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Dress to impress in the office

Looking to impress and show off your baby bump in the office but not sure where to begin?

There's no need to wear your partner’s clothes to work; Just follow our tips for cool and comfortable power dressing.

At a glance

  • Show off your bump in smart maternity wear
  • Make comfortable fashion choices
  • Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise
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Check the rules

office-maternity-wear"Business casual" can be a bit of a grey area – does that include a floral dress the size of a tent with a blazer thrown on top? It could be worth checking what your employer says before you splash out on new work wear. And there’s nothing like a statement necklace to draw attention away from your “plus one” during the first 3 months.

Make sure you're comfortable

comfortable-maternity-wearThough you’d rather be lying on the sofa in your joggers, you can still be smart and make comfortable fashion choices. However pretty, avoid fussy outfits that ride up, slide down or dig in and instead go for stretch fabrics and snag free fastenings.

Buy some breast pads

breast-padsThough it’s unpredictable and happens to all of us, breast milk leakage in the middle of a presentation might not be your most professional moment. To avoid an awkward incident, pop a couple of breast pads into your bra and carry on pointing to your flip chart with confidence.

Do the mix and match thing

maternity-work-wearYou may be eating for two but you don’t have to shop for two when it comes to business attire. Keep costs down by buying basic staples that you can mix and match. Use fab accessories such as scarves, bags and jewellery to give you that elegant edge when you strut around the office.

Swap your heels for flats

flat-shoesChances are, the walk back and forth to the bathroom will become your new commute. Sorry ladies high heels are off limits. And forget paper-thin soled ballet pumps; though they’re cute, you need more support. Go for low or mid heeled shoes with a proper absorbent sole. And try adding Scholl Shock Absorbing Insoles to reduce the pressure on your feet.

At a glance

  • Show off your bump in smart maternity wear
  • Make comfortable fashion choices
  • Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise
Keep costs down by buying basic staples that you can mix and match

9-5 business bump