Four Maternity Fashion Brands We Love

Gone are the days that new mums and mothers-to-be existed exclusively in Mothercare basics and M&S nursing bras. Maternity, whether we like it or not, is now a style industry all of its own. And while there’s still a place for those great institutions our own mothers relied on back in the seventies and eighties, there’s a whole host more to choose from today: in short, it’s never been a more fashionable time to become a mummy. So here’s our scoop on the hottest maternity brands of 2016.

1. Tiba + Marl

Tiba & Marl Backpack

http://www.tibaandmarl.com/lookbook

Changing up the image of the baby changing bag, Tiba + Marl make gorgeous unisex sports-luxe backpacks and chic totes and holdalls, all in trendy graphic prints and super sleek finishes. These fashion-forward investment pieces for mums (and dads) offer a life beyond nappies, bottles and changing mats, transitioning seamlessly into gym bags, travel luggage and clutches. Its founders come from Urban Outfitters, Topshop and Kurt Geiger, so they’d know a thing or two about combining practical design with a thoroughly modern edge. Tiba + Marl also sell super-cool kids’ backpacks, and stroller clips for hanging your tote off the buggy handles. We’re in love with their Etta Floral Changing Clutch. Follow Tiba + Marl on Instagram for a daily dose of game-changing inspiration.

Tiba & Marl Clutch

http://www.tibaandmarl.com/store/etta-changing-clutch-floral

2. Merci Maman

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Parisian jeweller in London Merci Maman is a favourite of Kate Middleton’s, and their forte is delicately engraved necklaces, rings and bracelets as beautiful maternal keepsakes. Not a maternity essential per se, but this is a website certainly worth ‘mentioning’ as Mother’s Day approaches. New mothers can celebrate those precious names, special dates and vital weights by immortalising them on an eternity trio necklace.

 

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Parents welcoming new additions to the family can add a new engraved charm to a pretty Liberty Bracelet. Most designs are available in silver plated, gold plated and – our personal favourite – rose gold plated. Just in case anyone asks…

 

3. Anchor and Hope

Anchor & Hope

http://www.timeout.com/london/shopping/londons-best-maternity-shops

Nope, not a pub – Anchor and Hope is mummy retail heaven: an all-things-maternity boutique in East London. Chock-full of locally-made items for mothers and children and hip brands like Tiba+Marl, this little gem stocks a range of high quality maternity wear from brands you know and love: samples, shops seconds and past-season pieces from the High Street to designer. Think of this interiors and clothes shop as a carefully curated TK Maxx for your maternity chapter. Oh, and they’ve got a play area and great baby changing facilities, naturally. You’ll find Anchor and Hope at 363 Roman Road, Bow, E3 5QR.

 

4. Mothers Meeting

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An events, networking, publishing, learning and community-building powerhouse, Mothers Meeting, among many other things, runs inspirational talks for mothers at Shoreditch House. Their next guest speaker is undeniably hip Mama, Cherry Healey, and their beautiful coffee-table book came out last year. A general go-to manual for the modern mother, How To Be a Hip Mama Without Losing Your Cool makes an inspired baby shower gift too, if you’re looking for something a little different.

 

We’d love to know all about your favourite maternity finds – please feel free to drop us a comment below. Like what you see? Hit the buttons below and share the love!
Natasha x

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