Maternity wear was notorious for being drab for decades, with designers often choosing to ignore the styling needs of pregnant women. However, in recent years, pregnancy is finally being seen as the beautiful part of life that it is, and designers are scrambling to reflect this in their collections.
With pregnant A-listers dominating the red carpet and the front pages of every magazine, it’s not hard to understand why designers are now choosing to produce high-quality maternity wear. Halle Berry, Kim Kardashian and Penelope Cruz are just a few of the celebrities who are expecting children this year.
Of course the entire world is watching one pregnant celebrity in particular – Kate Middleton. Praised for a few years now for her quintessentially British style, K Middy is no less of a style icon now that she’s pregnant. In fact, she’s become a bit of a legend.
Finding a balance between showing off your bump and maintaining a graceful style is never easy, but K Middy has managed to create a stunning British wardrobe during her pregnancy. And if it’s good enough for the royal bump…
If you’re looking to recreate Kate’s classic maternal look, the natural move for expecting mums who can, is to get the royal blue Issa dress that she wore to her Royal engagement party – it’s been turned into a maternity dress, but for a whopping £522.
The stunning Kate Middleton shines in her royal blue Issa Dress
Tiffany Rose is another favourite amongst celebrities and the public alike, and with good reason. The dress depicted above is one of theirs, and it’s not too far off the Issa dress if I dare say so myself – but perhaps on a lower price point to Issa. Combining modern with vintage, the dresses are timeless and complement every pregnant body; showing off your precious baby bump whilst complementing the rest of your beautifully developing body.
Suffice to say that most maternity wear designer recognises that pregnant women may be in need of a little glamour for those formal occasions, when a tee-shirt and a maternity jeans just won’t cut it.
If you’re now desperate to add a Tiffany Rose dress to your collection (who isn’t?!) this competition may be for you! The designer is giving away one Anastasia maternity dress in a gorgeous berry colour with a diamante sash – perfect for spring/summer 2013!
To enter simply follow the link and answer the question, leaving your email address to be contacted if you’ve won. You’re only allowed one entry per email address, however, you’d better hurry because the competition ends today. What are you waiting for? It’s time to get glam!