If you’re pregnant this winter you’ve timed it to perfection. Here’s how to bundle up your bump…
Fashion blogger and brand new mamma Sarah Jane Young of She is Sarah Jane knows all too well how to navigate new proportions, after only giving birth a few weeks ago.
Her secret to breezing through the trimesters on trend comes down to stocking up on some seasonal staples; from a comfortable pair of jeans, a neutral knit, a long- sleeve bodycon midi dress, to leather leggings and a faux-fur vest for some glamour.
“During winter we naturally layer-up, so select one layer to be your feature piece and style back with solid colours and simple cuts. For Autumn/Winter 15, I am loving a neutral colour palette, including grey marle, camel, black and cream,” she says.
The blogger wore plenty of maternity garb by the likes of Pea in a Pod, Blossom and Glow and S Brand, but didn’t limit herself to purely maternity fashion.
“Throughout my pregnancy I was all about showing off the bump! Kookai was one of my favourite labels to wear, as most of their dresses and tops are bodycon, double layered and can be worn again post-partum. I also wore a few Zimmerman and Yeojin Bae dresses, and Bonds were also great for casual wear. For all non-maternity brands I simply went up a size.”
During pregnancy it’s normal to have those frumpy feelings. On those days take a leaf out of Sarah’s lookbook.
“I would suggest starting with a killer lipstick and a blow- wave! Then highlight your preferred feature, for example your arms, chest, bump, legs and use this as your hero and work backwards. If all else fails, try a fitted dress with a longline cardigan or trench.”
Most importantly, get your foundations right with stylish, but supportive footwear. Sarah recommends low to medium ankle boots, Converse Chucks or flat knee-high boots in genuine leather if possible, as they tend to be more flexible than synthetic options.
“I would suggest if you do opt for any type of heel, that you go with a style that is thick and not too high – you need all the support you can get.”
And remember to embrace the bump and your new curves.
“Pregnancy is something to celebrate, and believe it or not, it’s over before you know it.”