18 March, 2010

Staying Stylish While Pregnant – Karen Page Tells Us How

18 March, 2010

Spring is in the air (finally), and preggers tummies seem to be blooming all over town! The biggest challenge for these growing girls? Staying stylish on the streets and beating the coming heat! Well, Hong Kong’s yummy mummies-in-training can breathe a sigh of relief as chic maternity boutique Nine Months rolls out its delectable new S/S 10 collection. Incorporating the latest runway trends with maximum comfort and functionality,  this new collection features leading designer brands from Australia, Europe, Canada and the US including celebrity-favourite LA Made and the desirable Stephanie Schell line, which is exclusive to Nine Months.

Nine Months’ seasonal pieces have been hand-picked with Hong Kong’s humid weather in mind to ensure that mums-to-be are kept  looking (and feeling) cool throughout the scorching summer months. Ex-model-turned-mum and Nine Months owner Karen Page shares her tips and top-picks with Sassy for creating this season’s must-have maternity wardrobe. Ladies – get ready to treat your bump to a fashion-forward update.

Karen’s Style Tip No.1: Draping

This key trend made a star appearance on the S/S 10 catwalks – and we know why.  Creating flattering and feminine contours, draping is the perfect option for those who want to show off their shape without wearing something too fitted. Try Australian designer Stephanie Schell’s Draped Jumpsuit (HK$2,359). It is the perfect choice for chic comfort and style in one. Pair with a wide belt and wedges for a classic summer look.

Karen’s Style Tip No.2: Think Versatility

This year, designs embody simplicity and easy versatility. Stephanie Schell’s Multi-way Wrap (HK$1,579) shown above is an ultra versatile top (worn 8 possible ways) that will take you from City Street to Evening Chic in seconds. By Day: Wear your wrap ‘Boat Neck’ style with a pair of tailored white shorts and jewelled flats. By Night: Wear Off-the-Shoulder with a pair of slim-leg trousers and a thick-heeled peep-toe shoe. Accessorize your bare arm with a chunky bangle and finish the look off with a pair of chandelier earrings.

Karen’s Style Tip No.3: Season Staple

Every season requires the perfect wardrobe stable that puts the function back into fashion. This season it’s Olian Linen Capri Trousers (HK$879). Fitted around the bum with a loose, straight leg; wear with a top that hits at the hip and a pair of sandals for a relaxed day look.

Karen’s Style Tip No.4: Bold Colour

Summer is an excuse to play with colour and this season is no exception. Be daring and stand out in F.E.M by Tbags Twist Strap Maxi Dress (HK$2,239). This one-of-a-kind electric blue maxi dress accentuates all your curves and flowing fabric skims your bump for a feminine, sexy look.  Pair with sandals for the perfect summer ensemble.

Karen’s Style Tip No.5: Get Shorty

Nothing says summer like a pair of shorts. Mums-to-be shouldn’t shy away from shorts as a chic summer option. Choose from Short or Bermuda style shorts and pair with a top that hits at the hip for the most flattering look. And don’t just limit shorts to daytime wear. Olian’s Tailored Bermuda Shorts (HK$729) are a perfect choice for the evening.

Karen’s Style Tip No.6: Daytime Essentials

Build your S/S 10 wardrobe around 2-3 essential core items for daytime. Think super-comfy tops with pretty detailing to accentuate and flatter your shape. Try Jules & Jim Linen Ruffled Tunic (HK$1,629) below or LA Made’s Natalie Tee (HK$899) shown above. The Natalie Tee is 100% cotton with fluttery sleeves and rouching in all the right places. Simply pair with leggings or skinny jeans for a relaxed daytime look at home, at work or at play.

Where is Nine Months Maternity Boutique?
5/F Tung Yiu Commercial Building, 31A Wyndham Street, Central. 852.2868.5988

W: www.ninemonthshk.com

Opening Hours Monday to Saturday 10.30am – 7.30pm

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