Pregnant

Stylish maternity clothes for you


After finding out you were pregnant, what’s the first thing you thought about… 
How amazing it will be to add to your family? How good will I be as a parent? Is it going to be a boy or girl? Will it have my eyes or –god forbid- my nose? And most importantly, what am I going to wear?! Ok, so maybe that last question isn’t quite at the top of your priorities list but once your bump starts to grow and your wardrobe starts to shrink, you’re going to want to know where to pick up all of the best maternity clothes. You might think that the best solution is to just pick bigger sizes of what you would regularly wear but be warned: this actually won’t work in the long run, because it’s the shape of your body that’s going to change and not your size. So we’ve compiled a few of our favourite places to help you out for when the time comes.

On the high street 

Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you have to start shopping somewhere else. Nowadays you’ll find the majority of your favourite shops have a great maternity range. Marks & Spencer, H&M and New Look to name a few – they have cuter maternity clothing that you would imagine!

Specialist shops

If you’d prefer to go into a shop knowing you can try on anything you see, then a specialist maternity shop might be a better option. If you want to feel like royalty, have a look at Seraphine – we can’t promise that the dresses will stop morning sickness, but it was Kate Middleton’s choice while she was pregnant with Prince George. With casual dresses from £25 up to ball gowns for £295, Seraphine provides a good range to choose from. If it’s Hollywood stars that inspire you (considering you want to leverage morning sickness with a touch of glamour), take a cue from Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry, and have a look at Isabella Oliver who offer a range of very stylish dresses. Bear in mind though that their designs do come with a price tag, with the cheapest dress starting at £69. For both maternity and nursing dresses, Mamalicious has a great selection of styles ranging from everyday jeans to more formal dresses. Or, if you want to get the whole family fitted out in one go Jojo Maman Baby has a great selection.

 You might think that the best solution is to just pick bigger sizes of what you would regularly wear but be warned: this
actually won’t work in the long run, because it’s the shape of your body that’s going to change and not your size.

Occasions

Whether you’re pregnant over summer and have a whole host of weddings to attend, or if you’re showing over the festive season and have a number of unavoidable holiday events, it’s likely that you’ll need a formal maternity dress, and just because you’re carrying a baby in your belly, doesn’t mean you have to look any less fabulous than everybody else. Debenhams, Gap and Next have plenty of maternity dresses to choose from, or you can always rely on Boohoo or Asos if you can’t face the shops. For something a little fancier you could always try Tiffany Rose.

Affordable and functional

If you’d prefer not to spend too much on temporary maternity clothes, there’s plenty of options to choose from. For something more affordable and comfortable you can always rely on trusty Mothercare. But if you don’t want to go out of your way, most of the big supermarkets stock affordable maternity clothing so you can always pick some up whilst you’re out doing your regular shopping. Whatever you choose, we’re sure you’ll look fabulous!