women fashion, women clothing, dresses, summer fashion, pregnancy, tips + tricks

This coming summer is shaping up to be a scorcher. Make sure you have the wardrobe to suit. The following article lists the upcoming trends. Here’s a little secret from me to you; maternity trends are the same as normal old trends. The difference is in the way you wear them. Your homework is to find a way to make them work for you. You want to put your unique spin on the following:

Chic

Chic can be hard to pull off without adding layers. Layers are the last thing you want during summer. Pull off chic over summer by buying yourself a wrap dress. You may have seen Kate Middleton rocking one. This look is great for work and casual occasions. It’s also a great style because the fit embraces your bump.

Stripes

When are they never in? Honestly, stripes are always a good ‘go to’ in times of doubt. I don’t know where I would be without stripes… Scratch that, I would be in the corner of the room repeating the phrase “I have nothing to wear.” Make stripes a little more summer by going for colour. Look for a dress with straps, skirt, short or singlet. There are lots of options out there.

Pastels

Pastels are a great way to pull off feminine without looking girly. It’s pink for the mature without losing the fun or the girly sweetness. It’s all about staying away from dark colors in the summer. Try color blocking with pastels. Block colors streamline the figure, making you appear taller and leaner.

Emerald

This is the main color of obsession for this summer. Go extremely bold with a pair of emerald green jeans. Don’t be afraid to make a statement. If you feel jeans aren’t going to be suitable for this season, there are plenty of other options.

Jumper

It’s rare but once in a while there is a cool night in summer. You just need something light to throw over what you’re wearing. Go with something light and bright. The baggy look is in. It gives an instant appeal of casually cool. Who doesn’t want to look like that just happened to roll out of bed looking fabulous?

Ahoy

Say ahoy to sailor stripes. This is different from the stripes mentioned earlier. There is not a selection of colors to choose from. To pull off this look the stripes must be navy blue and white. The best thing about this trend is it’s not really seasonal. You can dress it up with a jacket and scarf for winter. It looks great with statement jewelry too. Perfect!

Mum’s Two Cents

Pregnancy was one of the most fascinating phases of my life as a woman. To say that I thoroughly enjoyed my pregnancy is such an understatement! It was then that I discovered things I never knew about myself. It was also then when I started fully reveling in my womanhood and enjoying little girly treats like foot spa, pedicure {I had my very first when I was several months pregnant!}, and a photo shoot with a bunch of other pregnant ladies who all happened to be my friend!  :heart:

It might have been a tad frustrating trying to fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes while struggling to be stylish and comfortable all at the same time, but dressing up when I was pregnant was as interesting as the little beansprout tickling my protruding bump every so often. After all, pregnant women gets all the attention and no one wants to be seen looking drab. Putting colorful and comfy clothes and dresses is a surefire way to make anyone happy, and it is just exactly what pregnant women needed!

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is a 30-something work-at-home mum who blogs in between home chores + child-minding. i love coffee, books + reading, collecting lovely postcards, + spending loads of time outdoors with my little man.