Now here’s a term you must hear all the time : A “Statement’ Piece. A cursory look through a magazine or a quick scroll down Instagram always throws this word up, making us think, if everything is a statement piece, then it surely can’t be a statement right?!
Often interchanged with “An Investment Piece”, a statement piece is, at the heart of it, one that declares a stance. Whether it’s colour or fit or style, a statement piece is designed to stand out - perfect to make an entrance with!
With the maternity bump, millennial mothers-to-be feel that’s often the only statement piece they’ll ever need. Luckily, modern maternity style is undoing years of frumpy maternity wear! Today’s pregnant ladies want an extra dollop of sass on top of the statement.
Wondering how to pick the perfect statement maternity dress? We’ve got a handy little guide that’ll veer you in the right direction…
- Volume is often key. Think big! Statement maternity wear has to have an element that’s larger than life. It could be big sleeves or a billowy skirt that leaves a spell wherever you go.
Something like the Selene Moon Tie Up Dress is the perfect example of a statement dress! A solid colour, a flattering waist tie that leads up to the drama of a full-length maxi, and a well-cut neckline that begs for accessorising. Crafted from rayon, it works well for the pregnancy as well as the post-natal wear stage, with its neckline that allows for quick nursing. Easy to dress up or down, the Selene dress can be styled for the beach or a soiree. The key is in accessories.
For a more classy affair, pair the dress with minimal earrings and tie your hair up in an elegant do - it’s a look that’s so easy to achieve, yet looks so graceful! For a fun affair, go boho with big earrings and open hair - channeling gypsy vibes and how!
- Experiment with Colour! The key to a fantastic statement dress is to have it be deceptively simple. Something as simple as a good solid hue often makes all the difference in the world as compared to a busy print that draws attention but doesn’t do any favours to the dress!
- Always look for little details that elevate the design! An interesting collar or ruffles add a bit of interest but don’t overwhelm the dress.. Look towards the Maia Maxi Dress for inspiration. The cherry yellow brings tropics to the mind whilst the ruffle detailing on the sleeves and the exaggerated drop waist add fun & flair. Crafted from cotton satin, it’s soft and comfortable, while the buttons transition it well from maternity wear to nursing wear.
To carry forward that summery look, pair it with golden hoop earrings - just right for that babymoon!