A random visit to Marks and Spencer’s left me super impressed with their spring collection for 2017; I just had to share it with you.
Bearing in mind that I am 22 weeks pregnant, fitting into regular clothes isn’t an option right now. I’m pretty disappointed with the maternity collections available on the high street at the moment, but chatting to other mammas, the best option is to go up a few sizes, so that’s what I have been doing. It could also be the trends currently are able to accommodate a little bump.
However, browsing through Marks and Spencer’s when I was supposed to be buying bridesmaid shoes for my sister, I was pleasantly surprised with their collection. I have been one of those people to say Marks and Spencer’s have lost its jazz and is boring in the past. I loved the celebrity campaign they had a few years ago featuring Ellie Goulding and Tracy Emin, but even that campaign fell short. Alexa Chung’s range was great for the fashionistas but still didn’t pack a punch, plus it was impossible to get your hands on any of it. We constantly hear in the press that Marks and Spencer’s profits are falling and they make their money in their food halls. Well this season for the first time in a long time, I was impressed.
I want to share with you my favourite pieces I found that were reasonably priced.
This is described ‘cut to create a fitted silhouette’ but on the hanger, it didn’t look it. Now obviously because I went up a size I can’t comment on the silhouette fit, but I just loved it, especially the bell sleeves. A cool feature to your spring wardrobe for a relaxed but smart look.
This was perfect for me, shaped for a roomy fit and designed to be worn loose. But it was short in the body and this has been subject to the feedback online, not great to hide the bump admittedly but I would layer anyway. However, if you want to achieve a slimmer fit you can try one size down.
Endorsed by the UK College of Podiatrists, Insolia Flex® these were amazing for me currently, although my feet have yet to swell. These are designed to make walking in flats more comfortable by insuring your foot is correctly placed within the shoes – improving the natural rotational movement of the ball of the foot. The only problem I had was deciding what colour to buy, in the end, I purchased both.Product code T029722A – Bow Trainers
My other favourite pieces were the following, but unsuitable for me currently due to bump but again stylish designs and affordable.