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This weather is impossibly hard to dress for, pregnant or not. One day it’s hot, the next it’s pouring down. Florence and I got drenched yesterday after skipping out the house in the sunshine only to find ourselves an hour later standing under a tree for cover with no coats or umbrella. Baaaad Mum.

If you’re looking for a cover-up but not necessarily a full on winter coat just yet then a have a look at a kimono. There are so many styles, lengths, fabrics to choose from and they are ideal for skimming over your new found curves. What’s more, they make you look like you’ve made an big outfit effort when all you’ve done is thrown it on. Mum wardrobe winner!

They’re also great if you aren’t keen on investing in much of a maternity wardrobe, being non-maternity means you can wear it throughout your pregnancy and afterwards.

Here are my top tips for styling out a kimono:

  • Keep your outfit underneath fairly tight fitting, you can’t go wrong with a basic vest and jeans
  • Don’t be afraid to clash prints. A striped breton top worn under florals makes your look more individual 
  • If you’re not particularly tall, then go for a more jacket length style rather than full length for fear of swamping you
  • Try mixing up your look, heels obviously work but the right dress and pair of trainers could look cool

Check out my edit of the best on the high street, click or hover for details. It’s worth looking at New Look’s range if you want a good range of more affordable styles, see here

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