Dressing my bump with Seraphine Maternity
Getting dressed as a pregnant woman can be a bit of a challenge. Not only from the physical complexity angle, but also about finding something that doesn't look oversized. I've realized that it's worth investing in maternity clothes because your body does need clothes tailored to suit you so you feel confident.
The last time around, I bought basic mix and match clothes and a very comfortable pair of maternity denims. This time, I was already bored by the start of my second trimester! I wanted to have more choice. So, I bought a few maxi dresses, but was still on the lookout for better maternity wear.
So, when I heard about the launch of Seraphine Maternity in Dubai, I was glad! I mean, this British brand knows a thing or two about fashion. Just look at their clientele - Kate Middleton, Mila Kunis, Gwen Stefani, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, and Kate Hudson, among others. The Duchess of Cambridge is most famous, of course, having worn many of their outfits throughout her pregnancies and even after the baby.
Seraphine Maternity have opened their first store at Dubai Festival City Mall. It's a large store that I recently had an opportunity to visit.
The collection is wide ranging. You can buy a pair of ripped maternity denims and a t-shirt. You can find beautiful dresses with floral prints. And there's the Luxe collection for special occasions. The material used for most of the dresses is cotton, which is so comfortable and favoured during pregnancy, as you tend to feel extra warm.
The good thing about these clothes are that they look fashionable, yet are comfortable and practical to wear. More so, you can continue wearing them post partum as nursing clothes (most have designs that facilitate breastfeeding), or just as regular clothes. They also have lingerie, night wear, and essentials such as tights.
The store itself has a luxurious and welcoming ambiance. You'll feel like royalty, like you deserve. And the clothes themselves are quite reasonably priced compared to other maternity brands.
Of course, I did a little shopping! I love floral prints, so the white chiffon dress (on the left) from their luxe collection was the one I was instantly attracted to. The material is soft and light, and it makes me feel good just wearing it. The double layer dress on the right is wonderfully cut, and allows for nursing so I continue using it.
So, if you're pregnant and live in the UAE, you don't have to scout for great maternity clothes online, just step into Seraphine Maternity and they'll take care of all your needs.
Check out their online catalogue to see the complete collection.