This post is for soon-to-be mothers struggling to style their growing bump during the winter months. Cool weather dressing whilst pregnant is a fine balance between layering for comfort without feeling overwhelmed by your outfit, leaving a lot of women feeling lost and out of touch with their personal style.
The Art of Layering
The key to layering with a bump is combining form-fitting & oversized elements. Our go-to look is styling a ribbed or knitted bodycon dress (Luxe Shift, Luca Mini, Milly Rib or Coastline) as your base, with an open jacket or knit over the top. Stick to no more than three visible layers to avoid looking overdone.
The essence of the quiet luxury trend this season is blending refined textures. Knits, Satin and Shirting offer depth and interest to tonal winter outfits. We love pairing silky fabrics with cozy knitwear for an effortlessly chic daywear option. Our Luna Rayon Shirt Dress pairs beautifully with a Knit Pant or our Satin Slip Dress layered underneath a Cardigan.
Particularly for petite girls, matching sets are a flattering choice as they elongate your frame. Start with a coordinating knit set (like our Chateau Crepe Knit Shirt and Serenade Crepe Knit Pant) for base warmth and add a Cardigan or Jacket over the top, styling it open for the most flattering look.
Invest in multi-purpose styling options
One challenge with winter dressing is that the season calls for investment pieces. Rather than feeling like you need to purchase a whole new wardrobe, carefully select a few key pieces that can be styled multiple ways and see you through pregnancy and beyond. Our favourite example of this is the Knit Cotton Wrap Dress - able to be styled as a loose coat over dresses or pants, or as a dress on its own. Its tie waist allows you to adjust as the bump grows as well as in your days postpartum.
Enhance with accessories:
Look to statement shoes, bags and accessories to bring a sense of your personal style. In a season where your body is changing day by day, keeping your layers chic, comfortable and understated allows for effortless dressing whilst accenting with a cooler chunky shoe or on-trend bag can help inject your personality and make your look feel more elevated.