Whites and brights take centre stage in Mothercare’s latest maternity collection. There’s still a hint of hippie chic with floaty, draping fabrics, but you’ll also find some thoroughly modern pieces that are altogether more figure-hugging (but cleverly so, to flatter your bump!).
Blue wrap front maxi dress, £35 an easy, elegant choice for summer days and nights
Bow front top, £16 (available in green or pink) stretchy jersey with clever ruching to flatter your bust and drape over your bump
White spot cami, £22 perfect with jeans or smart linen trousers to suit any occasion
White linen crop trousers, £22 a summer essential
For baby girls
There’s a decidedly retro feel to baby wear this year, with an abundance of spots and stripes in girlie brights making a bold statement, while pastel shades and delicate florals give a more feminine look. Let’s just hope the weather is as sunny as the clothes.
Beachcomber bibshort, from £10; reversible hat, from £5 in white cotton with candy pink spots, these mini dungarees are perfect for fun in the sun.
Towelling spot romper suit, £10; Unisex bright jungle all-in-ones (two pack), £12/£14 this short-sleeve hooded towelling romper with zip front opening with its cute multicoloured spots is great for the beach, and as it’s jersey lined it will make a great cover-up after a dip in the sea or if the breeze gets up. Bright stripes in easy-care cotton jersey are always a popular choice.
Beachcomber jersey dresses (two pack), £10/£12; Beachcomber spot and plain leggings (two pack), £6/£8 cool green and white give a minty freshness to these pretty – and great value – summer essentials
Petite fleur patchwork hat, £5-£6; Petite fleur panel print dress, £16-£17 a gorgeous dress in a delicate blue and white floral print for an old-fashioned look
Shiffli dress and matching knickers, £12; embroidered flower hat, £5 a pretty pink all-over embroidered woven dress with embroidered flower detail on chest and contrasting flower print frilled hem. The contrasting printed layers and trims make this a delightful dress for any occasion.
Party girls should look to Myleene Klass’s Baby K range. We’re loving the black spot tunic & legging set (from £18) and the pink check bow dress (from £28). And the pink baseball boots (from £16) are fab!
For baby boys
Yes, there are lots of T-shirts and denim – and no small boy’s wardrobe should be without such staples – but if you’re looking for something a little bit different, there are some smart combos that continue the retro vibe. Here are our favourites:
Bibshort set with fisherman’s hat, £20/£22 smart without being stuffy
Knitted tank, polo and trouser set, £20/£22 very much the young gentleman, ideal for a late spring wedding
Knitted tank, shirt and short set, £18/£20 those crisp white shorts are sooo cute, and the monochrome tank gives a sharp finish
From the Baby K range, take your pick from the check shirt and tank set from £18, and the roll-up sleeve stripe shirt from £10.
For more information call 0845 330 4030 or visit www.mothercare.com.