Knowing what to wear for a changing body shape can be a challenge for mums-to-be, even harder at the minute with the current lock down and closed high street retail. Buying online is now the only option really and with the added stress regarding extra “BEXIT” charges (which no one seems to understand) and delivery delays when buying from UK fashion sites, its hard to know where to go to get your Maternity essentials.
But not to worry! With the increasing number of Irish Retailers jumping online these days, its never been easier to find a local supplier that can have your items to you in a flash, and easy returns as well. All this from simply shopping at home. Now some might say that you don’t get the choice from Irish retailers, or that buying here is more expensive, but i disagree. Not only can you shop international brands here, like Mamalicious and Jojo maman bebe for your Maternity Wear, but you can easily chat to your local retailer for advice on what to buy and when, and even what size you should go for if you are unsure. Most Irish retailers even offer Free Delivery over a certain spend, and for the most that spend is not a huge amount (normally around €50 ).
More and more of our favourite brands are now curating chic maternity wear collections that are designed for every stage of pregnancy and motherhood. It’s no longer necessary to sacrifice your own personal style in favour of loose-fitting ensembles that hide your beautiful bump. It can be a little tricky as you will want to keep your normal sense of style and still feel and look well. Not always easy some days!
Here are Pippa O Connor’s top tips on how to dress when you’re pregnant..
1. Buy maternity clothes! If you just buy normal clothes in a size bigger they just don’t look right, you need things to compliment your bump.I don’t mean a whole new wardrobe but the essentials.
2. These were my essentials!
skinny jeans-dark denim
skinny jeans-black dressy
leggings (you will wear these for every night out trust me!)
A dressy top, some nice t shirts, possibly a cardigan, a blouse-daytime, daytime floral dress and a dressy black dress (special occasions)
3. Invest in good maternity bras
4. Get good flat shoes
5. You’re pregnant! Be proud of your bump and show it off.
Hope you find some of these tips of interest to you from the ever stylish Pippa, and remember don’t be afraid to ask our advice on fit, sizing etc.. We are here to help and no one knows the in store collections like we do.
You can Email us here at Maternity and more at firstname.lastname@example.org , call us at the shop 0433344004 10am to 5pm daily and when of course we reopen (which we are hoping will be real soon), call and see us at 14 Dublin Street, Longford. We look forward to meeting you 😉.
In the meantime stay safe and well x