You are pregnant or just after having a baby- congratulations! Now, you just have to figure out how to style your changing shape over the coming months! Not an easy feat, particularly when invites to social gatherings start to arrive.
For most, investing in a whole new wardrobe, is not an appealing option. Many women are also not particularly keen on sticking to 'maternity' specific clothing. With the exception of some great brands. high street maternity wear can often be stale, tired and lack style. Most of us prefer to try and adapt what we have for as long as possible.
We are fans of investing in a few hero pieces which will support you through pregnancy and beyond. Enter the utterly classic, versatile & timeless white shirt. A wardrobe staple for all ladies and solution to your summer outfit woes!
We have rounded up our top 4 brands and styles and can confidently say that however you prefer to style it - sleeves up or down, wearing it open or closed, tucked in or loose - this hero piece will see you through casual cocktails, (or mocktails) barbeques and coffee dates this summer.
If you fancy some Parisian style for your bump, then you cannot go wrong with Sezanes long-sleeved white maternity shirt. With its classic collar, chest pocket and straight cut, it is très chic and makes the perfect addition to any outfit. Tried, tested and bought numerous times by the pregnant members of our team (and worn post pregnancy) it is a firm favourite!
Price; Euro 85
Made famous by Meghan Markle, one of this designers’ closest friends. The 'Husband Shirt' is a great investment both for your pregnancy and post bump. The original design has been updated for those pregnant to include extra room for a bump, but otherwise it is the same oversized button-up we know and love. Made from 100% organic cotton, it also features elongated cuffs and a classic stitched tuxedo pleat. The signature silver tuxedo studs are also nursing-friendly for moms on the go.
If a summer shirt-dress is more your style, Misha also features a non-maternity white shirtdress which is super stylish and perfect for your summer wardrobe. Size up to accommodate a bump and you are bbq ready!
Price; Euro 155 / USD 185
Soft, smooth & lightweight cotton- its oversized shape feels flattering and supports a changing shape. While not designed to be a maternity shirt, French Connections Rhodes Poplin relaxed fit shirt embodies effortless everyday style. Featuring a relaxed collar, pleat back detailing and long sleeves. We think the dipped hem emphasises the casual nature of the shirt, ready to slip on with classic denim and trainers for comfortable style or with some dressy sandals and a hat for casual cocktails.
Price; Euro 75
Smart, comfy & utterly classic, this white maternity shirt is 100% cotton & cut for an easy over-sized fit – perfect for every stage of pregnancy. The dipped high-low hem line is on trend & cut long to keep your curves covered. A chic mandarin collar & smart buttoned cuffs complete the look, while the classic button-down design makes this ideal for breastfeeding after your little one is born. As with all items from Seraphine- this shirt is stylish and can be worn for pregnancy and beyond.Price; Euro 58 / GBP 49
Style it with
If you are looking for some style inspiration, consider teaming the classic white shirt with leggings or skinny jeans for an easy everyday look- dressing up or down with flats, sandals or trainers. For an easy transition to dressier social events add a belt, hat or wear over a dress.