Dressing a bump
3rd October 2013
There are many ways to dress a bump - when I started showing I was keen to stick to my own sense of style. I scoured all the usual maternity sections in shops and online but everything was so unflattering on me, it all had to go back. I don’t think a pregnant woman should look like she’s dressed in a tent, unless she wants to of course!
So apart from a couple of pairs of maternity skinny jeans (which I think will be useful when pigging out over Diwali or Christmas!), I’ve stuck to my usual wardrobe, with a few roomier black tops thrown in to accommodate what has turned out to be a football-up-my-jumper-style bump.
Non-maternity black dresses from ASOS and Zara accessorised with bright chunky jewellery and wedges have seen me through a few filming days.
I’ve also worn a lot of blazers – this white tuxedo jacket from Topshop has been a pregnancy favourite. I wore it with one of my trusty black tops, leather-look leggings, spiky silver heels and chunky jewellery for a Wimbledon WTA red carpet event.
Then at 37 weeks pregnant, I chose to style the tuxedo jacket with posh tracksuit bottoms, sorbet colour-block suede heels, chunky jewellery and a huge blue clutch.
I’ve always adored wearing scarves and have been teaming them with blazers throughout my pregnancy
Weddings have been easy – saris are always six yards in length so fit all shapes and sizes.
As the weather turned, I turned to the dolly coats I have collected over the years – I bought this red one on ASOS.com a few years ago and it kept me and the bump warm while I was presenting the triathlon Grand Final in London a month before my due date.
What I love about my maternity wardrobe is that it can all be worn post-birth. After all, I was wearing most of it pre-bump!