Topshop’s New Maternity Collection – Adding star style to your bump wardrobe

We all cope with pregnancy in different ways. Some women absolutely love being pregnant and look gorgeous and glowing throughout. Others, like me, feel sick and ill, look terrible, and can’t wait for it to end. I felt awful throughout, and this made clothes very important to me – they were something I could control and a way of feeling myself. I trawled the internet for stylish items that would allow me to retain my own personal look – I just didn’t want to live in ill fitting, maternity jeans alone.

Luckily, maternity fashion is one area that has shown real improvement in style and choice in the past ten years, and this week Topshop has launched a great focus piece on their website where they have put together a series of looks that can take you from work to date night, from casual stay at home style to the weekend and the school run. It is great to find a key brand like Topshop, which has a real fashion forward ethos, concentrating on maternity fashion, and I have to say, from experience, that the Topshop maternity range is great – a stretchy vest top and black skirt were two items I purchased from the store when I was expecting Joe, and I absolutely lived in them.

I have featured the five key looks here, Office Look, The Weekend Uniform, The Brunch Date, The Date Night and The School Run, and also some stylish inspiration from some pregnant and amazing fashionista’s. So if you do have a happy event upcoming this year, and are looking for a little style inspiration in the meantime, step this way and have a look at what Topshop has to offer.

Date night Bodycon style

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Casual Weekend and school run style

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Brunch look

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Weekend relaxation

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The Office Look

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New Kardashian Kollection launches at Dorothy Perkins

The second collection from the Kardashian sisters for Dorothy Perkins has launched today, and I think it is even better than the first. Using a palette of black, white, creams and greys, mixed with the softest shade of baby pink, the latest collection is a combination of feminine tailoring and body hugging Kardashian dresses, showing off the individual personalities of Khloe, Kourtney and Kim.

There is a lot to admire about this collection. I love the ombre style dip dye blazer in pink merging into purple, this would look amazing with jeans or over tailored black trousers. The white bodycon dress is beautiful, making the little white dress a great alternative to the LBD. Floaty print blouses are a nice departure from the more structured looks and will be perfect for summer holiday dressing.

Here are some of my favourite pieces from the collection.

Kardashian Kollection white bodycon dress Price: £45.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian Kollection black and white rouched dress Price: £40.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian Kollection black and white gold bar dress Price: £40.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian Kollection cream metallic blazer Price: £55.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian Kollection ombre printed jacket Price: £55.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian Kollection black and white blouse Price: £32.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian Kollection blush sleeveless blouse Price: £30.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian Kollection black ottoman pencil skirt Price: £32.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

 

The Kardashian collection has arrived at Dorothy Perkins

Today’s the day when one of the most anticipated High Street collaborations ever arrives in stores. The Kardashian collection, designed by Kim, Khloe and Kourtney, is now available from selected Dorothy Perkins stores and online. I must admit that I am really excited about this collection. The Kardashian sisters are known for their deeply glamorous appearance, with Kim in particular feted as a modern-day goddess of beauty. But what is also interesting about these girls is that they encompass a whole range of body types.

Kim is, of course, petite in statue and curvy in body, with the ultimate derriere. Khloe is gorgeously curvy and 5ft 10 inches tall, meaning she has to combat issues of height as well as those curves. Finally, the love Kourtney is like a tiny doll of a girl, which brings its own problems, as many of my 5ft4 and under friends constantly remind me. So we have three beautiful women who have stunning figures that are not average height, size 10. Would this lead to a collection that would be friendly to lots of different body types?

Well, there is a lot of bodycon, curve enhancing dresses that might not appeal to everyone, but come in a fabulous range of colours and include gold and silver versions that should be really popular in the run up to the festive season. What I personally think works very well are the stunning range of floaty blouses that would look brilliant dressed down with skinny jeans, or vamped up with a pencil skirt. And the accessories are highly covetable. I can see those sequinned clutch and shoulder bags at every Christmas party this season.

Here are some of my key picks from the first collection.

Kardashian lace trench coat Price: £75.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian gold pleat dress Price: £40.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian black mesh dress Price: £40.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian cream collar blouse Price: £35.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian black sequin jacket Price: £50.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian blue sequin purse Price: £25.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian black sequin clutch Price: £30.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian black leopard tote Price: £55.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian Khloe bootcut jeans Price: £38.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian black lace blouse Price: £35.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Kardashian leopard tee Price: £30.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

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