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Essential Holiday Pieces

Get ready for your holiday with these key beach holiday pieces.

1.  Linen Shorts with Pockets from Olian – The perfect little shorts for summer that sit under the belly with adjustable waist tie and patch pockets on the front and back.

2.  Draped Camisole by Jules and Jim – double layered camisole with draped neckline, fitted waistband and adjustable straps.

3.  Rouched Tankini by Belabumbum – Perfect for the beach!  Silver tankini with adjustable rouching, side ties and metal ring details on the front straps.

4.  Voile Shirt by Olian – lightweight semi-transparent cotton crepe top that can be used as a beach cover up.

All above items are part of Nine Months’ End of Season Sale.  Visit the boutique or shop online www.ninemonthshk.com.



5 Ways to Stay Stylish When Pregnant

So you’re pregnant…that’s no reason to go the way of smocked tops and tent dresses.  Follow these simple tips to keep stylish for all 9 months:

1.  Accessorize – Your closet is already filled with amazing accessories that will still work when you are pregnant.  Wear a maternity dress and accessorize with a belt and scarf.  Loose fitting dresses often look better with a leather belt around your hips or below your bust to give more of a shape.

Emma & Willa Square Neck Tunic (worn with a belt)

2.  Choose fitted styles – Don’t try to hide your size by wearing too loose clothes because you’ll get the opposite effect.  Wearing a fitted top with loose trousers or skinny jeans with a roomy top will make you look slimmer and more polished.

Olian Draped Sleeve Top with Linen Trousers

3.  Keep your skinny’s – If you love skinny jeans keep wearing them!  All your favourite denim designers also make maternity styles with the same flattering fit.

DL1961 Kate Slim Straight

4.  Add a splash of colour – Pregnant women have a tendency to wear a lot of black.  An injection of colour will brighten your outfit and make it more on-trend for Summer.

LA Made’s Shirred Tank Dress in Coral

5.  Show Some Skin – For all those women who have little to show off normally pregnancy offers you a prime opportunity to flaunt your new cleavage.

Front Gathered Dress by Jules & Jim

All items available at:
Nine Months Maternity
5/F Tung Yiu Commercial Building
31A Wyndham Street
Central, Hong Kong
www.ninemonthshk.com



Maternity Trends for Spring & Summer 2012

The scorching Summer months are here and we’ve got you covered with our Spring/Summer Collection for 2012.  Here are our top picks from the latest fashion trends to keep you looking and feeling cool this Summer.

Nautical

The Nautical trend made a key appearance this season because it’s crisp and classy.  Choose from horizontal stripes in black, navy or red but keep in mind only 1 item from your outfit should be striped as this trend can be easily overdone.  Olian’s Off-Shoulder Striped Top is a loose style that hugs your bump making it flattering without being too tight.  And the Striped Dress features a solid black tank top and horizontal black and white striped flowing skirt with an adjustable belt.

Prints

Summer is an excuse to play with prints and this season is no exception. Be daring and stand out in Fragile’s Knotty Dress. This one-of-a-kind navy, black and cream dress accentuates all your curves and ties at the front.  Another winner from Fragile is the Double V Dress in vintage inspired blue, red and white diamond pattern print with 3/4 length sleeves and an adjustable tie belt.

Summer Brights

Summer wouldn’t be summer without bright, fun colours and this year is no exception.  LA Made’s Maxi Dress is made of thin, breathable cotton making it perfect for HK’s hot and humid climate.  Everly Grey’s Uma Wrap Dress in bright royal blue with flutter sleeves is perfect for the office or a night out.

Colour Blocking

Colour blocking seems to be the trend of the moment and we are loving the Everly Grey Ellis Tri-Colour Maxi.  The combination of navy, white and bright grass green is fresh and summery.  If you are more keen on pink, Olian’s Two-tone Dress (coming soon) with a grey tank top, black waist and bright pink loose fitting skirt.

Get Shorty

Nothing says summer like a pair of shorts. Mums-to-be shouldn’t shy away from shorts as a chic summer option. Choose from Short or Bermuda style shorts and pair with a top that hits at the hip for the most flattering look.  Jules & Jim’s Cargo Shorts are cuffed and have patch pockets on the front and an adjustable belt making them suitable for all stages of pregnancy.  Everly Grey’s Miren Shorts are a bit longer and feature fold-over back pockets with buttons.

All items available at
Nine Months Maternity
5/F Tung Yiu Commercial Building
31A Wyndham Street
Central Hong Kong
(852) 2868.5988



Maternity Wardrobe Guide – The Must-have’s

The Maternity Wardrobe Must-have’s are items that no pregnant women should be without.  Most are items that you would have in your normal wardrobe only they have certain design features that make them suitable for pregnancy.

1.  Designer denim – Perhaps the most important is a good pair of designer jeans.  Most of the popular designer denim brands like J Brand, Citizens of Humanity, Paige and my current favorite DL1961 have maternity styles now.  You can expect the same perfect fit that you get from non-maternity designer denim only with adjustments like a low front rise or adjustable band at the waist.  Try a number of styles and brands to find the right fit for you.  Also remember the lighter the wash the more casual the jean will look so you will likely get more wear out of a darker wash because you can wear them for day and night.

DL1961 Kate Slim Straight

2.  Bellaband – Perhaps the best pregnancy invention ever, the Bellaband allows you to get more wear out of your pre-pregnancy jeans and trousers and can also be used throughout pregnancy to keep your bottoms in place and after pregnancy when you are getting back into your old wardrobe.  I have also used mine as a boob tube under tops that are too low.

BellaBand

3.  Feel good top – Every maternity wardrobe needs a few good tops that are neither too tight or loose.  They can be trendy or classic but they must fit well.

Cowl Neck & Button Up Top by Pour Deux

4.  Perfect-fit Trousers – A great fitting trouser will take you from day to night depending on what you wear with them.  They should have some stretch in them and be slighted fitted.

Jules & Jim Prada Pants

Everything above is available at

Nine Months Maternity
5/F Tung Yiu Commercial Buidling
31A Wyndham Street
Central, HK
2868-5988
Shop online: www.ninemonthshk.com



Maternity Dresses – A Must for the Awkward Stage
April 12, 2011, 10:59 pm
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A stylish maternity dress will be the most used piece of clothing that you’ll wear during your pregnancy especially in Hong Kong’s hot summer.  Perfect from the awkward stage all the way through to post-birth when your body shape is returning to normal.  The best thing about a dress is that it gives you ample room to grow while still showing off your figure.  Most maternity dresses have an empire waist (obviously) and these tend to be the best styles to choose if you are looking for something that will take you through your entire pregnancy.  Here are some of my current favorites:

Olian Halter Dress

Olian’s Halter Dress –  The striped top is on trend and the front pleating flatters the pregnant form.  Perfect for a night out.  www.olianmaternity.com

Stephanie Schell Bare Shoulder Maxi Dress

Stephanie Schell’s Bare Shoulder Maxi Dress – This flowing v-neck maxi dress has slit details on the shoulder and an adjustable tie at the empire waist.  Very feminine and the perfect summer colour. www.stephanieschell.com

Juliet Dream's Francesca Dress

Juliet Dream’s Francesca Dress – A simple tube dress in a summery shade of raspberry with little design details that make it special.  Perfect for casual day wear with a simple pair of flip flops.  www.julietdream.com


Jules & Jim Pintuck Dress

Jules & Jim Pintuck Dress – If you prefer to cover-up a bit more then the Jules & Jim Pintuck Dress is a perfect alternative.  Made from a linen blend, it’s comfortable and versatile and can be worn with leggings when the weather cools down.  www.julesetjimmaternity.com

All these styles and more available at

Nine Months Maternity Boutique
5/F Tung Yiu Commercial Building
31A Wyndham Street
Central, Hong Kong
http://www.ninemonthshk.com