For me, maternity fashion needs to tick three boxes; be comfortable, flattering and show off my bump. During my first pregnancy I loved dressing my new shape and really embraced maternity fashion, filling my wardrobe with bump-friendly styles that showed off my changing shape. It was a time for experimenting with colours and patterns and somehow, being pregnant gave me license to be much more creative with my outfits than ever before. Now, in Lockdown, there’s less opportunity to show off any new outfits you might buy, but in my opinion, even a walk to the local park is an excuse to wear something that lifts your spirits and makes you feel stylish, so here’s my selection of some of the latest winter styles from Mama:licious that will warm the cockles and put a spring in your step! Thank you to Arnab Ghosal Photography for the fabulous shots!
First up is this gorgeous Woven Tie-Belted Maternity Coat in light grey. A real compliment-magnet, I’m in love with its clean lines and cool, wintery colour, and it’s a lovely alternative to my usual parka for when I want to look a bit more ‘dressed up’. Its wrap style means you can get away with wearing it even after the baby is born too, as you can draw in the waist with the belt. Super soft and comfy, it ticks all the boxes. It also reminds me of an iconic Ted Baker coat that I’ve wanted for ages, but a fraction of the price!
With the freezing, dark days drawing in, a super warm, stretchy, and comfy jumper dress is the order of the day. I chose this MLFERDI knit maternity dress because I love the flattering body-con style over leggings or opaque tights as it gives you a fashion-conscious look while still being one of the most comfy, cosy things you could wrap yourself up in! I was pleasantly surprised at just HOW warm this dress is, perfect for our long, cold winter and covid-safe outdoor meet-ups!
Something pretty now for party season (even if it is just a zoom party!) with this PCMROSIA maternity dress in a beautiful, autumnal golden leaf print. The fit on this was lovely; flatteringly fitted without being clingy, roomy enough to move and long enough to drape over the bump and booty while still showing a bit of leg. You can pull in the waist with the tie belt, and I love that this piece can transition effortlessly from winter to spring; it’s light enough that it’ll be comfortable even when the weather hots up a bit.
When I saw that this Padded Windproof 3-in-1 Maternity Parka was effectively three coats in one, I just had to have it! In these pictures I’m wearing it as a maternity coat, but you can also remove the widening panel at the front (the piece in between those two zips) so that it fits as a regular coat when you’re not pregnant, AND it has another panel that can be zipped in which has a cute, fur-lined baby hood incorporated in it, so it’s perfect to wear over a baby carrier when your new arrival makes an appearance and you want a coat that fits over the both of you. Magic!
Last but not least, another warm jersey dress, this time in the form of the MLLOLA maternity dress in dazzling blue. Again, super comfortable and easy to slip on, while the ruffled sleeves give it a bit of glamour if you want to look like yo’ve made an effort! I love the colour and the fit was perfect, just form-fitting enough with being skin-tight. Win-win!
All these pieces are currently on the Mama:licious website and available for home delivery. I am 5’8″ tall and my normal non-pregnant clothes size is a UK 8-10. I chose SMALL in every style and found that they all fit true to size. I was approximately six months pregnant at the time of shooting.
All photography by Arnab Ghosal photography on location in Greenwich, London.