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The Best Non-Maternity Dresses You Can Wear Throughout Your Pregnancy (and For Years to Come)

Forget investment maternity wear - these will last a lifetime.

Last Updated on February 15, 2022

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.

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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 Satin Ruffle Collar Wavy Waist Oversize Wrap Dress, Polyester, in colour Black - 2 - GANNI

Smocked Ruffle Wrap Dress, £255, Ganni – buy now

Image 2 of Sleeper Atlanta gingham-check midi dress

Gingham-Check Midi Dress, £255, Sleeper at Farfetch – buy now

Flowy striped dress - Mango

Flowy Striped Dress, £69.99, Mango – buy now

Poplin Panelled Dress Zara

Poplin Panelled Dress, £45.99, Zara – buy now

Rib Knit Midi Dress, £85, & Other Stories

Rib Knit Midi Dress, £85, & Other Stories – buy now

Whistles knitted midi dress, £139, ASOS

Knitted Midi Dress, £139, ASOS – buy now


Oversized Asymmetric-Waist Dress, £69, COS – buy now

Knot-Detail Knitted Wool Dress Arket

Knot-Detail Knitted Wool Dress, £89, Arket – buy now

Blossom Tiered Midi Dress, £120, French Connection

Blossom Tiered Midi Dress, £120, French Connection – buy now

Puff-sleeved dress - Light beige/Leopard print - Ladies | H&M GB 3

Leopard print puff-sleeved dress, £24.99, H&M – buy now

Sister Jane oversized smock dress in blue floral

Oversized Smock Dress in blue floral, £185, Sister Jane – buy now

Rib-knit dress - Light blue - Ladies | H&M GB

Rib-knit dress, £39.99, H&M – buy now

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