What expecting women can wear to work in Spring/Summer

Dearest BusiChic,

My apologies that today’s post comes late but it’s because at the last minute I decided to present my favourite work-appropriate pieces from Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) 2012 in a more intimate way.

Today’s business chic featuree is my friend Jane. Longtime BusiChics might recognise Jane; the very first ever BusiChic!

Jane is now expecting her first child and I’m hoping will allow me to photograph more of what she’s wearing to work over Spring/Summer; a season full of meetings as we seek to complete work prior to Christmas, business trips and Christmas parties!

But first off, let’s take a gander at what Jane’s wearing to work this Spring:

Super cute! Jane’s scarf is a simple and chic way to add print, colour and interest to a chic office ensemble.

Jane’s stylish Contemporary Business Wear for Mamas-to-be!

How good is Jane’s iPad case that she bought from Tory Burch in Rome? I love the colour and high-shine finish.

Jane wears:
Dress – Scanlan & Theodore (I find there are plenty of non-maternity dresses that fit beautifully over baby bump! I picked up this one off eBay!)
Stockings – Mama Spanx maternity full length pantyhose (wear everyday, and soooo comfy!)
Shoes – Melissa – Jason Wu flatties in navy lace
Head scarf – Hermes 
iPad compendium – Tony Burch (purchased in Rome)

Thanks for the details, Jane; I love your work ensemble as always!

So now I’m going to take you through some of the photos I took during Melbourne Spring Fashion Week  to provide a low-down on the pieces at MSFW that I think might be appropriate for expecting BusiChics like Jane who work within a Contemporary Business Wear dresscode:

Structured cropped jackets:

A structured jacket adds formality to every ensemble. I like Manning Cartell’s chic offerings;  please wear with a top (!) and try pairing with a pencil-style skirt (Metalicus or Ripe Maternity).

Shift dresses in prints:

I know that Janie is partial to a good print so here are some looks as presented by Arthur Galan AG, Christine and Limedrop. A great staple to simply throw on for instant glam.

The longer line:

I’ve seen expecting BusiChics rock longer tops; how about a longer hemline too? Here are styles from Carly Hunter, Limedrop and Leopold. Naturally I’d recommend a nude singlet and bra underneath the sheerer tops. Other than that; thoughts? Comfort factor?

Are you an expecting BusiChic? Or have you seen one looking business chic? What were they wearing?

Did you attend MSFW or have you seen photos from the runway of ensembles that caught your eye?


Click if you want to see more maternity chic at work! It does need some building so if there’s a BusiChic I need to photograph; please put me in touch!
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  1. I have bought the Maternity wear online from LJB Maternity. The quality of the maternity dress is amazing and are designed for comfort and timeless style.

  2. I’ve not bought much maternity wear but the stuff I have bought has been from Hatch Maternity. it’s pricey but you can wear before/during/after bump and the quality is fantastic. I’m not in a business setting for work but if I was I’d totally wear their stuff also things from Queenbee maternity.



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