Sunday, 3 May 2015

Maternity OOTD - feeling feminine


I love soft, pastel colours so when I spotted this floral kimono on sale in Next I knew I had to have it. Wearing a kimono or jacket over a simple top is a great way to pull an outfit together and make it more interesting. I love it when I have a garment with a pattern on it because it means you can wear it with a variety of different colours. This kimono has elements of pale blue, pale pink, darker pink, darker blue, lilac, black and white.

At 8 months pregnant, my outfits are all about comfort but I don't want to compromise on style. It has been difficult for me to work out great maternity styles but now I'm on my third pregnancy I'm happy with my outfits. This pregnancy I discovered the one size fits all jersey skirts from Delal Designs and they have been a staple in my maternity wardrobe. Not only comfy, but also stylish and modest too. 

Taking inspiration from the gorgeous colours of the kimono, I am wearing a purple jersey maxi skirt and lilac long-sleeved top from New Look. Neither the top nor kimono are maternity wear as I don't tend to buy many specific maternity clothes as there is not much choice and it's quite expensive for something you will only wear for a few months. I try to be as frugal as possible, opting for things I can wear post-pregnancy as well as during pregnancy. The one size maxi skirts are a perfect example of this as they will fit me whatever size I am; amazing!

To finish off the look, I'm wearing a pale pink hijab with lace edging. I love the lace edging as it makes for such a soft, feminine look and really adds a bit of interest to what would otherwise be a plain scarf.

Long-sleeved top: New Look
Kimono: Next
Scarf: Hijab Jewels 


                                  Front view


Side view, showing the bump because sometimes it's quite nice to show off the bump.


          Back view. I love the way the kimono looks from the back.