Category Archives: mama to be

Whether you’re feeling gorgeous and glowing with neat little bump or nauseous, tired and the size of a house, your changing shape can become quite challenging to dress, especially when there’s so much else to think about and your hormones are raging.
Here I’ll bring together my experiences of maternity dressing and tips for how to adapt your wardrobe to help you through those nine months until D day.

Maternity looks for £50 and under

This time last year I was almost 5 months pregnant and embracing my growing bump in both figure-fit and flowing dresses daily.  This year I’m back in my trusty shorts and jeans with the odd nursing dress thrown in for good measure but I haven’t forgotten what it was like to have to find and read more »

Flatter your figure: swimwear guide

Bikinis, one-pieces, tankinis, monokinis; the options are endless when it comes to swimwear styles, yet finding the right shape, print and cut for your body is somewhat harder now that you’ve grown a human being or two (or more!) in there.  To help you find the right style for your shape I’ve put together a guide read more »

Ella Bella Scarves giveaway

One of my mottos in life is ‘You can never have too many scarves’. I am a self-confessed scarf addict. I feel naked without one. They’re like my security blanket. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a statement necklace to finish an outfit off but with little ones, something big, bold and scratchy isn’t read more »

Envie de Fraises maternity

It’s great to see so many maternity ranges expanding and new brands launching in the UK; finally retailers are seeing the need for maternity and nursing wear here and us mamas won’t settle for shapeless, drab bump-wear.  Why should getting pregnant mean we suddenly want to change our personal style? Last year French maternity brand read more »

Mama loves | Statement necklaces under £15

The instant way to up your style ante is by throwing on a statement necklace to take even the simplest of jeans and tee looks to pulled-together-stylish-mama level. And as big bucks jewels aren’t really conducive to mum-ing around in (even if we could splash out!), comes to our sartorial rescue with their purse-friendly, read more »

Quick fix under £50 | H&M sequin cardigan

Add a bit of sparkle to your day wear this season with H&M’s fine-knit sequinned cardigan.  It will take your basic jeans and tee up a level by throwing on this glitzy little number or you can make like the H&M model (below) and zhuj up (yes I may have made that up, but you read more »

Meeting Seraphine founder Cecile Reinaud

Last week I was invited to the launch of maternity and nursing brand, Seraphine’s beautiful new boutique in Marylebone, London so I took the opportunity to throw on a frock (by Seraphine, of course) and carry my 37 week baby bump ‘up West’ for the evening. Founder and designer Cecile Reinaud has built up an read more »

Mama must-have | Jojo Maman Bebe breton top

A must-have in many a wardrobe is the breton top; a mum-staple if you will.  So you won’t be surprised if I suggest it as a maternity style essential too. But where to find the best?  Look no further than stripey-mama favourite, Jojo Maman Bebe.  With a choice of 4 colours in a classic fit read more »

Quick fix under £50 | Next’s leopard slippers

Take the must-have masculine style slipper shoe and give it a feminine twist with a leopard finish and bow detailing.   Wear for work, weekend or everyday mum-duty with anything from skinny trousers to rolled-up boyfriend jeans and fit-and-flare printed frocks with opaque tights. Leopard slipper shoe, available in sizes 36-42, £40, Next

Quick fix under £50 | Monki check shirt

With the Quick fix under £50 series the idea is that you can inject a splash of seasonal style into your wardrobe without spending a fortune and as always with CocoMamaStyle the item should be practical for mums and ideally multi-purpose.   Well, this little number certainly covers all bases. This Monki check shirt will work as hard read more »

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