Outfits that make mums feel beautiful

Ms Dorothy Loh, owner of maternity wear line Dote, incorporates design elements such as cheongsam-style Chinese collars into her pieces.
Ms Dorothy Loh, owner of maternity wear line Dote, incorporates design elements such as cheongsam-style Chinese collars into her pieces. ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

It was a lack of stylish, dressy pieces while she was pregnant that prompted Ms Dorothy Loh, owner of local label Dote, to venture into designing a maternity line.

The former finance professional left the industry to start her own women's ready-to-wear label, Dotted Line, in 2006. But it was only when she could not find pieces that suited her aesthetic while pregnant the following year that she decided to start Dote - a solution for mums-to-be who want well-designed pieces that could be worn on special occasions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 08, 2018, with the headline 'Outfits that make mums feel beautiful'. Print Edition | Subscribe