Clothing-wise there has never been a better time to be pregnant, due to the fact that there is such a wide variety of both elegant and flattering clothes available out there.
Gone are the days of baggy, ugly and boring maternity clothes; women can now show off their bump off with pride, whether it’s a family day out, a special occasion or in the workplace.
Basic pregnancy clothing for work
The best advice for your maternity work clothes, and in fact your entire pregnancy wardrobe, is to buy pieces that you can mix and match easily whether you want to dress up or down.
Picking elegant, yet comfortable key pieces will help you to get through your pregnancy whilst still feeling stylish…
Wearing a simple dress is perhaps one of the easiest and most comfortable pieces of clothing for a pregnant woman. It can be dressed up with jewellery and heels for an evening out or a smart work look, or can be teamed up with jeans and leggings for a more casual style.
A printed tea dress will look smart, as will a black or burgundy tunic, which can be teamed up with maternity tights or leggings.
A jersey dress, or even a cute and cosy cable knitted dress, will look a bit more casual and comfortable but can still be dressed up with accessories.
Shirts and Blouses
Having a plain white shirt is both a classic and versatile item of clothing, which will pretty much go with anything. For a slightly more causal look, a brightly coloured on trend checked shirt in reds and blues will look great, feel comfortable and you could even match it up with a stretchy vest top for underneath.
Buying either a floral or brightly coloured blouse will liven up an outfit, especially on a warm sunny day!
Jeans and Trousers
Black trousers are probably the staple piece in every woman’s wardrobe, pregnant or not! They are the most versatile type of clothing, which you’ll be able to match up with pretty much any colour or print.
Choosing smart work trousers with a soft over the bump jersey panel will ensure that you will remain comfortable in your working environment.
If you are able to wear jeans into work then go for a jersey panel that fits either under or over your bump and gives you support as you grow. There’s also a wide range of different styles available for pregnant women, which include the stretchy jegging, bootcut, straight, skinny and boyfriend.
Cardigans and Jumpers
These are great for when it gets a bit cooler and you need more layers. A cute cable cardigan or coatigan in either a rich mustard, burgundy or classic cream is a great key piece for mixing and matching with shirts, dresses, jeans or trousers to create a smart, yet casual outfit.
A plain black or grey jumper will look great teamed up with jeans or trousers and can be dressed up or down.
These are the main pieces of maternity clothing that you will need to get you through not only your workdays, but your weekends too. Also, if you do pick just a few key items that you can mix and match, it will help you to keep costs down.