Maternity wear options have never been chicer thanks to the high street's latest collections.
With all of the rumours surrounding Cheryl and the incredible maternity style of our fave celebs, including Chrissy Teigen, Mila Kunis and Marion Cotillard – who’s Parisian pregnancy wardrobe is absolutely flawless. Maternity wear options available to us mere mortals have never been chicer.
Dressing your bump no longer needs to be difficult; thanks to high street favourites like Boohoo, New Look and Next offering incredible maternity collections there are on-trend options for each and every trimester.
Until recently we’ve had a very pregnant office with so much pregnancy style chat that we thought we’d share a few of the things we’ve learnt as our girls have gone from their first to third trimesters. Our Stylist Lucie recently filmed a hugely popular Facebook Live – which you can catch up on here, talking you through how to dress your bump.
We gave Lucie and her bump a little break and got our (nb. NOT pregnant) Senior Fashion Assistant Sarah-Rose Harrison to chat through a few of the wardrobe staples that her pregnant colleagues have been raving about over the last few months.
Putting an emphasis on shopping staples that will grow with you from your first trimester right through to birth, and continuing to support you post-pregnancy.
Key pregnancy wardrobe staples include:
Whether you end up picking an under or over-the-bump style, definitely pop into a store and try on both options to see which works best for you. Our girls loved over-the-bump for the first couple of trimesters as they ‘felt super secure and provided support whilst growing with you.’ Preferring under-the-bump jeans for their final trimester’s when they felt like they had ‘popped and didn’t want anything pressing against their bumps.’
Long length trench coats are great layering tool as you can work them into your wardrobe at every stage. Wear your trench with a shirt and pencil skirt for the office, switching to a knit and maternity jeans for the weekend. This A-line option is super flattering with Marks & Spencer’s and Topshop having some incredible styles.
Pick styles a size up than you usually would to let you grow into them. Lucie’s top tip is to shop dresses that will transition through the seasons with you and work as well when layered over a roll neck as it does when worn with sandals and a denim jacket in the summer.