We hope you enjoy reading our maternity fashion blog. Our aim is provide a great range of affordable maternity clothes to pregnant bellies everywhere. We want to provide you with maternity fashion tips and ideas to help you mix and match your maternity clothes to strech your budget further. We hope you feel stylish and beautiful during this amazing time of your life.
Belly Bands are an essential wardrobe stable for any expecting mum. They are made from super soft and stretchy fabric, designed to be worn over the top of pants/skirt/jeans, you can’t do up anymore.
They look like a wide tube top or boob tube, specially designed to fit around a pregnant mother’s mid section. Belly bands are usually made from a combination of fibres such as cotton + elastane/spandex or lycra. They have to be stretchy in order to stay up and on and also to “grow” with a mother’s abdomen as her pregnant belly expands.
Although some women can quite proudly claim they are able to wear their “normal” clothes when pregnant, for the majority this is just not the case. Most find that by around the second trimester, their clothes are getting too tight for comfort – especially in the tummy region.
In the first and second trimester of pregnancy, some women choose to fold their belly band in half because it doesn’t need to cover as much tummy area. But as their pregnancy advances, the band can be worn fully expanded. . As their tummy enlarges and it becomes difficult to do up the zip, clips or buttons, these can be left open and the belly band is worn over the top, covering the expanse of skin. They work like a “bridge” between where the top ends and where the pants or skirt start.
Some mothers find they are just a good fashion accessory and provide a different layering look. They can smooth the mid section and provide an alternative to monochromatic colour when dressing.
Belly bands are a great intermediate wardrobe item between not fitting into pre-pregnancy clothes and maternity clothing being too big. When maternity pants would otherwise be swimming on you, a belly band will help to hold them up. Likewise, in the first couple of months after your baby is born, you’re unlikely to fit back into your pre-pregnancy clothes. Belly bands can still be worn after birth.
Check out MotherLand’s range of belly bands, from a very affordable price of $14.95.
You don't need to spend a fortune on maternity clothing to look and feel fantastic whilst you are pregnant. Stretch your maternity clothing budget further by purchasing maternity pieces that you can mix and match. This will add versatility and style to your maternity wardrobe without costing you a fortune. At MotherLand we specialise it great quality maternity and breastfeeding clothes at affordable prices If you are working in an office choosing corporate maternity wear that also looks great for a special day or night out will save you money. If you also choose styles that are suitable to wear during the post pregnancy months and dresses and tops that are suitable for breastfeeding this will save you money in the long run.
If you are intending to breastfeed it is a great idea to purchase maternity dresses, maternity tops and maternity pyjamas that are also suitable for this purpose. Most of our maternity pyjamas are also designed for breastfeeding, as are our maternity nighties.
Choosing maternity pants, where possible , that you can continue to wear during the post pregnancy months is another helpful tip. Maternity pants, maternity cargo's and maternity shorts with adjustable elastic waistbands are a great choice both during your pregnancy and in the months following the birth of your baby.
Maternity fashion has come a long way in the last 5 years and pregnant women are now spoilt for choice. There is a vast array of maternity fashion available to purchase online so you don't have to compromise on style as your bump grows bigger. During the first trimester many women can continue to wear their regular clothes, however as you enter the second and third trimester of your pregnancy you will probably feel more comfortable and stylish wearing maternity clothes. Maternity clothes are designed to cater to your changing shape throughout your pregancy. Maternity clothes are designed to stretch where necessary but mainatin their shape around your sholuders, arms and legs.
When purchasing casual maternity tops and maternity dresses choosing good quality, stretchy fabris will help keep you cool and comfortable. Maternity maxi dresses are a popular choice for pregnant women, especially during warmer weather. A narrow cut made from stretchy fabric will flatter your bump and keep you feeling comfortable as well as stylish. Maternity tanks and tee's that finish at your hips or beyond are much more flattering than shorter tops and side ruching draws the fabric in under your belly and around your hips.
If you are planning to attend a special occassion during your pregnancy you will feel beautiful if you choose a flattering evening maternity outfit. Empire-line evening maternity dresses and tops are a great choice. They drop just below the bust line and flatter your shape beautufully, giving your bump and bust great definition. V-neck and scoop necklines are also very flattering as are fabrics that drape over your belly.
Australians love denim jeans so most of us will appreciate an amazing pair of maternity jeans when we are pregnant. Avoid baggy maternity jeans and choose maternity jeans with a straight, skinny or bootleg cut to balance out the top half of your body. Maternity jeans can be dressed up or down and look great with maternity tanks, tee's and tunics.
From the girls at Motherland, we hope you enjoy a sylish pregnancy and enjoy exploring your maternity style. Mix and match your maternity clothes with regular items - jackets and accessories - from your wardrobe. Our tip of the day is to choose maternity pyjamas and casual maternity tee's that are also designed for breastfeeding as they come in handy once your baby is born. MotherLand stock an affordable range of maternity clothes that you can purchase online now. We also stock breastfeeding tops, dresses and pyjamas which add convenience if you are breastfeeding when your beautiful baby arrives !
Motherland is having a huge maternity swimmwear sale so pregnant bellies everywhere now have the perfect excuse to make a splash this summer. Whether you are in the first, second or third trimester of your pregnancy you are sure to be feeling the heat this summer. Look and feel fantastic by the pool or at the beach during your pregnancy in a pair of designer maternity swimmers by PREGO, on sale to purchase now for just $99.95 in sizes 8 through to 16.
Our maternity swimmwear range is stylish, sassy and available in a style and colour to suit you. They are made from great quailty swimmwear fabrics and are designed to cater to your changing shape, and flatter your bump, throughout your pregnancy and beyond. Our maternity swimmers look great and are very comfortable and perfect during the post natal months too.
With summer fast approaching there is no doubt that pregnant bellies throughout Australia are feeling the heat. The girls at at MotherLand are preparing for summer with the arrival of our designer swimwear range from PregO. PregO maternity swimwear is designed and made in the USA. The PregO maternity swimwear range is unique, incredibly stylish and will ensure that you look and feel gorgeous at the beach or by the pool during your pregnancy. PregO maternity swimwear also looks fantastic after the birth of your baby during the post pregnancy months. MotherLand are celebrating the beginning of summer with our designer maternity swimwear range for just $99.
MotherLand stock a huge range of maternity clothes that are both stylish and affordable. Our summer maternity clothing range is available to purchase online now with new maternity fashion styles arriving regularly. Whether you are having a casual day in one of our summer maternity maxi dresses, by the pool in our PregO designer maternity swimwear range or planning a specail night out in one of our evening maternity dresses we hope you enjoy looking and feeling beautiful during your pregnancy.
With your tempreature rising (literally) when you are pregnant you may be feeling a little confused when you are choosing maternity clothes at this time of the year. Although the cooler weather is upon us, we are experiencing really cold mornings that are turning into sunny days only to cool down again in the late afternoon. Choosing maternity clothes that you can layer is a great way for you to cool down quickly when the weather, or your tempreature rises. Wearing a knitted cardigan or maternity trench coat over your maternity outfit or with your favourite pair of maternity jeans allows you to cool down quickly if you need to. Wearing a long sleeve, stretchy maternity top underneath short sleeve maternity tops and tunics will also stretch your maternity clothing wardrobe further. They can then be easily removed during the middle of the day when the tempreature heats up. You can also wear long sleeve, stretchy maternity tops underneath short sleeve dresses or maternity leggins underneath maternity dresses. Leggings can easily be removed if you find you are getting too hot throughout the day. Motherland has a huge range of affordable maternity clothes to stretch your maternity fashion wardrobe and budget further. The girls at Motherland hope you enjoy your pregnancy and have fun dressing up your bump.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, what better gift to give an expecting mum than a gift from the MotherLand range. If you’re an expecting mum, whether it’s your first, second, third or fourth pregnancy the anticipation of the arrival of your new baby is a very exciting and special time to cherish. With so much time spent focusing on the preparation for your new baby we sometimes forget to put ourselves first and hesitate at spending money on clothes that we may think have a limited time use.
The range at Motherland Maternity has been meticulously designed using excellent quality fabrics that allow room to grow and are also suitable to be worn post pregnancy. Not only is the Motherland range modern and fashionable, it’s also very affordable and won’t break the budget. Motherland offers an extensive range including; maternity cargo pants, maternity leggings, maternity office pants, maternity dresses, maternity jeans, maternity shorts, maternity and breastfeeding tops, nappy bags and so much more, the options are endless.
With so much time spent at home, especially in the early days, maternity and breastfeeding pyjamas and nightie’s are an essential purchase for any Mum. Alternatively if you’re having a night out, MotherLand also offers a range of glamorous maternity dresses to make you feel special for a night out.
If you are looking for a Mother’s Day gift for either an expecting mum or a mum with a newborn, give the gift of choice with a MotherLand Gift Voucher.
To all the mums out there, relax and enjoy the day. Take time to spoil yourself and give yourself a well deserved break. Happy Mother’s Day from MotherLand!
Maternity fashion has come a long way in the last decade. Pregnant women can now look effortlessly stylish and are spoilt for choice when it comes to maternity fashion. The concept of MotherLand is to provide stylish maternity clothes to pregnant women everywhere at affordable prices.
Why should I purchase maternity clothes ? - Kristen and I started MotherLand Maternity with a clear goal in mind - to provide affordable maternity clothes that are stylish, comfortable and up to date with the latest trends. Maternity clothes are designed specifically to cater to your growing belly and your changing shape throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
Can't I just wear larger sizes in regular clothes ? - You can, however, larger sizes in regular clothing will look big everywhere, not just in your belly area. Maternity clothes are designed to allow room for your expanding bump whilst still fitting you nicely across your shoulders and hips. Maternity clothes will ensure that you look stylish and chic, stretching in the belly whilst fitting your body nicely everywhere else. Maternity clothing is also a lot more comfortable than oversizes regular clothing which is really important during pregnancy, especially in the later months.
When will I need to start wearing maternity clothes ? - You will probably start noticing that your regular clothes are starting to feel a bit tight somewhere between 15 and 18 weeks into your first pregnancy. This can be much earlier for subsequent pregnancies. I started wearing maternity clothes when I was 18 weeks pregnant for my first pregnancy, 15 weeks for my second pregnancy and just 13 weeks for my third pregnancy.
What are the best fabrics to wear when I am pregnant ? - We suggest that you purchase maternity clothes made from stretchy, breathable fabrics that will cater to your changing shape and keep you cool. A good quality cotton or bamboo jersey is a great choice for casual maternity clothes such as tee's, tanks, maternity leggings and casual maternity dresses such as wrap dresses. Maternity pyjamas made from a stretchy cotton or bamboo jersey that will stretch over your growing belly, and then regain their shape are also a great choice. MotherLand stocks an extensive range of evening maternity wear made from more dressy fabrics such as satin/ spandex and polyester/ spandex which are good choices for evening maternity dresses and tops.
Should I purchase breastfeeding clothes ? - Breastfeeding tops, dresses and sleepwear will allow you to breastfeed comfortably and discreetly which is especially convenient in public places. They are also very convenient during your hospiatl stay when medical staff and visitors are contantly visiting. I loved my breastfeeding pyjamas for late night and early morning feeds. My friend once said to me ' now that I have tried breastfeeding clothes I couldn't live withou them '. Breasfeeding clothes offer convenience, allowing you to breastfeed discreetly without exposing your breasts and belly. Breastfeeding clothes made from cotton jersey or bamboo jersey will keep you cooler and they are more effective at absorbing moisture than synthetic fabrics.
What are your best selling maternity clothing items ? - MotherLand has quickly become a popular shopping destination for pregnant and breastfeeding mums. Our maternity sleepwear and our maternity evening dresses are very popular. Our most popular individual styles in our maternity clothing range are our versatile maternity pants, our maternity wrap dresses, army green maternity cargo pants, essential maternity abd breastfeeding tee's, hot maternity jeans, polka dot maternity and breastfeeding pyjamas and our 10 way maxi dress.
MotherLand is expanding rapidly as pregnant women everywhere are discovering that maternity clothes can be affordable whilst still being stylish and trendy. Our maternity clothes are made from great quality, stretchy fabrics designed to cater perfectly to your changing shape throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
Congratulations on your pregnancy ! Chances are that if you are reading this blog you have a baby on the way or a planning a pregnancy soon. We hope you have a lot of fun dressing up your bump during your pregnancy. Here are a few maternity fashion tips to help you extend your maternity clothing wardrobe and your budget further.
Maternity Tops - We recommend that you purchase some comfortable casual maternity tanks and tee's for those hot summer days during your pregnancy. As comfort is paramount during your pregnancy choosing maternity tee's that are made from natural fibres will help keep you feeling cooler, and as natural fibres absorb moisture a lot more effectively, you will ultimately feel a lot more comfortable during the warmer weather. Maternity tanks and tee's made from a stretchy cotton jersey or bamboo fabric are a great choice. You can easily mix and match them with your favourite pair of maternity jeans, shorts or maternity leggins. A light maternity tank is also a good choice to keep you nice and cool during your pregnancy if you are exercising.
If you are planning to breasfeed your baby choosing tops that are also designed for this purpose will allow you to save some money. Breastfeeding tops are very convenient for new mums on the run and will allow you to breastfeed discreetly in public places or when you have visitors dropping by.
Maternity Tunics - Maternity tunics with loud and colourful patterns will brighten up your bump. They look casually chic when paired with maternity jeans or maternity leggins. In winter they look great with a long sleeve maternity top underneath - they can be dresses up or down to suit the ocassion. Maternity tunics are also a good choice during the post pregnancy months whilst you are regaining your pre pregnancy shape.
Maternity Jeans - There is no doubt that most Australians love a comfortable, great looking pair of denim jeans. There is no reason why you should sacrifice your love of denim jeans during pregnancy. We recommend that you choose at least one pair of comfortable, sassy maternity jeans to wear throughout your pregnancy. Your maternity jeans will transcend seasons and looks as you mix and match them with your maternity tee's and tunics - you can dress them up with a cute pair of heels or boots or pair them with flats for casual outings.
Maternity Wrap Dresses - Maternity wrap dresses are a versatile maternity fashion item. They can be dresses up or down and are suitable for the office. Short sleeve maternity wrap dresses can be worn with a long sleeve maternity top or turtleneck underneath during winter and can also be worn with leggings and boots.
Maternity Cargo Pants - Maternity cargo pants paired with a maternity tank or tee are perfect for casual summer outings during your pregnancy. If the weather is cooler you can wear them with a long sleeve maternity top or jumper.
Maternity Trench Coat - MotherLands maternity trenchcoat is a winner with the fashion editors at Cosmopolitan pregnancy and is our most popular item purchased internationally. A maternity trench looks great with jeans or over any maternity outfit. It will give you a chic, stylish look.
Maternity Belly Bands - Maternity belly bands are designed to extend the life of your regular pants and jeans once you discover you are pregnant. They are also useful for creating a layered look by extending the length of regular tops. They are also suitable to be worn as a boob tube on those long hot summer days when you are lazing aroung the house during your pregnancy. You can also use belly bands when you are breastfeeding, instead of a bra, to hold breast pads in place.
Maternity Sleepwear - A comfortable pair of maternity pyjamas or a maternity nightie is definately worth paying for. Once you have a comfortable pair of maternity pyjamas you will wonder how you lived without them. A basic maternity nightie, such as our basic maternity and breastfeeding nightie, is a good choice for the labour ward. A lightweight pair of maternity and breastfeeding pyjamas will increase your comfort at night and keep you cool. Maternity and breastfeeding sleepwear made from breathable, stretchy fabrics, such as a good quality cotton or bamboo jersey, will keep you comfortable when you are breastfeeding, a time when your body tempreature rises. These fabrics are also more efficient than synthetic fabrics at absorbing moisture.
Don't forget to pack some maternity and breastfeeding sleepwear in your hospital bag. MotherLand stocks a trendy, comfortable range of affordable maternity and breastfeeding pyjmas and nighties which make a great gift for your favourite mum to be.
The girls at MotherLand wish you the very best during your pregnancy. MotherLand is dedicated to providing a trendy range of affordable maternity clothes for mums to be everywhere !
Breastfeeding is a wonderful experince and gives your baby a great start to life and is a good chance to relax and bond with your baby. Whilst some new mums breeze through breastfeeding for the first time, others find it a big challenge. For me, breastfeeding was a skill that I found very challenging and at times painful. In reality it can be a frustrating and at times painful skill that can take time and lots of practice to master. The good news is that most, not all, breastfeeding problems can be overcome with perserverance.
When my first baby was born I had unrealistic expectations - I thought breastfeeding was going to be easy and felt like a failure when I experienced difficulties. I seeked out the help of the midwives at the hospital and spoke to other mums who were breastfeeding and soon realised that I wasn't alone. I think it took about 6 weeks until I reached the point where I felt comfortable breastfeeding. It is recommended that you breastfeed as soon as possible after the birth of your baby. There are lactation specialists in most hospitals so they and the midwives are a great source of help. I remeber having 3 nurses around me showing me how to position my baby (lol).
If you choose to breastfeed let your nearest and dearest know that breastfeeding is important to you. This will increase your chances of having a support group immediately around you. Advice on breastfeeding has changed over the years so it is very possible that your mum or your grandmother have different advice that they received all those years ago. If you have already left the hospital and you need some help with breastfeeding you can find lactation specialists in your local yellow pages or through your local hospital. The Australian Breastfeeding association also offer phone support.
Your breasts will need a lot of care when breastfeeding. Wearing a comfortable bra that gives a good amount of support will help reduce the chance of back and shouler discomfort. Expressing a small amount of milk and rubbing it gently on your nipples during the early days of breastfeeding is supposed to help nipple grazes. If you do experience painful, lumpy breasts make sure you seek medical help as some new mums do get a blocked duct or mastitus which can be very painful and impede your milk flow.
I found that breastfeeding in a quiet location helped me feel relaxed during the few weeks (although this can be difficult, if not impossible when you also have a toddler). Breastfeeding can become a heated issue (literally) as your body tempreature rises, so if possible sit in a cool location and wear comfortable, lightweight clothes. There are various styles of breastfeeding clothes available to purchase online or in maternity clothing stores which are specifically designed for breastfeeding mums. Choose fabrics that are made from natural fibres such as cotton or bamboo rather than synthetic fabrics which will make you feel hotter and sweat. Make sure you have a tall glass of water handy as you may feel very thirsty during or after breastfeeding. Investing in a comfortable pair of maternity and breastfeeding pyjamas will ensure you keep your tummy covered when breastfeeding whilst allowing easy access to the breast. They are also great during your hospital stay when visitors and medical staff are coming and going.
There are a few different styles of breastfeeding tops available. MotherLand stock maternity and breastfeeding cammisole tops that clip down from the shoulder straps to allow for discreet breastfeeding. Our most popular style of breastfeeding tops, breastfeeding pyjamas and brestfeeding nighties are those that you simply push to the side to allow access to the breast. We stock an extensive range of affordable, comfotable and trendy breastfeeding clothes that you can purchase online now. The girls at MotherLand wish you the very best during this incredible time of your life. xxx