During the cold winter months of December and January, I had worn these kind of oversized non-maternity sweaters almost non-stop, which luckily has plenty of room for growth, so I can continued wearing despite my expanding waistline. My go to high-street stores for non-maternity over-sized sweaters are Asos, H&M, Topshop and Reserved.
This maternity dress from Asos made from stretch fabric that accommodates curves and flatters them as one continues to grow.
Another favourite has been the easy-to-throw-on pinafore dresses (this one from Asos) that can be paired with different tops or fitted t-shirts for a variety of looks. It has adjustable straps and a design that will see you through the full nine months of pregnancy.
My Bengali Baby Shower (Shaadh) Look wearing a Kanchipuram Silk Saree and traditional Indian jewellery
Frumpy, lacy, middle-aged maternity offering makes mums-to-be look twice their size and twice their age. I looked for dresses that I can continue to wear even after my baby is born. This dress is a great example of that. Picked from Zara’s TRF collection during SALE, this dress is a winter wardrobe staple.
I also love a polka dot dress for maternity style which has an elasticated over-the-bump waistband and a belt to tie. I have worn this to date nights and kept it casual with a pair of heeled court shoes, pretending I have that oh-so-effortless style. You can even wear this piece after pregnancy by buying your regular size.
When it snowed in London just a few days before Valentine’s day, an oversized, super cosy faux-fur pink coat from my existing non-maternity wardrobe came to rescue me.
Best way to embrace your blossoming bump towards the last few weeks of your pregnancy? Show off your baby bump with a tight-fitting or bodycon dress. This snake print dress from H&M is designed purely to highlight, flatter and hug your growing pregnancy tum.
This non-maternity sweater dress that I picked up from Zara’s TRF collection is not only a great bargain but also something I’ll continue to wear, come next winter. Since it is stretchy, I just went one size up to make sure I have enough room for the bump to breath and pop.
Whether you become a bridesmaid or want a fairy princess look for your pregnancy photoshoot, choose fabrics that accentuate your full-blown bump, opt for pastels or nudes for a glamorous look and feel. I love this floor-length blush stunner for its pleated bodice, flutter sleeves and pleated front details that I wore for our last pregnancy couple photoshoot.
Asos is one of my favourite high-street brands even when not pregnant. It is my go-to for chic work and event wear that I can mix and match for day and evening occasions. I was delighted to discover their collection of maternity dresses especially this classic body-con cut, set apart by the bold spring colours and prints. Gorgeous.
When almost nothing fits and suits me in the heaviest week of my life, I styled an oversized jumper with oversized sleeves and paired it with an elasticated non-maternity A-line skirt with side-slit. It did the trick, I reckon, especially the two-sided slim scarf worn as hair tie.