Maternity Wear in the Office
This weeks blog is written by Guest Blogger Amy Lavelle and focuses on Maternity Wear that’s perfect for the working day.
The Best Of Office Maternity Wear
The buttons on your favourite blouse are straining to the point where, should one ping off, it may take out an eye and your go-to work trousers are going the same way. It’s time to accept the inevitable and face up to the fact that the time has come to buy some maternity clothes.
Most of us are well versed in the trials of hauling ass to work every morning. Add to that an ever expanding bump and the fact that the chemicals in your favourite beauty products have rendered it a toxic minefield to be avoided at all costs now you’re pregnant and suddenly, the seemingly simple task of finding something office-appropriate that will keep you feeling comfortable all day becomes an unforeseen challenge of epic proportion. And that’s without adding in the complications of making it through rush hour in one piece.
Luckily, the days when maternity wear meant loud prints last seen on your nan’s curtains and elastic waistbands also favoured by the medically obese are long gone and now the options out there are manifest, meaning you can update your work wardrobe with a number of options that will still leave you feeling ready to tackle the day and not wishing to retire from polite society till after birth.
Here are some of the best:
ASOS recently made headlines when Kate Middleton wore a navy jersey dress from their maternity range and as we all know, if it’s good enough for Kate… When it comes to finding stylish maternity wear in this season’s trends, ASOS is your first stop. As well as a range of dresses, in every style from summer florals and denim smocks to maternity pencil dresses (a selection that covers any dress code), that you’d probably want to wear whether you were pregnant or not, their selection of maternity skirts and blouses are also well worth a browse: think delicate chiffon blouses and chic midi and pencil skirts ̶ a little bit Mad Men; entirely board room acceptable.
If Kate is your style guru, chances are John Zack Maternity Wear is the brand for you, with a number of pretty, Kate-inspired lace pencil dresses, including this option that will happily take you through a day at work or a day out. Their Grecian style maxi dresses are also ideal for dressy events.
For simple basics and wardrobe staples, Mamalicious’ range is affordable and has simple tops and vests, as well as trousers and jeans that are a perfect foundation for the rest of your work attire. And if you’re on a budget, there are plenty of high street giants now doing their own maternity ranges, with everyone from Topshop to New Look at the more affordable end of the spectrum designing their own ranges not to be sniffed at.
And there you have it: some top, stylish maternity options to get you through your working day without the hassle in the morning. Simply throw on and be on your way. Well, it’s one less thing to worry about, isn’t it?
Amy Lavelle is a journalist from UK fashion comparison site Style in View. She’s contributed to a number of publications including Spindle magazine.