Random Acts of Kindness: Little Things to Brighten Someone’s Day

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

We could all use a little more kindness in our lives these days. So this week on the blog, we’re thinking about the little things we can do to brighten someone’s day.

1. Send a Surprise

Get the Look: Cotton Stripe Maternity & Nursing Dress

Receiving something exciting in the mail is such a simple thing, and yet it has the power to make someone’s day… Just think how happy you were to see the delivery person with your latest online order!

Why not send a little something to let someone know you’re thinking of them… whether it’s a hand-written letter, a bunch of flowers or a thoughtful gift for a fellow mama-to-be.

2. Call Someone You Love

Get the Look: Maternity & Nursing Hoodie

A friend you haven’t spoken to in a while, an elderly relative, your parents… get in touch today & show them you care.

Whether it’s on Zoom, FaceTime or a good old fashioned phone call, a check in & catch up can do the world of good.

3. Smile to Brighten Someone’s Day

Get the Look: Nautical Cotton Maternity & Nursing Jumper

The people you live with, neighbours you pass on the street, the person who serves your take-out coffee… you never know who could use a friendly smile.

4. Kindness for Kids

Get the Look: Cotton Maternity & Nursing Top

If you have older children, now could be a great time to get them thinking about their new role as big brother or sister.

Ask them to think about all the ways they could be kind to the new baby, and the things they could do to help you when baby arrives.

You could even turn it into a fun craft activity by creating & decorating a kindness jar, where they can keep all their kind ideas.

5. Don’t Forget… Be Kind to Yourself!

Get the Look: Grey Bamboo Maternity Leggings & Bamboo Nursing Bras, Twin Pack

You know what they say, you can’t pour from an empty cup…

Growing & raising tiny humans is hard work, so make sure you’re taking the time to be kind to yourself – you deserve it mama!

Meet Chelsey Oliver, The Mama Behind Seraphine Maternity

Chelsey Oliver is the Creative & Brand Director at Seraphine. A mama of 2, stepmother of 1 and now expecting her third baby later this year, Chelsey has over 15 years’ experience designing maternity clothes.

When it comes to bumps, babies & the journey into motherhood, it’s safe to say that Chelsey knows a thing or two…. We sat down with her to talk pregnancy, motherhood & designing clothes to make life easier for mamas.

Chelsey Oliver wearing a pink dress

Get the look: Pink Floral Maternity Maxi Dress

First – congratulations on your pregnancy! How are you feeling?

Thank you! I’m currently 32 weeks along and my little ones are 18 months & 3 years old, so as you can probably imagine, it’s a little more tiring this time around! However, I absolutely love being pregnant, especially as I get to come to work feeling so inspired every day!

As the mastermind behind many of our most innovative products, can you tell us where your inspiration comes from?

I’m a firm believer that the right wardrobe can play a big part in a woman’s smooth journey into motherhood. And what better source of inspiration could I ask for than being on this path myself? I can honestly say I’ve never felt so inspired as I am in my own motherhood journey.

Chelsey Oliver and her newborn. Chelsey is wearing the skin to skin top by Seraphine

Chelsey is wearing the Grey Skin to Skin Top & Bamboo Maternity Leggings

I came up with the idea for our skin to skin tops thanks to my first pregnancy. After welcoming my daughter I started making notes about what I wanted, and by the time my son arrived a year and a half later, the top I’d dreamed up was ready to use.

The same thing happened with my son – as I breastfed him, I was thinking about all the ways I could improve the nursing bras that I had. All those ideas went into making our new Baby Sensory Bra, which features a full-coverage modesty panel with a high-contrast print to keep baby focussed, as well as wide supportive straps to encourage good posture & prevent back ache. I can’t wait to try it out once my new little one arrives!

Being in the motherhood space and listening to other mums around me is also a massive bonus. I absorb everything I can regarding the hurdles we face as mothers and I am always on the lookout for a solution we can offer at Seraphine!

Do you think your own pregnancies & experience of motherhood have affected your approach to design?

Chelsey Oliver and her family

Get the look: High Low Hem Cotton Maternity Shirt & Ripped Boyfriend Maternity Jeans

I’ve been designing maternity clothing since the start of my career, so naturally my approach has evolved. My interest in the fashion industry has always been focused on empowering women to feel confident in their bodies. Part of that drive comes from being curvy myself since my teen years and always feeling frustrated with ill-fitting clothing on the high street.

It’s fair to say that at the start of my career, my focus was on designs that fit the body well and adapt with curves. As the years passed, I became very aware of the environmental impact of short-use clothing – and so it became a focus of mine to ensure all pieces we design provide longevity through adaptability & functionality. Our 3 in 1 babywearing jackets are the perfect example – the work with your bump through pregnancy, adapt for babywearing & can be worn long afterwards too as a regular coat!

Later, my experience of being a busy mum in an age where we put a great deal of pressure on ourselves to be great both at home and at work, has given me the edge for innovation. I take great satisfaction in continually revolutionising the modern maternity wardrobe to be really hardworking.

As an expectant mama yourself, what are your personal must-have pieces – the ones you get the most wear out of?

Chelsey Oliver and her son

There are some pieces that I swear I wear whenever they are clean! My favourites through the work week are the two-piece dresses – most of which will see me well into the spring and for nursing.

Great lingerie is a must, and on the weekends I live in our dungarees. I must admit, I never wore dungarees pre-motherhood, but I find they are the perfect piece for being active with my kids – with or without a bump!

What are your top recommendations for:

Chelsey Oliver, Brand & Creative Director at Seraphine Maternity

1st Trimester

Invest in comfy lingerie – it’s important to have a good selection that you can wear as your body changes – a growing bustline is one of the first areas we see change.

2nd Trimester

I don’t have a specific product here, almost everything we design will give great use from this point onwards! A pair of maternity jeans, a great dress and some leggings are all a must!

3rd Trimester

For comfort I’d go for the maternity dungarees + some great nursing tops to layer under them.

Hospital Bag

For this one, my ideal list would be a bit endless – but don’t forget, everything you buy for the hospital bag will equip you well into your nursing journey! Don’t miss your skin to skin top and a two pack of button-down nighties for the hospital.

4th Trimester

The 3 in 1 babywearing hoodie is a must-have for evening strolls. Also, I’ve had 2 caesareans so the post maternity shaping jeans are a personal favourite of mine – they give me great support once I’ve fully healed, which is great for babywearing!

And finally, as a working mother, do you have any tips for balancing work & family life?

Chelsey Oliver with her children

Don’t be afraid to ask for help! It seems an obvious one, but so many of us take on too much. I’m guilty of assuming that those around me just ‘know’ what I need from them, and so often a little more communication goes a long way!

Similarly with your doctor or midwife, if anything ever just doesn’t feel right, or if you have a gut instinct something is wrong, listen to it and insist on getting the help you need – taking care of yourself is as important as taking care of your family!

Meet the Top 5 Baby Naming Trends for 2021

Are you welcoming a new addition this year? Looking for a little baby naming inspiration?

From travel & adventure to superheroes myths & magic, we’ve scoured the internet to bring you the top baby name trends for 2021.

Travel Inspired Baby Names

New mother kisses her newborn baby, wrapped in a Seraphine blanket.

Shop the Blanket: Cellular Baby Blanket in Organic Cotton

With travel plans scuppered for so many last year, some parents are wishing big adventures for their little ones.

Inspired by everything from maps & compass points to geographical highlights & dream destinations, we’re expecting great things from Atlas & Everest.

Atlas

Miles

Easton

Westley

Everest

India

Powerful Baby Names

New mama holds her baby in the air. Strong baby names

Get the Look: Nautical Cotton Maternity & Nursing Jumper

This last year has understandably left many of us feeling a little powerless, so we absolutely love this emerging trend for strong, powerful names.

From superheroes & mythology to magic & everything in between… US comedian Nick Cannon named his daughter, born in December 2020, Powerful Queen!

Odin

Loki

Freya

Athena

Titan

Powerful

Cottagecore Baby Names

Baby naming trends: mother with her new baby

Get the Look: Bamboo Maternity & Nursing Nightie

Cottagecore is a cultural trend that’s been steadily gaining traction over the past decade, all about longing for an idealised rural lifestyle.

But in 2020 the idea really exploded as many of us turned to slow-living & nostalgic pastimes in lockdown – everything from baking & crochet to planting & tending vegetable gardens!

Flora

Maisie

Silas

Wilder

River

Rowan

TV & Music

Mum & baby in the Seraphine skin to skin top. Baby naming trends.

Get the Look: Black Cotton Skin to Skin Top

For many of us, music, TV & movies played a more important role than usual last year, many are turning to hit TV shows like Normal People & Bridgerton for naming inspiration.

Popular baby name site Nameberry even identified singer songwriter Billie Eilish as a trend all of her own – her full name is Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell – plenty of material to choose from there!

Connell

Daphne

Penelope

Billie

Eilish

Pirate

Bonus Trend: Valentine’s Day

Mama & Mini Valentine's Day

Get the Look: Mama & Mini Nautical Cotton Jumpers

For anyone expecting their new little love to arrive around Valentine’s Day, our bonus trend is one for you!

Valentino

Valentina

Rose

Amora

Romeo

Juliet

Carys

Happy baby naming mamas!

The Celebrity Pregnancy Edit: Who is Due in 2021?

The start of 2021 has seen a real flurry of celebrity pregnancy announcements.

From supermodels & singers to Hollywood stars, here’s our round up of the celebrity mamas expecting new additions this year.

Louise Roe

Get Louise’s Look: Shop Seraphine Maternity Jeans

TV presenter, fashion journalist & mama to 3 year old Honor, Louise announced her second pregnancy just last week!

She wore several Seraphine styles last time around – the picture is from 2018 while she was expecting Honor. We can’t wait to see how she dresses her bump this spring.

See more of Louise’s maternity faves

Karolina Kurkova

Shop Karolina’s Look: Black Seamless Maternity Leggings

Czech supermodel & mama to two boys, 11 year old Tobin & 5 year old Noah, Karolina announced in December that she is expecting baby number 3.

Karolina loved Seraphine while expecting Noah and was a particular fan of our maternity leggings & jeans.

Karlie Kloss

Supermodel & Project Runway host Karlie Kloss is expecting her first baby this year with husband Joshua Kushner.

As well as being one of the world’s most successful models, Karlie is also the founder of Kode with Klossy, a scholarship program for young girls interested in computer programming & software engineering – we think she’s one inspirational mama!

Binky Felstead

Get Binky’s Look: Shop Dungarees & Jumpsuits

Former Made in Chelsey star & mama to 3 year old India, Binky is getting set to welcome baby number two – a little boy – later this year.

Binky was a big fan of Seraphine maternity clothes throughout her first pregnancy – our store was even featured on the show! This time around she has been loving our dungarees.

Kelly Rowland

Due any day now, singer, actress & former member of Destiny’s Child, Kelly Rowland is getting ready to welcome baby number 2. A little brother or sister for 6 year old Titan.

Christina Milian

Get Christina’s Look: 3 in 1 Maternity Hoodie

Actress, musician & soon to be mama of three, Christina Milian welcomed her son Isaiah this time last year & now she is expecting again!

She loved our denim collection & was a big fan of the 3 in 1 babywearing hoodie.

Ashley Tisdale

Actress, lifestyle blogger & High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale is expecting her first baby this year – a little girl!

Hilary Duff

Actress, singer & former Lizzie McGuire star Hilary is expecting baby number 3 this year.

Mama to 8 year old Luca & 2 year old Banks, she has a children’s book coming out this march aimed at mamas & daughters. It’s called My Little Brave Girl & we can’t wait to get our hands on a copy.

Katherine Mcphee

Get Katherine’s Look: Striped Maternity & Nursing Dress

American actress singer & songwriter Katherine McPhee is expecting her first baby.

She has been spotted sporting several Seraphine outfits, including this gorgeous striped dress made in super soft bamboo viscose.

Mandy Moore

Singer songwriter & actress Mandy Moore is also expecting her first baby this year – a little boy!

Kimberley Walsh

Get Kimberley’s Look: Burgundy Maternity Shift Dress

British singer, TV presenter & former Girls Aloud member Kimberley Walsh is expecting baby number three. A little brother or sister for sons Bobby & Cole.

Kimberley relied on Seraphine maternity dresses for photoshoots, TV appearances & events throughout her last pregnancy & we can’t wait to see how she styles her bump this time around.

Bindi Irwin

Remember the Crocodile Hunter? Well Steve Irwin’s daughter Bindi is now expecting a daughter of her own!

And of course this is just a small selection of the 2021 celebrity pregnancies we know of so far… There’s also Princess Eugenie, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Rose Leslie, Meghan Trainor & Dream Home Makeover designer Shea McGee to mention just a few!

Lockdown Looks from Seraphine Mamas Around the World

Remember travel? Hopping on a plane & turning up in a brand new city, luggage in hand, ready to explore…

Well today on the blog, we’re taking you on a whistle stop tour around some of the world’s top fashion capitals, to see what new & expectant mamas in London, Paris, LA, Melbourne & beyond have been wearing while staying safe at home.

LONDON

Get the look: Black Lace Trim Maternity & Nursing Bra

Lingerie is one thing many of us have changed our ways on through lockdown, ditching the uncomfortable under-wired ones & replacing them with softer, more comfort-focused bras.

We love this pic of first-time mama Elizabeth wearing our lacy black lingerie set – the bra offers a comfy non-wired fit through pregnancy & easy nursing access afterwards.

Get the Look: Denim Maternity Dungarees & Striped Cotton Maternity & Nursing Top

We think this look by first time mama-to-be Emily is the perfect way to brighten up a grey lockdown day. Our comfy dungarees + a bold red lip… we are here for it!

Get the Look: Black Denim Maternity Dungarees

And if you prefer a more monochrome take on the look, Cate has got you covered. She teamed our black denim dungarees with a cosy grey knit & sneakers, matching beautifully with her décor!

PARIS

Get the Look: Bamboo Maternity & Nursing Bras & Knitted Maternity Joggers

Parisian mama Nicole made the best of her lockdown pregnancy in our softest basics… we can’t get enough of these pics!

The bra is made in ultra-soft bamboo & the knitted joggers are an at home essential.

Get the Look: Maternity & Nursing Tops – Twin Pack

Soon to be mama of two Melanie kept things cool & casual in a pair of our ripped jeans & one of our basic white tanks. We love the classic look.

LA

Get the Look: Black Midi Wrap Maternity Dress

Over in LA, mama of two Laura loved our black floral midi. The soft woven fabric & easy wrap fit are ideal for warmer weather – perfect for relaxing around the house or heading out & about.

Get the Look: Mama & Mini Sweatshirts

First time mama Jacqueline & baby Lua are perfectly showcasing our mama & mini sweatshirts.

Made in a super-soft cotton blend & featuring easy nursing access, we think this set is the perfect gift for a new or expectant mama.

HAMBURG

Get the Look: Bamboo Nursing Bras – Twin Pack

Seraphine model & first time mama Christina was a complete convert to our bamboo nursing bras.

She said: ‘God bless Seraphine, the clothes are so functional and comfortable I wear them every day. Totally changed my views on maternity clothes.’

MELBOURNE

Melbourne mama Catherine was another fan of our black floral midi dress, which is also available in red & navy blue!

She teamed it with a cute leopard print mask & shades to take advantage of the perfect picnic weather.

SINGAPORE

Get the Look: Cotton & Lyocell Maternity & Nursing Shirt Dress

Singapore mama of two Cynthia rocked our Cotton & Lyocell Wrap Dress while out getting her essential groceries.

The cool cotton fabric & breezy design make this one perfect for warmer climates – we love her styling with classic white sandals & a matching mask!

We love your lockdown looks mamas – share yours with us on Insta @seraphinematernity & see more here.

5 January Must-Haves for Your Daily Walk with Bump or Baby

Over the past year, many of us have developed new habits, routines & rituals to help bring a bit of structure to our time at home. And for us, a daily walk has become an absolute non-negotiable!

Beneficial for both mind & body, it’s the perfect way to get outside, get moving & breathe some fresh air.  

Check out our top 5 must-haves for your winter walk, ideal before & after baby arrives…

1) The Super-Warm 3 in 1 Puffer Jacket

Seraphine 3 in 1 Puffer Jackets - perfect for your daily walk

Get the Look: Long 3 in 1 Maternity Puffer Jacket

Designed for bump, babywearing & beyond, our 3 in 1 Maternity Puffer Jackets will keep you & baby cosy in even the coldest climates.

The premium, ultra-warm coat offers a flexible fit that grows with your bump & comes with a detachable panel designed to zip up over your baby carrier after your little one arrives.

It’s even made using recycled plastic padding, so it’s good for the planet too!

2) The Baby Carrier

Caboo Baby Carrier for mama & baby's daily walk

Shop Baby Carriers

Of course, you can’t make use of the babywearing panel on our coats without a baby carrier to go with it! We love the carriers by Ergobaby & Caboo – both brands are certified as hip-healthy by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.

As an added bonus, you can enjoy a £20 discount when you buy a Caboo or Ergobaby Carrier with your 3 in 1 coat!

Find your perfect coat & carrier combo & get the offer now!

3) The Pram Mitt

Seraphine maternity Pram Mitt - perfect for your daily walk with baby

Shop the Pram Mitt Now

The absolute best way to keep your hands warm & cosy on your daily walk, treat yourself to our Pram Mitt!

Lined in soft faux-fur, it fits on any pram with a single handle bar, and the best bit… it has a touchscreen-friendly phone pocket on the front, perfect for listening to your favourite podcast as you stroll!

4) The Face Mask

Seraphine maternity face mask

Shop the Face Mask

Our constant companion this year – don’t forget to bring your face mask! Perfect to slip into your pocket, just in case you run into unexpected crowds or decide to pick up some groceries on your way home.

Ours comes in a handy pack of two, is constructed in pure cotton & features a cute graphic heart print.

5) Daily Walk with Dad

Men's Babywearing Gilet by Seraphine - perfect for your daily walk as a family

Get the Look: Men’s Gilet with Babywearing Pouch

You didn’t think we forgot about Dad did you? We have babywearing essentials for him too! Our Men’s Babywearing Gilet comes with the same innovative zip-on pouch to keep baby cosy in the carrier.

It’s perfect as a stand-alone piece, or worn under his regular coat for that cosy extra layer on your daily walk as a family.

Happy strolling mama!

What’s in Your Hospital Bag? With First Time Mama Christina

Packing your hospital bag is the perfect way to feel prepared & empowered for labour. But it isn’t always easy to judge what you’ll need on the big day.

We caught up with Seraphine model & first-time mama Christina to find out what she’s packing in her hospital bag.

What’s in Christina’s Hospital Bag? Watch the Video

Here’s Christina’s list & the links to everything included… just in case you’d like to nab any ideas for your own hospital bag!

What to Wear During Labour?

Pregnant woman wearing maternity leggings & a tank top. Must-haves for the hospital bag

Labour can be a long & often messy process, so we advise a few changes of clothes to keep you feeling fresh. Some comfy leggings & tanks are ideal for the early stages, then our two pack of black button-down nighties are ideal for the main event.

They’re super soft & stretchy, and the practical button down design allows access to the bump during labour & then for skin to skin & breastfeeding immediately after.

Bamboo Maternity Leggings

Maternity & Nursing Tanks – Twin Pack

Black Button-Down Maternity Nighties – Twin Pack

What You’ll Need After Baby Arrives

New mother hugs her newborn baby in the Seraphine skin to skin top. A hospital bag must-have.

For the first 24 to 48 hours after having your baby, the hospital will usually want to keep you & baby in for monitoring, so make sure you have enough comfy clothes to recover in & everything you need for an overnight stay.

Nursing bras & clothes with easy access will be important – our Skin to Skin Top is also a must-have.

Bamboo Nursing Bras – Twin Pack

Skin to Skin Top

Maternity Joggers

Grey Marl Crossover Maternity & Nursing Sweatshirt

Seraphine Sleep Kit – Including a sleep bra, nightie & dressing gown

Things to Remember for the Hospital Bag

Don’t forget all those bits & pieces to help you through, from speakers, toiletries & snacks to a camera to capture those first special moments & all the chargers you’ll need to keep your devices alive.

Seraphine Travel Changing Mat & Pouch (perfect for toiletries)

Bluetooth speaker

Headphones

Camera

Birth plan

Snacks

Water bottle

The Going Home Outfit

New mum wearing Seraphine maternity & nursing dress with her baby

And finally, you may want to pack an outfit that’s a little more presentable (while still remaining super-comfy, of course!) for pictures with baby & any guests who visit as well as that all-important trip home with your precious newborn.

Cotton Chambray Maternity & Nursing Dress

Striped Maternity & Nursing Dress

Black Bamboo Maternity Leggings

From the softest essentials & nightwear to nursing must-haves & those first precious skin to skin snuggles – we’ve got you covered mama! Check out our full hospital bag packing guide online & shop the full selection here.

Happy packing mamas & best of luck for the big day!

Seraphine Maternity at Macy’s: We are Open in New York & LA!

London, Paris, New York & LA to Dubai, New Delhi & Hong Kong… Seraphine maternity boutiques & concessions can be found in fashion capitals all across the world.

And right now we are thrilled to announce that we are expanding in the US… You can now shop Seraphine maternity clothes in selected Macy’s stores!

Seraphine in New York

The largest department store in the US and one of the largest in the world, Macy’s Herald Square is home to over 2000 sq. ft. of maternity fashion & that now includes all your favourite Seraphine styles!

Conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, right on the edge of NYC’s world-famous garment district, it’s a must-visit for mamas & mamas-to-be.

Macy's Herald Square in New York

Plan your visit

Along with our 2 flagship Seraphine stores, on West Broadway in SoHo & on Madison Avenue, NYC is the perfect destination for a pre-baby shopping trip on the East Coast!

Visit us in store in New York

Seraphine in LA

Pregnant woman wearing Seraphine dress in LA. Seraphine is now at Macy's South Coast Plaza

If you’re closer to California, you can now shop Seraphine maternity clothes at the Macy’s in South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. The South Coast Plaza is the largest shopping mall in California, and home to some of the biggest names in designer fashion, so it’s a natural home for the Seraphine collection.

Plan your visit

Whether you’re looking for statement maternity dresses, everyday essentials for pregnancy & nursing or even the perfect pair of maternity jeans, you’re sure to find it in the Seraphine corner at Macy’s!

 
 
 
 
 
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We can’t wait to see you in store soon, mama!

Fashion Week 2020: Pregnant Models, Matching Face Masks & More

Cancelled catwalks, masked models, digital shows & socially distanced front rows…. Fashion Week has looked a little different this year.

But if there’s one person we can count on to bring the spectacle, it’s super model, Seraphine fan & expectant mama Coco Rocha… and she did not disappoint!

7 months pregnant with baby number 3, Coco had the finale look at Christian Siriano’s fantastically escapist NYFW show.

Coco’s stunning red gown worked perfectly with her bump & the huge high-low ruffle skirt & train added major drama. The striking monochrome look in scarlet red was finished off with matching heels, hat & of course, face mask!

Safety was a top priority at the show – it was held out in the open in the back yard of Christian’s Connecticut home, all audience members were socially distanced & our favourite part – all the models were wearing masks to match their gowns.

Match your Mask to Your Maternity Dress

Fashion Week style: Matching Face Masks

Get the Dress: Navy Heart Maternity & Nursing Dress

Get the Mask: Cotton Face Mask – Twin Pack

We absolutely love this trend! We made our own re-usable cotton face masks to match with one of our signature new season dresses, so you can work the fashion week look for yourself!

Watch Coco’s Behind the Scenes Video (Part 1)

Fashion Week Behind the Scenes (Part 2)

To finish off the landmark 2020 show, Coco made a splash (if you’ll excuse the pun!) by strutting straight into Christian’s pool! While we don’t usually condone ruining designer dresses, the moment certainly brought a touch of the drama & whimsy that we love about fashion week!

Coco Rocha’s Maternity Style

Shop Coco’s Look: Knitted Maternity Dress with Collar

Coco has long been a fan of Seraphine maternity clothes, having worn our styles through both of her previous pregnancies, while expecting her daughter Ioni (5) and son Iver (2). She was a particular fan of our little black maternity dresses.

Find out more about Coco Rocha’s maternity style here

Styled by You: Seraphine Maternity, Worn Your Way

You mamas are our greatest source of inspiration – everything we design is with you & your gorgeous bumps & babies in mind.

This week on the blog we thought we’re sharing a few of our favourite shots of you lovely lot rocking your Seraphine styles.

Get the Look: Red Midi Maternity Wrap Dress

Mama-to-be Jade is completely stunning in our red midi dress… when they talk about the pregnancy glow, this is what they mean!

Get the Look: White Cotton Maternity Maxi Dress

Now the proud mama of 2 boys, Rachel welcomed her new little one earlier this month.

We absolutely love this shot she shared in our white cotton maxi dress earlier this summer – it’s the perfect piece for warm weather.

Lovely in Lingerie

Get the Look: Bamboo Nursing Bras – Twin Pack

Christina is a first-time-mama, who also welcomed her little one at the start of July.

She loved our soft bamboo bras through pregnancy & is getting plenty of use out of them now she’s nursing.

Get the look: Ivory Lace Maternity & Nursing Bra

Nicole is expecting her first baby this summer.

We can’t get over how gorgeous she looks in our ivory lingerie!

Skin to Skin

Get the Look: Blush Skin to Skin Top

Gaelle is a super-mama who recently welcomed her 4th baby!

She & baby Timo love our skin to skin top – it’s ideal for soothing & bonding in the early days.

Get the Look: Blue Skin to Skin Top

Lucivina is expecting her second baby at the end of summer.

She’s proof that our skin to skin tops are not just for after baby arrives – they work perfectly through pregnancy too!

Easy at Home

Get the Look: Grey Maternity Joggers

This mama is taking self-care to a whole new level & we are loving her vibe!

Keeping super comfy in our bamboo bra & soft grey joggers.

Get the Look: Bamboo Over Bump Maternity Leggings

Pro-athlete & first-time mama to be Eboni staying comfy at home with our bamboo over bump leggings. Super-soft & stretchy, they’re a firm favourite!

How to Throw a Virtual Baby Shower & Other Socially Distant Alternatives

In-person parties might be out right now, but you & your beautiful bump still deserve to be celebrated! While we’re all maintaining our social distance, why not think about throwing a virtual baby shower?

We’ve covered all the basics in our how-to guide.

Watch the Video

Choose your Platform & Invite your Guests

First you need to decide the best platform to host your virtual baby shower. There are plenty of options out there – Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts… the usual suspects.

We think Zoom is great – it’s user-friendly with minimal set-up (great for older relatives), and the free version allows you to invite up to 100 guests for up to 40 minutes.

Of course, you can always start a new call when the timer runs out, and the natural pause provides a great opportunity for a bathroom break!

Another helpful way to use that 40-minute limit is to divide up your guests, almost like a seating plan. Video calls can become chaotic with too many people involved, so by breaking up the party into smaller, more manageable groups – 1 for friends & 1 for family, for example – you’ll enjoy more quality time with everyone.

Pick your Baby Shower Dress

Pink maternity dress for your Virtual Baby Shower

Get the Look: Blush Pink Midi Wrap Maternity Dress

One great way to cultivate that special occasion feeling is to choose a special outfit! Ditch the leggings & loungewear for the day & put on your best maternity party dress. You’ll be the centre of attention after all, so you’ll want to look & feel your best.

Check out our gorgeous range of maternity dresses online & treat yourself!

Virtual Baby Shower Games, Décor & Food

pregnant mum and daughter celebrating a virtual baby shower

Get the Look: Deep Blue Beaded Maternity Cocktail Dress

One big advantage of a virtual baby shower is that it involves much less prep work for the hosts. In terms of decorations, you only need to think about 1 area of your home – the bit the camera will be pointing at! This is great because you can make a really big impact with minimal resources.

Catering is also much easier – everyone provides their own! Though we think it’s a nice idea to set a theme for the snacks to make things feel a little more cohesive – how about ‘Bring Your Own Afternoon Tea’ or ‘Take out of your choice’.

When it comes to games & entertainment, trivia, quizzes & scavenger hunts work well online – why not ask all your guests to send over a baby picture of themselves in advance & play a virtual round of guess the baby!

How to Handle Gifts at a Virtual Baby Shower

Pregnant mum, daughter and balloons at a virtual baby shower

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Of course, one of the focal points of the party is usually opening up the gifts & cooing over the impossibly tiny baby clothes. There are two ways around this, and which you choose largely depends on how organised you & your guests can be.

Option 1: You ask your guests to send gifts in advance so you can open them up on camera

Option 2: Your guests reveal their gifts on camera & send them on to you after the party

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Of course, you may not feel up to hosting a full video call party right now, and that is completely ok! There are plenty of other ways to mark the occasion.

A small celebration at home with just your immediate family will be every bit as special. If your other half is handy with a camera, you could arrange a pregnancy photoshoot at home. And if any of your friends & family live locally, why not organise a drive by & socially distant gift drop off!

Another idea is to ask your would-be guests to send a short message of advice or encouragement for you & a wish for baby’s future. This could either be online or by post, which you could gather into a keep-sake scrap book. Or you could even ask them to record it as a video & ask a clever friend to edit them together.

Christmas Baby Names: 10 Stylish Names Inspired by the Festive Season

Looking for Christmas baby names? The holiday season is in full swing & if your little one is due to make an appearance in the next few weeks, you may be feeling inspired by the festive fun!

Check out our top 10 seasonal name ideas now.

Christmas Baby Names for Girls


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Noelle

This beautiful French name actually means ‘Christmas’.  Also spelt Noel for a boy – what could be better for a Christmas baby!

Holly

Holly is one of those traditional nature names that is enjoying a resurgence recently.

Conjuring up images of rich green foliage, bright red berries & festive winter scenes, it’s always a popular choice for December babies here in the UK.

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Ivy

Holly’s ultra-feminine & ever so slightly quirky sister, Ivy is another beautiful botanical name that’s perfect for December babies.

Beyoncé & Jay Z chose it for their eldest, Blue Ivy, and well, if it’s good enough for Queen Bey…

Clara

Smart & stylish with plenty of vintage appeal, Clara comes from Latin origins meaning clear and bright – perfect for evoking those crisp December nights.

Clara is also the name of the little girl in The Nutcracker – the ultimate festive ballet.

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Eve

If your little one happens to arrive on the 24th or even the 31st of December, Eve could be a beautiful choice.

The Hebrew name, meaning ‘life’, is literally the oldest name in the book and yet, with its sleek streamlined sound, still manages to feel modern.

Christmas Baby Names for Boys

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Gabriel

A popular Hebrew name meaning ‘God is my Strength’, in Christian tradition Gabriel is the name of the archangel who kicked off the Christmas story by heralding the news of Jesus’ birth.

He also appears in Jewish & Muslim texts, presiding over heaven & serving as the angel of mercy, life, joy, judgement, truth & dreams – a lot to live up to for a new little one!

Nicholas

A good strong name with a regal ring to it, Nicholas is an ever-popular choice – especially at this time of year.

After all, what better December namesake than jolly old St Nick himself!

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Rudy

Inspired by the famous reindeer, Rudy is the softer version of the name, which comes with infinitely more street cred.

A lovely choice for boys or girls, Rudy is a Christmas name with an alternative twist.

 

Emmanuel

Another Biblical option, Emmanuel is a Hebrew name meaning ‘God is with us’ and is the name given to the promised Messiah in the prophecy of Isiah.

Robin

A classic winter bird name, Robin is a bright & chirpy choice which is long due for a revival – perfect for boys or girls.

Wishing you a wonderful festive season mamas – whether you’re celebrating baby’s first Christmas or expecting a new arrival in the New Year!

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