Thursday, April 22, 2010

Brigadeiro's Maternity/Pregnancy Style post revisited


Thank you so much for your positive feedback and emails on my recent post on Maternity/Pregnancy Style tips, and also for all your well-wishes and sweet comments!

A few readers asked whether it was possible to dress stylishly whilst pregnant with a smaller budget than examples I selected from net-a-porter, and of course you can! I used those examples as I find NAP easiest to search for with clear pictures. The aim of my post was to show that many of us can get away with going through pregnancy without having to add many pieces to our wardrobe, by just selecting items we already have, wearing them with good basics/staples and accessorizing...

I have found some further examples from Witchery (Australian high street store - loved the striped cardigan, although I find AUS$150 a little steep for a Witchery cardi), Topshop and Matches Fashion (usually a higher-end online store, but I selected some items on the lower end of the priceline). Most of these items are not actual maternity wear (I think only 2 may be actual 'maternity' pieces, from Topshop). Clicking on each picture should take you to the actual website where you can purchase these items (or see better/bigger pictures). Apologies if the items selected are repetitive...

Cardigans





Vests/Tops






Leggings & Pants



Topshop trackpants & Sportmax silk-mix draped pants
(love these!)

Dresses





Vanessa Bruno Cotton-Mix Jersey Dress & American Vintage Jersey Maxi dress

It is definitely worth going through your 'normal' wardrobe to identify any items that you currently have that will be 'usable' during pregnancy...jersey dresses that drape or skim the body, elasticated waists or empire-line tops and dresses, yoga/pilates pants & leggings, stretchy long tops or dresses...

I am going through a similar process at the moment, except now I am trying to ID items that may come in handy in the next stage...nursing!

15 comments:

  1. Brige, you make pregnancy look so chic - you make me want to be pregnant so I can look as fabulous as you! x

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  2. I know you're due ANY day now, best wishes darling xoxoxoxo

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  3. Fabulously chic maternity ideas!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  4. I wish there was a Witchery where I was. Looks like they have great stuff!

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  5. oh my GOD! i LOVE the cardis, the vests, and the dresses!!!

    oh i wish i had all these lovely stuffs in my wardrobe!!!

    thank you for posting this collection, these are totally my favourite kind of clothes.

    loves,
    -CR
    sociologicallystylish.blogspot.com

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  6. Snapped up the Vanessa Bruno dress. Love. Thank you for passing on your style savvy.

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  7. Hi Brigadeiro!

    I wish I will be as chic as you are when I'm pregnant! You look fab in your outfits!

    Thanks for dropping by :)

    xC

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  8. I'm not even pregnant and I want that striped hooded cardi from Witchery...

    http://ontheglam.com

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