Name: Dani Wilson
Neighborhood: Brighton, UK
Occupation: Earlier this year, I moved on from headhunting in the financial markets after 10 years to researching the possibility of setting up my own online business in health, beauty and fitness.
Number Pregnancy: First
How would you describe your pregnant style?
I think it’s really important to retain a sense of self and only buy things that you like. There are a lot of baggy, oversized items on offer, but at 5' 4" they drown me. I’ve focused on tight and stretchy materials to show off my bump rather than hide it, trying to preserve a bit of sass!
Have you had any challenges learning to dress your pregnant body?
After a breast cancer diagnosis in my 20s, I had a lot of surgery, so finding a good bra solution to compensate for the changes has been an ongoing challenge. Using a combination of products from TruLife and Amoena, I feel like I’ve been able to style on through. This has been important to me psychologically, as it was a major concern before falling pregnant.
So far, what has surprised you most during your pregnancy?
The amount I’ve had to slow down! I was so sick in the first 20 weeks that working out and healthy eating took a back seat. Learning to let go, and just go with it, has been fundamental!
What’s been your favorite pregnancy piece or brand to show off your bump?
My All Saints coat -- not maternity wear as such, but with tight leather sleeves and a drape front I can expand underneath during the winter months and still retain some style.
Since you're visiting us from the UK, what NYC experience would you love to come back for and share with your baby?
I find the best way to explore NYC is on foot. The parks and the architecture are amazing. I’m looking forward to bringing him back over and teaching him some of the history of your incredible city.
Shot on location at the Hatch Collection Pop-up Shop.
Photography by Sofia Lynn Photography.