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Your Maternity Sportswear Must-Haves

Staying fit is so important during pregnancy but finding the right clothes can be tricky… not to mention soul-destroying. These simple solutions are supportive and comfortable, so you can exercise with confidence. Bonus: they’re cute enough to wear out every day! 

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Oversized tees (£5 each, Primark,

Love the retro good looks of these roomy t-shirts and at that price you can afford to buy them in a range of colours.
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Fleece cover-up (£18, Tu at Sainsbury’s,

Too cute to resist. With a classic Breton vibe and a cosy feel this zip top is perfect to wear back and forth to the gym, or with leggings as a day-to-day uniform. We love.
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Vest (£7.99, New Look,

In a zesty tangerine, this racer back vest is a fun pop of colour. The triangle shape skims your middle so there’s thankfully no cling! Also comes in purple. 
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Trainers (£12, Primark,

Feet swell and sometimes jump up a size in pregnancy but these mesh running shoes are wonderfully soft and will expand with your poor tired toes.  
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Sports Vest, £25.99, maternity sportswear

This supportive and flexible pregnancy top is made from Supplex material, which lets your skin breath and absorbs moisture meaning that it will dry quickly. Also it’s a good investment piece as it will grow with your bump and then shrink back once your baby is born.
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Yoga pants (£19.50, M&S,

Loose and flattering, these capri trousers have enough stretch to last all through your pregnancy, and the wide waistband means you can wear them low on your hips when your bump needs a little air!
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Waterproof jacket (£29, F+F at Tesco,

Walking is the best overall exercise for mums-to-be so find an outfit that works for you and make a daily walk part of your routine. This jacket will become your go-to: easy, cheerful and light to carry.
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Joggers (£20, Evans,

And… breathe. Almost as comfy as a blanket on the sofa, these jogging pants are fab for throwing on after a workout. They come in sizes 14 to 32, too.
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Maternity leggings (£16.50,

The foldable waistband means you can roll these super-soft leggings down or up: ideal for yoga stretching. 
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Body Silk seamless yoga bra (£34,

A tad on the pricey side maybe, but is there anything more welcome than a soft, supportive bra? With no pesky seams or itchy fabric, you’ll want to wear this pretty bra day in, day out. 
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Nike trainers (£55,

Neutral colour? Check. Springy footbed for aching feet? Check. We think these trainers would be perfect for power-walking (plus they’re stylish enough for a spot of shopping afterwards). 
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Maternity tee (£6, Peacocks,

The hardest-working piece in your maternity wardrobe, this simple tee will stretch but keep its shape, so it’s ideal for exercise as well as every day wear. Our tip? Buy in bulk.
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Fittamamma Supportive Maternity Exercise capris and vest (£44.99 each,

Think of this set as an investment buy. These pieces are each specially designed to support your bump, so you stay comfortable and relaxed. They come in a range of colours and sizes XS to XL. 
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Loose tee (£14, Avon, or your local Avon representative)

The superfine cotton of this top will keep you cool. Layer it over a sports bra or vest and leggings for a casual yoga-bunny look.
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Backpack (£19.99, New Look,

Light as a feather and padded for comfort against your back, this sporty rucksack will be much easier on you than lugging a heavy bag to your workout.
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Soft zip through sports bra (£22.50, M&S,

The designer of this clever bra deserves a medal. Sleek and stylish but ultra-soft and supportive at the same time, there’s a handy zip at the front so you can wear it later when you’re nursing the new bub.
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Butterfly yoga top (£12, M&Co,

With plenty of stretch this brushed cotton top adds a bit of pattern to your workout gear. Makes a great base layer for outdoor exercise too. 
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Zip jacket with hood (£18, F+F at Tesco,

In flattering black this is such an easy jacket to wear: just throw it on and go. It’s got plenty of room for baby to grow and is available up to size 18.
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Swimsuit, £26.99, sports direct

If you’re worried about revealing too much while splashing around at your aquanatal class, this Slazenger swimsuit will keep everything in its place.
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Pilates Socks, £12, sweaty betty

If you don’t like having bare feet during your yoga or Pilates class, you definitely need these socks in your life. With additional grips on the soles and elastic straps over the arches of your feet, they’ll keep you warm and help stop you slipping.
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Sports Bra, £44, jolie lingerie

Ideal for low-intensity sports like walking and Pilates, this sports bra has adjustable straps and a double layer of support to look after your growing chest while you’re pregnant.
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Tracksuit, £39.99, bonprix

Ideal for working out in the colder weather, this hooded tracksuit set is great if you’re looking for an outfit to just throw on pre-run.
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Converse Plimsolls, £42, schuh

For gentle workouts, like Pilates or yoga, a pair of plimsolls are ideal. They’re easy to slip on and off and you’ll want to wear them even when you’re not exercising.
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Capris, £44.99, fitta mamma

These flattering cropped leggings have a roll-up support waistband and use CoolDry technology to draw moisture away from your body to keep you fresh. Plus, the stretch fabric makes these leggings perfect fitness attire even after your baby’s born.
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Hoodie, £26, next

Available in sizes 8 to 22, this zip up hoodie will keep you and your bump snug, and dry, on the trip to and from your workout – whatever your pregnancy size.
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Sweatpants, £45.95, noppies

These maternity workout trousers are worth the splurge. Designed to be basic and comfortable, they’re ideal for both your workout sessions and lounging around in front of the TV in, too.

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Maternity Shorts, £9.99, new look

Keeping cool when working out is important in pregnancy. Stop yourself from overheating in this comfy and adjustable pair from New Look.
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Top, £39, seraphine

Made from soft stretch jersey, this long-sleeved top has plenty of room for your growing bump and will keep you looking good and feeling warm during those power walking sessions.

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  • Ruthy - 09/01/2016 23:06

    Love the t-shirts from primark! Also have buoght things from and they're really nice.

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