Spring is in the air & that means only one thing…babies! Even the modelling job sites are full of adverts wanting model mums with babies to feature in spring adverts.
But like the wedding fever yet to come (see my blog on Lady Gaga), the baby boom is also set to be huge this year.
The press have been buzzing about the fashion face-off between pregnant Kate Middleton and Kim Kardashian. But what most articles fail to mention is how refreshing it is to see that these high profile ladies are still managing to stay true to their own personal style, even when their body shapes have drastically changed! Ok, so Kim’s tight tops are possibly a little much now that she is 5x months on, but it goes to show that no matter what your size or how far pregnant you are, you don’t need to compromise, you can still embrace new trends that flatter your shape. In terms of a baby bump, this doesn’t have to mean baggy tracksuit pants with overstretched jumpers, it just takes a little imagination, a few correct select pieces and a little effort.
Regardless of your view on if their high heels are right to wear when pregnant or that tight leather will suffocate the baby (yes someone did comment on that!),One thing that these women are doing right is getting people talking and proving there is nothing you can’t wear when pregnant.
What’s on the fence however is Katie Price’s new baby clothing range.
Baby fashion (see my babyfashionista blog) has been growing exponentially over the last few years, Harrods even opened up a new floor last year with 11x rooms dedicated to kids fashion with designers such as Burberry, Dior, Chloe & Hugo Boss AND it’s own children’s shoe department!
Now celebrities such as Katie Price are getting in on the action. Launched this week, Katie’s new baby range has rompers selling for a mere £15, which is a little more affordable than Dior’s £120! With an already successful kids equestrian line, she certainly has the fanbase to make this a success and kudos to her for constantly trying new things and using her brand as much as she can. But with parents already buying kids clothes to ‘look’ like celebrities, the pressure is now on to buy clothes designed by the celebrities themselves. Celebrities already with a kids range include Emma Bunton, Jules Oliver, Mylene Kalss, Jessica Simpson, Tori Spelling, Gwen Stefani and even Joel Madden from the band Good Charlotte! But whether Katie P will become as successful as celebrity turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham, is yet to be seen.