Pregnancy is big news in the celeb world at the moment: Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera, Ciara, Kimberley Walsh, Holly Willoughby and Erin O'Connor, to name but a few, have all announced in recent weeks that they are expecting.
As we move in to spring all eyes will be on the blossoming bumps of these A-list mums-to-be and, more specifically, what they are wearing. I've said this before but I'm a firm believer that being pregnant is no reason to take a back seat in the style stakes. The launch of Tiffany Rose almost ten years ago saw the advent of a number of brands starting to cater for the maternity market which is worth an estimated £140 million in the UK*. In my opinion the maternity sector offering often rivals non-maternity fashion, as each piece has been painstakingly designed to fit perfectly around a growing baby bump.
Spring style is all about fresh colours and bold prints, signalling the end of a long winter and the start of warmer, sunnier days. When designing Tiffany Rose's new Spring/Summer collection I had these motifs in mind and it's great to see that high-profile mums-to-be are embracing them too. Yes, they have professional stylists on hand 24/7, but there's no reason the rest of us mere mortals can't take some inspiration from them. The secret is to be confident, comfortable, have fun with fashion and embrace (rather than hide!) your bump.
Scarlett Johansson, for example, wore a gorgeous fitted red dress to the premiere of Captain America: The Winter Soldier last week. Proving that pregnancy means you can still wear figure-hugging dresses, Scarlett paired the dress with dazzling red lips. The Tiffany Rose Amelia Dress in Moulin Rouge will help you recreate Scarlett's look with ease: made with stretch lace and featuring lace sleeves and a slash neckline, this dress will certainly make you feel red carpet-ready.
Erin O'Connor showed off her bump for the first time at the InStyle pre-Bafta party back in February and really got tongues wagging in a stunning embellished Jenny Packham black floor length gown which, made from stretch jersey fabric, hugged her bump perfectly. Relaxed and forgiving fabrics are really important in maternity-wear, especially when you want to look your best without sacrificing comfort, and Tiffany Rose dresses are always made using the highest quality stretch jersey or stretch lace. The Tiffany Rose Clara gown from the new collection is a great example of this - and you don't even need Erin O'Connor's legs to pull it off!
US pop superstar and yummy mummy-to-be Ciara stepped out in a beautiful off-white knee-length dress last week, subsequently making her bronzed legs the envy of women the world over. With a plunging neckline and teamed with gladiator sandals, Ciara is living proof that you can be pregnant, on trend and show some flesh. The Clara dress in Mocha is also perfect for off-duty elegance and will skim effortlessly over your bump.
So when you're looking to update your wardrobe for spring and think you can't recreate the looks of the A-list, think again. Be brave, bold and show off your bump in the sunshine (if we ever get any...).