Monthly Archives: September 2014

Australian Spring / Summer 2015 Maternity Wear Trends

If you’re going to be investing in some maternity clothes, you might want to take a look at this style guide to keep in mind the big fashion trends for summer this year. We’ve featured some fantastic pieces below which we know are too gorgeous to miss out on.

Pink Tiered Maternity & Nursing Dress

Pink Tiered Maternity & Nursing Dress

Emerald print maternity dress

Emerald print maternity dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Plenty of Colour – You don’t want to be a shrinking when you’re pregnant! It’s time to tell the world you’re pregnant and show off your bump. Our pick this season is the Eve of Eden Pink Tiered Dress. The hot pink looks fantastic when you’ve got a bit of a tan and the length and spaghetti straps will show off those legs and shoulders. Add heels and a clutch and you’ve instantly got the perfect evening dress. An added bonus is that the top layer hides the nursing access in the under layer. Genius! Another cute colour-popping dress is the Dandelion Print Maternity Dress. The emerald green colour is just divine and the silver print is too cute!

Lace Spot Maternity Dress

Lace Spot Maternity Dress

Blue Chambray Maternity Dress

Blue Chambray Maternity Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) Lace Inserts – lace has been a big trend this year and you can certainly see why. It’s chic, elegant and feminine. Our favourite dress for a baby shower is this blue Dotted Lace Maternity Dress. Fitted across the bust with a belt under the bust, it will show off your pregnancy curves beautifully. The spot lace insert is a really modern take on the lace theme.

3) Shirt Dresses – This style of dress is always in fashion. It looks smart, but doesn’t feel too dressy when you’re off to a BBQ or weekend lunch. This one has so many funky details and a belt which can be worn under your bust when you’re pregnant or around your waist post-pregnancy. Mums love the fact that the press studs allow for easy breastfeeding access.

Polka dot nursing playsuit/onesie

Polka dot nursing playsuit/onesie

Scallop print maternity skirt

Scallop print maternity skirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Funky Prints – Polka dots have been a big fashion story for a while now and they’re still as popular as ever. Indulge your passion for polka dots with a cute polka dot tankini, skirt or even cute still, this polka dot playsuit (which is a big trend in itself)! Our favourite print item this season is the scallop print straight skirt. Comfortable but chic, the stretchy fabric is guaranteed to make your bottom look good!

As you can see there are plenty of options to keep you looking hot (yet feeling cool) and stylish in Australia this summer. Enjoy!

First Trimester Checklist

Child Care

Hooray, congratulations, you’re pregnant! But, before you relax, make sure you take care of these important details that I wish someone had told me. Preparing for the birth of your baby isn’t just about going out and buying the cutest baby clothes (although that is pretty fun!)

1) Decide if you are going public or private. If you are going public, it’s pretty easy to get into the system and you’ll be assigned a mid-wife at your local hospital for your check-ups. However, if you going private, do a quick quiz amongst your girlfriends for a recommendation on obstetricians in your area. You’d be surprised how hard it is to get on to the books of a highly sought after OB! Here’s a little tip – if after making several phone calls, you can’t get in to see the specialist you want, ask to be put on a waitlist or better still, go in and speak to the receptionist at their practice. It’s a lot more difficult to say no to a hormonal pregnant lady in person!

2) Start taking your pregnancy multi-vitamins. In fact, you should be taking these while trying to conceive to build up folate levels etc. I found it was often cheaper to buy in bulk online.

3) This should actually be the first point as no one tells you about the horrors of getting into the child care of your choice! I found out the hard way, when at 5 months pregnant (which I thought was really early) I found the waiting list at the local child care was about 1 year long! I’d highly recommend going on a tour of several local child care centres. (See if the staff seem happy or how long they’ve been there – high staff turnover is an indicator that all might not be well.) Don’t limit yourself to your local area – consider if one near work would allow you to pick up and drop off in time to make it into work on time. Beware that some daycare centres only have operating times which match school hours. If you are returning to work, you’ll need one which offers long day-care. You’ll often find the most sought after ones are the ones with the longest waiting list.

4) Ask around your friends for second-hand gear. It will be one of the best money-saving ideas ever. Babies only ever use their equipment and clothes for such a short time that most things are still in really good condition when they come to you as a hand-me-down. If you don’t have many friends who’ve had babies, take a look on ebay or gumtree.

5) Book in a baby-moon for your second trimester as this is the time when you are likely to be feeling your best during your pregnancy – morning sickness should have passed and you’re not yet too big that moving around is uncomfortable.

 

Weekly Celebrity Baby-Bump News

Welcome all expecting mothers to the first day of Spring! It’s about time we put those fluffy jumpers away and think about spring fashion!

This week we see a heavily-pregnant Mila Kunis go out for a stroll in a striking blue singlet and a beautiful flowing skirt in warm weather – we could only wait for our own summer.

Pregnant Mila Kunis takes a stroll in a striking blue top

Pregnant Mila Kunis takes a stroll in a striking blue top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Far down under though, our spring has just started! Try this fresh spring look yourself with our Silver Swallow Blue Shirt – comes in long sleeves to keep you warmer. You’ll be looking bright and energetic to welcome a new season.

We can’t wait to share our new Summer 2015 range with you soon. For now, keep those baby bumps warm!

Our own stunning blue top with a Silver Swallow

Our own stunning blue top with a Silver Swallow