Friday, 12 April 2013

Get the look: Sheer maternity top spotted on pregnant Halle Berry and Kim Kardashian

The sheer maternity top has made an appearance on the pregnant celebrity circuit this week.

Newly pregnant Halle Berry channelled this trend showing off her baby bump and bra in a sheer top, which she teamed up with a pair of leather trousers and heels, showing all mums-to-be that maternity fashion doesn't have to be safe.

Kim Kardashian also showed that she can make some great maternity fashion choices when she was spotted sporting a sheer top during a trip to the gym.

Get the celebrity look with this cute sheer maternity blouse from Asda, which is a snip at £12. If you can't face the leather look trousers then team up with a pair of black skinnies for a sophisticated look.

Opting for a simple black vest top underneath will also ensure you stay bang on celebrity maternity trend without flashing your bra.

Friday fantasy fashion item: Maternity dressing gown from Melba London

Fridays are always the day when we can relax a little bit and have a sneaky peak at the latest fashions from our work desks...shhh don't tell our boss.

And it's usually the time we spot a maternity fashion item that we want and lust after.  We don't want to be selfish and keep these finds to ourselves so every week we'll be sharing our fab finds.

Today during our morning surf we spotted this gorge maternity dressing gown from Melba London, which screams luxury, while also remaining reasonably priced at £25.

We think it's perfect for those days lounging at home before baby is born as well as keeping you warm in hospital after baby's arrival.

And if maternity dressing gowns are good enough for Fearne Cotton then they are more than good enough for us.

We dare you to take a quick peak.

How to choose a nursing bra and our picks of the best glam and luxury ones on the market

Picking a nursing bra can be a mindfield.

As your bump grows so will your breasts, which is great news for your cleavage, but not so good if you're a first time mum confused about how to get the best ursing bra fit.

And once baby arrives and your milk comes in it's more than likely you'll see more growth.

It's therefore advisable to wait until the last few weeks of your pregnancy before you decided to buy a nursing bra.

When it's time, it's essential to visit a store that offers professional measuring, as well as opt for a bra that is simple to unfasten and open and close easily for when baby needs a feed.

Cups should open wide enough to give your little one space to feed, while also providing enough room for you to be comfortable when they are closed to prevent squashing and potential blocking of your milk ducts.

Opting for a nursing bra with hook and eye fastenings as well as wide shoulder straps will also ensure added ease and comfort.

And then there comes the style. Thankfully nursing bras have come a great way from the dull and boring designs that may have looked more fitting on your nan, with a range of companies offering sexy and glam designs that won't look out of place in your luxury lingerie drawers.

If the pennies will allow, we advise buying at least two or three of these, or compromise and opt for one alongside two more simple designs that will suit a tighter budget.

We've tracked down some of the best sexy nursing bras on the market.

See the gallery below for our faves.

Chic nursing bra, £37.94, Hotmilk

Elle Macpherson Intimates Maternity Cloud Swing Lace Nursing Bra
£40, Asos

Panache Sophie Nursing Bra, £29, Figleaves

Freya dark pink 'Rosie' nursing bra, Debenhams, £34

Tutti frutti spot nursing bra, £35 Amoralia

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Get the look: Pregnant Black Eyed Peas' Fergie's aztec print maternity style

Fergie hasn't hidden away her baby bump, sporting a range of cool outfits to flatter her new curves.

The Black Eyed Peas singer was recently quoted as saying her pregnancy style wasn't just about maternity clothes, claiming that she often opted for funky ranges, which reflected her usual "rock 'n' roll style".

And she demonstrated this perfectly last week when she showed off her bump in an Aztec print kaftan on Ipanema Beach in Brazil. 

We've decided to take a leaf out of Fergie's non maternity book and spotted this gorge Aztec print maxi, £15, from Boohoo, which channels the stars look perfectly as well as being a great option to show off your bump.

Wear over a bikini on that summer holiday or simply keep it for those  hot UK summer days.

Top five simple summer maternity vest tops for under £10

A simple maternity vest top is a must-have for any pregnant gals wardrobe.

Usually made of ribbed or stretchy fabrics, which grow with your bump, these little gems are great for teaming up with just about anything from maternity skinny jeans for a day out or maternity yoga pants for a light workout.

And they are also great for after the birth when you're working to get that pre-pregnancy figure back.

We also know from experience that many of the maternity vests on the highstreet wash and wear well meaning they can be stuck in the machine time and time again.

Below are our top five for under £10.Pick one or push the boat out and buy a few of these staple must-haves.

MAMA Top £6.99, H&M

ASOS Maternity Exclusive Vest In Soft Touch Fabric, £8

Maternity Basic Vest, £6, Topshop

Maternity Laundered Vest Top, £6, Matalan

Ribbed maternity vest, £6 Next

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Kate Middleton to show off maternity style for later stages of pregnancy at Cruise ship launch in June

Followers of Kate Middleton's maternity style will get another fashion fix, as well as ideas on how to dress their baby bump in the later stages of pregnancy.

According to sources, the Duchess set to christen a cruise liner in Southampton  just one month before her rumoured due date.

The pregnant royal has apparently agreed to become the "Godmother" of the Princess Cruises' new liner, aptly named the Royal Princess, on June 13. 

She will make the most of her new role taking a tour of the new ship, which has an impressive 27 bars and restaurants as well as an entertainment area that seats 280 people.

Impressive as the ship may sound we just can't wait to see what maternity clothes Kate chooses to show off her bump.

Bargain maternity fashion item of the day: George at Asda maternity cropped trousers

In our last post we gave you our picks of the best maternity shorts.

However, we know that these aren't for every bump, with many of us preferring to cover up a little bit. And lets face it, defuzzing those pins at the later stage of pregnancy isn't an easy task.

Stay cool and bag yourself a bargain with these cute cropped trousers from George at Asda, which at £12 are a great alternative to shorts and will also ensure you stay cool.

Dress them up with a pair of wedges or go for flat sandals for an everyday look.

Top five summer maternity shorts

The summer is finally making an appearance and we can't wait to show off our pins, which have been hiding under those jeans for far too long.

And just because you're pregnant it doesn't mean you have to stay wrapped up with a great range of maternity shorts on the highstreet.

Designed specially to stretch over your bump, these traditional pieces are great teamed up with vest tops for a day out or a blouse for dinner.

Pick a classic pair of denim shorts, go for linen which is guaranteed to keep you cool, or dress up and opt for a pair of smarter shorts for a chic office outfit.

Below are some of our faves.

Asymmetric Fly Maternity Shorts, now:£25, Keungzai

Black Cotton Poplin Shorts
£25, Seraphine

VERTBAUDET Maternity Short, £25

ASOS Maternity Exclusive Denim Short in Distressed Finish,  £22.

Navy Twill Maternity Shorts,  £26, Jojo Maman Bebe

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Top five breastfeeding dresses from the budget to the luxury

Breastfeeding fashion is a topic we could talk about until the cows come home.

We absolutely heart how much the industry has moved on from simple vest tops to gorgeous, luxury, stylish tops and dresses, which let you subtly nurse your baby while staying glam.

A few weeks back we enlisted the help of Emma Downie, owner and director of gorge breastfeeding and maternity fashion brand Milk & Mummy, and gave you some essential breastfeeding tips with our pick of breastfeeding tops.

However, with the weather getting warmer and events such as weddings becoming more popular we decided it was time to scour the virtual highstreet to find you the best breastfeeding dresses for that day in the park or summer wedding.

Below are our top five from the budget to the luxury.

Bea - Istanbul print breastfeeding dress, £95 Milk and Mummy

Kate Breasfeeding dress, £150 Peaks of London

When we first started out we told you all about how the Bibee dress worked. Now the brand is developing its designs and we heart this new maxi dress £175, which and comes with a plain round-neck black Bibee. It is worn here with a Limited Edition Butterfly Print V-Neck Bibee £50

Bretton stripe breastfeeding dress, Jojo Maman Bebe, £29

Black Nursing Dress, £38, Mamas and Papas

Monday, 8 April 2013

Maternity beauty review: Cussons Mum and Me Relax & Unwind Sleep Mist.

We know how important it is to have some pampering time when you're pregnant and just after the birth, but when you've got a little person to think about your financial priorities sit elsewhere.

If you're a mum or a mum-to-be the Cusson's Mum and Me adverts will have probably tugged on a heart string at some point, and because the range is so reasonably priced it will probably have the same effect on your purse strings too.

For those of you not so`familiar with the brand, the products range from maternity to when the baby is here as well as offering a paediatrician-approved collection for your little ones.

A while back we were lucky enough to be sent the Mum & Me Bump Gift bag, which contains four products from the Bump range including the Smooth & Glow Pregnancy Shampoo, Soothe and Nourish Body Lotion, Relax and Unwind Bath Soak and the Relax & Unwind Sleep Mist.

And today it's the latter we want to focus on.

Unlike many sleep aids on the market, which are no-goes when you're carrying that precious bundle, the Relax & Unwind Sleep Mist aims to help those of us who suffer from the dreaded pregnancy insomnia relax and travel to the land of nod safely and naturally.  

It uses a mix of Camomile and Lavender, which is sprayed onto your pillow just before you climb into bed.

The mist is light meaning your pillow doesn't stay wet for long and the scent is subtle, which is great for sensitive pregnant noses, as well as ensuring bedrooms aren't engulfed in the smell.

And we're pleased to report we saw results. For the three nights we used the spray we were out for the count and managed a good eight hours, compared to night's before where we'd been counting sheep and praying for sleep.

We think it's worth every penny of its £4.99 price tag.

Halle Berry announces she's pregnant. We can't wait to see her maternity style

Halle Berry has joined the likes of Kate Middleton and Jessica Simpson, announcing she too is pregnant.

The 46 year old Hollywood starlet confirmed on Friday that she is expecting a child with fiancé Olivier Martinez confirming what many had already been speculating after she was spotted trying to cover up a not so subtle bump a few weeks ago.

Halle's publicist made the announcement on Friday and it is thought the star is around three months pregnant.

We can't wait to see her maternity style.

Kim Kardashian shows off bare belly bump picture on Instagram before posing in a black catsuit

Kim Kardashian Instagram
Kim Kardashian has taken to her Instagram page to show fans that her pregnancy is 100 percent real.

The reality star posted a bare belly bump picture on the social network site after a report by The National Enquirer suggested her pregnancy was a scam and a way to keep her in the press.

It said it had come to the conclusion as a result of Kim's ever changing baby bump as well as claiming she had been spotted drinking. 

However, Kim hit back with the pic, as well as posting another shot of herself and her sister Kylie Jenner, where she showed off her bump in a black catsuit