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What to wear to work if you're pregnant (but hate maternity clothes)

Section: Fashion

Trying to find comfortable clothes when you're pregnant can be difficult, especially if you don't like the selection of maternity clothes that are out there. But just because you're pregnant it doesn't mean you can't look and feel good in what you wear, and being in the office 9 to 5 as well you need to be comfortable! 

From smart maternity dresses to flattering tops, we've found some maternity outfits that you will love to wear for a day at work.

Maternity clothes that are perfect for work:

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1) Square neck button dress, £17, Dorothy Perkins

This smart dress is perfect for the office, with its simple button detail and square neckline. The soft material will sit comfortably on your bump too!
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2) Jersey pencil skirt, £10, ASOS

A black skirt goes a long way in the office as you can literally style it with any top that you love. The stretchy material makes it perfect to go with your growing bump, so you won't have to worry about buying a whole new wardrobe every month. The jersey material is also made from renewable sources so, even if you’ve got a long day at the office ahead, you’ll always feel comfy.
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3) Cotton blouse, £19.99, H&M

Made from 100% cotton, this simple blouse is perfect for the office. It's loose fit makes it perfect for warmer weather, and the tie detail will show off your growing bump. 
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4) Tailored black cropped trousers, £55, Seraphine

There are a lot of maternity workwear dresses on the market but finding a smart pair of trousers can be tricky. ​These smart trousers are a must when you're expecting. They are beautifully tailored with a smart pintuck detail, and the ultra-soft over bump band will make your office days more comfortable.
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5) Nursing Gingham Smock Dress, £29.99, Topshop

Not only is this dress perfect to wear to the office while you're pregnant, but it's also ideal for if you return to work. With the top detail flattering your bump line, it can also be lifted to nurse your little one or even express if you're back at the office. 
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6) Batwing tie waist peplum top, £10.80, Boohoo

Paired with some trousers or a skirt, this top is comfortable and stylish for the office. The tie waist detail gives a flattering look to your bump by showing off your curves!
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7) Duck egg pleated blouse, £15, JoJo Maman Bebe

Statement prints are in season right now and this pleated maternity blouse is perfect for adding some effortless colour to your office outfit. The super soft fabric means that you will be comfortable on your 9 to 5 and the waist tie flatters your shape as you grow. It's perfect for your pregnancy and after!
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8) Mamalicious jersey dress, £22, Next

You can never go wrong with a stylish wrap dress, they're super comfortable and look great too! It can be dressed up and dressed down for a more casual office look.
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9) Royal blye tailored dress, £99, Seraphine

Get the royal look for the office with this elegant A-line dress. This dress is a favourite of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, who wore it several times throughout her third pregnancy, as the premium woven fabric will adapt to your growing bump and curves throughout your pregnancy. 
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10) Ruffle tie waist smock dress, £14.40, Boohoo

This simple dress is stylish and will get you endless compliments around the office. The tie waist compliments your growing bump while the soft matieral makes it comfortable for a long days work. 

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  • Author: Samantha Ball Samantha Ball
  • Job Title: Freelance writer

Samantha is a mum of one, in a house full of boys. Her hobbies are long hikes, coffee tasting, and being a bit of an *obsessive* cleaner.

She also runs a blog Student Mum Diaries about what it’s like to be a student mum. 


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