Royal Bump watch and beyond…

Has there ever been a bump watched as enthusiastically as Kate’s?

Every clothing choice has been scrutinised and the nation (scrub that, the world!) waits for news of the boy or girl destined for that metaphorical silver spoon and much, much more.

Kate has dressed impeccably throughout her pregnancy, it can’t have been easy making decisions, knowing that every hemline will be debated, the “at this stage, she should be…” and it’s easy to forget that she will be a first time mother, with all the usual pregnancy worries but the rest of us do it without the world’s attention.

When you think of Kate’s non-maternity fashion, what do you think of?

For me it’s form-fitting dresses, very body-con, generally neutral colours and very classical, very elegant.

She is synonymous with Reiss and with that in mind, I’ve been taking at look at Reiss at John Lewis website to try and second-guess Kate’s off-duty post-pregnancy wardrobe, focussing on practicality, comfort and style. I doubt there’ll be much jimmie-jammie wear, although she’s perfectly entitled to. Can you imagine the visitor list for the baby after all?

Here’s what I came up with:

These black leggings would be perfect for those first few weeks after the birth, they look very stylish and comfortable too, a tapered fit with lace panelling:


I loved this top, admittedly it’s not the most practical if the baby will be breast-fed and that sounds like TMI, but the frill neck and ruffles looked very stylish, very Kate:


And to complete the look, a pair of espadrilles and this hat, perfect for providing sun cover whilst sitting in a Royal garden, the baby snoozing nearby:


I couldn’t end the post without highlighting one of Reiss’ body-con dresses, an absolutely gorgeous colour and perfect for when Kate returns to duties but, in the meantime, I wish her the very best in the next few weeks as she tries to relax whilst the world watches and waits.


Disclaimer: Images brought to you by Reiss, words and options are my own.


6 thoughts on “Royal Bump watch and beyond…

  1. I really hope Kate does have pj days like the rest of us! One things for sure, they’re bound to be posh pjs. Lovely wardrobe collection. Found you via PoCoLo

  2. It is hard to remember that she’s a first time mum – it’s scary enough like you say without the world waiting for you to make a mistake!! Love that dress wish I had the figure for it!!! (#PoCoLo) xxxxx

  3. I think that it is so easy to dress immaculately when there is someone else there to do it all for you! My maternity clothes of choice were generally Red Herring by Debenhams – they were a great generous fit! Love the outfit you have above – particularly liked the hat 🙂 Thank you for linking to PoCoLo xx

    • I definitely agree, a stylist would make it all so much easier.
      I was mostly a Next maternity and Blooming Marvellous type of Mumma-to-be, loved having a bump 🙂 #PoCoLo

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