We chat with Leigh, designer of LIL maternity about glam evening dresses and what to wear to a function pregnant and.....inStyle!! '
Leigh’s philosophy behind her boutique maternity collection is that women will feel ‘beautiful, feminine and most of all comfortable’ wearing her pieces. She ensures that her entire line can be worn before, during and after pregnancy which makes them a fantastic, versatile asset for your wardrobe. .
The kaftan tops
are a stylish maternity piece and come in a range of gorgeous prints. They can be worn back to front as well for a boatneck style, and come with a beautiful sash in the same fabric. The sash can be worn to the side or the middle of the back. She suggests if you are attending a more dressed up occasion (eg. wedding or the races) simply tie the sash around your neck for a more formal look. For a ‘funky’ look she suggests wearing it as a headband.
The maternity kaftans
are great transeasonal styles so in cooler weather you can wear them over long sleeve tops, with leggings, pants or jeans. Footwear can also change the entire look from boots, heels, sandals to thongs etc.
The gorgeous wrap dresses from Leigh’s boutique collection come in unique vintage prints and look stunning for any occasion. These dresses can also be worn over leggings, slacks, jeans or just on their own as a cool casual dress for summer. These are the perfect ‘baby shower’ dress for your special day! She has also created a limited edition silk ‘glamour’ dress which is just spectacular!! So cool and easy to wear this dress is beautiful on - pregnant or not!
The 8 way concept tops are Leigh’s favourite and most highly recommended buy for maternity. These look great worn with denim, dressed up with slacks, or just worn over leggings when dropped down as a dress. You can even wear it sheer to the beach! Leigh states that ‘this is the most comfortable versatile top you could ever own and so handy for travel as the fabrics are crush free and can easily be dressed up or down for any occasion.’ Leigh also recommends this top for breastfeeding in privacy at a function or wedding, as the outer top can be draped around the baby when nursing.
After the baby, this top looks great worn with a belt, Leigh affirms that ‘to acessorise is the key to changing your style and look for different occasions.’ The 8 way top can easily be dressed up with a stunning necklace and earrings as the bustier style top draws attention to the neck and shoulders. The 8 way top also looks great on any body shape and is especially recommended for post pregnancy wear - wear it over leggings to help hide the hip area! For the many ways to wear the concept top and see the entire LIL collection, log onto http://www.queenbee.com.au/