There’s no need for style to take a back seat when you’re dressing a baby bump, but more than anything – comfort is key. The easy way to stretch your dollar further is to pad out your maternity wardrobe with five key pieces like these, that will take you beyond the bump and into motherhood. The added bonus is they’re all on-trend and supremely comfy.
There’s no need to be overwhelmed when it comes to fitting out your wardrobe with the right pieces to get you through your pregnancy journey. Invest wisely and you can make your existing favourites work with a few pivotal pieces from maternity-wear royalty Queen Bee, to have you feeling and looking fabulous for the nine months – and beyond.
1. A great pair of skinny jeans
I used to loathe skinny jeans, mainly because of my pear shape. I thought they couldn’t possibly look good on a curvier girl – but they’re actually the master of illusion. They help to create a long line, and teamed with a loose fitting top, can be dressed up or down with flats or heels. Of course, most of us end up in the curvy camp anyway when we’re pregnant, so it’s good to know we can still wear our favourite, go-to jeans when we’re expecting.
I’m partial to the Seraphine Ripped Maternity Skinny Jeans ($134.95), because you can still look like one of the cool kids, with your fashionably distressed pins. They look just like a regular pair of jeans, with a zip and button fly, but the over-bump jersey waistband is the artful edition that makes them the ultimate pregnancy jeans. And these will still be comfy well into motherhood – because as we all know, our bellies tend to take their own sweet time going back to pre-pregnancy shape.
2. A double-duty top
I love a piece of clothing that has versatility sewn into every stitch – and a great fitted top does just that. For just under $80, the Floressa Halter Neck Nursing Top will become the cornerstone of your maternity wardrobe. It’s the perfect pregnancy top for work, with that extra detail to give it a lift, but it also looks just as fabulous with a pair of jeans. And the best part is that it’s also a nursing top – so you’ll get plenty more wear out of it once bub comes along.
3. Comfy pants
Whether you’re a leggings devotee or prefer something a little less fitted, a pair of comfortable pants is a maternity wardrobe must. Even if you’re not the yoga type, the Trimester Jacoba Straight Leg Yoga Pants ($79.95) are brilliant – you’ll pretty much just want to slip them on every day. Super soft and flattering, you won’t be throwing these in the back of the wardrobe once you’ve given birth. They may well become your favourite pants.
4. A functional and fab dress
This brilliant little number is the ultimate dress-it-up or dress-it-down piece! The Floressa Nursing Tank Dress is less than $100, and will get you through so many of your pregnancy days, and quite a few breastfeeding days after the arrival of your bub. A combination of cool cotton and spandex means there’s plenty of give, but the dress will bounce back to a beautiful shape once you have your baby in your arms. And this one will also get you through the cooler months, with the addition of boots and a jacket – it also makes a very stylish work outfit.
5. A good nightie for a good night!
It’s not exactly a fashion statement, but something super comfy to wear to bed is an absolute must! But this isn’t just any old daggy bedtime attire – the Floressa – Lara Blue Hospital Nursing Gown ($64.95) is a premium piece that will have you slumbering in soft cotton while your bump grows. This is also the perfect night gown to take to hospital for the birth of your bub – with its open front to allow for breastfeeding. And, of course, this means it’ll be in high rotation well into motherhood!
If you still need a few beautiful pieces to get you through your pregnancy, you can shop the Queen Bee collection from the comfort of your couch, with a cuppa in hand. Happy shopping!
(This is a sponsored post for Queen Bee)