Wednesday, 22 August 2007

How to relieve an itchy pregnant belly

Do you find that the skin on your belly is sensitive, itchy and even rashy? This irritating condition is common and can be attributed to pregnancy hormones and the fact that your skin is being stretched considerably.

How can you relieve the itch? We have a few tips that will help.
* Make sure you keep your tummy well moisturised
* Use hypoallergenic washing detergent
* Wear soft, smooth natural fibres such as those from Bamboo Body.

The Bamboo Body range is so soft, hypoallergenic and great for sensitive skin. The Ruched Singlet can be worn by itself or as a soft layer under your favourite top. The Essential Tee (pictured right) comes in four colours and is a must have for your pregnancy wardrobe. The T-shirt Extender is also a good option for covering your belly in softness and is particularly handy in the early stages and very late stages of pregnancy. Check out the Bamboo Body website for more information on their products.

The Bamboo Body collection also includes the Perfect Dress, the Essential Pants and the Essential skirt.

Monday, 13 August 2007

Celebrity pregnancy style - Jenna Elfman

Jenna Elfman (left) shows how the little black dress can be worn as a chic daytime outfit. Jenna accessorises her black jersey maternity dress with hoop earrings, a black headband, black thongs and of course a great pair of sunglasses. Cool, comfortable and very, very stylish.

Get Jenna’s look with the 6 way dress available at GlowMama (pictured right). As the name suggests, this versatile dress can be worn 6 different ways. Wear it as a halter neck one day and as a strapless dress the next. Dress it up with heels and jewellery for evening, or take inspiration from Jenna and wear with sandals or thongs during the day.

Sunday, 12 August 2007

Boob Design - Maternity and Breastfeeding

One of our favourite designers is Swedish brand Boob. Boob offer a range of breast feeding clothes and maternity wear that is stylish as well as functional. The Boob designs are an excellent fit and you can be assured of high quality fabrics and workmanship. Their bright spring range is selling out fast in our Clayfield boutique.

The very flattering maternity wrap skirt (right) can be worn pregnant or not. Team with the Britta V Neck Top while pregnant and then wear with the Original Breastfeeding Singlet (pictured left) once bub comes along.

Boob's range of nursing singlets and shirts are a must have if you plan on breastfeeding. They are so simple and discreet to use - no fumbling with clips or buttons! GlowMama have a variety of colours and styles of Boob nursing tops and tees available.

Here are just a few:

* The Astrid V Neck nursing tee

* The Boob original breast feeding tshirt

* The stylish Elin breast feeding top

Boob also have some gorgeous dresses available this summer. The Hannah Sun Maternity Dress (pictured right) is just the thing to keep you looking good and feeling great as the weather warms up. The Hannah Sun Dress can be worn at all stages of pregnancy and is available in red, a light grey colour called mist and a rich dark brown colour called Earth.

An indispensible addition to your maternity wardrobe is the fabulous Boob Karolina maternity shorts. These shorts have a tailored design and are an underbump style. Available in khaki or black.

The cleverly designed Boob collection proves that there is no need to sacrifice fashion for function!