Little Bud Maternity Wear: It can be difficult knowing how to style your blossoming baby bump, but never fear as Little Bud Maternity & ABEILLE are here! We've created a fashion formula, some Top Tips & a capsule wardrobe with the 10 key pieces that'll see you through your pregnancy. Top Tips: DON'T make the mistake of buying your normal clothes in larger sizes. This will just make you look big, bulky and frankly rather odd, with your hemline at the front riding up and the back sagging down. Maternity clothes have flourished in the last decade. Invest in a few key pieces that fit well, glide over your contours and bump and give you a flattering shape.
DO have 10 basic items of clothing in your perfect pregnancy wardrobe. The idea is to mix and match them and create a multitude of outfits for any occasion - day or night.
DO choose two different neutral shades for the core of your wardrobe. Fitted trousers, vests and dresses in black and dark grey are perfect for winter. Then add splashes of bright colour with jumpers and scarves to add sparkle to your outfit.
DON'T spend a fortune - remember you're only pregnant for nine months. Just select your 10 pieces carefully, then add some show-stopping accessories and you're all set to go.
So, what pieces should you have in this capsule wardrobe....
Trousers Michelle wears super comfy, yet still glam, Boob wide leg trousers. Here we’ve shown them worn 2 ways – either as a strapless playsuit for evening or holidays or with a black maternity vest for a more dressed down look. Palazo pants & playsuit
Vest Vests designed for maternity will enhance the contours of your body and are perfect for layering. Hormonal changes often mean you feel the heat more when you're pregnant so they're really useful when peeling off or adding more layers. Vest
Jeans A great pair of maternity jeans are well worth the investment – these are super stretchy which means they will last the whole way through your pregnancy and they’re great for those early postnatal days too. Little Bud has a selection that will suit everyone – skinny or bootleg, washed blue, dark denim or black, under-bump, mid-bump or over-bump. There’s something to suit every Mama! Jeans Super stretch Jeans
Poncho / Jumper Keeping warm when you’re pregnant and breastfeeding can sometimes be a struggle so choose from a lovely range of jumpers and ponchos that work perfectly whilst you’re pregnant and then when you’re feeding. In fact the ponchos are just a super-flattering and super easy-to-wear basic that will be a brilliant addition to any winter wardrobe! Here we’ve teamed them with the super stretch jeans and a great scarf which will not only keep you warm but help protect your modesty whilst you’re feeding. Jeans as before, Scarf as before. Poncho / Jumper
Dress A great maternity dress is a must-have. We recommend choosing one you can breastfeed in afterwards or that will flatter a post-baby bump so you get lots of wear out of it. Dresses
Accessories Good accessories are the way to stay feeling and looking glam when you’re pregnant and feeding. Choose ones that look amazing but are practical at the same time. We’ve shown Michelle wearing a Bola pregnancy chime necklace which can help with bonding with your unborn baby and will hopefully help to soothe it once its born – see Little Bud Maternity’s website for more information. We’ve also shown great Merino scarves – warm, colourful, nearly uncreasable and very practical as a cover up when you’re feeding. Bola Pregnancy chime necklace
Scarf Merino scarves – warm, colourful, nearly uncreasable and very practical as a cover up when you’re feeding. Scarf
Underwear Maternity tights and underwear are well worth the investments not only for comfort but correct fitting & support is essential to give you a tip-top shape. Underwear
Pyjamas Every new Mama needs a good pair of PJs! You’ll be spending some time in them!! Choose some that are warm and comfy. These are great whilst pregnant and beyond. Pyjamas
Many Thanks to...
Alan Wright for taking the gorgeous photographs : www.alanwrightphotography.co.uk
Nina for working with ABEILLE on our first editorial: www.littlebudmaternity.co.uk
Tomorrow we will be sharing the details about our exciting competition, so stay tuned! Michelle X