Given my current situation (4 months pregnant with my third with regular jeans already redundant) I figured it made sense for me to make a little DREAM maternity shopping list while I’m browsing for myself. This is everything I would love to wear now. Some IS maternity. Beacuse you need those key pieces. Some isn’t. But works for a bump.

I have a LOT of experience in this area. I’ve compiled maternity style pages for many mags in the past (I was a womenswear fashion stylist and editor before I moved over to baby & kids) and as I said, this is my third pregnancy BUT I’ve found I have barely any maternity pieces left. They’ve either been worn out, passed on or are for the wrong season. So I’m pretty much starting from scratch. Some of the below I’ve had before and will be rebuying (the Isabella Oliver black maternity leggings are the BEST, not see-through, hide VPL’s etc. They may cost a little more than high street versions but they’re one thing to invest in. Plus one pair will last your entire pregnancy), the Gap lace bra is a dream and so pretty and I loved the Seraphine dungarees. Then some are brand new. I’m currently wearing the Topshop Maternity MOM jeans and can vouch for them being flattering – they look just like the regular ones – and comfortable.

I’m a big lover of oversized winter knits – sweaters and cardigans. So I’ll be wearing lots of these. Plus tee’s, vests and shirts… lots of layering. Then I’ll probably just purchase one or two key pieces to elevate everything else – the Doen dress, Sezane check shirt coat and accessories, all of which work just as well after a bump!

I will do a couple more maternity features over the next few months as a few new collections are still to launch (hello Clary & Peg!)… but I hope this helps anyone else pregnant NOW. Right I’m off to clear out my existing wardrobe to make space for some of this lovely lot…

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