Time to get cozy! 7 snug mama-friendly cardigans for fall and beyond

Time to get cozy!

It’s that time of the year again, when nights start getting chilly and early school mornings get fresh! Soft, open and neutral cardigans can get you warm and stylish in two seconds, and they are obviously maternity and nursing friendly too. Here are my fave cozy cardis for fall (top to bottom, left to right):

Mango Long Wool-blend Cardigan

Mango Long WoolBlend Cardigan

Monki Knitted Cardigan

Monki Knitted Cardigan

Mango Trim Cardigan

Mango Trim Cardigan

 Mango Violeta Chunky-knit Cardigan

Mango Violeta Cardigan

H&M Mohair Cardigan

H&M Mohair Cardigan

Monki Ofelia Cardigan

Monki Ofelia Cardigan

Weekday Hatch Knit Cardigan

Weekday Cardigan
(Pss, as always, check my Pinterest board for more updates and ideas for pregnant and breastfeeding ladies)

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?

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

Loose women! 14 mama friendly oversized tops

oversized tee

You don’t need to get a whole new wardrobe when you get pregnant. If you spend your budget wisely, you can acquire garments that you can wear before, during and after your pregnancy. Take these oversized tops for example; or the open cardigans and floaty kimonos.

If you (like me) love the loose top/ skinny bottom silhouette, what better than soft, stretchy and roomy t-shirt? Perfect to wear with a bump and then afterwards really easy (and discreet) to lift for nursing.

Don’t you love how she does it?

Loose women! 14 mama friendly oversized tops
–Top row–
Rag & Bone slouchy t shirt / Yaman Boyfriend Tee / A Postard From Brighton Oversized Top / Enza Costa Oversized Top / Vila Confi Oversize T-shirt
–Middle row–
American Vintage Loose T-shirt / H&M Oversized Top / H&M Jersey Top / Monki Julika Top / Uniqlo Easy Drape T-shirt
–Bottom row–

Cozy times! 8 mama friendly cardis

Newsflash! A cozy cardigan keeps you warm when it gets chilly like these autumn days. Who would have thought, hu? Well, in all its obviousness, I want to emphasize the goodness of this classic garmet: it’s super mama friendly, like these open versions that envelop the baby bump or give you easy access for nursing.

A graphic style is perfect when you want to add a quirky touch to your outfit, and the neutrals are a safe haven in the crazy daily caos. What’s your pick?

Cozy times! Mama friendly cardis

>> Geometric <<

 

– neutrals –

5 / H&M Knitted Cardigan / 6 Pull & Bear Openwork Jacket / 7 Calypso St. Barth Uma Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan / 8 Mango Waterfall Cardigan

(top image: I couldn’t source the image, the link from Pinterest wasn’t working when I edited the post. If you know the origin of the image drop me a line and I will be happy to credit it. )

Mama friendly trend alert: Kimono Love

kimono jacket

It’s not very often that I come across a new trend that is mama-friendly AND effortlessly chic. That’s why I am so excited to see so many gorgeous kimonos hitting the shops.
A kimono jacket gives you that touch of glamour even when you are wearing the plainest t-shirt-and-jeans combo, whether you are carrying a baby bump or nursing a little one. So what’s not to like?
Here is a quick selections of kimono jackets around the shops, all well under $100:
 Kimono Love
one: River Island Pink oriental border print kimono  / two: Daryl Mocha Floral Print Tassel Kimono  / three:  Pull&Bear printed kimono shirt  / four: Topshop Bird Print Kimono  / five:  River Island Light Brown Pacha Bead Kimono   / six:  Linea Oriental border square kimono  / seven: H&M Patterned Kimono    / eight:  Love Oriental Kimono
(top image found on Pinterest, could’t find out its source)

6 basic, pretty and sexy nursing bras

Hi there expecting and nursing gals!
I hope the winter is not being too harsh on you and your babies. We are told to expect snow and low temperatures again tomorrow, brrr.

I know my posting has been very sporadic lately, I explained why before, apologies for that. It’s been a while since I posted a basic/pretty/sexy nursing bra post, so here it goes, hope you like it!

6 basic, pretty and sexy nursing bras
basic –> Emma-Jane Black Sleep/Nursing Bra // H&M Striped Nursing Bra
pretty –> Blossom Maternity Balconette Nursing Bra // New Look Maternity Black Plain Nursing Bra
sexy!! –> Amoralia Teal Spot Bra // Topshop Maternity Animal Nursing Bra

7 Fail-safe Spring & Summer Fashion Items from H&M MAMA

It’s freezing and raining (or even better, snowing) outside, but shops have started stocking pretty flowery things already. H&M, as always, has the best maternity basics a pregnant gal can wish for. I really recommend the nursing vest, they are perfect for layering on cold winter nights when your child feeds several times a night (like mine).

7 Fail-safe Spring & Summer Fashion Items from H&M Maternity

1 Nursing Vests / 2 Striped Maternity Dress / 3 Grey Skinny Maternity Jeans / 4 Floral Maternity Dress / 5 Nursing Bra / 6 Black Maternity Trousers / 7 Floral Maternity Leggings

Girly Girls – Every colour but pink

Following the previous baby girls no-pink-allowed post, here is another for the bigger girls, hope you like it!
Girly Girls - Every colour but pink
1 H&M Jacket / 2 Gap Kids Sequin-embellished cardigan / 3 H&M Skirt /4 American Outfitters Charlie T-shirt / 5 Bobo Choses Printed Dress / 6 Gap Kids Southwestern print cords / 7 Zara Dress With Frill Belt / 8 Gap Kids tweed shorts / 9 Bensimon Tennis à Elastique