In case you haven’t heard, Renee, our very own Travelshopa mama has recently welcomed her second child – which has prompted a whole series of articles dedicated to new mums. And, of course, we also know the trouble new mums go through to look for maternity fashion in Singapore that can keep you looking stylish – while hiding that post baby bump – and be convenient for breastfeeding at the same time. That’s why we’ve scoured Singapore for some fashionable local brands with designs that flatter the postpartum body. With outfits from these great local labels, no one would even suspect that you’ve just popped!
Easy-to-wear clothing in lightweight material
For new mothers particularly adverse to Singapore’s blazing climate, you might just fall head over heels with Attaby, which offers easy-to-wear and oh-so-comfy designs that are often loose-fitting yet flattering at the same time – perfect for women whose bodies are still adjusting back to your pre-baby figure. Think shift and A-line dresses that gather perfectly below the bust to enhance your womanly assets. Attaby apparel have also been designed specifically for the tropical climate so you can expect lightweight material in elegant designs that can take you from the beach to the bar, and even to the office and semi-casual evenings.
Charming, tasteful dresses
What started out as a simple nursing and maternity wear label in Singapore, has since expanded into an international brand that spans across 18 countries. Local designer and founder of the Singapore-based label, Dorothy, believes that clothes – even for new mothers – ought to be tasteful, effortless and wearable no matter the season. At Dote, you’ll find plenty of charming dresses ruched in the right places so you look good through the maternity months and after!
Bright coloured, modern designs
An independent local label that exudes a city chic vibe, IndyK offers designs that are as comfortable as they are stylish. Expect long skirts, knee-length dresses, flattering pants cuts, shorts and jumpsuits that will definitely keep new mothers feeling comfy and cool all day. They also have a great collection of ballet flats, which are just perfect for women who aren’t eager to slip back into those pre-pregnancy heels anytime soon! We especially love the bright, almost fiery, colours infused into IndyK designs, which are sure to brighten your day – and possibly your baby’s! With colours like blue and green, which are proven to have soothing effects on babies, and warm colours like orange and pink, which have energising effects on children, IndyK offers a whole palette of colours for you and your child’s benefit!
Jerseys and silk items for the modern mum
Bringing in over 40 international labels from all corners of the globe including New York, Los Angeles, London, Australia and Singapore, this multi-label boutique has pretty much everything under the sun. So it’s with little surprise that we found some great jerseys and silk items that actually looked great on a new mum. Eclecticism is especially perfect for the fashion addicts who simply can’t go a day without looking like they’ve just walked off the runway – we love their fashion-forward, individualistic sense of style that are just perfect for the modern woman.
Variety of maternity wear for mix and matching
For some simple maternity and nursing wear, look no further than Le Bloomingchic, a homegrown label that offers comfortable, flattering apparel for new mums and mums-to-be. Drawing inspiration from the hip, modern woman who has mastered the art of balancing work and family, Le Bloomingchic offers lightweight fabrics that play around with plenty of solid colours and unique patterns. They also offer a variety of apparel, allowing for mix and matching through layering. You can also find a selection of breastfeeding clothes with convenient side entry slits and panels for easy feeding no matter where you are.
Feminine maternity wear and practical gifts
If you’re looking for some stylish, feminine wear that allows for discreet breastfeeding, Mothers en Vogue is definitely the store to visit. The local store is dedicated to stylish breastfeeding apparel made with high-quality natural, eco-friendly fabrics. From elegant maxi dresses to pullovers, tunics and tees, to comfy bottoms and functional nursing intimates, Mothers en Vogue has it all. They also have some great gifting options, baby onesies and bamboo wraps for breastfeeding!
High quality bamboo fibre clothing
82 Haji Lane, Singapore 189272 | #01-34 i12 Katong, 112 East Coast Road, Singapore 428802 | Also available online.
One of the few local brands around that specialise in high quality bamboo clothing, Zhai Eco Collection designs span across leisure wear, office wear and sports wear. Yet in spite of all these different styles, the one thing they all share in common is the ultra soft material that makes for some comfortable post-baby wear. Also, since Zhai uses bamboo fibre, their clothing offers anti-static and anti-bacterial properties so you won’t have to worry about a thing when caring for your new bub in Zhai apparel. Bamboo textiles also helps regulate body temperature – so even as your sleeping baby grows into an overactive toddler, you’ll be kept cool and comfortable in your new stylish togs.