Lily and Ribbon is a specialist maternity and nursing brand founded by Mum of two, Tanya Patel. Fed up of feeling frumpy during pregnancy, she scoured the shops and internet for maternity clothes that didn’t look like they belonged in her grandmother’s wardrobe. When she couldn’t find them, Tanya began a one-woman mission to create maternity and breastfeeding clothes that are as fashionable as they are functional.
Two children and several years later, Lily and Ribbon has grown to an online boutique that stocks everything from amazing occasion wear you can breastfeeding in to multiple award winning maternity jeans that will be the most comfortable pair you’ve ever owned.
Even now, Tanya still personally visits all suppliers and manufacturers to make sure that the fabric, products and certifications are perfect—even squeezing herself into fifty pairs of jeans until finding the perfect ones, which has lead them to be featured in The Independent (as one of their best maternity jeans two years in a row); Grazia, The Sun and The Daily Mail. It’s no wonder The Evening Standard declared Lily and Ribbon the perfect place for a then pregnant Meghan Markle to shop!
Behind the fashion, Lily and Ribbon are equally committed to giving back and supporting fellow Mums; working closely with Royal Brompton Hospital Paediatrics Ward and a women’s refuge in Manchester. From January 2021, 5% of the proceeds from their essentials range will be donated to the postnatal mental health charity PANDAS. Founder Tanya Patel is passionate about inspiring young women in business; having spoken at various events including the Countess of Wessex Leaders Dinner in 2018 and previously speared up a BAME network.
Lily and Ribbon is designed to make all expectant and new mums feel amazing- whatever stage of motherhood they’re at and whatever their feeding journey. Each item has been tried and tested by real Mums so our clothes look just as good on you as they do on our site.
We hope you enjoy shopping with Lily and Ribbon just as much as we enjoyed creating it.