News flash: Maternity wardrobes are not what you thought.
By Amy Lewis
Once upon a time, maternity wardrobes involved tent-like dresses, lots of elastic waistbands and inevitably, little style kudos. But if you’re a Fashion Girl in 2018, you can forget having to sacrifice good style during your pregnancy.
Thanks to a slew of the internet’s top fashion bloggers, Instagrammers and street style stars, pregnancy style has transformed forever; and this revolution has been more than televised.
From Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine Cohen and Instagram’s Eva Chen, to Pandora Sykes, The Blonde Salad’s Chiara Ferragni and The Frugality’s Alex Stedman, fashion’s key players have all styled their way through pregnancy of late. The results, as you can imagine, are impeccable.
Dressing your body through nine months of continual change is always going to be tricky, but to help you style your own way through it, we’ve rounded up some incredible maternity wardrobe inspiration from the women who have, thankfully, made bump fashion a whole lot easier.
Cue elegant partywear, chic office looks and comfy-not-scruffy outfits from the fashion bloggers who have owned their own maternity style.
Fashion journalist Pandora Sykes well and truly nailed maternity party style, thanks to sleek bodycon dresses and oversized jackets.
The incredibly-dressed editor behind affordable fashion blog The Frugality, Alex Stedman has long been a go-to for tricky wardrobe fixes. When it comes to pregnancy fashion, she’s taken comfy-chic to the next level.
The Blonde Salad founder Chiara Ferragni is used to bringing the glamour. During her pregnancy however, the the fashion blogger has nailed off-duty maternity dressing.
Sofie Valkiers, founder of Fashionata, discovered the power of pairing loose fitting shapes with strategically placed belts, to give comfortable maternity workwear a smart finish.
Man Repeller founder Leandra Medine Cohen is famed for her quirky sense of style, and she didn’t let that go during her pregnancy. The key? Keep an open mind, and don’t be afraid to experiment.
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Eva Chen, director of fashion partnerships at Instagram, has long used social media to document her cool, smart-casual style. She didn’t let up with a bump in the mix either.
Need more pregnancy style inspiration? See our full guide to the best maternity clothes that won’t let your style slip.