We round up our favourite maternity fashion brands to keep you looking gorgeous as your bump grows.
Frustratingly, there are very few brands out there that cater purely for pregnant women. This, coupled with the fact that what is on offer can sometimes leave a lot to be desired, makes putting together a stylish expectant wardrobe somewhat of a mammoth fashion mission. But, don’t fear for we won’t let this stop you from embracing the latest trends.
This year, the Autumn Equinox falls on Saturday 23rd September, marking the official first day of autumn, while it may not look particularly autumnal out at the moment, now’s the time to stock up on all your favourite autumn maternity wear!
We’ve searched high and low to uncover the best maternity fashion brands and our favourite pieces for this utumn. So, whatever your bump-dressing style of choice, find the perfect label for you right here.
Top Maternity Fashion Brands for Autumn
Maternity High Waist Midi Skirt, £35
If you’re looking for a one stop shop for all your maternity fashion that’s both on trend and functional, Mamalicious could be exactly what you’re looking for. The brand’s range of maternity wear is extensive, covering everything from everyday essentials, sportswear, nightwear, occasion wear and great options for plus-size and nursing.
We think this midi skirt with an all over dark floral print is beautiful for autumn time endeavours, and great for expectant mothers thanks to its comfortable over-the-belly fit.
H&M MAMA Ribbed Nursing Dress, £39.99
This high street hero offering up stylish maternity fashion to suit your changing shape is H&M. From comfy co-ords to dresses and statement pieces, H&M’s MAMA range has a huge variety of maternity clothing for the style conscious mum-to-be.
We particularly love this ribbed midi dress that can be worn during breastfeeding.
Current Bun Maternity Polka Dot Tiered Dress, £36
Current Bun is the newest maternity wear brand on our list. This independent start up prides itself on affordable, modern and fashionable maternity clothes.
The main womenswear line, while small, offers skirts, tops, and flowy midi dresses all with flexibility in mind, like this tiered midi dress perfect for daytime wear to show off your bump.
Isabella Oliver Raffa Chambray Maternity Shirt with TENCEL™, £89
Worn by the likes of Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Garner, the elegant wardrobe essentials that make up Isabella Oliver’s collection have made it the go-to brand for style-conscious mums-to-be.
Think flattering, easy-to-wear pieces that look great with minimal effort like this timeless wardrobe classic, a denim shirt, that’s perfect for both casual and smart events – and it promises to adapt to your growing bump.
Envie de Fraise
Bobby Seamless Boyfriend Jeans, £58.99
Envie de Fraise’s laidback threads have been spotted on many a celeb, from Mila Kunis to Natalie Portman. The maternity collection is growing all the time but we love it for its chic staples and simple dresses. And, for when baby is here, check out The Family Collection, with adorable mini-me matching pieces.
These trendy boyfriend jeans perfectly combine comfort and style for mums who are pregnant during the spine. It will accompany you during your nine months of pregnancy with material that adapts to all silhouettes from month one to full term.
JoJo Maman Bébé
JoJo Maman Bébé Navy Cord Maternity Dungarees, £45.50
When starting from scratch, go to JoJo Maman Bébé to stock up on those everyday essentials. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, these guys really understand the needs of expectant mums, designing high-quality pieces that will work for every shape and size.
Their extensive collection also includes a really lovely baby range, so you’ll have all the kit ready for when the big day finally arrives, as well as endless ultra-comfortable dresses that are perfect for every season. We love these maternity dungarees which are perfect for the cooler weather while keeping you looking like one stylish mama.
Seraphine 2 in 1 Maternity to Nursing Jumper Dress in Green & White Dot, £75
A favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge, the timeless designs and feminine shapes of this eternally stylish brand are ideal for creating that polished look – which comes as no surprise as the gorgeous founder, Cécile Reinaud, drew inspiration from her Parisian heritage to create the collection.
Our top pick? This dress with jumper material at the top is perfect to keep you stylish through the transitioning seasons and allows for easy breastfeeding access.
The Mum Collective
The Mum Collective Chloe Lounge Pants, £38
Launched only a few months ago, The Mum Collective offers something a little different to your usual maternity and nursing wardrobe. This luxury loungewear brand is set to disrupt the current market with their sleek lines, innovative designs and overall functionality.
Whether you’re pregnant with your first baby, feeding your fifth or venturing onto the next stage of your journey, The Mum Collective’s pieces will be with you throughout.
We love their chic loungewear collection, with subtle embroidery and hidden zips for feeding.
Bump & Milk
Jacali Dress, £169
Bump & Milk is a big player in the maternity wear space. Offering modern, confident style for mums-to-be and new mamas, the brand strives to be ‘the opposite of frumpy’ for those to wear throughout breastfeeding and pregnancy.
Many of Bump & Milk’s styles feature handy hidden zippers for easy and concealed breastfeeding while out in public. We particularly love this bottle green dress that’s perfect for autumn.
Beyond Nine Milly Jumpsuit, £95
Beyond Nine is a stylish maternity clothing label that offers easy, comfy and wearable pieces for during pregnancy and after, with effortlessly cool jumpsuits, coveralls, separates, dresses, accessories and sleepwear, designed with comfort and breastfeeding in mind.
We love this jumpsuit, it’s smart, comfy and has curves in all the right places, allowing you to pull down for breastfeeding, as well as stretching over growing bellies. The brand is also committed to conscious, sustainable fashion.
ASOS Design Maternity Knitted Midi Dress, £32
For more maternity fashion than you can shake a stick at, you can’t go wrong with ASOS’ huge maternity collection.
From maternity dresses to shorts and leggings, look to ASOS to find excellent-value pieces for all your special occasion and everyday needs like this gorgeous green knitted dress that will make you look put-together (even if you don’t feel it!) and show off your growing bump.
boohoo’s ultra-affordable maternity range is an excellent choice for when you want to save those pennies, with a huge range of stylish pieces for mama.
For all the mums struggling to find the perfect ‘fit to match their pregnancy glow, boohoo’s maternity range offers everything you need this autumn. Sometimes you just want to feel polished, especially if you have an event such as a baby shower, birthday or wedding to go to, we love this midi dress and duster coat set which is designed to fit you and your growing bump.
Rented Maternity Fashion
Warehouse Floral Tulle Maxi Dress, from £29 for 30 days rental
One of the UK’s top fashion rental platforms, Hirestreet, have introduced the clever concept of renting maternity dresses and other bump-friendly clothing pieces for expectant mums who want something stylishly sustainable to wear.
Help the planet (and your bank account!) by renting, with brands like Frugi, Never Fully Dressed and Nobody’s Child all featuring on Hirestreet.
No outfit is complete without a piece of arm candy. But when you also need a bag that doubles up as a home for all your baby paraphernalia, shopping turns into a whole new ball game.
Jem + Bea
JEM + BEA Jemima Tote Changing Bag, Black, £315
The founders of Jem + Bea were in a similar predicament, and it just so happens that one of the duo is an ex-Mulberry designer. We’re obsessed with their chic take on the baby changing bag. Take a look at some of our other favourite baby changing bags here.
Scouring the shops for something to make you feel better about your changing shape can seem a fruitless venture – especially when it comes to shopping for lingerie when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
Hotmilk Nursing Warrior lace flexi wire plunge bra in black, £39.99
If fitness is your forte, you don’t have to cut back on your active lifestyle just because you’re pregnant. Many sports and active-wear brands now cater for maternity clothing. And even if you’re not a regular at those pregnancy fitness classes, gym leggings are pretty damn comfy, too.
Artemis Jet Black Maternity Sports Bra (B-G CUP), £45
Ultimate Pregnancy Fitness Leggings, £59.99
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