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9 RULES OF EXPECTANT STYLE

9 RULES OF EXPECTANT STYLE

How to make dressing during pregnancy effortless – inspired by the women who do it best

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EmbraceColour

Eye-popping hues are an easy way to make a style statement, whatever your trimester. Wear one single tone for optimum impact.

Accessories

When your body is changing month by-month, tap into trends with shoes, bags and jewels. The right finishing touches can switch up even the simplest maternity look.

Lingerie

Well-fitting lingerie is essential during pregnancy and the foundation of a perfect expectant outfit. Choose supportive styles that are chic and comfortable from our exclusive edit.

Print

Enhance growing curves in maximalist motifs – think wide stripes, tile prints or bold animal designs – now is the time to have fun with fashion.

Proportions

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different silhouettes. Opt for a midi-length hem to balance a first-trimester bump, then turn to flattering A-line shapes later in pregnancy.

CoverUp

A cool coat or jacket will add instant edge. Don’t be restricted by size, just wear it open or draped over your shoulders for a laidback effect.

Details

Look for details that make non-maternity styles ideal for wearing with a bump. An elastic waist transforms polished trousers and pencil skirts, while dresses and knits made from stretch fabric will adjust to your shape.

Denim

Maternity jeans are a style saviour when your regular pair will no longer stretch over a bump. Denim jackets, shirts and dungarees are also made for expecting and will lend casual appeal to your look.

Basics

From a button-front shirt to a t-shirt dress, timeless wardrobe staples can be layered under a statement piece or worn alone for classic maternity style. Look for pieces cut in a long length and oversized fit to cover a bump.

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Images: Katherine Ormerod @KatherineOmerod, Jess Bowen @ModelMother, Marie Hindkaer @MarieHindkaer, Kate Foley @KateFoley, Pandora Sykes @PinSykes, Tylynn Ngyugyen @Tylynnnguyen

Words by Amanda Woodward-Brown

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