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The Christmas season is upon us. If you're not up to the task of sorting through racks of clothing to find an outfit for the holidays (because of rowdy kids or a growing belly), then there’s only one practical solution: online shopping. Thankfully, there are already plenty of stores to get your fashion fix for whatever stage of motherhood you are in. Here are a dozen shops to check out!
Style Stunner Manila
Love trends, but don't like high street price tags? Style Stunner Manila offers super affordable fashion finds. Currently on deck are a lot of feminine floral prints from bell-sleeved tops to off-shoulder blouses (starts at Php150) and wrap skirts (above, Php249 each).
For a festive look, check out their Ruby dress (Php299), a maroon wrap-around ruffled number with polka dot prints.
Susto The Label
Susto The Label is all about reinventing classics for the modern cool girl. Its holiday collection features sleek black pieces paired up with romantic lace elements and show-stopping metallic textures. Check out the Aera top (above right, Php399), a sleeveless blouse with an interesting lace-trimmed neckline. Pair it with the Doen ruffle skirt (Php699) and you have a classy outfit that can easily transition from day to night. Get a 15% off coupon when you sign up to their newsletter.
Mamas of all shapes and sizes will love the easy and laid-back dresses of Simone’s Closet Shop. The brand is characterized by their loose drapery to achieve a bohemian look. Kaftans are available in a multitude of colors and can be worn with a tassel braided belt. Our fave is the Venus (Php500), a super flattering dress that fits and falls in just the right places. It has a V-shaped front and back with a hemline that cuts slightly below the knees for a slimming silhouette.
Vera Clothing has a millennial aesthetic that will resonate with young and fashion-forward moms. The brand is about very “now” pieces like buckle tops, flounce skirts, and cropped blouses. Show off the svelte figure you worked hard for in their gingham knee-length dress (Php550), a casual button-down romper with a relaxed fitted waist and cold shoulder sleeve.
Bub and Weave has nursing necessities for the modern mom. The sleeveless Emma top (Php595) is stretchy, comfy, and falls long over the hips, giving extra belly and booty coverage for pregnant ladies. It's versatile enough to pair with a bomber or a blazer and like all the shop’s styles, it has a nursing access for breastfeeding or pumping mamas on the go. It’s available in black, white, and blush, but choose the green version for a truly Christmas vibe.
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Seventh Street serves up cute and feminine outfits for petite mommies. Most of their garments are free-sized so be sure to inquire with them for the right fit. A black maxi wrap dress (Php727) with red roses and ruffles has equal parts elegance and romance. Wear it for Christmas dinner with the family or your college barkada reunion.
The perfect mom jeans are at Mantou Clothing. Pair the brand’s Shim-b’s fave top (Php599) with the raw cut mom jeans (Php789), and you’re all set for a casual lunch at the mall with the fam. The best-selling high-rise denim is loose at the hips (great to hide the puson) and tapers towards a distressed, slightly frayed hem to show off a great pair of shoes.
Cole Vintage has timeless classics for every woman’s closet. Count on their designs to stay in your rotation in any season or occasion. Dress up for the office party with the Riley top (Php1,099), a wrap around blouse with an exaggerated bow to cinch the waist. With long white pants and metallic accessories to boot, you’ll exude so much elegance, they might just call you “madame.”
For sophisticated and well-made pieces, try Huna. Their offerings range from luxe gowns to casual trousers. Everything looks posh and perfectly tailored. A New Year’s dress option is the Alyssa (Php1,200), a long sleeved button down dress with miniscule white dots. It also has a bow neck detail that adds a flirty touch to an otherwise conservative look.
Pregnant and nursing moms alike can find something special at Elin.ph. The shop offers simple, but sophisticated skirts and dresses for working moms while they’re expecting and beyond. The Carmen dress (Php 1250) is a classic day-to-night dress with a boat neckline and empire cut waist to accentuate a woman’s curves. It comes in black, heather gray, navy, and medium blue. Get 10% off on your first order when you subscribe to their newsletter.
Eunice Sason’s holiday collection is replete with modish pieces in muted tones and textures for women who’d like to shy away from typical yuletide shades. The Darcy (Php1,250), a two-tiered ruffle sleeve top with frayed hem is a unique find in a dark denim fabric. It goes well with bottoms and shoes in the same wash for a stylish, monochromatic look that's in vogue.
Pearl Clothing is about celebrating the seasons of motherhood through style. Their items are nursing and maternity friendly, in keeping with their goal to see through a woman’s evolution. The Kate blouse (Php1,450) is a light and fresh option for outdoor celebrations or specifically for moms with active tots. This sleeveless top is made from a light crepe material which overlaps at the chest, one side gracefully grazes the ankles.
Karla Magno Suguitan, who used to manage various brands from a Spanish high street fashion house to an American cosmetics line, is now a stay-at-home mom to Sophie Ella and wifezilla to John. In her free time, she enjoys watching vlogs, reading books, making grocery lists, and consulting Dr. Google for all things baby. She blogs at thebunnybunchblog.wordpress.com.