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Expert Style: 11 Gorgeous Festive Outfits For Mums-To-Be

Expert Style: 11 Gorgeous Festive Outfits For Mums-To-Be

Expert Style: 11 Gorgeous Festive Outfits For Mums-To-Be
As a mum-to-be, you're probably already set for the months ahead with your maternity wardrobe. However, have you thought about what you’re going to wear on Christmas day? Or do you have a Christmas party to go to, but nothing suitable to wear?
 
it’s not so easy to find maternity occasion-wear in the typical highstreet stores but, thankfully, it's a very different story online. 
 
There you'll find lots of sparkle and bling, plenty of choice and great prices. 
 
And what's even better is that most online stores have extremely customer-friendly returns policies. This means that if it doesn't fit, you can return your purchase and be refunded, no quibbles.
 
Read on for my pick of the online stores and the star buys you can find there.
 
Best prices: www.boohoo.com

Here are some of my favourite looks available right now on Boohoo.com:
 
 
I absolutely love the red leopard print midi dress. The length, colour and print are so on-trend for autumn/ winter 2018. This would be a stunning dress for Christmas day and it also looks super comfy.

The black plunge wrap dress is cute with ankle boots or strappy heels. 
 
I also love these two dresses. At less than €40, they are incredible value, especially as you'll probably only wear them once or twice.
 
The white one, in particular, would be fabulous to wear to a winter or Christmas wedding.  
 
The red off- shoulder dress would be stunning teamed with a fur wrap for a party at Christmas or any time of the year.
 
 
I also love these two dresses. At less than €40, they are incredible value, especially as you'll probably only wear them once or twice.

The white one, in particular, would be fabulous to wear to a winter or Christmas wedding.  

The red off-shoulder dress would be stunning teamed with a fur wrap for a party at Christmas or any time of the year.
 
Best occasionwear: www.asos.com

There is a huge selection of maternity wear on asos.com, particularly when it comes to occasionwear. Whether it’s a black-tie Christmas do or a family wedding, there are so many options for the mum to be. Here are a few of my favourites:
 

This beautiful maxi dress is fit for a bridesmaid or maid of honour as well as a black-tie guest. The shape, the embellishment and the colour are classy and unique.
 

Still dressy but not floor length, the above dresses are so pretty and don’t need a jacket to cover up bare arms.
 
Asos.com is excellent for offering a myriad of brands in a one-stop shop.
 
Where else would you find Chi Chi London alongside Little Mistress maternity dresses? There are dresses, trousers and dressy tops and for the brave, a selection of jumpsuits!
 
Finally, Littlewoods Ireland offers a wide range of maternity clothing from Mama-Licious

   These wet-look maternity jeans can be paired with knitwear for a casual look or one of these dressy tops for evening. 
 
Pair the above trousers with these two maternity tops. They'll also come in handy if you decided to breastfeed Baby. 

My pick of the dresses are these two:

Navy or midnight blue can often be difficult to find in a world of black dresses. The lace detail is gorgeous and it's currently on sale! 
 

This seagreen velour party dress is another fantastic bargain!
 
So many choices; the only question is: are there enough parties to go to?
 
Mary Holmes is our Fashion and Style Expert. Mary set up Ruby Seven Image Consulting in 2006, and helps clients identify their clothes in terms of styles, shapes and colours based on their body shape, lifestyle and personality.  You can find her at RubySeven and on Facebook