Hi C&C readers! I have been following Katie & Regan’s blog for the past five years and am happy to have my first guest post today. I started my blog, Making La Madre, back in September as I entered my third trimester to document my experience as a ‘hesitant madre’.
I post about maternity style & adjusting to motherhood with my four month old Mo.
Today I am here to share some of my favorite maternity style finds and hopefully introduce you to some new favorites.
THE HATCH COLLECTION BATEAU DRESS Have you heard of this brand? I love the concept. Well made & stylish clothes that you can wear before, during and after pregnancy. The cuts and draping make the clothes look great on all shapes and figures. I splurged on the Bateau dress early on in my pregnancy as I was looking for some retail therapy to help me usher in this new chapter of my life and I absolutely love the dress. I have already worn it post pregnancy and it still looks great.
TOPSHOP MATERNITY JEANS I did not splurge on any ‘designer denim’ for my pregnancy. I debated doing so but in the end it was not really worth it to me. Early on I bought some jeans from TOPSHOP’s maternity line and at the roughly $70 pricetag was very satisfied with them throughout my entire pregnancy. I also loved their denim cutoffs which I wore all summer.
MADEWELL TOPS & SWEATERS You likely already are a fan of Madewell and their tomboy style. I was not a big Madewell shopper prior to my pregnancy but after a walk into their shop at five months pregnant I was surprised to learn that so many of their silhouettes not only fit but also flattered a growing belly. A couple of my favorite items were: The Oversize Button Down Shirt & Anytime dress. Both fit all the way through my pregnancy and both have been items that I continue to wear now that the baby is out.
ASOS, ESPECIALLY THE DRESSES No surprise here, as this is a post on C&C, that ASOS would be mentioned! Katie & Regan were the ones to introduce me to the online shop and I have been a fan ever since! I ordered probably 30 different items throughout my pregnancy and was always pleased when they arrived within two days and I could try them on in the comfort of my own home & return the ones that didn’t work.
COS At about six months pregnant I took a work trip to Paris and had to visit the COS, the higher end sister store to H&M. Still affordable pieces but all designed with a more sleek aesthetic. I LOVE their stuff. Most of it is a line and again, much like Madewell, very flattering for a bump. I scooped up a black jersey dress & long wool cardigan. Very simple, well made & good looking basics.
Thanks for letting me share this with your readers! Happy to answer any maternity style questions and share more in the comments below!