It’s easy to scoff at spending oodles of cash on a maternity wardrobe.
But maxing out your budget on clothes you’ll want to keep wearing once the baby arrives, now that you can get behind.
Australian designer Stephanie Schell’s capsule collection of dresses, tops, bottoms, and jumpers takes you from the 40-week countdown to nursing let-downs. Marrying style and sophistication with functionality, most pieces have hidden (we mean really hidden) breastfeeding access that blends into the design, so there’s no need for awkward overlays or panels.
Schell’s maxidresses first caught our eye last year, but the line wasn’t available stateside. Finally, My Brood, a Sydney-based shop, is shipping the clothes internationally (we’re loving the jumpsuit and kaftan) — with a generous return/exchange policy that makes it easy to take a chance on something you haven’t seen in person. But our money is on your keeping them.
Free Dapple Baby Laundry Detergent
They’ve done your dishes and cleaned your toys; time to let them at the laundry. Buy one Dapple cleanup kit — including toy cleaner wipes in full and travel sizes, toy cleaner spray, dish liquid, and a cleaning cloth ($20) — and get a free hypoallergenic baby-friendly laundry detergent (reg. $15).
Photos: Courtesy of Stephanie Schell; Courtesy of Dapple Baby