Monthly Archives: June 2014

On-trend maternity style

Being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to leave your style behind. There are some great options when it comes to creating your look, and it can all be done on a budget. Let’s take a look at some of the hottest trends and how you can work the look into your maternity wardrobe.

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Dip hem nursing dress

The Tailored Look – Cool and crisp, this trend is all about clean lines. Ideal for work wear or for a sophisticated casual look. Check out our selection of shirt dresses and glam them up with accessories. You can also wear t-shirts with a blazer to add a little tailoring to your outfit.

Asymmetric Lines – Get the look with his stunning, dip hem nursing dress, that flatters your figure and hugs your curves. Wear it teamed with tights or leggings in cooler weather.

Floral and Pastels -Never out of fashion, soft floral and pastel shades are here to stay. Strut your stuff and feel extra feminine with our apricot striped maternity dress.

Rock Chick – Rock the style by teaming skinny or boyfriend jeans with t-shirts that hug your bump. Complete the look with a military style or leather jacket. Don’t forget your sunglasses!

Breast feeding and the return to work

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A versitile nursing work shirt

The honeymoon is coming to an end and now the time has come where you might be thinking about returning to work. Where does this leave breast feeding mothers and how do you continue breast feeding your child? It seems like a difficult task, but with a bit of planning it is possible to continue breast feeding.

Breast pumps are the answer! Use your pump to express any excess milk you have. This can be kept in the fridge (or even the freezer if you have plenty!) and can then be bottle fed to your child during the time you are at work.

If you work close to home, it may be possible to breastfeed during your lunch break. Some employers now offer nursing women options, such as flexible break times, to suit their feeding needs. If this is the case, then we recommend some smart nursing wear that looks ideal for work, yet at the same time has nursing access to save you time and make things easier. Also, no one wants to be stuck at work with full breasts that are ready to erupt, so downloadwearing nursing clothes allows you to siphon some of that extra milk off using your trusty breast pump. We recommend finding a quite spot to do so. Using your milking machine while sitting at your computer desk may raise an eyebrow or two! Also, make sure you label it with your name before putting it in the communal fridge. The last thing you want is your boss using it in his tea!

With a little bit of effort it is possible to continue with breast feeding whilst being at work. With honest communication with your employer, combined with the right nursing clothing and co-operation with child carers, you can continue for as long as you want!