Finding your signature style can be tricky at the best of times, let alone when your body is constantly changing during pregnancy - this is where the best maternity clothes come in.
Being six months along myself, I naively thought I could get away with my normal clothes, until I realised that none of my trousers fit any more. So I've done extensive research for you to compile the most comfortable - and stylish, because yes they can be - maternity clothes out there.
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The best maternity tops
One of the biggest concerns for mums-to-be is comfort, but that doesn't mean you need to ditch the style altogether. Of course, you'll never go wrong with a classic white t-shirt, but there's so many more options available on the high-street.
For the weekend, go casual with Breton tops or silky shirts teamed with jeans and trainers. During the week or for smarter occasions, go with printed blouses and oversized shirts teamed with tapered trousers and or skirts.
Arden Organic Maternity Top - £45 at Baukjen
Isabella Oliver produce high quality, long lasting maternity clothes, reducing the environmental impact of clothing through a series of re-commerce initiatives; including Pre-Loved, Rental & Pass The Parcel. A winner of The Queen’s Award for enterprise, Isabella Oliver has a strong focus on fabrics that fit, flatter and grow as a pregnant woman’s body does. The brand is already a firm favourite with the A-list including Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, Jessica Alba and Ciara.
The best maternity trousers and jeans
Jeans are a saviour throughout pregnancy, you just can't ever go wrong with them. I've lived in mine since the end of my first trimester and it was such a relief when I didn't have to do up my old jeans anymore.
But if denim isn't your bag, no need to panic. Silk and linen trousers as well as printed ones can all work just as nicely.
The best maternity dresses
With wedding season and summer fast approaching, there's nothing as handy as having a dress or two hanging in your wardrobe, which you can just throw on to instantly feel stylish.
With weddings, you can't go wrong with a floral frock, but I've also found some nice shirt dresses for every day too.
Seraphine Jill Floral Wrap Maternity Nursing Dress - £139 at John Lewis
Seraphine specialises in innovative maternity & nursing designs that empower women to feel comfortable & confident in their changing body. Creative Director Chelsey heads up an in-house team of design experts, many of whom are mothers themselves. Together they draw on their collective experience & journeys in motherhood, constantly innovating to create clothes that help with creating confidence while being comfortable with clever features that adapt & grow with you.
The best maternity swimwear
Whether you're going for a swim at your local health club or jetting off on an exotic holiday, it's important to invest in some swimwear that you feel fab in. Swimwear is sadly one area where your non maternity styles just won't cut it. Swimsuits are always a stylish option, but that's not to say you can't wear bikinis if you have a big bump.
Keep scrolling to shop my edit of the best maternity clothes.
Nine the Label is redefining maternity wear by creating premium, timeless garments for your capsule wardrobe, that adapt with the female form as it evolves through the stages of pregnancy into motherhood and beyond. It doesn’t design for trends - it creates accessible, transitional and quality garments that will stand the test of time. It promises to produce collections with low environmental impact by designing and manufacturing in Europe to reduce our carbon footprint and keep production small to reduce waste.
I love Gap for all sorts of wardrobe basics, but their maternity section is especially great for those pieces you'll be able to rewear after your baby is born.
Featuring relaxed and comfortable fits that move with your body, nobody's child pregnancy dress collection is one you'll be wearing for the next 9 months and beyond. Plus, there are some great sustainable options in there too.
I am honestly living in there right now, they're that comfortable. I like wearing them with an oversized denim shirt and slides.
I normally only wear straight leg jeans, so I was keen to find a maternity pair and this River Island one totally delivered.
While Zara doesn't officially do maternity wear, it does have a maternity section which includes all of the styles that you can wear while pregnant, like this oversized shirt.
If you're looking for more trend-led pieces, then New Look's maternity range is a great place to start. Plus, it's super budget friendly.
I'll be wearing this skirt with a cropped shirt to show off my growing belly.
I know leggings get a bit of a bad rep, but they can look stylish when worn under an oversized knit or shirt. And they're so incredibly comfortable.
Jumpsuits are a great maternity staple, and this plisse jumpsuit is smart enough to be worn on a night out with heels.
I've got two of these on rotation as they keep me cool and comfortable while I sleep. They also look great during the day, worn over jeans or leggings.
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Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).
Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.
However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.
Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.