Make Like An A-ListerPosted by Haute Mama Heidi
Have you seen these pics of gorgeous mum-to-be Natalie Portman dazzling in a silk maternity dress (by Lanvin) at a lunch for Oscars nominees this week?
Hotly tipped to win Best Actress for her role in Black Swan, we think Natalie is worthy of an award for her maternity style, too.
But fortunately you don’t have to be an A-lister to dress like one. At Haute Mama we’ve been scouring the best of the maternity wear boutiques from around Europe and across the pond to find the most chic and stylish maternity wear for expectant mums.
Two of our favourite maternity wear labels are Mama i Ja and Maternal America, and some of the key pieces from their Spring / Summer collection will be hitting our virtual shelves any day now.
So if you’re in need of some inspiration in the maternity wear style stakes, look no further than Mama i Ja’s Monica maternity jeans, perfect for a relaxing weekend of putting your feet up and growing a baby. And if slim fit is more your style, the Femi jeans are a chic alternative, while the Vivien skirt is a brilliant staple of any expectant mum’s wardrobe.
We’ve got some A-list style surprises in store from Maternal America, too.
This stunning strapless wrap maternity dress works just as well with heels when an occasion calls for a touch of glamour, or pared down with flip flops for a casual look, ideal for the beach or a summer evening in the garden with friends.
And we adore this Tummy Tuck Nursing Dress - available in black or navy – which doubles as a maternity dress so it’s a veritable bargain in terms of price per wear!
(I’ve lost track of the number of times I turned up to a wedding with my babies in tow and no means of feeding them without performing a feat of acrobatics huddled in the loo. Definitely not A-lister style.)
But you never need suffer such indignity thanks to the discreet front cross-over design of this dress, and the gently ruched fabric is perfect for showing off growing bumps or flattering post-baby bodies.
Whatever your signature style, the secret to making like an A-lister is confidence.
As your baby grows and your body changes it can be difficult to adapt your usual style to work with a bump, but wear your look with confidence and you’ll give any Hollywood starlet a run for her money.