Posts tagged jumpsuit
BRAND: MOTHERS LOVE FASHION

Mothers Love Fashion is a breastfeeding / nursing wear brand that has been designed and developed to fill the gap in the market for easy to wear, fashionable, modern nursing wear. Their premier collection features four styles - three dresses and a jumpsuit, the pieces are simple and can be dressed up or down.

I have and love the black jumpsuit. I wore it to meetings during the day then gave it a breastfeeding test run in the evening and found it so easy - you just lift the top layer up then the slits in the under layer open and milk access is granted! Plus if you are out and about and are worried about exposing yourself the top layer acts as a cover.

Here is some more information from the founder Natalie on how and why it all started.

NAME OF BRAND/COMPANY: Mothers Love Fashion

DATE IT WAS FOUNDED: October 2015

BY WHOM IT WAS FOUNDED: Natalie Smith

WHY WAS IT CREATED: When my daughter was three months old, spring time was approaching and I was finally starting to feel a bit ‘normal’ again after getting to grips with the sleepless nights, establishing breastfeeding and realising I was ready to step away from the baggy tops and jeans/leggings. I wanted to wear dresses again day-to-day and I had loads of occasions coming up that I needed something great to wear, (I wanted to look good and prove that just because I was now a mum I hadn’t ‘let myself go’!) I like a ‘lift up’ style of dressing for breastfeeding, but anything ‘nursing’ I bought or looked at was also maternity, and quite frankly was expensive, boring, frumpy and not my style. I wasn’t pregnant anymore, I didn’t have a bump anymore, and I wanted to dress like ‘me’. I loved the functionality of some of the specialist ‘nursing’ clothes out there, but the designs and style just weren’t me, so I decided to design a range of clothing that mirrored current on-trend styles that any woman would want to wear, but just happened to feature easy- access for breastfeeding.

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BRAND: We’re committed to providing quality, affordable clothing to stylish mums who happen to be breastfeeding. Designed exclusively by us, our styles have been created with breastfeeding mums in mind, not for pregnancy. They’ll last for breastfeeding and beyond.

WHAT WE SHOULD BUY FROM YOU: Our debut collection consists of 4 simply stylish versatile styles that can be dressed up or down for any occasion. I particularly love the Jumpsuit as it’s a really unique piece that is unlike any other ‘nursing’ item you’ll find. I also love our boat neck dress for its classic simplicity and mix of comfort & style. Watch this space for new lines currently being developed.

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BRAND: CLARY & PEG

Clary & Peg design and make vintage-inspired maternity clothing.  

Inspired by photographs of their mothers in their maternity clothes, the duo behind the brand spotted a gap in the market for vintage looking maternity wear and have created an easy to wear, classic cool collection - that can be worn with or without a bump.

Here is what Edwina & Johanna (the founders) would like us to know about their brand:

NAME OF BRAND/COMPANY: Clary & Peg

DATE IT WAS FOUNDED: May 2013 (A week after the birth of my second child and 5 weeks before the birth of Johanna's)

BY WHOM IT WAS FOUNDED : Edwina Gieve and Johanna Kociejowski (We met heavily pregnant with our first children at an ante-natal class)

WHY WAS IT CREATED: When we were pregnant we struggled to find things to wear that were as stylish and unique as our pre-pregnant everyday clothes. Mostly we felt that we had to compromise and make do, so we wanted to create a collection that allowed women to enjoy dressing when pregnant and to feel fashionable regardless of how big their bump was. We wanted to create clothes that women want to wear even if they are not pregnant. We also both wear a lot of vintage and there was nothing out there that married "vintage" and "maternity". We were inspired by pictures of our Mum's in dungarees and smock tops, we felt that it was a niche that needed to be filled.

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BRAND: We design and make vintage-inspired maternity wear. All our clothes have been designed so they can be worn with or without a bump. It is very important to us that we are designing clothes that women will want to wear even when they are not pregnant. Our clothes are manufactured in London.

WHAT WE SHOULD BUY FROM YOU: Key pieces for this season - Pinafore, Shirt-dress, Swing top, Jumpsuit. All work through all stages of pregnancy and after. All suitable for breast feeding and very versatile, can be worn everyday and dressed up or down. Staple pieces that that are both comfortable, stylish and unique.

BRAND: LF MARKEY

I'm a massive fan of LF Markey I love all of her clothes. Her designs appear simple but they are actually so innovative and well cut. You can style her clothes in so many different ways and wear them for so many different occasions.  They are the type of pieces you invest in and have your whole life.

Her Instagram feed is also amazing - it's so perfectly put together and curated it is one of my favourite accounts.

Here is what the L (Louise) in LF Markey would like us to know about her brand:

NAME OF BRAND/COMPANY: LF Markey

DATE IT WAS FOUNDED: 2011

BY WHOM IT WAS FOUNDED: Louise Markey

WHY WAS IT CREATED: I have always loved, collected and dressed in workwear inspired clothing and couldn’t find anything available in this style. I launched the label after completing my MA at Central Saint Martins, starting initially with a small collection of silk workshirts.

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BRAND: We make ‘Beautiful Clothes for Practical Women’. Workwear is always a big influence, but we also embrace bold colours, minimal geometric shapes, and simple, naive prints and embroideries.

WHAT WE SHOULD BUY FROM YOU: We do a selection of boilersuits every season and they are considered our signature piece. Other bestsellers are our utility slip dresses, denim collection and embroidered sweaters.

JUMPSUIT OF DREAMS

My favourite colour is fuchsia pink and i love jumpsuits so when i was in TOPSHOP and i saw a fuchsia pink jumpsuit i literally yelped for joy! When i went to pay for it i even told the shop assistant how happy and excited i was about finding it and that it was my perfect item of clothing - i think she was pretty happy for me to!

I wore it to a party the other night, but i would also wear it to meetings, work, weddings - i would wear it everyday if i could but my Instagram might get a bit repetitive.

Here is an outfit idea for a wedding - the pink Sarah Baily bag is made to go with it (the silver and pink version would also work perfectly), the silver shoes i am wearing were my Terry de Havilland wedding shoes - they are expensive but so comfortable and FUN.  The elephant necklace costs £23,000 - unlikely that i'll ever own it but if i did i'd wear it with this outfit.