There’s a famous Hollywood saying - the lead actress should always be a mix of sassy and sweet, sexy and pretty. If that was to apply to fashion, Gingham would be the perfect combination!
Introducing Gingham - a sweet and sophisticated pattern that goes easily from day to night, is a visual aid in creating just the right curves, and is a trend that never goes out of style! First made popular by the timeless beauty Brigitte Bardot who wore a pink gingham dress for her wedding, it’s always been a mainstay of irreverent style.
When it comes to maternity style, there’s often an expectation that what you’re going to get is going to veer on the side of boring. Loose maternity tops, neutral pregnancy pants, shapeless maternity dresses… well, thankfully, all of that is a thing of the past! Millennial mommies-to-be are shunning the eye-rolling maternity wear of yesteryear and embracing their style. Now pregnancy and post natal wear is all about your style, 2.0.
When planning your pregnancy wardrobe, you need to pick staples that always look great on-the-go, but stylish enough to not fade away - which is why Gingham is such a closet staple. The trend has undergone a revival in 2018 and how! Fashion mavens & yummy mummies have adopted it with gusto - here’s how you can style key Gingham pieces from maternity wear available online.
The Rivera Midi Dress in Santorini Blue is made for daydreaming. With gathered tiers and an on-point boat neck detailing in breezy cotton seersucker, it’s versatility is what elevates it to another level. A great pick to wear on your babymoon or just on Saturdays running errands, it can be dressed up or down with the right accessories. Opt for white loafers and oversized shell earrings and you’ll always feel like you’re on vacation - especially when it’s time for nursing! And here’s the very best part of this dress - it’s got concealed zips down the bodice for nursing on the go.
Not just meant for easy breezy days, Gingham is a great print to add joy to your maternity workwear. To add structure & style to your back-to-back meetings, opt for a shirt dress, such as the Cayo, with a belt to add a bit of flair to your #ootd. The A-Line silhouette is always flattering while the cut adds a bit of professionalism. With its button-down styling, it’s perfect as post-natal wear as well as nursing is easier. We’d style this with muted beige pumps and discreet pearl earrings - timeless, just like gingham.
Invoke a bit of that Parisian chic, Brigitte Bardot-style, with a sweet pink Gingham! Ladylike and poised, it’s the perfect shade for brunch or a baby shower. We’ve got our eyes on the Rivera Midi Dress in Raspberry for that pop of colour! With it’s A-line cut and hem detailing, it looks contemporary and chic, and with the concealed nursing zips on the bodice, is perfect to wear from pregnancy to the post-natal phase as well! We’d style this with some pouty pink lips and delicate sandals for that je ne sais quoi quotient.
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