Hello, my name is Chantal and I am the Co-Founder and Creative Director for Kate Douglas Maternity.
Throughout my own pregnancy journey, I became frustrated with the lack of stylish and comfortable maternity wear. Active wear, oversized dresses, leggings and tracksuit pants became my pregnancy wardrobe staples. After complaining to my friends about this issue, I realised plenty of other mums felt the same way.
Following the birth of my little man, I was also convinced that I would bounce straight back into shape and fit my normal sized jeans and dresses within a few months. This turned out to be unrealistic, as it took me over a year to fit back into my pre-pregnancy clothing.
After lengthy discussions and venting of my frustrations to my husband Justin, the idea of Kate Douglas Maternity was born (Kate is my middle name, and Douglas is my husband's middle name).
Our dream was to provide a collection of maternity and nursing friendly apparel that was affordable, stylish and flattering for the beautiful body shapes of pregnant women. We also wanted to ensure that all our clothing could be worn post-pregnancy, offering longevity to chosen pieces.
We specifically chose to specialise in linen and linen-blend fabrics for our Kate Douglas maternity collection. This is because linen is a strong natural fibre that is environmentally friendly, durable and breathable.... but best of all, it is timeless and luxurious.
We really hope that you love the Kate Douglas maternity collection as much as we loved creating it for you!