A baby bump doesn’t mean you have to forego fabulosity. Check out our list of maternity fashion essentials to ensure you look great throughout your pregnancy…

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Bottoms up

Comfortable bottoms are a must-have – especially if they feature an elasticated waist to accommodate your bump. Leggings, joggers and wide leg drawstring bottoms are a great choice. These pieces can form the mainstay of your everyday outfits and are also easy to style. You can also consider jeggings as an alternative, the trick is to select styles that are easy to move in and boast some stretch.

Say yes to supportive shoes

Your feet need a little TLC during pregnancy so opting for a gorgeous pair of flats or a small wedge is a great idea. We like Green Cross, Sketchers and Butterfly Feet for supportive and stylish options.

Love longline cardis

Longer length cardigans will add an extra layer of warmth to your look while accommodating your bump as it grows. The good news is that you can wear your cardigan before and after pregnancy. Plus cardigans work with just about any outfit.

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Try some tops and tunics

When it comes to tops and tunics, look for something with a longer length so you can wear it throughout your pregnancy. Tunics are on trend, versatile and stylish to boot. What’s not to love? A tunic + leggings = your new pregnancy uniform. Be sure to take your ever-growing bustline into account too. If you’re not sure what size to get, rather go for a larger size to accommodate your chest.

Dresses are a do

Because dresses are comfortable and easy to wear, you’ll definitely need an option or two to ensure you’re ready for anything. Wrap, bodycon and empire styles are the most popular for expectant moms. If you’re not sure where to look, start with Zando – they have a great selection from different brands.

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