Pregnancy is sooooo cool these days; this means that top designers and brands have gone into maternity clothing so that their style-conscious customers can look good all through their pregnancies, while specialist designer maternity brands have attracted the attention of celebrities from the world of music, drama and even royalty.
Here is where to find to coolest, most fashionable and luxurious maternitywear in the UK.
Seraphine is pretty much THE go-to brand for celebrity pregnancies - celebs recently seen sporting Seraphine's mix of elegant, quality maternity classics and quirkier fashion-led pieces include the Duchess of Cambridge, Gwen Stefani, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cottilard and Binky Felstead.
Their Luxe Collection includes wedding dresses and that perfect dress for wedding guests, Ascot or Henley, while they also have a smart collection of workwear as well as maternity yoga pants, nightdresses and swimwear.
Isabella Oliver Maternity is another favourite with fashionable celebrities, including everyone from Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner to Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kate Winslet and Shakira.
Specialising in elegent, well designed classic basics that look as good in the office as on an evening out, Isabella Oliver have a range of go-anywhere garments that will take you from home to holiday.
9 In The Mirror have a unique concept in maternity dressing - they don't actually stock maternity wear, but offer a cleverly curated collection of designer clothing chosen to accommodate a growing bump.
So you can wear Mary Katrantzou, Philip Lim 1.0, Alexander Wang and even Paul & Joe and Missoni throughout your pregnancy with this thoughfully chosen selection, and then have a collection of beautiful investment pieces that you will still want to wear after baby is born.
Keungzai The Keungzai brand values ethically produced clothing with attention to detail and quality, producing an exclusive range of dresses, tops and leggings from their own Keungzai brand. Each item has a quirky feel reminiscent of 1980's Japanese designer clothing.
They also stock items by Peaks of London, Hot Milk, Amoralia and Cake maternity lingerie.
Envie de Fraise are a Paris based company with a range of chic, French-styled maternty clothing. Manufactured in France, they epitomise classic Paris-girl style; elegant wrap dresses, breton stripes and trenches, with some more feminine and romantic pieces as well.
Lipsy are the go-to destination for fast-fashionistas; if you are pregnant they have a extensive collection of cool maternitywear from Mamalicious, including trendy skinny jeans and a really good collection of maternity swimwear.
If you are breastfeeding they also have fashionable jersey nursing tops too.
Madderson London are a womenswear line known for their beautifully tailored dreses. This style has been translated in to a gorgeous maternity range with a similar aesthetic; sharp lines, stylish prints and beautiful details.
Lulibelle help you have the the perfect maternity wardrobe, achieved through a few key pieces that are high-quality, stylish and most importantly comfortable.
They offer fashionable wardrobe builders from Queen Mum, Mamalicious and Slacks as well their own range of stylish pieces which include tops, ponchos and accessories.
Clary & Peg offer a small retro collection of maternitywear with a clear 1970's vibe - think maternity dungarees, jumpsuits and classic empire-line dresses with pinafores and smocks completing the picture. Just add clogs.
Tiffany Rose Maternity is the place for gorgeous, fun and glamorous designer maternity clothes including 100% silk designs. Focusing on occasionwear such as party dresses, maxi dresses, evening gowns, wedding and bridesmaid dresses. They have a collection of pretty floral dresses, funky prints and long evening gowns.
Got a wedding scheduled for after baby is born? Tiffany Rose even have a nursing wedding dress.
A Pea in the Pod is a US fashion maternity wear site which is THE destination for designer maternity denim from 7 For All Mankind, AG Jeans, Citizens of Humanity, Joe's Jeans, Luxe Essentials and J Brand. They also have lovely daytime and party clothes and they will ship worldwide.
Still looking for maternity wear? Here is our Big List of Maternity Wear you can Buy Online in the UK.
About the Author: Jacqui O'Brien is the Editor of eParenting.