Maternity wear made easy…
Clothes shopping while pregnant can be trying for even the most enthusiastic shopper. In the first trimester, you find yourself in that in-between phase, obsessing about when you will have a bump big enough to fit into maternity clothes and by the last, even your roomiest top won’t fit over your stomach. And we’ll leave the post-partum phase for another day! Thankfully there are some great companies (that either have shops in Hong Kong or ship here!) that have it all figured out. We’ve rounded up our top choices for a variety of occasions…
Sassy Mama Tip: First time mamas, if you plan on nursing, whenever possible, buy items that will be versatile and that you can continue to wear in the months after you give birth. While pregnant it can seem bizarre to buy and wear a top that accommodates nursing but it will seem genius as soon as you have the baby. No one wants to scramble around to find a nursing bra or top during those first few weeks.
If you are on the minimalist end of the spectrum and can’t bear the thought of dressing in bright florals or boxy shapes, MADE is your newest go-to brand. The thoughtfully curated selection makes it so easy to create a capsule wardrobe. In addition to their own, ethically sourced label, they’re giving Hong Kong mamas-to-be access to brands like Ingrid and Isabel without having to pay exorbitant shipping rates. All orders are shipped from Hong Kong and can be returned to a Hong Kong address via the postal service.
Sassy Mama Pick: Off-The-Shoulder Maternity Midi Dress
We love that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort and versatility to be on trend. Perfect for a casual party, date night, or any day that you don’t feel like finding two pieces of clothing that fit! This is also a piece that you can easily wear post-baby.
Made Maternity, online only, www.madematernity.co
The farther along you get into the 9 months, the harder it can be to feel like your polished, pre-pregnancy self. When we want to look extra smart at work or attend a fancy brunch with girlfriends, Madderson’s sophisticated dresses are our go-to. From breezy off-the-shoulder dresses to maxi dresses made from luxurious British micro-modal (you’ll appreciate the stretch and drape in that final trimester) to more structured options, we’ve found ourselves spoiled for choice. They offer express DHL shipping to Hong Kong with delivery within 2-3 working days.
Sassy Mama Pick: Bailey Dress
The simple bubble hem makes this three-quarter sleeved dress a stand out. We like that it is elegant on its own but love the fact that it is a blank palate for having fun with accessories, so you can dress it up or down based on your shoe, bag and jewellery choices.
Madderson is offering Sassy Mamas 10% off their purchase with code SASSY10.
Madderson London, www.maddersonlondon.com/collections/maternity
Mayarya is our go to for versatile, modern, and stylish maternity wear. It can be painful to spend so much money on clothes that you will only use for a short period of time. Mayarya helps soften the blow by offering lots of pieces that will take you from pregnancy to nursing (and even beyond).
Sassy Mama Pick: Ruffle and Stripe Maternity Nursing Top
The adjustable pull waistline makes this top flattering at every stage of pregnancy and well into nursing. If we’re honest, we’d buy this as a regular top any day. The ruffle sleeves add a modern touch to a classic look. Pair with leggings or shorts and you have a top you won’t feel bad about buying.
Cotton On really has something for everyone. From pre-pregnancy all the way to kids clothes, we love their prices (and sales!) and styles. It is their maternity sleepwear, however, that we have really fallen for. From the moment you fall pregnant, sleep steadily climbs up the priority list, so it’s important to have comfy options that fit that growing bump.
Sassy Mama Pick: Maternity Sleep Tee
The we won’t judge if these shirts become part of your daily outfit. They are roomy without being a tent and made of a comfy jersey knit cotton blend. Pair it with sleep shorts or leggings for around the house or pair the Grey Marble Tee with maternity jeans for a casual day out. There’s a reason the pyjama chic trend caught on.
Cotton On, locations throughout Hong Kong and online at cottonon.com
Keeping moving while pregnant isn’t always easy so we like to make sure we have the right gear to inspire us. Beyond Yoga has become our favourite brand in that department. Their materials are buttery soft and really well made. Some things, like comfort and versatility, are worth paying for and this is the case with Beyond Yoga.
Sassy Mama Pick: Spacedye Embrace Long Legging
We love that the spacedye camouflages any less-than-perfect areas and the super-soft hand will make you never want to take them off. Perfect for prenatal yoga or, let’s be honest, sitting on the couch. Though you might find yourself needing to pull them up a lot if you aren’t really showing yet, they’ll be perfect for the late second to third trimester.
Beyond Yoga, online at www.beyondyoga.com, ships to Hong Kong but it costs a bomb at $60 USD. Look to load up to make that shipping cost worth it or split a shipment with a friend! You can meet other expecting moms in our due date club on Facebook!
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