Where to find the best maternity clothes for a stylish pregnancy

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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.

Before scrolling, don't forget to check out our Jojo Maman Bebe discount codes to save on a range of baby clothes, too.

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.

£45 at Baukjen

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.

$305 at L'Agence

Oriana Maternity Jean - $305 at L'Agence
L'Agence's maternity jeans selection is second to none. I love the discreet side panels on these jeans that will accommodate your growing belly.

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.

£139 at John Lewis

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.

£35 at JoJo Maman Bébé

As well as offering a wide range of adorable baby clothes, JoJo Maman Bébé specialises in stylish maternity wear, including this classic swimsuit.

Keep scrolling to shop my edit of the best maternity clothes.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

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.