Dressing when you’re pregnant is, quite frankly, a nightmare. You’ve got a totally different shape, a limited budget (because who wants to spend a fortune on clothes that have limited usage potential?) and you’re not exactly spoilt for choice either. See? Nightmare. And God help you if you have a specific occasion to attend.
So, in case you need a hand, we thought we’d share some of our favourites and the best maternity clothing brands with you to lessen your pregnancy wardrobe woes.
Seraphine is one of our favourite maternity clothing brands of all time. Chic, fashionable and well made, it’s clothing you’d want to wear even if you weren’t pregnant. It is loved by celebrities, including the Duchess of Cambridge, Mila Kunis, Gwen Stefani, Kimberly Walsh and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and if they find it one of the best maternity clothing brands it must be very good reason. Plus, the brand offers everything from maternity wear to nursing gear and baby clothes – in the mid-price range – and there’s even an online outlet so you can get yourself a bargain.
Isabella Oliver is an online-only range that is truly stunning. It’s at the higher end of the pricing spectrum, but if you have disposable income or want to invest in some luxury pieces, make this your go-to brand. Especially as all the clothing is designed to be used pre and post-baby, so you’ll get endless wear out of it. Stylish, sleek and premium, the clothes are designed to grow with you, so order in your pre-maternity size.
If you're looking for an outfit for a special occasion then Tiffany Rose is your go-to! Each piece is designed and made in the UK and you can tell because their gorgeous range just oozes elegance and quality. There's no reason to worry about finding something to fit at a wedding (or even your own wedding) because the dresses from Tiffany Rose scream special occasions! They even snapped up the bronze spot in the 2016, Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards.
Topshop MATERNITY is pretty much the best thing that ever happened to fashion-conscious mums-to-be. If you’re into cutting-edge fashion, your pregnant self will absolutely depend on Topshop MATERNITY for its cool basics, comfortable skinny jeans and relaxed sweatshirts – not to mention modern dresses and flattering swimwear. You don’t have to scrimp on style, just because you’re pregnant.
Comfort, practicality, style and affordability are the stand-out attributes of Jojo Maman Bébé's maternity range. The entire collection is designed to take you right up to the end of your pregnancy, flattering your shape throughout. There’s something for every occasion, too.
ASOS is a great source of maternity wear, as it stocks loads of brands including ASOS Maternity, New Look, Chi Chi Maternity and Missguided Maternity, among others. You’ll find whatever you need, in any price range, from the most basic of basics to the ultimate in pregnancy glamour. ASOS Maternity itself offers affordable fashion that will love your bump and make sure you stay right on-trend for the whole nine months.
H&M's Mama maternity range is impressively large. It’s on-trend, comfortable, easy to wear and stylish – with not a frumpy mum look in sight. The collection is well worth checking out, and you’ll find the biggest stock selection online. We think it’s particularly good for jeans, which come in a wide range of different fits, plus they do a great nursing range for after the baby arrives.
Mamalicious is a fantastic all-rounder with something for everyone, whether you’re glamming up for work or a wedding, or heading to a yoga class in maternity sportswear. It’s affordably priced, and encourages mums-to-be to stay stylish, whatever changing shapes pregnancy is throwing at them. With fabulous prints, flattering cuts and pretty, feminine details, we think you’ll love it.