We are just loving this Vienna print top from Isabella Oliver. At £89 it’s not a cheap buy but, hey at least it means it qualifies for free delivery. This top will last all the way through pregnancy and for the few months afterwards. Perfect for a summer pregnancy too and can be worn casually with jeans or with the co-ordinating print skirt for a great work outfit for a change from your black jersey wrap maternity dress (we know you have one!). www.isabellaoliver.com/uk/
If you’re a first time mum the thought of collating a maternity wardrobe might be a bit daunting. When you’re only 8 weeks pregnant it’s difficult to know what will look good when you’re rocking a big bump.
Sometimes in the early stages it can be easier to look round your usual (non-maternity) shops and pick out tops you’ll be able to wear with maternity jeans that will work with a bump.
You’re looking for nothing too fitted around the bust as that’s likely to grow too. Ideally you want something of a reasonable length as a big bump will make the top ride up at the front, although you could always wear try wearing a long length vest underneath as your bump gets bigger. Swing blouses and t-shirts can be good and French Connection (acid chevron blouse pictured above) can be good for this sort of thing along with Whistles and Jigsaw. Even if these items don’t quite fit you at your bump’s peak they will be good for the build up to it and also in those post natal months.
Don’t forget to consider the seasons you’ll be pregnant in when you’re buying. No point buying over indulging in too many maternity woolies if you’re 12 weeks pregnant in March, focus on the summer stuff!
Have you found any good non-maternity tops you can wear whilst pregnant? Please share!