Annabel trained in costume, and worked in television and stage design before moving into fashion styling. She worked as Fashion Editor of a national newspaper for 15 years from age 21, and now primarily styles celebrity clients, editorially, for television, and personally.
1. Describe your pregnancy style
I have tried various styles throughout my 3 pregnancies, during the first two I wore a lot of empire line and bodycon dresses, showing off my bump. This time around I’m having a bit of a ‘Victoria Beckham’ moment: I’m not wearing so many figure hugging pieces, prefering outfits that just skim, rather than shouting out ‘I’m pregnant!’ I’m also bigging up the accessories with statement bags etc. I’m trying to achieve the idea that my bump is not the main focus of my style.
2. What is your fail-safe outfit?
A couple of failsafe outfits are a mini smock dress, or a stretch mini dress with a statement looser top worn over. Then a statement bottom covering coat to cover any sins. I am also NEVER without some bump covering thick black opaques or leggings
3. What is your favourite piece from Seraphine?
I am currently LIVING in my denim hotpants from Serephine- they work well with my pre pregnancy style- I team them with studded ankle boots , black opaques and a looser top. However I’m just off on holiday, and looking forward to wearing a beautiful black jersey maxi dress from the summer collection with a deep v and cap sleeves.
4. What is the one style tip you want to share with other pregnant women?
Concentrate on showing off your best bits, and don’t think that you have to wear a generic ‘maternity’ style just because you’re pregnant, try to adapt your pre pregnancy style which will always suit you best. Plus make maternity bump covering tights and leggings your friends.
Fashion and Celebrity Stylist and Consultant
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