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Maternity-clothes

How to: Dress your changing shape

Whether tall, petite, plus size, there is a look to suit all pregnant women

Find the right maternity wear to flatter your shape

Even with a big bump, we are all different shapes and sizes, here’s some help on the right maternity wear for your shape

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As your body starts changing shape, it’s time to start putting together a new wardrobe that maximises your best features and shows off that beautiful bump and killer cleavage! Here’s a quick guide to dressing for different body shapes...

For taller ladies
There’s no doubt the fashion world has realised women need funky maternity wear, but it’s taking a bit longer to cater for leggy mums-to-be. Ahead of the pack are Long Tall Sally, Isabella Oliver, Dorothy Perkins and New Look, so check out their great ranges now!
Top tip! Team jeans with a wrap shirt or empire line top to elongate your modelesque height.

For plus size ladies
Gorgeous curves totally rock, so don’t even think about going up a few sizes to cover your bump! Instead go for ruched designs, creating soft fitted pleats across your bump. Or try wrap tops and dresses, cinched at the waist, to show off that fabulous new cleavage. Look out for special design features that draw attention to the parts of your body you want to show off, like your neckline, shoulders or décolletage.

For petite ladies
If you’ve been blessed with a small frame, the maternity fashion world really is your oyster. You can make your bump the centre of attention with knee length skirts, while a full length frock will add to your height and frame your figure. Opt for tonal colours – they’re great for creating a longer, slimmer look. And you can open your neckline with a scooped or cross-over style, and draw the eye up with a beautiful necklace. What’s not to like!

How to: Dress your changing shape