ASOS Maternity; The Summer Edit
I have to say; since my bump became less of a ‘has she eaten quite a bit of pizza?’ tummy and morphed in to a ‘ooooooh, OK cool she’s growing something in there’, ASOS Maternity has been a little bit of a saviour. My local Topshop got rid of their maternity section (I say section, it was four rails of black vest tops) because no-one in Milton Keynes apparently gets pregnant and I didn’t like anything much the high street had to offer. ASOS Maternity are ace for offering up clothes which mirror trends everyone else is wearing and doesn’t leave you questioning why you suddenly have to resemble a 60 year old just because you got knocked up. Admittedly, some of what’s available wouldn’t suit me because I have humungous boobs but every pregnant body’s different and I can only recommend what I like/works for me. No affiliate links here; if you click through to all the items below and go ahead & buy, I don’t make any pennies. I just know how tough it can be when your identity falls out your crotch (especially for first time mums, I’m finding it way easier this pregnancy) so I wanted to share some of my favourite finds.
If there’s one thing which bothers me about maternity fashion, it’s the assumption brands make in thinking women suddenly want to become invisible. This dress is a beautiful example of what can happen when brands continue to be brave with colour and design even when there’s a belly growing. I think this dress would be perfect for any blooming wedding guest.
Very often, maternity means missing out on trends for nine months. You’re stuck with nautical, floral, black, white and leggings. I love this denim number because it’s so similar to the other popular smock dresses lining the rails up and down the high street, plus it’s easy to team with flat boots, sandals or heels.
I love gingham, I love the bell sleeve trend and a dress this shape could take you right up to blimp-size.
While I still like to dress up while wielding a bump, there’s of course many a day when I simply cannot. be. bothered. Sometimes all you want is comfort; not to feel any material clinging to your body and for your tummy to not be restricted. This jumpsuit is ideal for looking as though you’ve bothered to get dressed when really you’ve not done much at all.
I have these and they’re super comfy. They’re also snug in all the right places and make a nice change to yanking on the maternity jeans. Missguided in general make some fab stuff for modern mamas (you can check out more of their garms on ASOS Maternity).
The world’s comfiest bra. All that needs to be said.
I own this dress and despite the fact it can be a teeny tiny bit see through, it’s wonderfully comfortable and an ideal length if you can’t be bothered/can’t reach anymore to shave your legs. Although hard to tell in the image, the entire thing is striped and a purple/grey colour.
Another thing you’re absolutely not allowed to be while pregnant (according to many maternity lines) is sexy. This skirt kicks that right in the chops and is perfect for a night out, teamed with a simple vest top.
I own this pinafore dress and it’s a great length, perfect for a casual outfit and offers up loads of room for a growing bump. I bought a size 8 and still have plenty of wear to get out it. I’ll definitely still rock it post birth too.
I don’t think I really need to go in to why I’ve picked these. Anything which sucks you in and makes you feel slinky after giving birth is a real confidence boost in my opinion and Mama.licious as a whole are a super brand to check out. Ideal for your very first night out after becoming a mum (extra points if you manage to leave the house without getting more than four stains on them).