The 6 best online shops for maternity fashion

In this blog I often try to help you find clothes that are mama friendly, that is, “normal” garments that are suitable for pregnant and/or nursing women who love fashion.

But sometimes it’s worth to get some proper maternity and nursing items (specially bras and bottoms) so I decided to make a round up of the best online stores for affordable maternity fashion. Here is the list, and my favourite picks from each one:

Target

What’s more convenient when you are pregnant than shopping your maternity clothes while you stock up in everything else you need?

Target Maternity Dress

I am a sucker for stripes, this dress is fun but could also be worn with a blazer to work. Genius!

 

H&M MAMA

An international powerhouse, it’s the safe place to go for affordable fashion for the whole family.

Sweatpants are no longer for lazy girls, they are spot on trend for a cool and relaxed look. You won’t want to take them off.

Sweatpants are no longer for lazy girls, they are spot on trend for a cool and relaxed look. You won’t want to take them off.

 

New Look

New Look takes maternity fashion seriously, stocking a wide range of belly-friendly clothing from great basic sets to pretty dresses.

 

new look maternity

What a beautiful print! This cotton dress is bang on the boho look for this spring/summer

ASOS

Apart from their Maternity collections, they stock other well known maternity brands like Mama.licious, Isabella Oliver or Elle Macpherson Intimates.

Having a comfortable pair of jeans is essential for any gal, and this pair will give you the sartorial edge every time.

TOPSHOP

Always at the forefront of trends, TOPSHOP Maternity is the perfect range for mamas who won’t let a bump get in the way to be the coolest girl in the room.

For a conservative girl, it looks like something you would wear to sleep; for the sartorially savvy, it’s effortless cool.

 

GAP

With a huge range of jersey tops and dresses, you can’t go wrong with GAP’s comfortable yet stylish pieces.

Striped maxi dresses, fresh and cool (wear a waist band underneath for support if needed)

 


 

What do you think of this list, did I miss any shop you like? Where do/did you shop for your maternity wardrobe?

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New Look Maternity color block dress for work & play

It’s not often that a maternity dress makes me wish I was pregnant, just for the cuteness of it, but this New Look colour block dress achieves just that (well, almost). It’s simple, it’s chic, you can get a sober look, or twist it for a more playful outfit.

These are 2 looks that I think are easy and fun:

Work

Working girl in color block dress
dress: New Look Maternity Colour Block Dress // glasses: eyebobs Mr. Digler Readers // shoes: H&M loafers // notebook: Moleskine classic notebook // watch: MARC by Marc Jacobs Henry Dinky Analog Watch // lipstick: Topshop Lips in Nevada // tights: Gap Maternity Opaque Tights

New look

Play

Girl in the color block dress

dress: New Look Maternity Colour Block Dress // boots: Dune Brogue Chelsea Boots // sunglasses: Madewell Hepcat Shades // bag: Jonathan Adler Vera Doves Bag // lipstick: Topshop Lips in Rio Rio // tights: Gap Maternity Opaque Tights // hat: River Island Fedora Hat

Henley dresses

Free People Hemnley Dress

When searching for nursing-friendly tops and dresses, there is a keyword that is worth noting: henley. They are usually easy and comfortable garments, and if you want to keep your modesty when buttoning down for breastfeeding in public, you can add a pretty scarf. This reminds me I have to do a post on scarfs, I can’t have enough of them!

Henley dresses
1 Gap Dot Henley Pocket Dress / 2 Patagonia Kamala Henley Dress / 3 Patagonia Kamala Henley Dress / 4 Harrods Henley Maxi Dress / 5 Woolrich Wool Sweater Dress / 6 Hush Henley Dress / 7 Nation LTD Sandpoint Dress

Caped crusaders

Hey mamas! After the typical “overtired mum” rant of yesterday, things are looking better today, at least concerning the health of our first-born. He’s back to his indefatigable self, which is a joy to see.

Mama fashion wise, today’s post is about capes, which are such a warm and comfy sartorial solution for big bumped mamas, or for anyone who likes capes. I own one, and I don’t wear it as often as I should, it always end up relegated to the deep end of the wardrobe, dunno why. Anyway, hope you find the below selection helpful and inspiring, which is all this blog is about!

Caped crusaders

1 b + ab Check Cape With Shearling Trim / 2 Patrizia Pepe Cape  / 3 Gap Uniform Sweater Cape / 4 Miss Real Brown Tweed Buckle Cape / 5  J Crew Knitted Cape / 6  Dorothy Perkins Black fur collar cape  / 7  adidas by Stella McCartney Printed showerproof cape / 8  Twist & Tango Knit Cape

Pink for girls, blue for boys?

I don´t have anything against dressing girls in pink and boys in blue, the problem is when there is nothing else in offer,  which is not unusual. Also oftentimes girls’ clothes have princessy ribbons or garish glitter and there is some motored vehicle or an aggressive looking comic character in the little boy’s t-shirt. And don´t get me started on this Hello Kitty and Bob Sponge mania, arrrgh…

OK, rant over now. I thought it would be fun to create some baby and kid looks without limiting to the pink/blue divide, first one below is for baby girls, I hope they are of your liking:

From left to right, top to botton:

Zara Kids tulle skirt / Topshop mini drum dress / Zara Kids jeans

Gap Kids striped dress / Gap Kids leggings / H&M navy polka dot leggings

Gap Kids ballet flats / Gap Kids corduroy dress / Vertbaudet coat