Welcome to Nina Thursday.
If you’re new here, WELCOME, we’re a friendly bunch.
Who’s Nina, you ask?
Nina is the lead character in an Australian TV drama series, Offspring.
It’s not the most-watched show on TV in Australia but its followers are, shall we say, a passionate bunch.
We’re sucked in weekly by the antics, the highs, the lows, the laughs and the cries generated by a mixed-up and lovingly dysfunctional family.
And if you’ve landed here via a Google search then you’ve probably been sucked in by the wardrobe on the show too … specifically Nina Proudman’s timeless bo-ho style.
Nina is pregnant in this series and this week’s episode ruled a line between the “is she or isn’t she?” to the “she definitely is” maternity style.
Her bump is front and centre – it’s vying for more accessory attention than the trademark tan leather bag slung over her shoulder.
And in this episode we saw a real departure from Nina’s usual tunic style. I’m sure that style will be back but I also think that the wardrobe stylists are wanting to let the bump do the talking if you get my drift.
After all, this is where maternity style has THANKFULLY gone in recent times. Those tent-like smock dresses of previous generations were just awful.
Here’s a close up look of Nina in her new maternity look.
… and some shopping inspiration for you. The exact top can be found and bought here.
The idea with my shopping inspiration is that the outfit on the show is a starting point. I would love you to then pull elements and pieces from that outfit that you can make your own – if it’s your style. It’s not about being a slave to the inspiration.
Oh, and I know you would have also loved the classic Nina outfit she wore to meet Patrick’s dad.
It was very similar (minus the belt) to what Nina wore in an episode last season when she wasn’t pregnant, don’t you think? I’m totally in love with the sheer lace shirt she’s wearing over the green tank top. It looks like a vintage piece but if anyone has any clues as to its origins, let us know in the comments below. Ditto with the orange short-sleeve maxi that Nina wore in her dream-movie-trailer-sequence at the start of the show.
Not to sideline Billie. We love Billie’s style. And if you loved her yellow dress in that final office scene, you may be lucky to still pick it up here. It’s by Karen Millen, a label that features regularly on the show.
Tell me your favourite part of last night’s show? What do you think of Nina’s casual maternity style?
PS. On a personal note, it’s 18 years today since I gave birth to my first maternity “bump”. I’m officially a mum of an adult son. Scary how time disappears. I’m taking him out for lunch today so he can buy me a drink for a job well done
Offspring photos: Channel TEN