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Struggling to Find Decent Maternity Clothes? These Are the Only Brands You Need to Know About

Just because you’re on maternity leave doesn’t mean your style has to be.

Last Updated on February 9, 2022

The world’s biggest fashion icon Rihanna recently announced she was pregnant and has been serving us with the most incredible maternity looks ever since.

It got me thinking about maternity wear. Rih Rih is throwing out the rulebook and we salute her, but what about the rest of us?

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Whether it’s ugly, boring or downright uncomfortable, it seems like so much maternity wear doesn’t quite cut it. When your body starts changing, you can feel at a loss for how to dress.

If you’re pregnant and suddenly at a loss for how to dress for your new body, fear not; we’ve scoured the high street for the best maternity wear to keep you both stylish and comfortable.

Just because you’re on maternity leave doesn’t mean your style has to be.

If you don’t want to break the bank buying a whole new maternity wardrobe, the key is to buy a few carefully selected pieces that you can incorporate seamlessly into your wardrobe. A good pair of maternity jeans, some good quality leggings and a few stretchy dresses can go along way.

Bump-friendly clothing has come a long way in recent years with a lot of high street brands now having dedicated maternity lines. Here’s our edit of the best pieces on the high street.

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ASOS Maternity

ASOS has the largest range of maternity wear on the high street, so it’s a great place to start for affordable, stylish basics to wear during your pregnancy.

Shop smart and you can even wear (some of) them when you’ve had your baby.

ASOS DESIGN Maternity high rise ridley 'skinny' jeans in washed black with over the bump waistband

High rise ridley ‘skinny’ jeans, £20 – buy now

ASOS DESIGN Maternity square neck midi smock dress with all over flower embroidery in black

Square neck midi smock dress, £40 – buy now

ASOS DESIGN Maternity over the bump rib kick flare trouser in black

Maternity over the bump rib kick flare trouser in black, £16 – buy now

ASOS DESIGN Maternity ribbed midi dress with roll neck in taupe

Ribbed midi dress with roll neck in taupe, now £30.40 – buy now

ASOS DESIGN Maternity oversized jumper with collar in stripe

Oversized jumper with collar in stripe, £28 – buy now

ASOS DESIGN Maternity wrap midi dress in high shine Navy satin

Wrap midi dress in high shine Navy satin, £45 – buy now


H&M’s maternity range is another great high street option, but their styles are a little more fashion-forward.

Floral dresses, dungarees and colourful pieces will keep you feeling like yourself when your body is changing.

MAMA Tie-belt crêpe dress - Light green/White floral - Ladies | H&M GB

Tie-belt crêpe dress, £29.99 – buy now

MAMA Denim dungarees - Light denim blue - Ladies | H&M GB

Denim dungarees, £34.99 – buy now

MAMA Maternity/nursing pyjamas - Khaki green/Leopard print - Ladies | H&M GB

Leopard print Maternity/nursing pyjamas, £29.99 – buy now

MAMA Draped satin dress - Red - Ladies | H&M GB

Draped satin dress, £24.99 – buy now

MAMA Mom Ankle Jeans - Blue - Ladies | H&M GB

Mom Ankle Jeans, £34.99 – buy now

MAMA Shirt dress - Black - Ladies | H&M GB

MAMA Shirt dress, £24.99 – buy now

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GAP might not be the first place you might look, but it has a fantastic selection of basics for mums-to-be to choose from.

I love the longline tops and tiered dresses, while the selection of maternity denim is not to be missed!

Tiered Dress GAP

Tiered Dress, £59.95 – buy now

Popover Shirt GAP

Popover Shirt, £49.95 – buy now

100% Recycled Puffer Jacket

100% Recycled Puffer Jacket, £129.95 – buy now

Maternity Sweatshirt Dress

Maternity Sweatshirt Dress, £44.95 – buy now

Breast Dressed

Breast Dressed is a unique brand for mums-to-be, dedicated to creating sustainable maternity and breastfeeding wear to make you look and feel good throughout all stages of motherhood.

Each item is handmade ethically in the UK, so you can rest easy knowing you’re shopping from a trusted source.

Their brand message is so strong, we almost forgot to mention how beautiful the pieces are! They’re practical of course, but the dresses and jumpsuits are so pretty that even when you stop breastfeeding, you won’t need to stop wearing them.

Cotton Maternity Dress Airi in Gingham Breast Dressed

Cotton Maternity Dress Airi in Gingham, £125 – buy now

Breast Dressed Maternity & Nursing Jumpsuit - Ada - Printed Stripe

Maternity & Nursing Jumpsuit Ada in Printed Stripe, £155 – buy now

Maternity & Nursing Dress Airi in Pink Breast Dressed

Maternity & Nursing Dress Airi in Pink, £145 – buy now

Marks & Spencer

M&S is known for its brilliant basics, from lingerie and hosiery to good quality knitwear, so it comes as no surprise that its maternity wear steps up to the mark too.

There’s not a huge amount to choose from, but its nursing bras, stretchy jeans and basic tees are so useful during pregnancy. They don’t break the bank either.

Maternity Animal Print Midi Shirt Dress M&S

Maternity Animal Print Midi Shirt Dress, £45 – buy now

Maternity Over Bump Leggings M&S

Maternity Over Bump Legging, £12.50 – buy now

Maternity V-Neck Midi Column Dress M&S

Maternity V-Neck Midi Column Dress, £29.50 – buy now

Maternity Half Sleeve Wrap Top M&S

Maternity Half Sleeve Wrap Top, £15 – buy now


Believe it or not, Kim Kardashian’s shapewear brand also caters to pregnant women.

Skims offers sculpting bodysuits, tights and nursing bras that are just as chic as the main line.


Sculpting bodysuit, £62 – buy now


Nursing sculpting bra, £42 – buy now


Maternity solutionwear tight, £66 – buy now

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