Kimono mamas! 10 gorgeous mama-friendly kimonos under 100$

I am so glad kimonos are on trend right now, because that means that there are lots of them to choose from, and some of them are actually beautiful AND affordable. They give you instant glamour, whether you are in the final swelling months of your pregnancy or exhausted with an absorbing baby.

Here is a selection of my 10 favourite mama-friendly kimonos around the internets (and don’t miss out other mama friendly fashion inspiration on Pinterest!):

1- Topshop Maternity Kimono

Topshop Maternity Kimono

 

2- Navy Tassel KimonoNavy Tassel Kimono

3- Free People Ikat Kimono

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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

kimono mama

My obsession with kimonos persists, so I decided to create a little dream outfit with a gorgeous Kimono inspired by this lovely lady.
(For breastfeeding mamas like myself, you can get a nursing friendly black dress like this one)kimono mama
dress : Topshop maternity dress / Kimono: River Island pink kimono / bag: Madewell Transport tote / booties: Sam Edelman suede ankle booties

basic, pretty and sexy nursing bras, autumn edition

It’s time again for a new edition of the “Basic, pretty and sexy nursing bras” series, this time with autumn inspired berry and burgundy hues. And just how chic is that peach Topshop lace bra?

basic, pretty and sexy nursing bras, autumn edition

Basic

Amoralia Organic Berry Bra / Gilligan & O’Malley Comfort Nursing Bra
Pretty
Topshop Maternity Satin Bra / Elle Macpherson Intimates Light of the Moon Maternity Bra
Sexy!

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)

Wintry spring

So it snowed last night. Again. It supposed to be spring, after one of the wettest and coldest winters on record. Needless to say, I am sick of the freezing weather and I can’t wait for storing away my winter coats and boots.
Is spring being kinder to you guys?
Wintry spring
– Winter outfit –
J Crew Parka / Topshop Kristen Jeans / Monki Pam Knit
 David & Young knit slouchy hat / VILA knit shawl / Steve Madden Troopa Boots
– Dream outfit –
Uniqlo Celia Birtwell print dress / Splendid Congo sandals / Forever 21 Straw Fedora

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

4 party outfits for pregnant ladies

Hey, ready to strut your bump in the dancefloor while  sipping your favorite mocktail? Here is a bit of inspiration for a fabulous party outfit:
4 party outfits for pregnant ladies

outfit one —- J.Crew Invitation clutch in glitter / Blossom Maternity Georgette Dress / Envy Iris Black Suede D’Orsay Wedges

outfit two —- Georgina Skalidi Small Green Suede Clutch Bag / New Look Maternity Black Embellished Shoulder Wrap Maxi Dress / Uterqüe Embroidered ballerinas

outfit three —- Rare London Clutch / Paulina Hollywood Printed Kaftan Dress / Topshop Milly Black Suede Points

outfit four —- Brahmin Alexis Clutch / Monki Darcey Dress (maternity-friendly) / ASOS Longing Flat Shoes with Metal T-Bar

Topshop Maternity AW12

For the fashionable mama who wants to stay à la mode through pregnancy, Topshop has every current trend present in their Maternity collection: aztec print, dip dye, crochet, printed jeans, tube skirts, collar dresses… you name it, you got it.
Topshop Maternity
1 Topshop Maternity Aztec Bodycon Dress /2 Topshop Maternity Scandi Floral Leigh Jeans / 3 Topshop Maternity Dip Dye Cable Jumper / 4 Topshop Maternity Crochet Neckline Tank / 5 Topshop Maternity Black Jersey Pencil Skirt / 6 Topshop Maternity Chenille Crochet Top / 7 Topshop Maternity Mix And Match Flippy Dress/ 8 Topshop Maternity Stripe Tunic /9  Topshop Maternity Pinspot Bra / 10 Topshop Maternity Ankle Leggings