Samantha Silver and Gemma Rose Breger are industry experts who have been using their extensive fashion and beauty knowledge to create one of the most engaging mum-focused websites out there: This Is Mothership gives stylish but realistic advice on every imaginable topic. Here, Silver and Breger give their tips on how to style out the high street when you're pregnant.
The first time we were both pregnant, we were super excited about buying a whole new wardrobe to fit our ever-expanding bodies. That was then met with some disappointment as we struggled to find anything we loved from the small maternity selection we’d find in-store. This time around, we’ve approached it in a different light and realised that we don’t need to waste money on lots of maternity clothes; we just need to be inventive with our current wardrobe and make the most of the great British high street. Keep scrolling for This Is Mothership’s guide to how to style out the high street when pregnant.
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As long as we are armed with the best-fitting maternity jeans, then we can combine what we already own with some brilliant high-street pieces. We’ve tried them all (it took a while!), and we can safely report back that Topshop maternity Jamie and this on-trend biker pair from Mothercare come up trumps. Both brands offer over-the-bump covers attached to the jeans, so there is something for everyone.
Take advantage of the athleisure trend and be as comfortable as possible in some elasticated waist joggers. Just pair them with a blazer and block heels if you want to mix them up from your usual jeans.
This is the perfect time of year to be pregnant as it’s cold enough for outerwear, which will become your best friend. Blazers come in very handy when wanting to dress something up, and coats with long lapels, like this from Warehouse, are perfect for elongating your body, which is great if you are feeling particularly round while pregnant.
In terms of sizing, stick to your usual so that you can wear your coat again next year; just layer up with longer cardigans, which are a huge autumn/winter 2017 trend. Try this pink one from River Island, but don’t forget knitwear can be just as flattering, such as this Mint Velvet jumper shirt (pictured above), which is long enough to cover even a nine-month bump, when you get to the stage where you can’t button it up.