When it comes to maternity fashion, international blogger & insta-star Maya Williams certainly knows a thing or two! This week on the blog, we caught up with her at our head office in London, where she shared some of her top tips for navigating each trimester in style. Read on and watch the video for Maya’s maternity fashion tips and to see which Seraphine maternity clothes she recommends for each stage of pregnancy.
Watch Maya’s Maternity Fashion Guide
1st Trimester Maternity Fashion Must-Haves
“In my first trimester the first thing I did was run to Seraphine and get jeans. I immediately fell in love with over the bump – they’re just so comfy and they hug you in.”
Get the Look: Coral Pleated Maternity Dress
Maya recommends Maternity Jeans as the essential first maternity fashion purchase. After that, it’s all about The Bump Kit – our chic maternity starter kit complete with maternity LBD, stretchy black skirt, leggings & essential white vest. And of course oversize shirts are perfect for hiding a blossoming bump through the first trimester – just be sure to team them with a slim leg style to balance out the volume.
2nd Trimester Maternity Fashion Must-Haves
“This is my favourite trimester. They call it the honeymoon of your pregnancy – you’ve got your energy back, you’ve told the world you’re pregnant and you can show off your bump!”
Maya recommends chic maternity dresses for the second trimester, preferring bodycon jersey dresses to show off the bump, or woven A-line dresses for a chic look.
Get the Look: Nautical Maternity Maxi Skirt
Maya can’t get enough of our Tailored Cropped Maternity Trousers for the office:
“The cigarette pants – you can wear these for work or you can dress them up in the evening. I actually really love these, I got them in black. They hug you in, they slim you down and they really dress you up if you wear them with heels and they look nice and stylish.”
Get the Look: Mint Lace & Silk Chiffon Maternity Dress
“Of course we still need to look fabulous, we still need to feel fabulous, so this is a cocktail dress that you can wear to a wedding, your baby shower, a friend’s birthday party…. I really love the pastel colour of this and the style, and the way it falls – it would really accentuate your baby bump.”
3rd Trimester Maternity Fashion Must-Haves
Get the Look: Sapphire Lace Top Pleated Maternity Dress
“And now I’m heading into the third trimester, which is so exciting because it means I’m going to meet my baby very soon! A lot of the pieces that you’ll invest in at this stage need to be super comfortable and versatile so that you can wear them later during your nursing.”
Maya recommends horizontal stripes to flatter your bump through your third trimester – she loves our Striped Maternity & Nursing Dress and our Red & White Striped Cotton Maternity & Nursing Top.
Get the Look: Navy Lace Maternity Dress