Peaches Geldof had a skinny pregnancy. She was skinny in leggings here, tiny in a bikini here and looked amazing at London Fashion Week here. Her advice (in this post) was to not wear maternity wear – she just buys normal clothes in the next size up.
“That’s what I think all pregnant women should do – just buy a size up, don’t buy cr**py maternity wear.”
So I’m guessing that the clothes in today’s post are all non-maternity wear. What I like about her clothing today is that she has been able to wear a few layers to keep warm but has managed to keep the bulk look away from her frame. If you look at the top photograph closely – I don’t think that the tan coat would close over her bump and the black cardi has been worn cleverly by leaving the bottom buttons undone.
The shoes though – not a good pick.
I’ve been a big fan of Peaches Geldof’s pregnancy wardrobe. And I like items of her outfit here, but I just don’t like them all together.
Her dress is gorgeous and looks summery and non-maternity (which is probably is because she hasn’t gained a lot of weight) and I don’t think that adding a warm coat, scarf and leggings has successfully winterized it. It should stay in the summer where it can be free and unencumbered!
The princess, flowery headband is a shocker. If she wanted to wear an Alice Band (as my sister in law calls it), then a simple one would have looked much better.
Peaches Geldof has had a gorgeous pregnancy. She’s been a little on the thin side, in my opinion but her styling has been spot on.
Speaking at London Fashion Week, Peaches gave the following advice:
“I still fit into a size eight. It’s weird because my body is still thin but I have this big bowling ball on my tummy.
Everything actually fits but I just have to get my husband to help me get the zipper up at the back.
I don’t find it difficult and I don’t wear maternity wear anyway. I wear maternity leggings but I just buy clothes a size up.
That’s what I think all pregnant women should do – just buy a size up, don’t buy cr**py maternity wear.”
Bless her, I think that her heart is the right place but seriously, just buy a size up?! That advice is only good advice for the fortunate few because most of us will not just ‘grow a big bowling ball’ and have the rest of us remain teeny tiny. So the idea of just buying one size up is completely and utterly wrong.
Yes there is crappy maternity wear just like there is crappy non-maternity wear. But designers, department stores and boutiques are (finally) cottoning on the fact that women want to look good when they are pregnant and as a result, there are some great maternity labels out there. Labels like Isabella Oliver and the more affordable Asos.
Peaches advice is sound for buying things like jackets and cardigans. You may even get away with buying your normal size and just leaving it unbuttoned or buying an open drape cardigan. But the most important message is to stay true to your style – like Malin Akerman has continued with her grungy aesthetic.