Pregnancy Style: COS

November 11, 2014

Daily Digest

Pregnancy Style: COS


I’m pregnant.  When I came through the fog of the first 12 weeks (the nausea and getting used to the fact that I am actually pregnant) I took to Instagram and Pinterest looking for photos and trawling the web for maternity style inspiration.  I’ve found the odd nugget of information but mostly to date dressing while pregnant has been from the advice of friends who have gone through it themselves or finding out through my own trial and error.

With these Pregnancy Style updates, I hope to share my tips here on a weekly basis on what items are working for me, which ones are not and I hope that you can share your maternity style tips here too.

I’m now at 23 weeks.  Thus far it’s been a mix of my own clothes (which fit until about week 13/14), buying some ‘normal’ clothes in bigger sizes (hello Penneys) and *some* maternity wear, which I have to confess I have not embraced whole heartedly yet as the selection isn’t great.

At present I am all about covering up the bump, I’m sure this won’t last too much longer as I won’t be able to!

A tip I picked up from a fashion editor while at a press show who told me that she lived in COS when she was pregnant, so I promptly checked out the store in BT2 in Dundrum and snapped up a few pieces. I’ve never worn the label before as I thought it was good for tall people or those into a borrowed-from-the-boys style. It is quite minimalist and comes in block colours, which I find great as building blocks for an outfit.

The following items from COS are what I’d describe as ‘trapeze’ style, so they swing from the chest and hence they skim rather than hug.

Asymmetric Burgundy Top €49

Worn here at 22 weeks with H&M Mama maternity trousers (which I am living in for work, they are so comfy and smart) and a necklace I bought in Sydney many moons ago. This burgundy top works well as it’s a trapeze style.burgundy-topWorn here at 22 weeks with H&M Mama maternity trousers.

Black asymmetric dress €69

This black dress is great for work when I’ve had to do a big presentation and when I’ve had a few ‘dressy’ occasions to attend. I can see myself pulling it out for my whole pregnancy for when I need to look smart and polished.

Worn here at 19 weeks with a boutique jacket and Buffalo ‘Bullet’ ankle boots.

Black polo neck €69

This is 100% wool so it’s really cosy. It drapes and has a beautiful back detail. I wear this with heels, a leather skirt or print trousers to work.

Pleat Dress €89

I loved this COS smock dress because of its racing green colour and wore it around week 16, however it made me look HUGE and people definitely noticed I was pregnant!  However the next time I wore it was with a fitted blazer which made it look more streamlined and shows my smallest point, my shoulders. I can’t recommend this tip highly enough. I can see myself wearing this later in my pregnancy as I get bigger and when I am obviously showing the bump.

Top Tip: Wear a fitted blazer or fitted jacket with dresses as this will show your smallest part, your shoulders.

Have you tried COS? What do you think of these styles? Share your maternity style tips in the comments below.

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One Response to “Pregnancy Style: COS”

  1. Helen Says:

    Yay for Pregnancy style! The best excuse to buy NEW clothes. And aren’t maternity trousers amazingly comfy? Hang on to your 1st pairs of trousers and don’t feel guilty for wearing them again once baby is born, and into the first year. Comfy is the new black! x

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