pregnancy essentials for winter
I’m really grateful that I won’t have to endure late pregnancy during summer. But on the flipside, dressing a blossoming belly in winter can be a bit tricky.
Leggings just aren’t going to cut it so as soon as autumn hit I started looking for a few wardrobe staples that would see me through to the end of my pregnancy (and hopefully beyond). Ultimately I wanted to find a good pair of jeans, a floaty top that would be easy to breastfeed in, an essential long-sleeve tee that would work over singlets on particularly cold days and a throw-on-and-get-out-the-door jacket.
I’ve been lucky to work, once again, with the lovely team from Queen Bee Maternity who sent me a few of their most popular items. Here’s what I’ll be wearing on repeat for the next few months:
Mavi Super Skinny Jeans : I wore a pair of Mavi maternity jeans when I was pregnant with Poet and they were a staple in my wardrobe for a good year following her birth so I got an updated version of their skinny jeans (in a bigger size, ahem). This cut is incredibly flattering and comfortable. They are skinny enough to wear with ankle boots and the elasticised panels ensure they grow with your belly. If you’re after a pair of jeans that look good with flats and just as gorgeous with heels for a night out, don’t look any further! Also available in black.
Supermom Skinny Jeans in Mid Blue : these jeans are more casual than the Mavi’s but they’re also incredibly comfortable. I’ve always been a bit dubious of jeans with a built-in belly band but I can honestly say that I’m a convert. The band is really supportive and definitely lifts the belly – always a bonus! The denim is also incredibly soft so if you’re after a pair of jeans that offer an abundance in comfort, these are your best option.
Gwyn Blouse + Cotton Boho Blouse : I’ve got a few floaty boho-inspired tops in my wardrobe but at this stage of pregnancy their lack of shape creates more of a tent-like look on me. These two blouses from Queen Bee are tailored for a growing belly, hence they’re incredibly flattering. The Gwyn Blouse is a longer line and a finer cotton while the Cotton Boho Blouse is a touch dressier and features a gathered band at the back. Both these styles will work for breastfeeding and will be perfect in spring with skirts and shorts.
Olive Green Parka : I think I’ve found the perfect jacket in this little number (and it fits all the way over my belly!) It’s incredibly lightweight, looks superb with jeans and boots and and can be drawn in at the waist for a fitted look. I know I’ll reach for it most days over the coming months and it will make the school run with a newborn much easier. If you live in a particularly cold climate there is a warmer version.
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