, that family get together could prove to be a nightmare.

We know it may not be spring weather just yet, but we thought we'd put together that special outfit, which will channel the season as well as keep you looking stylish at that Easter event.

Just take a floral frock, which is perfect giving a nod to Easter and accessorise, accessories.

We've done the hard work so all you have to do is take a look at the gallery below and click on the links to buy.

Take a summer maternity floral dress like this one, £22, Asos

Add a red cardigan, which will pick out the colours of the dress as well keeping you warm. We heart this one from House of Fraser, £20

Accessorise with these cute bangles, £12.50, Dorothy Perkins

For a day of standing around, or a Spring Easter walk then these cute red pumps , £6, Matalan, are perfect

If you want to go for heels then opt for a pair of wedges, which will balance the height out. We love these from Simply Be, which come in wider sizes to cater for expanding pregnant feet. £35

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Top five maternity fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2013 trends: Monochrome, lace, stripes and more.

The snow may be making us want to wrap up in our maternity coats and jumpers, but the shops are telling us something different boasting a gorge range of spring/summer 2013 fashions.

And just because you're pregnant you don't have to miss out with a fantastic range of maternity spring clothes available.

Today we've picked out our top spring/summer 2013 trends that we feel are a must have for any maternity wardrobe.

See the gallery below and get those credit cards ready.

Monochrome made a huge style stance on this season's catwalks, showing that sometimes things really do look better in black and white. 60s inspired skirt, £18,  from Asos

The summer 2013 catwalks were gleaming with printed trousers, with the likes of Peter Pilotto, Matthew Williamson, Moschino Cheap and Chic and House of Holland just a handful of designers showcasing this look. Cool change surf pant £139 Blossom Mother and Child

Stripes are hot fashion property with the likes of Marc Jacobs and Peter Som making these key looks. Follow the trend with this top, £12, Peacocks

Leather may be a risky option when you're pregnant but there's no denying this trend is huge this season. Show off this look with these leather panel leggings, £28, Topshop

Lace is set to filter into every summer wardrobe, whether its as a full-on dress or skirt. Take the trend to a smart level with this dress, Maternity Prom Dress with contrast lining £95, Rock-a-Bye Rosie

Monday, 25 March 2013

Maternity fashion trend Spring/Summer 2013: Stripes. How to wear them and our picks of the top five tops and maxis

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2013
Stripes have been a key look for more than one season, finding their way into dresses, tops and most recently trousers.

This season they are set to be hot fashion property with the likes of Marc Jacobs and Peter Som making these key looks in their Spring/Summer 2013 collections.

And they are also a key part of a maternity wardrobe, with many pregnant fashionistas opting for this style to highlight and really show off their bump.

However, this trend isn't without its controversy with many yummy-mummies-to-be worrying that stripes will make them look bigger than they actually are.

By following a few simple tips this however doesn't have to be the case.

If you want to show off that bump in a stripe top then opt for a slightly longer than average tee or go for a tunic, which will elongate your torso and make your bump stand out. Team with dark leggings or black or indigo maternity jeans to really make the stripes your focus.

If you want to be a bit bolder then there is an abundance of cute striped maxi frocks on the market, which work perfectly for those who are "all bump", really helping you to show off your new figure. Go for a maternity option or pick a frock from the highstreet.

Buying a size bigger will ensure there's space for your bump to grow, while teaming with a skinny belt post pregnancy means you can make the most from this dress after the baby arrives.

If you're still not sure about stripes but want to join in on the trend, then dressing them down is a good option here. Team up with a plain cardi or blazer, which will tone the look down while still ensuring you remain stylishly stripey.

See the gallery below for some of our top highstreet stripe picks to suit any bump.

Blooming Marvellous Stripe Maternity Dress, £22, Mothercare

MAMA Top £6.99 H&M

Bargain Find! Stripe Everyday Maternity Dress £24.75 reduced from £99, Isabella Oliver

Maternity stripe rib vest, Next £6

ASOS Maternity Exclusive Maxi Dress In Stripe