I do struggle with staying stylish during pregnancy. I have a very pear shaped figure so struggle to keep the weight off as my bump grows, which then has an affect on my confidence with dressing up.
This weekend I attended my friends wedding which was across 2 days, which meant 2 new maternity outfits. Boy was this difficult! I just looked horrible in everything I tried, but after trying on a million maternity dresses I finally found 2 that I was happy with (although I still think I looked like a whale 😉 )
Taking part in this challenge is certainly out of my comfort zone. Although I’ve worked in fashion for many years and have a love for styling (other people) I’m far from confident with dressing up and styling myself and have been known to have mild panic attacks before a night out with the girls! Crazy, I know.
I decided to go for an outfit that was both comfortable, but dressy. Something I could wear out to dinner with some fab accessories, but also something I could pop to the shops in.
I absolutely love my choices and feel confident wearing them, however I struggled with the sizing of the jeans. I ordered a size 14 as this is what I’m wearing (with room to grow) from other brands so knew they would be ok. Unfortunately when they arrived I couldn’t get them past my knees so had to swap for a size 16 (sad face), but I’m used to things like this happening with my huge hips and bum. When the new size arrived I managed to get them on, but I don’t have much room to grow, or should I say I can’t put any more weight on! So if you’re thinking of buying jeans from Bonprix, then make sure you go up a size, and order a couple to try on. There’s not a lot of stretch to pull up around your pregnant body. Having said that, once they are on they look great and are quite comfy. I also love the belly band part. These are the only maternity jeans that have an adjustable waist band meaning you can tighten the band to stay up around your bump. Really useful feature if you have a small waist like me.
The tunic top is really lovely. It’s so comfortable and super flattering. The colour is perfect for this time of year. We are still in winter shades but the red adds a bit of colour to my wardrobe as we approach spring. There is elastic under the bust which creates a lovely shape above your bump.
I teamed my outfit with my shaggy gilet which I bought from Matalan years ago. I find these really finish off a simple outfit and add a bit of texture. I also added my nude pink jersey scarf which I picked up for £3 in Primark – bargain!
My boots are from Dune and were form my hubby for Christmas. These are probably the comfiest boots I’ve ever owned and so cosy! They are fleeced all the way through to the toes – lush!
I’m so happy with my Bonprix choices and would definitely recommend you check out Bonprix’s maternity range. Like I said, be careful with the jeans sizing, but the top is perfect for me (it’s a size 10-12).
What do you think of my outfit? I found taking the photos a bit cringe, but really glad I took part in the challenge and have documented my pregnancy look 🙂
*I was sent these products free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion and review as part of the challenge.