By NICKY CHAMP
Anyone who’s ever tried to dress an exponentially growing bump will know how hard pregnancy dressing can be. It’s a big ask to find clothing that is comfortable, flattering, long enough (in the gut area) and fashionable.
A very stylish friend of mine gave me some simple fashion advice when I fell pregnant: “Don’t invest too much money because you are going to want to burn everything after you have the baby”.
While I didn’t hold a ceremonial bonfire or anything, she did have a point – there were a few things I immediately donated to charity because having worn them everyday for eight months I couldn’t stand the sight of them.
We spoke to Lisa Balakas of Ripe Maternity to get the lowdown on how to choose pieces you’ll want to wear long after that baby has vacated your uterus.
Q: What’s the best style/shopping advice you can give to new mums?
A: My number one piece of advice is to buy some basic pieces early on. The amount of women we see in the stores buying clothes with six weeks to go because they just want something comfortable is amazing.
The catch phrase is “But I am only going to wear it for six months” but the girls in the office wear the product daily and they are not pregnant so its life is a lot longer than that.