This season the catwalk boasts a delectable selection of looks that are transferable to expectant mums. If you’re keen to keep your reputation as a fashionistas while you’re pregnant, then here are the trends to take advantage of.
Maxi dresses: They first made their appearance last summer, but maxi dresses are still suitably stylish this year – and they make fantastic maternity wear. Next has a great selection of maxi dresses. Look for drop waists and short sleeves to create an up-to-the-minute silhouette, or team with leather accessories to channel the Spring/Summer gaucho trend
Bold colours: Another nod towards the Latino look, bold block colours are one of this season’s hottest trends. If you’re feeling brave you could opt for a skirt, blouse or even a dress in a bright colour and combine it with muted accessories. Alternatives include panels of colour or a dress trimmed with a colourful hem.
Bodycon: Why hide your growing bump? With the bodycon trend, you’ll be able to show off what you’ve got while staying comfortable at the same time – and stretch bodycon fabrics will grow with your bump as well. Follow the runway and go for sporty bodycon dresses with cutaway areas for extra fashion pizzazz.
Florals: If bright colours and figure-hugging dresses don’t suit your sense of style, then there is another option. Feminine looks were everywhere on the catwalk this season, with lace, sorbet colours and particularly florals enjoying a fashion renaissance. Go for a flowing maternity dress in a dreamy floral print to channel the look.
Maxi skirts: It isn’t just maxi dresses that look great on pregnant figures. Maxi skirts are fantastic for covering up those unsightly areas and hiding swollen ankles and legs. Some catwalk maxi skirts, such as the Enza Costa Pleated Maxi Skirt, have elasticated waistbands that will stretch when you do. This style has been much copied on the high street too, so you should be able to find a replica that won’t break the bank.
Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment with the latest trends. Pregnant celebs such as Beyonce and Hilary Duff are happy to flaunt their figures in thigh-skimming cocktail dresses and clinging tops – why not you?