We can all agree that clothes shopping is hard enough as is, without the added hassle of shopping for a body that is changing by the minute. While carrying your bundle of joy can be a rewarding experience, the struggle of getting dressed in the morning and finding something that looks flattering cannot be understated.
As luck has it, maternity wear is no longer the mundane mess it used to be. Now, brands have started catering for pregnant women, offering a larger variety of options, from that perfect pair of joggers and those elasticated jeans, to that snazzy mini dress.
Next is a great example of a brand offering comfortable yet stylish clothes, incorporating the needs of your growing bump with this season’s must-have trends. If you’re thinking of giving the collection a go, we’ve created a list of the best maternity clothes that Next has to offer.
The best Next maternity clothes:
There’s nothing like an oversized jersey top to fulfil all your maternity-wear needs. Coming in a beautiful lilac and embellished with chic ruffles, this top is the definition of comfy and chic. All you need to do is pull on a pair of jeans or joggers, and you’re ready to start your day.
Despite what we think, having a fancy evening is still possible during pregnancy. This animal-print mesh dress makes for the ideal outfit for an at-home date, with long sleeves and a pretty V-neck that will flatter your figure. The separate slip underneath and the adjustable shoulder straps also ensure that you’ll be painting the town red in maximum comfort.
Spending the day running errands but still want to look put-together? This oversized shirt is all you need. Available in a light stripe pattern or plain white, simply pair this statement piece with a pair of baggy jeans or leggings and it’s out the door you go. Not only is this option fab for all-day comfort during pregnancy, a button-up is also a great option for nursing when your little one arrives.
While a pair of joggers are, without doubt, the Holy Grail of maternity clothing, sometimes we want that extra edge of sophistication - but what if we could have both? With this smart pair of maternity joggers, you can enjoy the comfort of the soft cotton and a drawstring waist, while also looking elegant thanks to the slim-leg and navy denim look. Truly the best of both worlds.
This simple black jumper with lace detailing is perfect for any occasion. The soft knit fabric makes it the perfect choice for day-to-day wear, but the delicate lace detailing will give you that chic touch for an evening out.
It turns out that feminine and delicate maternity bras are no urban legend. The Pour Moi Amour Nursing Bra is embellished with beautiful pink and white lace, but also comes with all the functionality we need: it’s non-wired, it has fully adjustable straps, light padding and a nursing drop-down clip for feeding.
If you needed more proof that style and pregnancy are not mutually exclusive, let us introduce you to this wonderful dress. Perfect for spring and summer, this blue and white number with ruffled shoulders can be dressed down with a pair of white trainers or dressed up with some heeled boots. The wrap-over neckline allows for easy nursing and the flowy-ness gives more than enough room for your growing bump.
Whether you’re taking a visit to the local pool or have booked some hols abroad, swimming is a great form of exercise during pregnancy. This simple yet elegant black swimsuit with a ruched mid-line provides great support to your baby bump and boasts a beautiful design.
Elevate your classic jogger look with the Mono Printed Over Bump Joggers. Lightweight and floaty, these will take you through your day in both style and comfort. From grabbing a coffee to doing the school run, simply pair with a black denim jacket and white trainers for the ultimate daytime chic look.
Naturally, jeans aren’t the first thing that spring to mind when we think of maternity wear. With this pair of black-wash denim jeans with over the bump support, jeans may well become a wardrobe staple once more. If you prefer a pop of colour, these are also available in a mid-blue.
During the cold winter months, finding clothes that are stylish and warm is no easy feat. This cosy top made of Borg fabric is a must-have due to its trendy half-zip design, and warm and fuzzy material. The front kangaroo pouch will protect your hands against any cold breeze, and the oversized style means you can wear this all throughout your pregnancy.
Accentuate your beautiful bump with this dark grey bodycon maternity dress. Versatility is important in fashion; you can wear this dress to the office or to the shops for a change to the usual jumper and jeans. If you’re looking to go somewhere even fancier, a pair of heeled boots and some jewellery should elevate your look, no problem.