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How to wear STRIPES

How to wear STRIPES

January 14, 2016

It's the "neutral" of the print world, pairing as perfectly with other patterns as it does with denim, leather, khaki and the list goes on and on. The possibilities are endless with this wardrobe power player.  Yet we have many customers who are afraid of stripes: One of the biggest fashion myths is that horizontal stripes are unflattering.  The awesome thing about stripes is that they add an optical illusion to whatever you are wearing, especially when you add a baby bump to the ensemble.  Long skinny stripes can help elongate your figure and make you look slimmer.

Feeling a little nervous?  Keep the colours simple in a classic fine navy & white stripe.

 

Stripes can go in a variety of wardrobes, from athletic wear to girly to, yes, even preppy. Wider stripes exude confidence and have a playful feel.  Add a splash of colour and accessorise with neutrals.

 


 

 

 

Have some fun with variegated stripes, just be careful of the stripe placement.  See how the positioning on this nursing dress give shape to the model?  The finer stripes narrow her waist and the wider stripes accentuate her bust and belly.

Pregnancy is a great time to get out of your fashion rut and experiment with different looks.  We recommend injecting some stripes into your base wardrobe to shake up the block colours that so often dominate a pregnancy wardrobe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Sizing Charts

WHAT'S MY SIZE?

We understand how difficult it can be choosing the right size when your shape is continually changing!  Our general rule is to choose your pre-pregnancy size.  All of our carefully picked designs are cut specifically for maternity.  If you are in between sizes or fall into two sizing categories, decide how fitted you would like the outfit to be (do you want to allow extra room for growth?).

If you have any queries or concerns, please email or telephone us on 07 3352 5777 where we would be delighted to help.

Bamboo Body

  XS S M L XL
    6-8 10 12 14 16
Bust - cm   85-90 91-96 97-102 103-108 109-112
Waist - cm   74-79 80-84 85-89 90-94 95-99
Hip -cm   93-97 98-102 103-107 108-112 113-117

 

Boob Nursing Wear

 

Cake Lingerie

 

Isabella Oliver

Isabella Oliver Sizing 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
AUS Sizing 6-8 10 12 14 16 18-20 22
Bust 81 83.5 86 91 96 101 108
Chest 78 80.5 83 88 93 98 105
Waist 65 67.5 70 75 80 85 92
Top Hip 77 79.5 82 87 92 97 104
Low Hip 92 94.5 97 102 107 112 119
Arm 54.4 54.7 55 55.6 56.2 56.8 57.4

 

Isabella Oliver Jeans

  1 2 3 4 5 6
UK Pre-pregnancy size 8 10 12 14 16-18 20
Isabella Oliver Maternity sizing 25 27 29 31 33 35

  

Mavi Jeans

MAVI SIZE GUIDE

MATERNITY JEANS

As a general rule, our maternity jeans are designed to fit the following body measurements. There may be slight variations to this depending on the product.

MAVI AU
(CM)
HIPS
(CM)
24 6 88
25 7 90
26 8 93
27 9 95
28 10 98
29 11 100
30 12 103
31 13 105
32 14 108

There are 4 important measurements to consider when purchasing a pair of maternity jeans:

  1. Front Rise
    Our maternity jeans are typically all low rise (7.5”). Use your favourite pair of jeans to measure the crotch to the top of the front waistband.
  2. Waist
    In most cases, the maternity jean size correct for you will be the same size as you normally wear. Elasticity in the side pockets will accommodate the growth of your stomach.
  3. Hip
    The hip should be measured around its fullest part (about 8” below your waist).
  4. Length
    This is also known as inseam or inside leg. Use your favourite pair of jeans to measure from the crotch to the hem, down the inside leg.

 

Ripe Maternity

  XS S M L XL 2XL
Bust 85 - 90 91 - 96 97 - 102 103 - 108 109 - 114 115 - 120
Under Bust 70 - 75 76 - 81 82 - 87 88 - 93 94 - 99 100 - 105
Hip 90 - 95 96 - 101 102 - 107 108 - 113 114 - 119 120 - 125
Thigh 54 - 57 58 - 61 62 - 65 66 -69 70 - 73 74 - 77

 

Seraphine 

Size XS/0 S/1 M/2 L/3 XL/4 XXL/5
  6/8 8/10 10/12 12/14 14/16 16/18
Bust Measurements
Bust" 32'-34" 34"-36" 36"-38" 38"-40" 40"-42" 42"-44"
Bust cm 81-86cm 86-91cm 91-97cm 97-102cm 102-107cm 107-112cm
Hip Measurements
Hip" 34"-36" 36"-38" 38"-40" 40"-42" 42"-44" 44"-46"
Hip cm 86-91cm 91-97cm 97-102cm 102-107cm 107-112cm 112-117cm

 

Soon Maternity

AUSTRALIAN
WOMEN'S

XS

S

M

L

XL

XXL

06

08

10 - 12

14

16

18

BUST (cm)

81 - 86

86 - 91

91 - 97

97 - 102

102 - 107

107 - 112

HIP (cm)

86 - 91

91 - 97

97 - 102

102 - 107

107 - 112

112 - 117

 

Szabo Maternity

  

Tiffany Rose

TIFFANY ROSE BRA SIZE UK & AUSTRALIA EUROPE USA / CA
0   6-8 34-36 2-4
1 32-34 A-B 8-10 36-38 4-6
2 34-36 B-D 10-12 38-40 6-8
3 34-36 C-E 12-14 40-42 8-10
4 36-38 C-F 14-16 42-44 10-12
5 40-42 C-F 16-18 44-46 12-14
6 42-44 C-G 18-20 46-48 14-16