This week, THE MOTHERSHOP caught up with top TV presenter, Mum-to-be and very lovely Alex Jones. Alex and her partner are expecting a baby in the New Year. So at just over half way through her pregnancy, we thought we’d have a quick chat to see how she was finding dressing her bump so far….
THE MOTHERSHOP: Hi Alex! How are you going about choosing what to wear during your pregnancy?
Alex: I haven’t at any point worn anything that is maternity wear so far! Apart from my jeans. I’ve just been going to my usual high street shops like Zara, & Other Stories and H&M and then I will adapt the styles I would usually choose to suit the bump.
THE MOTHERSHOP: Have you come across any difficulties in retaining your original style?
Alex: I haven’t found any problems with retaining my usual style so far. Of course, it’s more tricky the further on in your pregnancy you go but I think with some clever use of shapes and colours you can stick to what you like whilst embracing your growing bump.
THE MOTHERSHOP: How do you find the choice of what’s available for maternity wear?
Alex: There is no choice at all! I think Topshop have some nice bits and H&M jeans work well once you’re past about 22 weeks, I found them to be too low before then. But otherwise, it seems to be that all maternity wear is based on everyone being the same size where the reality is, is that you’re a different size every week. It’s tricky as no one wants to spend a fortune on clothes that are essentially only useful for 5 months but there is a gap in the market for different styles for different stages. I also found most maternity wear to be extremely mumsy.
THE MOTHERSHOP: Do you have any style tips/advice for people at the beginning of their pregnancy?
Alex: Try and stick with your own clothes for as long a time as possible. If you have slim arms, make sure you try to show them off. Oversized styles and tent like dresses or tops really don’t do anybody any favours!
[Alex wearing H! by Henry Holland for Debenhams. You can buy this shirt here]
THE MOTHERSHOP: What items of your maternity wardrobe have you found invaluable?
Alex: Only my H&M jeans so far!Here are a few more examples of non-maternity styles Alex has recently worn during her pregnancy…
See Alex wearing hers last week here[Main Picture Credits: Instagram]