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Maternity Style | The Stripe Tube Skirt

maternity style: stripe maternity skirt with slogan t-shirt

bump shot at 16 weeks pregnant

pregnancy style: 16 weeks

When I realised I was going to be pregnant in summer, I was pretty relieved – well, right up until the point when I realised I wasn’t going to be able to fit into any of my favourite summer dresses, anyway.

I know a lot of people would say summer is the worst possible time to be pregnant, but luckily for me (Or not-so-luckily, depending on your point of view…), Scotland doesn’t tend to get hot enough for it to be uncomfortable (Or, you know, warm…) most of the time, and I figured it would be a whole lot easier/more comfortable to just be able to throw on a skirt or dress every day, rather than struggling into the dreaded tights, or having to think about layers, etc. Because you all know how I feel about tights and layers, right?

So far, I think I was right about that: I’ve more or less been living in stretchy dresses and skirts, like this one from the Topshop maternity range, which has been on constant rotation since it arrived. The thing I like about skirts like this one is that, as well as being comfortable, the figure-hugging shape also makes it a bit more obvious that the bump is a baby, and not just all those Chinese takeaways I can’t seem to stop thinking about. I know that probably sounds really shallow of me to even care, but, well, last week someone greeted me with the words, “Wow, you’re getting really FAT now, aren’t you?!” so… yeah.

(The person in question did know I was pregnant, so I’m hoping it was just a poor choice of words, but the expression on Terry’s face was absolutely priceless!)

Of course, I’m still only 16 weeks right now (And feel like I’ve been stuck at this stage forever, basically…), so I’m REALLY not looking forward to the last few months, when boots and tights will become a necessity, but for now I’m enjoying the sunshine while I can – and keeping everything crossed that there’s a little bit more of it in store!

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Topshop maternity stripe tube skirt

Happiness 10 t-shirt

Dorothy Perkins flats

Michael Kors bag*

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  • What Lou Wore 365
    July 26, 2017

    Love this! I had a fantastic maternity tube skirt from ASOS during my last pregnancy, so comfortable but with a blazer and heels smart enough for the office. You look lovely 🙂

  • Sarah Rooftops
    July 26, 2017

    You look lovely!

  • Andrea
    July 26, 2017

    That is a really pretty outfit Amber..and Congratulations by the way!!!

  • Sharon
    July 26, 2017

    People are twats aren’t they. Skirt looks lovely and really comfortable. I’m not pregnant but recently bought a pair of slouchy jersey trousers from Next, just for the house mind. God they so comfy. If I could get away with wearing them outside I would but they’re a bit MC Hammer.

  • Claire
    July 26, 2017

    What a beautiful outfit! I’m such a sucker for a good navy stripe.

  • D Ann Melland
    July 26, 2017

    Tres chic!

  • Myra
    July 26, 2017

    It’s good that you’re not going to be in the third trimester in the summer, because that really is horrible when you’re hot and sweaty and carrying what feels like a heavy load so you’re exhausted all the time. And your not going to be pregnant during the coldest months of the year (Jan-March) well they seem like it to me. I think you’ve timed it just right.

  • The Other Emma
    July 26, 2017

    People seem unable to engage their brain before they open their mouth. You don’t look fat, you look pregnant.

    Also I wouldn’t worry about tights and layers as you may find your body temperature rises the further along you get. I am quite cold naturally but in both pregnancies (Christmas baby and October baby) I was sweating towards the end. I had my own little internal radiator ☺️

  • Geo Mia
    July 26, 2017

    Braw, truly braw 🙂 XX

  • Katie Dillard
    July 26, 2017

    I might just have to go buy this skirt after seeing your pics in it! I love it, its so adorable. I am at this awkward stage where I definitely look pregnant, but most people who don’t know must be assuming I ate a giant cheeseburger for lunch!

  • Lori
    July 27, 2017

    Amber you look lovely as always. I just knew you would have the very best maternity style ever!

  • dubliner in deutschland
    July 28, 2017

    Cute! Love it