Layer it, Baby!
Posted on 11 March 2020
As the cooler months approach, its time to look at layering your wardrobe to keep you and your blossoming bump toasty and warm. With natural fluctuations in your pregnant body’s temperature, you will need some key items to help you maintain a comfortable temperature through the change in season. Angel Maternity has pulled together some top tips for layering your looks this autumn!
The Basic Tee – the basic tee is a must have in your maternity and breastfeeding wardrobe. This trusty staple is the perfect tran-seasonal item to take you from the warmer months to cooler days. The basic tee can be worn alone with shorts or leggings and then layered with a cardigan, jacket or long sleeve top for use across all seasons.
The Long Cardigan – long cardigans can go with you from day to night, from dress to casual and from warm days to cool nights. This versatile piece grows with your bump, and also remains a trusty partner to your wardrobe once you've had your bundle of joy! Choose from black, navy, grey or khaki block colours, or floral prints, so you can mix and match with your entire maternity and breastfeeding wardrobe.
The Classic Dress – a one stop shop when it comes to maternity wear - the classic dress can be dressed down with casual trainers or boots and a denim jacket for a trendy day time look, while it can also be a staple to wear to work when paired with a jacket and ballet flats or small heels (if you dare!). The classic dress can take you out to lunch with some jewellery and sparkly shoes and also to special events or parties with some stronger makeup, dressy accessories and statement jewellery. The classic dress makes pregnancy and breastfeeding a time of pride for your bump and makes you look and feel great! Which is just what you need at some a special time in your life, growing and feeding a small human. Choosing a dress in a single colour (i.e. not patterns) is a sure fire way to maximize its use and ability to layer with cardigans, jackets and stockings and change up your looks from day through to night.
The Ruched Skirt – the perfect item for layering. You can wear your skirt with stockings for a more corporate look, alternatively utilise your skirt for an evening look to wear out to dinner paired with an elegant top with a pop of colour for smart casual or a jacket for a smarter finish.
Fabrics that Stretch and Breathe – the best fabrics are a mix of cotton for breathability and spandex for stretch, so that you can wear your garment all day and not encounter excessive sweating from your overheating body, plus your clothing will stand the test of time and grow with your body’s changing size.