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STYLE THE BUMP: Black for all occasions with Annabella Maternity

by | Feb 21, 2017 | Fashion for Moms, Pregnancy, What we wear | 22 comments

Welcome to our second trimester and my 1st post in the Just a Mamma “Style the Bump” series. The concept isn’t anything new, I follow hundreds of gorgeous expecting mamas and talented maternity wear designers helping me through those “I have nothing to wear” days.

This series will be a glimpse at my BUMP STYLE with handy tips and stylish pieces I’ve come across. I’ve tried keeping things local and affordable but with a little spoil here and there, I am GROWING A HUMAN after-all.

February has been busy! With Valentine’s Day dates, Eliana’s 5th birthday celebrations as well as the usual run around. The bump has also popped and I’ve embraced my new curves with the help of Annabella Maternity. Both looks featured are from their range.

Look 1: The perfect day date LBD

Sexy, feminine and just perfect for couple’s time. Mr. Perfect absolutely loves the feel of this dress and I can not get enough of the cut. The Taya dress is extremely flattering emphasising your bump while softening any unwanted bulges. Stylish, effortless and easy to dress up or down. Style the Bump, STYLE THE BUMP: Black for all occasions with Annabella MaternityThis time around I opted for a casual feel keeping my accessories dainty and fresh with a Dear Rae Delicious Monster bracelet and a pendant by Pernickety JewelleryStyle the Bump, STYLE THE BUMP: Black for all occasions with Annabella Maternity Throw on a pair of Blu Betty Brogues and I’m good to go! The perfect #OOTD for our anniversary picnic. Style the Bump, STYLE THE BUMP: Black for all occasions with Annabella Maternity

Look 2: Keeping the mom-run stylish

The Summer Tank Top is a staple for all mommies-in-the-making. So soft, so comfortable and stretchy. I’ll be wearing it all the way to week 40.Style the Bump, STYLE THE BUMP: Black for all occasions with Annabella MaternityI paired it with an over the bump Anna Maxi Skirt creating a dress (something we less than super-model tall ones struggle to find) but both of these can easily be used separately with other pieces as well. Think casual, with a jean or shorts. The skirt will also be great to wear during autumn paired with the right boots. Style the Bump, STYLE THE BUMP: Black for all occasions with Annabella MaternityMy favourite part about it is that it goes over your bump so it doesn’t keep sliding off and you don’t have to compromise baby’s blood-supply in an attempt to stay clothed.Style the Bump, STYLE THE BUMP: Black for all occasions with Annabella Maternity

Sneakers to finish it all off and you’re on your way. Ready for whatever the day (and kids) may bring…

Style the Bump, STYLE THE BUMP: Black for all occasions with Annabella Maternity

Annabella Maternity make mamas look and feel their best and are giving away a R500 voucher to one lucky reader! To enter visit Annabella Maternity here, check out the website and leave a comment below THIS post telling me what’s your favourite piece from their collection.

COMPETITION RULES: 

  1. Competition only open to South African residents residing in South Africa.
  2. Winner must be 18+ years old.
  3.  A winner is picked at random and announced on the 21st of March 2017. 
  4. This prize is not exchangeable or refundable.
  5. Please enter a valid email and contact info. If we can not get hold of you within 48 hours a new winner will be picked.
  6. The voucher will be emailed to the winner after the 21st of March 2017.
  7. Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are not responsible or associated with this giveaway.

Style the Bump, STYLE THE BUMP: Black for all occasions with Annabella Maternity

PHOTO CREDIT | Anje-Ilana Nel from Madison & West.

22 Comments

  1. Adele

    My favourite is the summer tank top! Can be paired with anything & very comfy.

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    • Mari-Louise

      Great choice Adele and I love all the colours they come in too.

      Reply
  2. Tanya

    The grey baby on board maternity t-shirt is so cute 🙂 really love it! Its trendy and so different!

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  3. Nicke Theron

    I love the Angelina wrap dress! So stylish and can work for work/looking pretty for hubby on a date! Also good for autumn/winter when my bump will be growing! Thank you for sharing this range!

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    • Mari-Louise

      Wrap dresses for the win Nicke! I love them too and it’s only a pleasure. xxx

      Reply
  4. Samantha Venter

    Oh no!!!! The Yummy Mummy Extra Length Leggings are heavenly to wear!! To date, they are the ONLY maternity pants I have purchased as I cannot find anything else that is nearly as comfortable, effortless to wear and which not only compliments my figure but in fact fits it perfectly!!! Most incredible leggings I have ever owned, even compared to my pre pregnancy pairs!!

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    • Mari-Louise

      WOW Samantha! Thanks for sharing. I adore Yummy Mummy too.

      Reply
  5. Antoinette Reed

    My favourite is the casual comfort pants. We are expecting our first and I am 35 so to me comfort is most important right now. Apart from comfort this also looks “smart” enough to go with anything for any occasion. Thank you for some inspiration as to what to wear while preggers…

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    • Mari-Louise

      It’s such a pleasure Antoinette. I couldn’t agree more… Comfort is key! And congrats on that 1st little blessing. x

      Reply
  6. Cathy

    My favourite item is the Angelina Wrap Dress. I have my eye on it for a wedding in July! My baby should be about 6 weeks by then, so I need to look stylish but still be able breastfeed easily.

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    • Mari-Louise

      I love a mama that can plan ahead, even while still pregnant. The Angelina Wrap dress would be perfect! Good luck.

      Reply
  7. Charlene Saker

    If I HAVE to choose, I love the grey short sleeve maternity tank top!! Fitting into anything is a real challenge when you have a growing belly, and wouldn’t mind to be stylish but comfortable 🙂

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    • Mari-Louise

      It’s such a great tank Charlene. It just keeps growing with baby. xxx

      Reply
  8. Carolyn Augustus

    Love the Soft Summer Tunic

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  9. Adele K

    I just love the Angelina wrap dress, so so pretty!! And I’m sure pretty comfy too

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  10. Lizelle Van Rooyen

    I just love the Isabella Twist Dress from Annabella Maternity

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  11. Tessy Nnajiofor

    My favorite is Angelina wrap dress, am so much in love with it ? To Annabella

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  12. Amelia

    My favourite piece is the Anna maxi skirt. Its very easy to pair other garments with and its very comfy.

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    • Mari-Louise

      I have that one as well Amelia. So comfortable, stylish and easy to wear. Thanks for leaving a comment.

      Reply

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