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The Bump: Must Haves #2

Pregnancy Style Must-haves part 1

At 25 weeks and with the temperatures rising, I am nearing the end of my love affair with pants and beginning to embrace the dress!

So without further ado here is part two of my pregnancy must-haves. P.S If you missed part one, you can find it right here.

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THE LONGLINE BLOUSE

  • WHY I LOVE: Showcases the bump while discreetly covering the other ‘bits’ that expand.
  • BEST FEATURES: Easy breezy, lightweight and elegant.
  • DOWNSIDES: I spent this morning driving along with half of it flapping out the passenger door (classy).
  • WHERE TO BUY: This was from Glassons.

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Pregnancy style must-haves

  • WHY I LOVE: Similar to the longline shirt, only a vest is a lighter option.
  • BEST FEATURES: Offers that little bit of extra coverage while also adding an element of texture/interest.
  • DOWNSIDES: I find that sheer fabrics are a recipe for ‘snagging’ so best not to wear with heavy bracelets or ‘finicky’ jewellery.
  • WHERE TO BUY: This one is currently available from Mirrou.

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Pregnancy style must-haves

  • WHY I LOVE: So accommodating and easy to drape over a growing tummy.
  • BEST FEATURES: The functionality of a wrap dress makes pregnant life a little easier.
  • DOWNSIDES: I sometimes can fluff around getting the wrap dress to sit correctly but I’m really nitpicking here.
  • WHERE TO BUY: Another gem from Glassons.

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Pregnancy style must-haves

  • WHY I LOVE: The elasticated empire waist falls so nicely over a growing tummy.
  • BEST FEATURES: This dress has side splits, is lightweight and so easy to embellish.
  • DOWNSIDES: Dare I say it, there are none.
  • WHERE TO BUY: Currently available from Mirrou.

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Pregnancy style must-haves

  • WHY I LOVE: Midi skirts have extra length to accommodate a bump and still fall below the knee
  • BEST FEATURES: I look for ribbed or knitted fabrics as these tend to drape really well.
  • DOWNSIDES: If you are short-waisted it can over-emphasise this, in which case I would wear a fitted top in a tonal colour over the skirt rather than tucked in.
  • WHERE TO BUY: This was from ASOS.

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While a lot of these pieces are inexpensive, price is not the main driver. I already have a lot of clothes (vintage, high end, mainstream) so I am pretty selective about what I buy and I’ll only buy things that I know will enhance the pieces I already have and will keep well, which is why a lot of the things I wear aren’t current.

Are you expecting? What pieces do you love to wear heading into the warmer months, let me know below.

I’ll be moving into some home styling posts over the next wee while, with the nursery and a mini-kitchen refresher on the to-do list, so stay tuned 🙂

 

Erena Te Paa Stylist

 



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