We always knew Ms Foster Blake was a stylish superwoman, but now she’s done every pregnant woman a solid with her definitive list of maternity clothes to ‘thrash’.
First things first: Overalls
Zoë took to Instagram with a photo of her growing belly encased in a very nice set of denim overalls.
The beauty entrepreneur and mother to two-year-old Sonny, raved about the newly-discovered delights of dungarees, saying: “I didn’t wear overalls last pregnancy and I feel like such a friggen dunce. They’re the best! I live in them! Waistbands can suck a doz!”
This has us all nodding our heads. Comfy, roomy, flattering: why haven’t we been onto this overall thing sooner? Even pregnant Hannah was wearing them in this season of Girls.
(In case you’re wondering, Zoë’s overalls are Hatch x Current Elliot).
I didn’t wear overalls last pregnancy and I feel like such a friggen dunce. They’re the best! I live in them! Waistbands can suck a doz! Because A) I always want recommendations and therefore assume everyone else does, and B) maternity attire, generally speaking, sucks, here’s some other preggo clothing I thrash: 🤰🏻Active Truth tights – over the bump, with thick, flattering fabric. Bought in first tri and they're growing happily with me. Nice maternity active wear is impossible to find: why? Come on Lulu/Nike et al – preggos exercise too 🤰🏻Bendon crop top – the classic not-super-flattering-but-very-comfy-crop top (I tried the CK one to be cool but it cut in and pissed me off) and Bonds maternity bras 🤰🏻Bras N Things Lucile Bralette because the last thing these tatas need is padding. And all wire-free bras are padded. Why? Bought one in each colour 🤰🏻Seed denim (the elastic waist ones but in a size up, they're a good ankle-skimming length and skinny shape, and also the drop crotch soft denim ones) and also Ripe Maternity denim, the black skinny leg ones 🤰🏻Overalls – mine are Hatch x Current Elliot, which I bought online with some other Hatch stuff that I’m yet to wear, in honesty 🤰🏻ASOS maternity and ZARA for basic tees and little cheapie fun smock dresses 🤰🏻Bassike tees and soft cotton pants 🤰🏻Kookai for stretchy tight dresses – cotton for summersies; wool for wintersies – great as a skirt over tights, or with heels HA HA AS IF, on toast etc etc 🤰🏻 Horrible dressing gown from the fiery depths of hell ✋️Bah! That'll do. Worth noting only a couple of these are dedicated maternity items. Hey, maternity fashion, be better! (You too, wedding shoes. You were AWFUL.)
But wait … there’s more
Explaining that “maternity attire, generally speaking, sucks”, Zoë continued her post with a full rundown of the “preggo clothing” she’s loving right now. Her must-haves are pretty much spot on, even for the non-pregnant women out there. Her list includes:
Active Truth Tights: Because “preggos exercise too” and these little gems have a thick, flattering fabric that goes right over the bump.
Crop tops and bras: Specifically, the Bendon crop top, Bonds maternity bras, and Bras N Things Lucile Bralette. No padding – lots of support. Yaaas!
Seed denim: Look for the elastic waist ones and the drop crotch soft denim ones. Zoë also recommends Ripe Maternity black skinny jeans.
ASOS maternity and ZARA: For basic tees and “little cheapie fun smock dresses.”
Bassike: Tees and soft cotton pants? Check.
Kookai: “For stretchy tight dresses – cotton for summersies; wool for wintersies.”
Horrible dressing gown from the fiery depths of hell: Enough said.
Hey maternity fashion, be better!
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Zoë.
Only a few of the items on the above list are actual bonafide maternity items. So yes, we can absolutely rock a beautiful fashion-forward look when we’re pregnant. But maybe it is also time for maternity wear to step it up a bit. Either way, this lady is an inspiration in preggo dressing.