Whether you’re packing little people off to a new term at school or just mourning the all-too-quick passing of your summer holiday, Autumn is all about change, and that’s why I love it. I look forward to Autumn almost more than I look forward to the start of the summer holidays. I love the sudden change in the air, the way the mornings are still light but infused with a crisp hint of Autumn on its way, and, I admit, I love the excuse to buy new shoes and boots! My school days might be well behind me but these days I live vicariously through my children and there’s nothing quite like that Back-to-School feeling for getting you energised and motivated. T0 me, Autumn is as much a fresh start as New Year’s Day. More so, in fact, because it doesn’t come with the anti-climax of Dec 31st. And once you’re a grown up, it’s still a great excuse for a bit of Autumnal retail therapy.
If you’re expecting a baby in September/ October it can also mean an end to the awkwardness of dressing a baby bump for hot summer days. Hurrah! Summer can be tricky when it comes to maternity wear, but Autumn lends itself to lots of layering, which we reckon is key to making your maternity wardrobe work. And right on cue, Haute Mama’s new Autumn collection has just arrived.
We’re especially enamoured with our lovely collection of Black Maternity Dresses from our European supplier.
Finding a jacket that works with a growing bump isn’t easy. Squeezing into non-maternity coats and jackets and leaving the buttons undone can make you feel a bit shabby but maternity options tend to look best in the last few weeks of pregnancy, and even then you run the risk of looking like a pea pod. Our Lovely capes offer the perfect solution to this problem , offering a cosy extra layer with just enough stretch to ensure it will fit throughout your pregnancy, and a look that works both dressed up or down. Team it with jeans and baseball trainers for easy weekend chic, or wear it to zen out during yoga or Pilates.
But if glamour’s more your bag, check out our fabulous dresses on our website , perfect for that special occasion. We LOVE maternity wear that carries you effortlessly through from one trimester to the next despite the changing seasons, and our Milly and Holly dresses at €57..00 it’s an affordable staple for any expectant Mom keen to cut a dash in the office party. It’s perfect for this time of year too – team it with heels and bare legs while the weather’s still warm, and cosy it up with knee length boots and tights once the colder nights set it.
Sigh. Is it just us, or does maternity wear like this almost make you feel it’s worth having a baby for?!