Sunday, 28 October 2007

Holiday Must Haves

We are going on holidays next week. Sun, sand, relaxing - I can not wait! I hope you have a holiday to look forward to before bub arrives.
My husband and I took a trip away when I was 6 months pregnant. It is a wonderful thing to do before the baby comes along.
So this has got me to thinking - what are my holiday clothing "must haves"? (pregnant or not!)

First of all - a sundress - that is cool, comfortable and can be worn day or night. The Allegra Maternity Dress (pictured right) in 100% cotton is perfect.

Wear it with a hat and sandals for day time chic or dress it up with espradrills and an updo for evening.
The next must have item is a pair of capri pants. I like the Amelia Linen Maternity Pants (pictured left). These pants are cool and comfortable and look fabulous too. Available in classic black or mocha as shown.
These pants will go back with most tops from singlets and camis to more dressy maternity tops.

Another capri pant option is the Ripe Maternity Poplin Capri Pants (available in white, latte and black), or the stretchy and popular Velcro Maternity Capri Pants (available in black, taupe, chocolate and white).

Thirdly, a comfortable, versatile top that can be worn to the beach, shopping, or dressed up for the evening. My favourites include the Kara Maternity Cami (pictured right) in white and the Bamboo Body Soft Maternity Cami in black or cinnamon. Wear casually during the day and dress up with accessories or a sheer silk wrap such as the Silvia Maternity Shirt for evening.

Last, and most importantly, a great swimsuit that will keep you feeling confident when it is time to strip down for a swim.

The Geometric Maternity Tankini has been designed specifically to flatter pregnant bumps. Supportive in all the right places, this tankini has a sweetheart neckline and an eyecatching print to bring the eye upwards away from any problem areas... The Geometric Tankini has adjustable pants to ensure the perfect fit from 0-9 months.
Make sure you remember your hat and sunscreen because your skin can be extra sensitive when pregnant.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Corporate maternity wear

Here are a few tips to make the most of your corporate maternity wardrobe.
1. Invest in key wardrobe basics that can be mixed, matched, dressed up or dressed down
2. Make sure the clothes are good quality, fit you well, and will last from 0-9 months. These clothes will be worn a lot over the term of your pregnancy
3. Choose colours that will work well together
4. Change your look from day to day with accessories

We have picked out our favourite items to mix and match.

Maternity work item number 1 - a pair of black maternity pants. We love the Soon Maternity Dress Pants (pictured right), the Ripe Maternity Tabor Pants and the Pea In a Pod Velcro Maternity pants.

Maternity work item number 2 - a tailored shirt that you can adjust to fit you from 0-9 months. We love the Seraphine Sleeveless Wrap Maternity Shirt available in pink or white (pictured right). This maternity shirt is crisp, professional and well fitting. A great option for the warmer months, it can easily be worn under an unbuttoned tailored jacket. Wear it with pants or a skirt.

If you prefer a long sleeve version try the Rita Empire Maternity Shirt - available in white. A short sleeve option is the Paris Maternity Shirt - also available in white.

Maternity work item number 3 - a skirt that will match back with all your tops such as the Charlene corporate maternity skirt (pictured right).

The linen cotton blend Charlene corporate skirt has a delicate mocha and cream pinstripe that will coordinate with almost any colour shirt.

The skirt has a comfortable soft waistband - no digging in to your belly when you sit at your desk.

If you prefer a black or white tailored skirt try the Szabo Flare Maternity Skirt.

For a soft comfortable option that still looks stylish and elegant try the Bamboo Body Essntial Maternity Skirt available in black or berry.

Maternity work item number 4 - A classic, stretchy block colour top. Our favourite is the Cross Front maternity top by Bamboo Body (pictured right), available in black or cinnamon.

Crossing at the bust and extra long to cover your bump, the Cross Front top not only looks good, it feels wonderful on.
This top can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the accessories you add. Looks stylish teamed with black pants or a skirt and can easily be worn under your work jacket.
Wear with white capri pants, denim or shorts on the weekend.
Other simple, stretchy tops appropriate for work include:
* The Ripe Pintuck maternity top available in white.
* The Euro Kimono maternity top in chocolate cocoons the belly in ruching and has gorgeous drapey sleeves.
* The Belly Basics collar maternity tee has a simple, functional design and is available in white, black, red and purple.

Maternity work item number 5 - a jersey wrap dress such as the Madeline Maternity Wrap Dress by Soon Melbourne. Great for summer, this dress is quite conservative - it doesn't show too much flesh but it does show off those gorgeous curves.

Looks great with black shoes and black brief case - add your favourite necklace.

Can be worn with or without a jacket.

The Madeline dress can also be worn with strappy heels and sparkling jewellery for a gorgeous wedding or special occasion outfit.
Also suitable for work and special occasions is the elegant China Doll Maternity dress and the Szabo Retro Maternity Dress available in red or champagne.
All of these pieces are high quality, well cut and will fit you from 0-9 months. They can be mixed, matched and transformed with the addition of accessories.

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Hot Milk Maternity Bras and Underwear

Your body is undergoing some pretty amazing changes right now. There is nothing more important than to have a well fitting maternity bra and comfortable maternity pants. Contrary to popular belief, your maternity bra does not have to be ugly and you can have matching underwear sets when you are pregnant!

Introducing the fabulously feminine Hot Milk Maternity Underwear range. The Hot Milk bras are designed specifically for pregnant bodies. They are comfortable, well designed and supportive. Pictured right is the Baby Doll Delicious maternity bra and maternity underpant set. The Baby Doll Delicious bra is a breastfeeding bra that is also suitable for pregnancy.
The Sinfully Sweet Seductress maternity and nursing bra (left) features delicate black lace and elaborate floral embroidery enhanced with a midnight teal lining. The centrepiece is formed by two teal and black rose bows, joined with a satin charm. The matching maternity bikini briefs have rouched gathering at the back to enhance and sculpt your shape
The Hot Milk lingerie has

*No restrictive underwire
*No-fuss one handed maternity clips
*Great coverage and support

See the full range of Hot Milk maternity Bras and Hot Milk Nursing Bras on the GlowMama site.

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Maternity Swimwear

One of the best feelings when pregnant is to immerse yourself in water. The feeling of weightlessness can be a relief, the cool water is soothing and it is the perfect place to exercise and keep fit.
Now that summer is on the way you may feel the need to get a new swimsuit for the beach or the pool. GlowMama have a fantastic range of maternity swimwear including one piece maternity swimmers, maternity tankinis and chlorine resistant swimwear.

The Seafolly Easy Fit Halter (right) is simple, flattering and perfect for the beach or pool. Pair with the Seafolly Easy Fit pants.

GlowMama have a number of Seafolly maternity swim costumes on sale. Check out the Miami Splice maternity tankini or the Seafolly Kubu ruched maternity singlet and the ruched maternity pants.

The Desert Rose maternity tankini (right) by Ilant, is supportive and will fit from 0-9 months. Glam!

If you like patterned swimmers try the Ilant Geometric Maternity swimsuit in red.

If you prefer a more sporty style of maternity swimwear try the Muscle Back Maternity Tankini. This swimsuit is chlorine resistant so perfect if you want to do laps.

The Keyhole Maternity Tankini (right) by Ilant is adjustable allowing you to control the support depending on your bust size.

The black Frill Maternity Tankini is another option by Ilant. The frill detail makes this simple maternity swimming costume a little more special.

Maternity clothes to brighten up your day

When the sun is out, brighten up your look with a colourful top. Pair any of these tops with white maternity capri pants, maternity denim or maternity shorts.

The cotton Woodstock Tie Back Maternity Top (left) has crochet detail to the neckline and can be dressed up or dressed down.

This top is available in blue and red (as shown), or red and stone.

The fresh shades of lemon and silver make the Splice Maternity Top (left) very fashionable this season.

Also available in white & silver with pink. Good enough to eat....

The gorgeous colours and flattering style of the Tropical Daze Maternity Top (left) will instantly lift your spirits.

Great with denim, capris or shorts.

Maternity wear - flattering for work or play

We love the Billabong Maternity Top (pictured left). Made from soft satin, it has a flattering tie back design and an eye catching print.

Team with black maternity pants for work, dress up with heels for a special occasion. Sure to be one of your favourite tops throughout your 9 month journey.

Elegant is the word that best describes this silky crepe China Doll maternity dress (right). It is suitable for any stage of pregnancy and can be dressed up or dressed down to suit the occasion.

The flattering neckline is perfect for framing your favourite necklace.

The Island Leaves top (left) flatters every figure. Pretty cap sleeves, a side tie and keyhole neckline are the small details that make this top special.

A versatile top, suitable for work and play.

Stylish summer maternity designs

GlowMama is full to the brim with stylish new summer designs.

Pictured right is the feminine and floaty Zodiac Chiffon Maternity Top. Looks great with white maternity capris or maternity denim.

Check out our full range of maternity tops - they are sure to brighten up your day. We are so excited about the wide range of styles and colours available.

You are sure to find that special outfit in our collection of maternity dresses and maternity skirts.

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Celebrity Pregnancy Style - Nicole Richie

Pregnant Nicole Richie looks more beautiful than ever. She has lovely new curves and a healthy glow. Nicole certainly knows how to dress her bump in style. Here are a few of our favourites....

Pictured right Nicole is wearing a pale pink slip dress. The dress is so simple and drapes elegantly over her belly. She makes her outfit look stylish by accessorising with her signature oversized sunglasses and a black leather tote.

The key to making the most of your maternity wardrobe is to invest in simple classic pieces that can be transformed by the accessories you add. The Madeline Wrap Maternity Dress (pictured left) is in a similar shade to Nicole's dress.

Add sunglasses, handbag and thongs for stylish but casual day time chic. Add a necklace or scarf, closed toe heels and a smart jacked and you have a fabulous work outfit. Add strappy heels, sparkling earrings for a glam night out.

The Madeline maternity dress is made from soft cotton jersey - it is stretchy and comfortable. The wrap style means you will be able to wear from 0-9 months and afterwards.

Pictured right, Nicole wears a maxi dress with style. A strapless design, this dress is fitted at the bust and then falls and floats from the empire line. This dress not only looks great it would be extremely comfortable. The bright coloured pattern completes the look.

At GlowMama, the Belladonna maternity dress has defintely been a favourite with our instore customers. As soon as we get new stock in it flies off the racks. The Belladonna dress is a more dressy and more subtle version of Nicole's look. With inbuilt bust support you will feel supported even without a bra. The Belladonna dress is a sophisticated option for weddings and evening events.

We are sure to be featuring Nicole again in the GlowMama blogspot.

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Nursing and breastfeeding tops

A fashionable and functional breast feeding top allows you to feed your baby easily and discreetly when you are out and about.

GlowMama have some great breastfeeding tops in a number of different styles.

The weather has started to warm up and as a result our best selling feeding top this week is the Boob original breasfeeding singlet. The clever patented design has no clips or velcro and allows you to feed discreetly.

The Boob breastfeeding singlet is available in a number of colours:
Berry breasfeeding singlet
Yellow breastfeeding singlet
Black breastfeeding singlet
White breastfeeding singlet

For those of you who want a little more arm coverage the Boob original breastfeeding tee is an absolute essential for new mums. Available in a selection of colours (follow the links):
Black breastfeeding top

Earth breastfeeding top

Pink breastfeeding top

White breastfeeding top

Boob have a number of styles apart from their classic tees and singlets including the Stina nursing cami in pink (above right) and the Stina nursing cami in black.

For a different take on breastfeeding camis, Glamourmom Maternity Nursing Tank (pictured right) has a full support sports-style maternity bra integrated into the maternity tank top.

Made of environmentally friendly Green Cotton from Denmark, the Nursing Maternity Bra Tank is available in 4 popular colours:

Black nursing top
White nursing top
White nursing top with lace
Pale blue nursing top
White nursing top
Ruby red nursing top
Black nursing top with lace

Glamourmom also have an extra long length breastfeeding tank available in black or midnight blue.