Pregnancy clothing doesn’t mean you have to completely reinvent yourself for the next nine months especially with our pick of the best maternity collections on the high street and web. With these collections, labels and brands featuring the most stylish maternity clothes out there, you can show off your bump and maintain your own style.
JUNIOR’S: 30 of the best places to shop for maternity clothes in the UK
1. ASOS DESIGN
No need to change where you shop, just because you are pregnant – that is one of our biggest style tips. The ASOS Design Maternity collection has more than blossomed over the last few years – it gets better and better every season. Shop for everything from comfortable, cool loungewear to ‘of the moment’ on-trend pieces with added ‘bump’ room, basics like jeans and shirts and, beyond-black maternity swimsuits. ASOS Maternity is also a great place to look for beautiful special occasion maternity pieces ideal for weddings and parties. (And, here’s hoping if the Acardia takeover happens we can eventually shop Topshop and Dorothy Perkins maternity ranges here too.)
>> ASOS Design Maternity is available at ASOS
2. Envie de Fraise
Maternity brand Envie de Fraise is one of our favourite French exports (after cheese and wine, of course), since it offers a whole load of chic and fashion-forward items, from bold jersey dresses and tops to pyjamas, swimwear and underwear. As well as a family collection for a mini-me look.
>> Envie de Fraise maternity collection available at Envie de Fraise
3. Ripe Maternity
Established in 1996 this Australian brand offers contemporary, stylish and, above all comfortable maternity and nursing clothes – that allow you to maintain your usual style. Highlights include their bestselling Dungarees (see above), as well as a wide selection of perfectly designed dresses ideal for the office, daytime and informal party wear, comfy loungewear and brilliant nursing friendly basics to see you through those early days and beyond.
> >Ripe Maternity Collection available at Ripe
4. New Look
Like a few other high street stores offering a maternity range, it’s great to be able to shop at your usual favourite store like New Look whilst pregnant, since many of its most popular and must-have styles are also available in ‘mum-to-be’ designs. The vast maternity range and especially the denim pieces at New Look is top notch, and the brilliant price tag means you don’t have to be too selective – from trend led pieces to wardrobe basics – meaning you can feel fashionable throughout your whole pregnancy.
> > New Look Maternity collection available at New Look
Looking for maternity wardrobe basics for an affordable price? Vertbaudet, another French brand we love is the answer. Often overlooked – you can find some real gems here – and there is also regular sales and discounts. Vertbaudet has a great offering of classic, wearable pieces, alongside a few trend led items each season. We especially love the denim, summer dresses and simple stripe tops.
>> Vertbaudet Maternity collection available at Vertbaudet
Noppies has been designing maternity clothing for over 20 years, so they know what they are doing when it comes to a well-designed dress or pair of trousers. Expect cool, Dutch design and funky patterns, as well as those classic, everyday pieces that will help you and your bump get dressed with ease whilst ensuring that every woman can be her true self in an outfit that reflects her style.
> >Noppies maternity collection available at Noppies
Unusually for a large high street store, GAP only sells its fantastic maternity collection exclusively online. It really is worth finding out your size, though, by first ordering a few pieces, as the comfy chic styling of the mainline carries on here – and, there are some stellar pieces to be found. We love the longline tops, the soft jersey dresses, jumpsuits and doing what GAP does best, the selection of maternity denim is top notch.
>> Gap Maternity collection available online only at GAP
All maternity wear tops at Esprit are designed to be long in the body, so that you won’t be exposing any bump. Expect to find elasticated holes and buttons on waistbands, cool breastfeeding tops and a fantastic selection of pop colours as well as natural tones. Check out the extensive nightwear and loungewear too – especially for post-natal wear.
> > Esprit Maternity available at Esprit
We may have first spotted MamaLicious within a department store, but the website is most definitely where it’s at – visit to view the full maternity and nursing collections. Launched in 2005 this cool Danish brand, eco-conscious credentials and unique styling makes the clothing all the more appealing, with mostly nude, natural and chalky colours, with pops of colour, print and pattern, we especially love the leopard print styles – so cool. This season also sees a chic collection and collaboration with Danish Model and Influencer Cecile Haugarrd who’s first baby id due this Spring.
>> MamaLicious collection available at MamaLicious
10. Tiffany Rose
Tiffany Rose maternity has been awarded many Junior Design Awards – and for good reason. The quality of the dresses, for both day and evening wear, is second to none. The weight of the fabrics gives an elegant silhouette and is always flattering on a pregnant, or nursing, shapes. The collection is often endorsed by celebrities, who favour the eye-catching elegant gowns for red carpet events. Tiffany Rose also sell a section of elegant and flattering maternity bridal gowns as seen on ‘Riveria’ actress Juila Stiles
>> Tiffany Rose Maternity Collection is available at Tiffany Rose
11. Isabella Oliver
Founder and creative director Baukjen de Swaan of Isabella Oliver continuly offers stylish, elegant pieces in luxurious fabrics which aim to make you feel like you, throughout your pregnancy and beyond. Meaning most of the collection is designed to fit you both during and post birth. The subtle ruching and wrapping details on the tops and dresses is flattering and the classic silhouettes mean mixing and matching pieces into your current wardrobe is easy. The difference with Isabella Oliver is these are pieces you’ll WANT to wear time and time again – even when not pregnant! Check out its new pre-loved section that offers gently worn pieces at a lower price point but more importantly helping to reduce environmental impact.
>> Isabella Oliver Maternity collection available at Isabella Oliver
12. The Natty
Another high street gem and one that doesn’t squash your style just because you are pregnant is H&M. Offering on trend, stylish and wearable pieces at such brilliant value for money. From print and pattern dresses to dungarees and nursing tops and bras, the main reason we love H&M is the maternity jeans. There isn’t a new mum or mum-to-be who hasn’t recommended them for the great, comfortable and stylish fit. This season the knitwear and loungewear is top notch.
>> H&M MAMA collection is available at H&M
14. A Pea in the Pod
A maternity clothing institution in the USA, A Pea in the Pod opened a pop up shop in Harrods a few years back which has thankfully now become a permanent fixture. A Pea in the Pod is a mixture of own brand and designer clothing for mums-to-be, including an unrivalled denim selection by the lines such as 7 for All Mankind, J Brand and Citizens of Humanity amongst others. Now, available online A Pea in the Pod also stocks such well known British maternity designs – some as exclusive pieces – from Séraphine, Isabella Oliver and Madderson London.
>> A Pea in the Pod maternity collection is available at A Pea in the Pod
Séraphine has been making waves in fashionable celebrity and influencer (maternity) circles for years, but it was catapulted into everyday conversation after the Duchess of Cambridge was spotted wearing many a wrap dress from its collections when pregnant with Prince George. As well as these highly flattering wrap dresses, Séraphine offers a whole wardrobe full of gorgeous maternity fashion essentials including cover ups, evening dresses, jeans and lingerie, as well as the basics, there is even a beautiful selection of maternity bridal dresses.
> Séraphine Maternity collection available at Séraphine
From essential maternity wardrobe basics (jeans, dresses and lingerie) to cool and quirky pieces (dungarees, print swimwear and smocks), Topshop-shoppers will be delighted with the range available for mums-to-be means not having to sacrifice on trends for 9 months or more. (Most items are in the sale at present while we await news of the Arcadia takeover.)
>> Top Shop Maternity is available online and in-store at Topshop
17. JoJo Maman Bebe
With 90 stores across the UK a JoJo Maman Bebe is likely on your nearest high street (and well as an extensive online collection and catalogue). Grown from humble beginnings in 1993 offering French nautical style clothing for children into a full on parenting lifestyle store offering of functional, comfortable and attractive maternity clothing for mums-to-be, baby gifts, toys and more. This is one of the best places to find a Breton striped maternity pieces, maternity dungarees and everyday quality essentials like leggings, vests and maternity tights.
>> JoJo Mamam Bebe Maternity Collection is available at JoJo Maman Bebe
Classic, simple and dare we say comfortable? Mango offers a very limited – but, very chic collection of basics, essentials and a few stand out pieces that will see you through the bump and beyond without sacrificing your style.
>> Mango Maternity collection is available at Mango
Once the domain of work wear separates Next is now a serious high street fashion contender – selling covetable, must-have pieces that literally sell out before thy hit the rails. The trick with Next is to buy early when the preview Next Directory comes out. And, with next day delivery (on ordesr before 9pm) and collect from store options you really can’t shop anywhere better for maternity, kids and baby wear. The maternity collection features an array of over and under-the-bump jeans, evening dresses, gorgeous daywear, swimwear and lingerie and wardrobe basics like vests, leggings and tunics – at of course, great prices. Next also has licence to sell other maternity brands including Frugi, Mama:Licious and River Island.
>> Next Maternity Collection is available at Next
Once one of Manchester’s worst kept fashion secrets – Boohoo is now an online fashion retailer to be reckoned with (and with the buyout of Debenhams it can only get bigger and better!) Stocking women, mens, kids and yes, even maternity – fashionistas can get a fast fashion fix without spending a fortune no matter how many months due. Want floral dresses, longline overskirts, skinny jeans and on-trend tops.? Then Boohoo is where you can shop 24/7.
> Boohoo Maternity is available at Boohoo
21. The Pod Collection
A stylish and sustainably made eco-friendly clothing collection for expecting and nursing mothers. Established in Ireland in 2019 Hazel & Emma, two best friends who set out to create a streamlined collection of stylish timeless pieces meant to be worn for every stage. Designed with longevity & quality in mind each piece is meant to be worn throughout and way beyond your pregnancy. Hence why they scooped Gold in the Junior Design Awards 2020.
>The Pod Collection is available at The Pod Collection
22. Dorothy Perkins at Debenhams
Online at Debenhams, the maternity clothing is currently mainly in sale as Debenhams is undergoing a massive change (see above). Dorothy Perkins isa available at present and always good for a flippy or body con maternity dress.
>> Dorothy Perkins Maternity is available at Debenhams
23. Hatch Maternity
Still based in America, Hatch thankfully ships to 200 countries including the UK and is also now stocked at Net-A-Porter. The styling of the website alone makes you want to shop, shop, shop! Beautiful nude colours, greys, black and chalky tones are interspersed with delicate and pretty prints over jumpsuits, dresses, tunics and more. If you only buy one special piece when pregnant make it from Hatch – it’s the fashion crowds favourite label by far.
>> Hatch Maternity collection available at Hatch Maternity
24. Clary and Peg
If you are looking for maternity wear with a retro feel, Clary and Peg offers a range of clothing suitable for wearing while pregnant, with a vintage twist. The clothing is representative of fashion through the ages with a capsule collection comprising of 50s smocks, 60s and 70s short dresses, 70s maxi dresses and classic 80s dungarees and jumpsuits, all in rich colours and vintage-style fabrics, with plenty of attention to detailing.
>> Clary & Peg Maternity available at Clary and Peg
25. Lonzi & Bean
Hailing from South Africa Lonzi & Bean was created by two best friends in 2015 offering essential pieces using locally Cape Town sourced fabric for super soft and comfortable maternity and dual-nursing wear – great for those who love a flowing jersey maxis, tunics and leggings. They also stock a great selection of plus-size maternity pieces.
>> Lonzi & Bean collection available at Lonzi & Bean
26. Lily & Ribbon
An online boutique stocking classic maternity jersey dresses, lingerie, leggings and nightwear. Worth a good nose around the website (as its vast) to find some hidden gems – like casual jumpsuits, soft knitwear and loungewear. They also scooped Bronze in the Junior Design Awards 2020.
>> Lily & Ribbon Maternity collection available at Lily & Ribbon
A fun, fashion-led maternity and breastfeeding range founded by friend Claire and Nicky that aims to banish ‘boring’ & ‘frumpy’ maternity fashion forever. As Silver winner of last year’s Best Maternity Brand in the Junior Design Awards we can testify the shots of bright colour and bold leopard prints, give the collection a contemporary feel. Extra points for the well considered basics and functional design that means wearers can feel confident when pregnant – and breastfeeding. We love the addition of nightwear, pyjamas and nurseling sweater dresses.
>> Tilbea London Maternity collection available at Tilbea
Launched last year, Frugi introduced us to BLOOM – a maternity & twinning collection comprising of flattering dresses, skirts, tops, jumpers, night-wear and accessories to keep mums feeling fabulous during and after pregnancy. The Frugi Bloom collection is made from the softest GOTS certified organic cotton in line with the eco credentials of this colourful brand.
> Frugi Bloom Maternity collection available at Frugi
Mia Seipel, launched her sustainable Swedish brand Boob in 1999 she says after “…I watched my sister breastfeed her newborn son with the north wind sweeping around her bare waist. There and then, I realised that mothers, like all super heroes, deserve the right gear.” Since then her stylish nursing collection now includes clothes for al stages of motherhood. The neutral toned maternity pieces are made from organic cotton, are designed with comfort and practically in mind and, above all they each take you from bump, breastfeeding and beyond. We love.
Boob Design Maternity collection is available at Boob Design
30. Marks & Spencer
M&S Collection offers a very edited range of maternity clothes that is best found online. From classic denim, essentials like tee’s and legging and of course, lingerie. It’s a real shame the pieces don’t reflect the usual M&S flair but, when you want pre and post natal basics that will last beyond those first 9-months this is your one-stop shop.
>Marks & Spencer Collection Maternity is available at Marks & Spencer