Not Just for Pregnancy

Not Just for Pregnancy

.... Clothes that stand the test of time.

Spring has sprung in Scotland AND the snow is back! The lambs are springing about the fields, the hedgerows awash with daffodils and we have a new PAIRS baby in the office. That’s five gorgeous PAIRS children now and today we’re reflecting on our pregnancy wardrobes, or indeed, lack of.

New baby pairs


Our favourite fashion fanatic over at Grazia Magazine, fashion news and features writer, Natalie Hammand, has hit the nail on the head when it comes to choosing pregnancy fashion that is not maternity wear.

Laura Whitmore pregnancy fashion


Why should we surrender to items we are only going to wear for a few months that are boring, stretchy and definitely not unexpectedly joyful?

It appears that many on the expectant circuit are side-stepping maternity wear in favour of clever, well shaped pieces that will continue to be part of their wardrobe going forward. Comfort is key but we, at PAIRS, champion style over slouch, chic over convenience and sustainability over fleeting fashion.

Co-founder Alice, welcomed Hughie into the world last month and flowing smock dresses, crisp tunic tops and of course on trend Birkenstock clogs paired with PAIRS Scotland Alpaca Bed Socks were sported around the studio then and now. 

These pieces will continue to be part of her capsule wardrobe for work and home wear going forward. And, honestly, I’m saving up for this incredible Loretta Caponi jumpsuit from Natalie’s article, and after 3 babies of my own I’ll be happily leading it out to friends when their bumps start to show and they are looking for a stylish alternative to maternity wardrobe.

LORETTA CAPONI Cristina smocked cotton-chambray jumpsuit