Mamastylista knows maternity chic. The stylist and blogger rocks an Achea-Mpong by Mutesi dress with confidence. Credit: Jerome Lafforgue Media Services
Stylist and blogger Deauvanné Athanasakis is the glamazon behind Mamastylista, and specialises in motherhood chic.
Here, Deauvanné – who is expecting her second child – shares her top tips on how to look pretty while pregnant, and reveals the most common style mistakes pregnant women make.
What are the most flattering cuts for maternity wear?
Maxi dresses and wrap dresses look great and suit everyone! Oversized tops, tunic dresses and jackets/coats are flattering too.
What are the most common style mistakes pregnant women make?
That you have to compromise your style during pregnancy! It’s a myth that you have to wear shapeless, frumpy clothing – you should celebrate your bump, not try to hide it. If you already know what suits you, stick to your original style and just go up a size in tops and dresses, and choose jeans with a lot of stretch. Make sure to add colour to your wardrobe, it’s easy to just wear safe and boring black. Jewellery, scarves and accessories are great to liven up an outfit and make you feel extra feminine.
Any budget tips for maternity wear?
I always check out the sale sections. You don’t want to spend too much money on maternity wear because you’ll only be wearing it for a limited amount of time.
What about shoes – what are your best tips for comfort when pregnant?
I have been wearing flat, pointed shoes a lot during my pregnancy. I still wear a heel, but make sure it’s a block heel for comfort and I live in my wedge sneakers!
What’s your best piece of fashion advice?
If it makes you happy, wear it because you’ll feel confident and that will shine through!
What’s your favourite piece in your wardrobe?
A black tuxedo blazer – it goes with absolutely everything and never goes out of style.
What’s the worst fashion purchase you’ve ever made?
High heeled Uggs. They seemed like a good idea at the time!