The boyfriend look: It’s official – boyfriend jeans and collarless shirts are cool. Raiding your guy’s closet is the best way to stay at the cutting edge of fashion while allowing for an expanding waist line; and best of all there’s no need to spend your cash on maternity wear. Avoid actually being mistaken for your boyfriend by wearing this look with feminine kitten heels.
Period lace: It’s pretty, it’s vintage, and it’s what all the most style-conscious fashionistas are wearing this season. A touch of lace, where it’s a ruffle on a top, a bump-disguising dress or a pair of stretchy lace leggings, is a great look to work while you’re pregnant. Teem with comfortable but ultra-hip builder boots to toughen up the trend.
Vintage jewellery: 2015 is all about accessorising – one of the easiest looks for expectant mothers to pull off. Not only will a fab clutch bag or a chunky necklace make you look cool, it will also draw attention away from your bump. Check out your local vintage shop for the best deals, or if you’re prepared to trawl through some junk then visit a charity store or have a search on eBay. Best buys include agate stones, acrylic cuffs and faux-ivory brooches.
Military style: Don’t fancy going with the feminine fashions that are currently sweeping the catwalk? In that case, the military look could be for you. Roomy, bump-enclosing trench coats, equestrian-style jackets and comfortable tweed are all great for disguising an expanding belly. Military prints can also help distract attention from your bump.
Empire line: This trend could have been created with expectant mothers in mind. Empire line dresses and tops, particularly those made from jersey material, are the ultimate combination of comfort and style. Maxi dresses are great for special events, and are generally so flattering that they can all but disguise a growing bump. There’s no better way to feel great and look gorgeous in flattering maternity wear.