One of my favourite parts of being pregnant, apart from the joy of growing a miniature human of course, is styling my bump! I never really bought many maternity clothes when I was pregnant with Jasper, I tended to live in leggings and baggy tees which was fine but I ended up feeling a bit of a frump. Knowing this may be my last pregnancy, and not wanting to feel any more of a frumpy mum than being a mum of a toddler has already made me feel; I decided that this pregnancy I would really make an effort to dress nicely. If you watch my vlogs or follow my social media than you’ll know I’m a huge ASOS maternity fan but apart from there I’ve really struggled to find decent high street maternity wear.
I decided to venture out onto smaller homegrown brands and oh my did my Instagram search turn up wonders! The first brand I came across that I literally feel in love with was Just Polly London, a stylish yet practical collection of pieces that can be worn from pregnancy and beyond. Stylist and Art Director Polly Hayward designed the collection with bumps and breastfeeding in mind, incorporating pregnancy friendly fabrics, cuts and components that make breastfeeding and bump life that much easier; for example intelligently concealed zips for getting those baps out conveniently yet discreetly!
THE ANNA DRESS – RRP £65
“Anna is the perfect dress taking you from bump and beyond. The easy versatile shape can be worn for work, shopping or girly lunches. With a timeless print to brighten up your wardrobe and a lightweight comfortable fabric, what’s not to love? This stylish dress is also practical with the chunky front zip allowing easy access for breastfeeding.”
This dress has seen a date night with heels and a playdate with sandals, I know it’ll be a wonderfully timeless piece that’ll remain in my wardrobe for years to come! My favourite part (as sad as it may seem) is the huge pockets! Perfect for a mum on the run!
THE BECKY DRESS RRP £75
“We love the cut of the Becky dress keeping you up comfortable and stylish. The fabric is in the perfect shade of denim earning you serious fashion points and the concealed chunky zip enables easy access for breastfeeding. For days when you can’t decide the Becky Dress gives you an instant outfit fashion fix, just pair with sandals or trainers and you’re ready to face the world (in style).”
What’s more in right now than denim? The Becky dress falls ever so nicely over my bump while giving me a cool non-restrictive feeling for running around after Jasper! It looks super sleek with jewelled sandals and has a zip that undoes all the way to the bottom so not only is it perfection for breastfeeding but if you’re into a bit of flashing too (just kidding … maybe).
Head over to Just Polly to check out the rest of her gorgeous collection of clothing and accessories; she even stocks the glorious Tibal + Marl which is just heaven in a changing bag!
All pieces are featured in my latest maternity look book video too so do head over and check it out!
Thanks for reading,