Style wars: dress or jumpsuit?

Who said you can’t wear black in summer? Approximately nobody,  let's be honest. The only debatable question is 'dress or jumpsuit'? These bloggers and customers answer the fun way: with their wardrobes... 

In favour of the jumpsuit

They’re a fashion favourite that feel very ‘of the moment’; but in truth, jumpsuits and dungarees have been go-to pregnancy staples since time began. Consider how easy they are to style and it’s easy to understand why. Just pull on,  add shoes and get out of the door. Our Rosliston Maternity Jumpsuit has cropped up a LOT on our Instagram feed recently as the onesie of choice. As you can see below...

FYI, this is seriously the most comfortable jumpsuit I’ve ever worn. I never want to take it off!

American TV personality and blogger,  Ali Fedotowsky rocks hers with cool leopard loafers after telling the world on instagram that 'FYI, this is the most comfortable jumpsuit I've ever worn. I never want to take it off'. Blogger and photographer Hylah Hedgepeth opts for understated toe-post sandals and proves that value for money is a virtue when it comes to maternity fashion, wearing hers 6 months after she gave birth. Meanwhile, for a more trans-seasonal look,  Allison Holker teams hers with ankle boots.     

For a pregnancy staple, you can’t really beat a jumpsuit. Or can you? Enter stage left, the ladies in the black dresses…

In favour of the dress

A little (or long) black dress can do no wrong.  You can dress it up or down (much like the jumpsuit) and really make it your own.  There’s a proliferation of LBDs in our collection this season, from the cool cut-out style of the Carrfield Dress worn by Candice Lake,  the chic Australian Vogue Contributing Editor,  to the simplicity of the Balfour T-shirt Dress worn by blogger Amanda, of Little Southern Wife. For those who prefer a maxi length, take your cue from Laura Willis of The Fashion Bug Blog, who looks seriously sleek in the Lisle Maternity Maxi Dress.  The description next to her super-cool instagram shot read 'wearing a versatile maxi dress today from Isabella Oliver today; their figure-hugging bodycon dresses are super flattering.'

The conclusion:  it's an open verdict, folks. Sure, the jumpsuit has the added bonus of being wearable worn post-pregnancy, but a sleeveless dress is a summer must too.  It’s simply a question of taste.