Pregnancy Style: Ruffled Skirts

Getting girly in a newly acquired ruffled skirt.

I mentioned in this post that I felt my style was changing a little with this pregnancy. I suddenly had the urge to wear more girly, feminine stuff. Whether it be hormones, or the gender of the baby I’m carrying (no, I don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl, just speculating), for some reason everything ruffly is catching my eye.

Being able to convince both hubby and the kids to go on a shopping expedition at the weekend to find said ruffly stuff was tricky. A shopping centre with a play area as well as a large JB Hi-Fi suited all family members.

Finding the perfect skirt however proved to be a lot less easier. I had already scoured the markets and my usual online secondhand channels for the right ruffly skirt. The requirements were:

  • elastic waisted to accommodate bump
  • printed – floral preferably
  • red or burgundy
  • not too short – just above the knee.

The options were limited – zip waists were out of the question; yellow printed skirts didn’t go with my skin tone; many were dangerously short.

Finally I tried on this skirt from French Connection and while it wasn’t red nor floral printed, it was perfectly elastic waisted and the length covered a decent amount of thigh.

Although it wasn’t the colour I was after, the myriad of other colours against the black makes it pretty easy to style with a lot of my tops, which I guess in hindsight would make it more versatile than a red one. However, how much fun would a red one be?

In addition to the above skirt I also bought this Ganni leaf printed skirt on ASOS (did I mention I was obsessed with girly stuff at the moment?).

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