Hi, I am Laura Hamilton.
Some of you might remember me from the 2011 series of ‘Dancing on Ice‘ when I was crowned runner up. I currently present ‘A Place in the Sun‘ for Channel 4, ‘Fort Boyard‘ for ITV and I have a new show airing on Channel 4 from the 4th November called ‘Beat my Build‘. My biggest production to date however is my first baby, which is due early November!
Throughout my pregnancy I have been filming both in the UK and abroad and I have also been attending lots of red carpet events. The hardest thing of all was keeping my pregnancy a secret for four and a half months until it was exclusively announced in Hello! Magazine.
I had to ensure I dressed in the right way to cover my growing belly, and it was important for me to look glam rather than frumpy! I’ve learnt (through working with a stylist) that whether you are pregnant or not, dressing for your shape is key.
When you are pregnant your ‘new waist’ (the smallest part of you) is underneath the bust so wearing a belt or a dress that draws attention to this area really helps.
Seraphine have some beautiful belts and some fantastic dresses in their Luxe collection that do just this and they are perfect for any parties or special occasions when you want to glam up. My favourite is the maternity cocktail dress in black lace.
As my bump has grown, I have been keen to show it off. Over the Summer I wore a lot of fitted maxi dresses. A lot of people will say they feel more confident about their body when they are pregnant and they embrace their changing shape. I would definitely say I have embraced it and I have tried to maintain a style that is elegant and classy. Just because you are pregnant it doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish. Gone are the days of wearing smock dresses!
As Winter approaches, I’m loving the layering look and wearing cosy knits. Knits look fab over skinny jeans and the good thing is you can still wear these kind of clothes after you have given birth and gradually get your pre-pregnancy shape back.
My maternity skinny jeans are probably currently one of my favourite pieces in my ‘new’ wardrobe. I would say they are a maternity wardrobe must have! Skinny jeans can be ‘dressed up’ with a glam top or cardigan, or ‘dressed down’ with a gorgeous knit and yet you can maintain that stylish look. Accessories are key too when it come to dressing up an outfit. I love wearing a statement necklace or a bold and bright coloured lipstick, both of which are perfect for adding that extra touch of glamour.
Being pregnant is such an incredible experience and discovering a brand like Seraphine just makes it even more enjoyable. If you are an expectant mother I wish you all the best, and hope you enjoy the journey.
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