I am 7 months pregnant and having trouble dressing stylishly for work. I really do not want to compromise on my style now, but my bump is getting in the way. Please can you post some ideas?
Putting together maternity outfits for work needn't be a hassle, and it doesn't necessarily mean buying a whole new wardrobe. Depending on how you normally like to dress, a few key basics to invest in include a smart abaya, shirts/shirtdresses, a long black or grey skirt and trousers. Aside from that, you can most likely carry on wearing pre-pregnancy cardigans and jackets, as long as they're left open. And of course, don't forget that shoes, bags, scarves and jewellery make all the difference to an outfit!
And as for where to shop, many regular clothing shops have maternity sections, and you can also check out specialist shops like Mamas and Papas, Blooming Marvellous and Crave Maternity. Aab also do a lovely range of maternity abayas.
Here's one outfit I've put together using a few key basics, and just used some interesting accessories to add a bit more flair:
Black boyfriend cardigan £32, Wallis; maternity long line shirt £28, Dorothy Perkins; eşarp £10.95, LOSVE; maternity Paloma trousers £28, Topshop; red mock croc shoulder bag £22; black t-bar cut out court shoes £30, both Debenhams; red squares necklace £12, Dorothy Perkins.
Hint: If you struggle to find modestly fitting clothing on the high street that's suitable for your body shape, then why not try maternity tops? They actually fit nicely, but are looser at the bust and waist, so you can wear them whether or not you are pregnant! I particularly like the range at H&M.