Believe it or not, there’s no need to invest in maternity wear during your pregnancy.
No one wants to spend a fortune on pregnancy pieces that can only be worn for a few months and then sit unused at the back of the wardrobe.
The best way to approach pregnancy dressing is to first start by shopping in your own wardrobe. Most women tend to survive the early months of their pregnancy by tweaking their already existing wardrobes ever so slightly.
See what can be comfortably adapted for your changing body. We all have a few old reliables that are our go to’s after Christmas and these should come in handy for the first few months.
Once this period is over and you find yourself having to invest in some new pieces, consider purchasing dresses that can be worn both during and after pregnancy to get more bang for your buck.
More and more women are making the same move. Instead of buying maternity clothes that only end up being worn for a few months, a more sustainable and affordable option is to opt for floaty regular clothes that can be re-worn long after the baby is born. Dresses are the ideal item.
Here’s our edit of gorgeous dresses that are ideal for pregnancy. We’re loving smocked dresses, floaty shapes and – most importantly – a whole lot of stretch!
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Shop non-maternity dresses
Smocked Ruffle Wrap Dress, £255, Ganni – buy now
Gingham-Check Midi Dress, £255, Sleeper at Farfetch – buy now
Flowy Striped Dress, £69.99, Mango – buy now
Poplin Panelled Dress, £45.99, Zara – buy now
Rib Knit Midi Dress, £85, & Other Stories – buy now
Knitted Midi Dress, £139, ASOS – buy now
Oversized Asymmetric-Waist Dress, £69, COS – buy now
Knot-Detail Knitted Wool Dress, £89, Arket – buy now
Blossom Tiered Midi Dress, £120, French Connection – buy now
Leopard print puff-sleeved dress, £24.99, H&M – buy now
Oversized Smock Dress in blue floral, £185, Sister Jane – buy now
Rib-knit dress, £39.99, H&M – buy now