Nothing to do with maternity wear but is DVF a real person? If so, anyone know how old she is? She was v popular - her and Gloria Vanderbilt, who I may be mixing her up with - in NY when we lived there, 1980-1983 and I had the impression she was quite old then. Only I just had a look at her website and it includes a travel diary, supposedly her and her family, but no pics - struck me as a bit odd.
She sells great bath towels though. I brought some back with us and they are still going strong except for frayed edges. I wonder if she made them herself.
Thanks, bk, just had a look, I *was* mixing her up with Gloria who is now nearly 80. dvf is v glam and much younger (still don't know how old she is though but her mother is/was an Auschwitz survivor.)
If you have any connections in America who would receive parcels for you and then forward them on to you over here, Gap have a gorgeous and very cool range of maternity wear. Of course the UK Gap unfortunately don't do maternity wear yet. If you have a look at Gap.com you'll see what I mean and the prices aren't too bad. Anyone have any connections at Gap UK who can insist they bring the maternity range to the UK??!!
H&M are good - you need time to sift through the rails but its worth it and reasonably priced too. I ordered some Isabelle Oliver stuff - its ok but its just made of stretchy t-shirt material and isn't terribly flattering.
I wore Ghost and more Ghost - most of it cheapo from the Ghost outlet shop in west Norwood in S London. It stretches and stretches! I also had a lovely little dress from Formes - black viscose jersey, empire line with a cute drawstring under the bust and a low neck. Lovely for the summer with flipflops but also good with a cardigan. Wore it at least twice a week from April until September. I felt less elephantine in a dress or skirt than I did in trousers. I suppose it depends whether your thighs explode or not
I wish I'd splashed out on a pair of seraphine jeans. I bought a pair of BloomingM ones, which were supposed to fit under the bump but really slid down beyond bump to bum. Very glam, especially when pushing a buggy. Not.
Did you not find Pea In a pod expensive, although they did have a few good sale items when I was there. They do have some great stuff, it is the only store over there that the sizes fit smallish and aren't huge.
I got quite a lot in the sale (january - hurrah), but yes, it was expensive. But still, I wore the stuff from there to death and some other stuff I got from Formes (not completely cheap either) I hardly wore at all. Particularly their ***ing trousers that shrank in the wash....! So good value overall I think.