With Royal Ascot last week, and the Wimbledon Championships heating up next week, the summer event season is getting into full swing. Choosing an outfit for this kind of occasion can be a challenge at the best of times, but with a baby bump to think about, it can become downright tricky. That’s where we come in! This year, royal commentator & author Katie Nicholl reported from Royal Ascot, looking utterly stunning in Seraphine luxe maternity dresses. Check out her Ascot Dresses for a little maternity fashion inspiration!
Get the look: Champagne Cutout Lace Maternity Dress
“I was thrilled to be asked to be a co-presenter for ITV Racing’s coverage of Royal Ascot but there was a lot of pressure. My job was to commentate on the daily Royal Procession and so I needed to look the part. Being 33 weeks pregnant and broadcasting through the hottest June week on record since 1976 was a rather daunting prospect. I knew that I needed to feel comfortable and confident on air so I headed to Seraphine for Ascot Dresses! I felt elegant (so far as you can at 33 weeks pregnant in the sweltering heat) stylish and smart, which was really important. After all, it is Royal Ascot!”
Get the look: Pure Silk Polka Dot Maternity Dress
“I chose four designs by Seraphine for Royal Ascot and made sure my looks were deliberately different each day ranging from florals to black and white polka dots to an elegant navy blue dress with white piping and a glamorous nude lace frock, my personal favourite. All the dresses looked great on camera and what I liked was that each look was very different. I love to experiment when it comes to fashion – even with a bump. Seraphine has such an eclectic collection, there really is something for everyone.”
Get the look: Floral Silk Maternity Cocktail Dress
“When I’m broadcasting I like to wear elegant fitted dresses and fortunately maternity dresses aren’t the tent like creations they used to be! I’ve tried to stick to classic designs and experiment with colours. One of the things I love about Seraphine dresses is they are so comfortable and well made.”
— Katie Nicholl (@katienicholl) June 23, 2017
Get the look: Scalloped Lace Maternity & Nursing Dress
We love Katie’s style – she looked perfectly polished all week long in her stunning Seraphine Ascot dresses. For more summer event outfit inspiration, check out our Luxe Collection of chic formal maternity dresses and cocktail dresses – they’re perfect for looking smart in in the sun!
Katie Nicholl is an international royal commentator, author and journalist. She has written two books about the Royal Family and is currently writing her third, a biography on Prince Harry to be released next year. She lives in North London with her husband and their four year old daughter Matilda and are expecting a second baby this summer.