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.