My Holiday Checklist

Packing for a holiday when pregnant is easy, you basically put your entire maternity wardrobe into a case! There’s no “should I take this one or that one?” Chances are, you only have one so that’s that dilemma solved! The real challenge is how you transform your day-to-day wardrobe to make you feel more special wearing it on holiday…

Tip 1 – The Scarf… Remember the spotty or floral scarf in your Essentials List? Get a new one – it will give an entirely new look to your outfit and can be worn over plain maxi dresses as well as simple vests and are really handy for cooler evenings.

Tip 2 – The Jewellery… Hit Accessorize at the airport where you can save on VAT and get yourself a couple of pairs of statement earrings and a chunky bracelet. This will dress up even the plainest of looks.

Tip 3 – Golden skin… Some shimmery body lotion will give you a wonderful sheen and compliment your holiday glow. The best I have found is by Liz Earle called Sheer Gold Shimmer, it’s really subtle and won’t rub off on your clothes.

Tip 4 Heels… In my opinion, there is nothing more glamorous than a pregnant woman in high heels, likewise, there is nothing more uncomfortable than a pregnant woman in high heels – the compromise? Wedges. You can’t beat Dune for comfort and all of their styles are elegant, perfect for going out in the evenings with jeans or your maxi dresses.

Tip 5 – The Bikini… My advice would be, if you can get away without a maternity tankini, go for a normal soft bikini in bra size. The absolute best are by Freya, I love this one and it has fold over briefs which will be perfect to sit beneath your bump.

If you are packing for a little one as well, check out JoJo Maman Bebe, they have a fantastic sale on at the moment and I have just bought the most adorable little sun hat for £3! It’s free delivery as well, so even if your summer hols are behind you – stock up for next year. The other 2 fashion essentials for my Scarlett are bibs and a swimming costume, don’t make the mistake of thinking “it’s just a bib” – that bib will be in nearly every one of your holiday snaps so make it a nice one! She is in that awful phase of wanting to feed herself with a fork, you can imagine the mess… Boots do some nice ones, but my favourites are Lassig bibs, you can get these cheaper on Amazon.

Happy holidays!


3 thoughts on “My Holiday Checklist

  1. Thank you so much for mentioning JoJo Maman Bébé in your Holiday Checklist 🙂 ! We would love to send you some maternity clothes or children’s clothes for your daughter Scarlett for you to review. If you are interested please contact myself, my name is Nerissa and I work in the PR department..please email xxx


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