Dec 172017
 

As the end of the year draws near I am secretly getting excited about getting back in shape in the new year, I have a wardrobe full of pre-baby clothes I can’t wait to wear again. As you can probably imagine delivering a 4.6kg baby was no easy task, recovery has been slow and unfortunately I am yet to get the doctor’s tick of approval to start exercising again. It has been almost three months since Ted was born and thankfully I am feeling a bit stronger every day so I am slowly picking up the pace with the help of Maze Activewear:

Designed for new, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers of all shapes and sizes Maze Activewear offers stylish, high quality activewear that is both practical and flattering. I am a bit disappointed that I only discovered this awesome label after Ted was born as I am loving this supportive yet comfy sports gear!

Most expecting mums will know that it is important to stay active during pregnancy, but at the same time your changing body and that rapidly growing bump can leave you feeling a bit out of balance and unsure. Don’t worry mama, Maze Activewear will help you feel confident and supported in all the right places with their fabulous over-the-belly Maternity Tights (RRP $79.95-$89.95, size XS – L).

Featuring a breathable and seam-free tummy panel that grows with you as your baby belly grows, stability power mesh that will make you strong and steady and hi-tech performance fabric these tights are your ultimate exercise buddy. They are available in both full length and a shorter 3/4 length and come in a range of neutral colours to compliment all your favourite workout gear.

Once baby has arrived most mamas will find their new body will take some getting used to, after 6 babies my body most certainly isn’t bouncing back the way celebrities seem to do! The Maze Activewear High Waisted 3/4 Tights (RRP $49.95, size XS-L) do a fantastic job keeping all those wobbly bits in place while the Active Core Stability technology provides much needed support for this poor mummy tummy which has had quite the beating. Added bonus: A handy zip pocket at the back to keep your gym pass or keys safe and mesh panels on the lower leg for extra air flow.

Whether I am at home or out and about and whether I am relaxing or working out, our big boy counts on easy nursing access. With the Nursing Sports Bra (RRP $59, size XS-L) you can get fit and feed at the same time, easy drop-down cups allow for convenient breastfeeding (and a nursing pad if desired) while the powerful nylon/spandex/cotton blend will keep you comfortable and supported through your entire training session. The ergonomic racer back design distributes the weight evenly and stops me from getting a sore back and shoulders.

Hip Tip: When you buy the Maternity Tights and Nursing Sports Bra together you get a welcome 15% bundle discount. For an even bigger saving why not join the Maze Activewear mailing list to enjoy an additional 10% discount on your first order, simply enter your email address at the bottom of the home page to receive your discount code in your inbox.

Want to get started on your workout as soon as possible? Make sure you refer to the handy Maze Activewear Size Chart to select the size that is right for you. For extra peace of mind a hassle-free returns and exchange policy is in place.

To find out more about Maze Activewear, to browse the range and to order online visit www.mazeactivewear.com.au, shipping is free Australia wide.

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May 062015
 

YummyMummyLingerie

Big Baby Shower – Day 6

Whether you are a first-time mum or you have done it all before, I don’t think the pregnancy journey ever gets boring. It’s such a special time and personally I have found it amazing to see my body change as the baby grows, what a blessing it is to experience this again. A nice little bonus of all this growth is that you can treat yourself to some beautiful maternity (and later nursing) lingerie, you will be able to shop to your heart’s content at Yummy Mummy Lingerie:

Yummy Mummy Lingerie

The virtual doors of online boutique Yummy Mummy Lingerie are always open, allowing new and expecting mamas to browse some of the best Australian and international brands at a time that suits them perfectly. HOTmilk, Cake Lingerie, You Lingerie, Freya, Seraphine and many more, get ready to be surprised by this wonderful range of maternity and nursing lingerie, sleepwear and accessories handpicked by a real Aussie mother like you and I.

Seraphine ArizonaThe blush pink Arizona Breastfeeding Nightie (RRP $69.99, size 8-16) by UK label Seraphine would make the perfect sweet gift for any mum and can be worn through pregnancy, nursing and beyond. Made from soft and comfortable jersey, with a touch of elastane for extra stretch, this nightie is gentle on the skin and flatters your new curves beautifully. I love the black ribbon detail and little ruffle trim at the hem, very cute!

For quick and easy nursing access simply lift the cross-over neckline, allowing baby to breastfeed discreetly whilst keeping mum warm and covered. Is your baby’s arrival just around the corner? Pack one of these beauties in your hospital bag so you can feel comfortable and confident when unexpected visitors drop in while you need to feed your baby.

Seraphine Arizona Nursing Nightie

To find out more about Yummy Mummy Lingerie, to browse the range and to order online visit www.yummymummylingerie.com.

For your chance to win a Seraphine Arizona Maternity Nightie (RRP $69.99) enter our giveaway below:

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Feb 102014
 

BlossyBloom

As a mum of three young daughters I am rather lucky with the enormous choice of hip fashion that is available for little girls, there are so many wonderful brands and beautiful pieces available to fit every style, size and budget. But whether you like it or not those little ladies are going to get older and bigger and (so I hear from other mums) all of a sudden it becomes rather hard to find clothing that is stylish, fun and (very important) age appropriate. If you are a mum of teen girls on the hunt for underwear that ticks all those boxes you are sure to love BlossyBloom:

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BlossyBlooms: fun, functional and fashionable

BlossyBloom is an Australian label designed by three trendy mums who know how tricky it can be to buy your first bra. They have created a wide range of bras that is functional and fun with lots of stylish colours and patterns and without underwire of padding. This means BlossyBloom does not only get tween and teenage girls excited but gets the tick of approval from mums too.

BlossyBloom Diamond BraAt BlossyBloom they understand that every girl and every body is different so their gorgeous bras are available in sizes 8A to 14B and matching knickers come in the sizes Girls 8 to Ladies 12, allowing you to put together a beautiful set of underwear that suits your body perfectly. BlossyBloom bras and knickers can be purchased as a set for $29.95 or separately for $24.95 (bra) and $6.95 (knickers).

BlossyBloom Fleur de Bleu BraWhen you are buying your first bra you may feel a little unsure about sizing and that’s okay, just pop into the virtual BlossyBloom fitting room for some handy tips to determine the size that is right for you (no nosy sales assistants to make you feel uncomfortable!). If you receive your new BlossyBloom gear and it doesn’t fit you can simply send it back for an exchange or refund, they will even take care of the postage costs for you. Now that’s online shopping at its best.

To find out more about BlossyBloom, to browse the range and to order online visit www.blossybloom.com.au.

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Let’s talk about BOOBS

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Oct 212013
 

Bonds

Breasts, boobs, bust, if there was one right time to talk about them now is it (even if it makes you feel uncomfortable). As you may know the month of October is all about breast cancer awareness with many businesses and individuals joining the ‘pink team’ and raising much needed funds for breast cancer research. The aim is to have zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030 and to get there we need your help. Don’t worry, helping out is easier than you think:

Bonds Shaper TopsThere are many different ways to help raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), like organising a Pink Ribbon Breakfast, hosting an event with your friends, school or club or you can join the team at Bonds. Australia’s favourite underwear label Bonds are experts at making comfy undies but they know all about breasts too and they have been proud supporters of the NBCF for years.

When you shop online at www.bonds.com.au you can simply add your donation for the NBCF during the checkout process and the awesome people at Bonds will match your donation dollar for dollar!

Bonds Sporty TopsAs you probably now shopping for the right bra is quite the challenge as all women are different in shape, size, style and taste. After lots and lots of research Bonds has come up with a brand new range of bras that has got pretty much every woman covered. The exciting Bonds Boobs range consists of seven different bras in lots of stylish colours and with a size range from 8A to 16G you will have no trouble finding a bra that fits. Prices start at $29.95 up to $39.95.

Bonds Bumps BraAs a breastfeeding mama I was pleased to discover that Bonds even thought of plain old Mama Boobs. If you are looking for a comfortable, wireless maternity/nursing bra look no further than the Bonds Bumps Bra ($39.95). This soft cup bra is designed to give you a beautiful shape and looks fabulous under clothing. This style is available in classic black and white and the practical drop cup design offers easy nursing access.

Bonds Push ItGet the smooth look with Bonds Slinky Tops, create the wow factor with Bonds Push It or keep your bigger bust in place with the Bonds Shaper Top, which Bonds bra are you? One of my lovely friends swears by the comfy, snug fit of the new Bonds Sporty Top so I may have to get myself one of those soon. Need a good excuse to give your underwear drawer a little makeover? Buy 3 items in the Bonds online store and get 30% off or 4 items and get 40% off, offer valid for a limited time only.

Bonds Boobs

Bonds has got your boobs covered

To find out more about Bonds, to find the Bonds bra that is right for you and to order online visit www.bonds.com.au/boobs.

Cake Lingerie has got your Mother’s Day gift covered

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Apr 222013
 

With Mother’s Day just a few short weeks away it is time to start dropping some hints. Mother’s Day is all about showing mothers and wives how much they mean to you, how amazing they are and how much you appreciate them, they really deserve to be spoilt on this special day. Personally I love gifts that I wouldn’t usually buy for myself and a beautiful set of new lingerie is definitely not on my weekly shopping list. Time to send hubby a link to the Cake Lingerie website I think!

Cake Lingerie Sorbet

The Cake Lingerie range is specifically designed for expecting and breastfeeding mothers, I have been a member of this very blessed category for the past 5 years so Cake Lingerie and I have become quite good friends. Mums from all over the world have fallen in love with the beautiful fabrics, flattering designs, high quality materials and superior fit, there is a perfect Cake Lingerie style for every mum. Recently Cake Lingerie has added a special Plus Size bra to the range so that bigger breasted mamas can indulge in the divine Cake Lingerie too.

Cake Lingerie Sorbet LavenderThe Cake Lingerie Sorbet set (Apricot and Lavender) is available in bra sizes 10D up to 18J and brief sizes S to XXL. When you are breastfeeding your breasts can go up quite a lot in size and many women struggle with this extra weight and extra volume, I know I do. The Cake Lingerie Sorbet bra offers fantastic support, providing fuller busted women with much needed confidence without giving in on style.

Cake Lingerie Sorbet ApricotFeaturing a smooth full cup, complimented by feminine lace detail, the Cake Lingerie Sorbet is a simple but very flattering design. It’s a perfect example of the charm being in the details, when you have larger breasts you don’t want to look ‘overdecorated’ and the Sorbet bra has the perfect balance. It keeps everything nicely in place and can be worn under tighter clothing without being too noticeable. A real winner that will make you feel confident and beautiful.

As always you can expect your Cake Lingerie order to arrive beautifully wrapped and ready to be gifted.

To find out more about Cake Lingerie, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.cakelingerie.com.

Valentine’s Day: The perfect gift for mum

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Feb 142013
 

If you are a dad looking for a special gift to spoil your leading lady this Valentine’s Day, or of course if you are a mum who is left to buy her own present, look no further than Cake Lingerie. Cake Lingerie has got all the mamas (of all sizes!) covered with a range of stunning, stylish, comfortable lingerie and sleepwear options.

A Cake Lingerie Valentine's Day gift for every mama

A Cake Lingerie Valentine’s Day gift for every mama

For the Fashionista Mama Shortbread Maternity Bra ($64.90) and French Knickers ($29.90)
For the Sexy Mama Licorice Twist Flexible Wire Maternity Bra ($64.90) and Brief ($29.90)
For the Feminine Mama Vanilla Cream Maternity Bra ($64.90) and Brief ($29.90)
For the New Mama Cotton Candy Nude Maternity Bra ($54.90) and Brief ($26.90)
For the Practical Mama Dark Toffee Nursing Tank ($59.90) and French Knicker ($29.90)

As always you can expect your Cake Lingerie order to arrive beautifully wrapped and ready to be gifted.

To find out more about Cake Lingerie, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.cakelingerie.com.

Bra fitting for expecting mums, 7 Top Tips

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Sep 072012
 

Bra Fitting Tips by Cake Lingerie Creative Director, Tracey Montford

As an expectant or nursing mother, it’s important to look for cotton based or lined lingerie during your 9 months and postpartum. This allows the skin to breath as well gives you the most comfortable wear since you will be dependent on this and want to make sure you feel the best at all times.

Ideally, you should be fitted into your bra in the first trimester on the tightest hook to allow for growth in the following months. Alternatively, if you are on the search around 28 weeks for a bra, make sure the band is on the last hook, so you can easily tighten the band post birth as your body changes again. It also helps to find a bra with cotton lined inseams in the cups and straps to prevent any skin irritations caused by rubbing, and to provide a smooth feel to the body. This also is beneficial during breastfeeding as the cotton fabric soaks any leaks.

Understanding your bust line is imperative to comfort and fit, as a smaller bust (B-D cups) is best suited to plunge styles, which provides lift, shape and support. Whereas, a larger bust (DD+ cups) suits balconette styles that offer more coverage and support to the sides and top of the breasts (including A lined frame slings for fuller figure bust sizes) – your closest lingerie store-fitting specialist will be able to help you with this.

Always make sure you purchase a good quality bra, as a low quality product will quickly loose its ability to provide a secure fit, support and shape through wash and wear in the fabrics and elastics. An expectant mother should also have at least 4 new maternity bras, 2 that are basic and 2 that are fashion, that you can rotate with depending on the occasion (as well to last longer), to wash, and suit different periods of your pregnancy.

Pregnant women have lots of options when choosing the best maternity bra for them – including a variety of styles for different trimesters and functions such as support, lift and shape. These include first trimester, non wired and mould cup bras; second and third trimesters, flexible wire, non wired and mould cup bras; post birth, non wired and mould cup; and 3 weeks + post birth, all styles.

At the end of the day, you need to feel comfortable and secure in your new maternity/ nursing bra so don’t be afraid to shop around and try on a few styles, adjusting the straps and band as you go.

Tracey’s Top Tips:
1) Look for cotton fabrics and inseams for breathability and comfort
2) Understand your bust line to determine the style you need (e.g. plunge for smaller busts, balconette/fuller figure for larger busts)
3) Make sure the bra is not ‘too tight’ or ‘too loose’ across the band, cups and straps
4) Ensure the top cup fabric has some stretch to allow for breast growth
5) Check there is a 6 hook and eye expandable band
6) Always purchase for quality and comfort
7) Own at least 4 maternity/nursing bras per pregnancy

To find out more about Cake Lingerie, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.cakelingerie.com.