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What I wore … for afternoon tea at the savoy

A photograph of a pregnant lady standing in a garden wearing a floral maternity dress from Tiffany Rose _ includes the title "what I wore ... for afternoon tea at the Savoy ... when 32 weeks pregnant" _ Mrs H's favourite things

Back in May, my best friend took me to the Savoy for afternoon tea.

We live at opposite ends of the country and don’t get to see each other that often. She knew that she wouldn’t be able to throw me a baby shower and so this was her treat to me.

She has been hugely supportive through all the miscarriages and is a fantastic spare mummy to Little Miss H. I know how happy she is that this pregnancy has gone well and that soon she will get to meet Little Mister H.

A photograph of a pregnant lady standing in a garden wearing a floral maternity dress from Tiffany Rose _ includes the title "what I wore ... for afternoon tea at the Savoy ... when 32 weeks pregnant" _ Mrs H's favourite things

What I wore … for afternoon tea at the Savoy … when 32 weeks pregnant. 

I am ashamed to say that after my initial excitement about having afternoon tea at the Savoy my next thought was “what am I going to wear”.

I did the maths and worked out that at that point I would be 32 weeks pregnant. I looked in my wardrobe and almost cried. I knew that none of my current maternity clothes would be suitable. (I partly blame my hormones for this overly dramatic reaction.)

Thankfully, the wonderful maternity range Tiffany Rose came to my rescue and offered to send me a dress to wear for the day.

Tiffany Rose design and make gorgeous maternity dresses for special occasions and weddings. As there is no reason pregnant woman can’t feel feminine, stylish and beautiful at a big event.

It took me hours to choose a dress as there were so many I loved. I had to rope in my mother and many friends to help me decide. But eventually I plumped for the beautiful Alessandra short maternity dress in midnight garden.

A photograph of a pregnant lady standing in a garden wearing a floral maternity dress from Tiffany Rose _ What I wore ... for afternoon tea at the Savoy ... when 32 weeks pregnant _ Mrs H's favourite things

It arrived beautifully packaged in a box and wrapped in tissue paper. In fact, it looked so lovely that it seemed a shame to disturb it. But this dress was made for wearing.

When I originally tried it on I was only 26 weeks pregnant and it fitted perfectly. It looked equally fabulous when I wore it into London for afternoon tea at 32 weeks. And last week, at 35 weeks pregnant, I wore it on a date night with Mr H.

Thanks to the wonderful stretchy fabric the dress molds perfectly to any pregnant figure. And I was delighted when I was told that I would a dress in my pre-pregnancy size would fit.

I have produced a video that goes into more detail about what I wore on the day and how I styled my Tiffany Rose dress. Please do take a look and remember to give the video a thumbs up if you like it.

Hopefully the video proves that you can be heavily pregnant and look stylish and elegant. And you can even walk into the Thames Foyer at the Savoy Hotel with your head held high, knowing that you are a gorgeous pregnant mamma.

 

The clothes

Maternity DressAlessandra Maternity Dress Short in Midnight Garden from Tiffany Rose, £89.00.

ShoesRhianna Lasercut Loafer Shoe from Monsoon, currently reduced to £19.50.

Necklace – from Monsoon.

Clutch bag – from New Look.

The make-up

Eye linerNo 7 Stay Precise Liquid Eye Liner.

LipstickColor Riche Collection Exclusive by L’Oreal in Blake’s Delicate Rose.

Nail varnishColor Riche Le Vernais A L’huile by L’Oreal in 440 Cherie Macaron.

The complete outfit

A photograph of a pregnant lady standing in a garden wearing a floral maternity dress from Tiffany Rose _ What I wore ... for afternoon tea at the Savoy ... when 32 weeks pregnant _ Mrs H's favourite things

 

A photograph of a pregnant lady standing in a garden wearing a floral maternity dress from Tiffany Rose _ What I wore ... for afternoon tea at the Savoy ... when 32 weeks pregnant _ Mrs H's favourite things

 

A photograph of a pregnant lady standing in a garden wearing a floral maternity dress from Tiffany Rose, whilst being hugged by her 3 year old daughter _ What I wore ... for afternoon tea at the Savoy ... when 32 weeks pregnant _ Mrs H's favourite things

 

A photograph of a pregnant lady standing in a garden wearing a floral maternity dress from Tiffany Rose, whilst being hugged by her 3 year old daughter _ What I wore ... for afternoon tea at the Savoy ... when 32 weeks pregnant _ Mrs H's favourite things

 

A black and white selfie of a lady with long dark hair and wearing large sunglasses on a train _ What I wore ... for afternoon tea at the Savoy ... when 32 weeks pregnant _ Mrs H's favourite things

 

A selfie of a brunette lady, wearing big sunglasses and standing on a bridge by the Southbank in London _ What I wore ... for afternoon tea at the Savoy ... when 32 weeks pregnant _ Mrs H's favourite things

I’d love to know what you think of my chosen outfit? Would you wear something similar if you were to go for afternoon tea at a posh hotel?

A photograph of a pregnant lady standing in a garden wearing a floral maternity dress from Tiffany Rose _ includes the title "what I wore ... for afternoon tea at the Savoy ... when 32 weeks pregnant" _ Mrs H's favourite things

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments. And remember if you liked my video then please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Hugs

Lucy

xxxx

Disclaimer: I was kindly sent the Tiffany Rose Alessandra dress for the purpose of this post. As always all words, photographs and opinions are my own and I only write about products that I love and I am happy to recommend.

18 Comments

  • Reply
    Kellie Kearney
    July 2, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Lucy, you are looking fabulous! Dress is gorge, a little out of my price range but you’ve got loads of wear out of it. Love what you’ve teamed it with too xx
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      Mrs H
      July 2, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      Thanks so much lovely. I felt really stylish and comfortable in the dress and have worn it many times since. I always feel quite self-conscious when pregnant. I feel like people are judging my size etc. So it is lovely to be able to wear something that gives me some self-confidence. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Viki Marden
    July 2, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Afternoontea sounds amazing and that dress in gorgeous and goes so well with that jacket too.
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      Mrs H
      July 2, 2016 at 11:01 pm

      Thanks for your comment. Afternoon tea was amazing. And I love the dress and it just goes to show that a trusty denim jacket will look great with anything. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    rachelswirl
    June 30, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    That is a BEAUTIFUL dress and the denim jacket sets it off really nicely.

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      Mrs H
      July 2, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      Thanks for your comment lovely. The dress is stunning. And I love it. The pattern is simply beautiful and I was thrilled that it looked so perfect with my denim jacket. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    This Mama Life
    June 30, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Never be ashamed to think about what you’re going to wear to something – it’s half the fun and what I spend half my time thinking about haha! You looked gorgeous in this dress. The print is super pretty and looked great teamed with the denim jacket 🙂 x

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      Mrs H
      June 30, 2016 at 6:59 pm

      I think when you’re pregnant you plan what you’re going to wear more. Thanks for your lovely comments about the outfit. The dress is gorgeous and I love the floral print. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Zoe Forde
    June 30, 2016 at 11:15 am

    I’m hoping to have afternoon soon, and your post has reminded me I need a good summer dress for the occasion. You look lovely 🙂 x

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      Mrs H
      June 30, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      Awww, thanks lovely. Summer dresses are definitely the way to go for this type of occasion. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Sara | mumturnedmom
    June 30, 2016 at 10:53 am

    LOVE this dress! I wish I’d had something as pretty as this when I was pregnant, any of the times! Love the print and the way you’ve accessorized. Hope you had a wonderful time at The Savoy 🙂
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      Mrs H
      June 30, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment. I did have the most wonderful time at the Savoy. And I was so pleased that I felt comfortable in what I was wearing. The dress is beautiful. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Jenna
    June 29, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Said in my beast Jim Carrey voice “B-E-A-utiful!”

    Lovely choice of dress, Mrs H – you look stunning. And those photos of you and Little Miss H are absolutely adorable. xx

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      Mrs H
      June 30, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      Awwww, thanks so much lovely Jenna. The dress is gorgeous. And I love those photos with Little Miss H in too as they are really spontaneous. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Tanita
    June 29, 2016 at 10:56 am

    You look absolutely gorgeous in the dress Lucy! I love it. I love how you have paired it too. I hope you had the loveliest time at the Savoy what a lovely friend to arrange that for you x

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      Mrs H
      June 30, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      She is an awesome friend and it was wonderful. I could quite happily have afternoon tea there every day. Thanks for your lovely comment about the outfit too. It is such a beautiful dress and I felt really pretty in it. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Charlotte
    June 29, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Afternoon Tea at The Savoy sounds like my idea of heaven! That dress is lovely! I have a similar one that isn’t maternity. Glad your pregnancy is going well! Good luck with your new addition! xx
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      Mrs H
      June 30, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment. Afternoon tea at the Savoy was wonderful. I could willingly go most weekends. The dress is beautiful and will be perfect for when I have had the baby. It is such a flattering shape. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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