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Spring Summer Maternity Style With Liam Power

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Having a baby changes many things in your life, from your body shape to your social calendar but nothing in the baby rule books says that you have to compromise on style!

Liam Power:
Liam has been styling for both fashion editorials and advertising campaigns in Dublin for over ten years. He also worked in London for French designer Agnés b.
He has styled editorial shoots for "Hello" magazine, IrishTatler, Image magazine and the Sunday Independent.
His TV work includes Off the Rails and of course, The Afternoon Show.

Some of his more high profile clients include Pat & Cathy Kenny, recording artist Michael English, Edel from Bewitched, Dana & Craig doyle to name but a few.`

Liam was also part of a team that won the L'Oreal colour trophy and image award in 2008, an award of which he is extremely proud.

Model Mums to Be:
Liz (6months), Mairead (5 months) & Lisa (6months)
Today we'll have a mix of styles for expectant mums with any occasion in mind.

Whether you're off to a Spring wedding or just want to feel less frumpy, Liam has something for everyone.
This season is all about colour, texture, print & plain and rather than hiding your bump, embracing it for the wonder it is. From occasion wear to day wear, Liam has something for you.
The key to all of these pieces is that they can be worn again after your bundle of joy is born.

Not all clothes are from maternity lines with some pieces coming from the high street. Liam has also accessorized with key pieces such as hats/bangels that don't need to take the bump size into consideration so can be worn throughout the pregnancy.

Liam's 5 top tips for Maternity Mums:-

1. Embrace your bump!
Don't try to hide your treasured bump- choose fabrics that flatter and highlight the curve of your bump. Jersey and other stretch fabrics are perfect for this. Wearing fabrics that hang over your bump can make even the neatest women look like she's wearing a tent!

2. Buy maternity wear early
In order to get the most value out of maternity clothes- don't wait until the end of your pregnancy to purchase specialist outfits. For value for money and of course, comfort, buy these items early on
3. Colour me beautiful!
Don't always go for black- bright colours can enhance your mood and make you feel brighter and better about yourself. Colour blocking is very much on trend this season so choose clashing colours such as oranges, reds & pinks to stay right on trend even when you feel frumpiest!

4. Accessorize!
Without spending a fortune, you can dress up any outfit with jewellery, scarves, hats and accessories that you don't have to fit into! These can dress up even the most mundane outfit and make you look like you've really made an effort.

5. Don't be a shoe slave!
Everyone knows that women love their shoes. The thing is that with swelling feet and lower back pain, pregnancy may be the one time when it's more appropriate to opt for smaller heels and pretty pumps rather than those killer Louboutins you're lusting after.

Outfit 1:- Liz
Headscarf, €46.95, Noa Noa
Jersey Top, €175,
White dress (underneath) €256,
Dress, €249,
Trousers, €175,
All Mary Grant
Shoes, €16, Penneys

Outfit 2: Lisa
Hat, €195, Rhinestones
Dress, €134, Nelo maternity
Bracelets, from €95, Rhinestones
Wellies, €46.95, Noa Noa

Outfit 3:- Mairead
Dress, €89.95
Tulle underskirt, €67.95
Both Noa Noa

Clogs, €69.99, Birkenstock

Outfit 4:- Liz
Hat, €12.50, Zara
Top, €39.95,
Skirt, €39.95 Both from
Shoes, €55, Aldo

Outfit 5:- Lisa
Top, €39
Linen trousers, €46
Shoes, €100, Aldo

Outfit 6:-.Mairead
Cardigan, €67.95, Noa Noa
Dress, €62, Oasis
Sandals, €43, Oasis

Stockists information:
Nelo is on Clarendon St, Dublin 2 .Tel 087 237 4928.
Free post and packaging. Irish company based in Cork.