I spent some time trawling through the various maternity sections of my favourite sites, as well as some of the specialist independent retailers such as Isabella Oliver and Lulu Arver and whilst the clothes are beautifully designed there isn’t much choice and can be very pricey. My quandary is this, if I’m definitely only going to be pregnant for 9-ish months, and of that I will only be rather large for approximately 5 months, can I justify spending £70 on one top or £50 on a maternity Tankini?
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So you’re pregnant—that doesn’t mean you have to kiss your favorite clothing stores and brands goodbye, and it definitely isn’t a death sentence for your style! It simply means that you have to be a bit more strategic when you think about outfitting your bump—think flowing styles for the days when you’re feeling especially uncomfortable, fitted styles and forgiving fabrics to flaunt that beautiful bump, longer hemlines and layering maternity with non-maternity pieces. Here are our picks for shopping outside the maternity section.
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