APREGNANT belly can be the sexiest thing on earth. But figuring out how to clothe yourself when your body is changing rapidly, expanding in unexpected places and presenting you with a big growing bump, can be a source of panic. But with great maternity wear across the high street and and at boutiques and top fashion sites, the choice is endless. It’s only a matter of finding what works for you, without breaking the budget.

Vicky Phillips, senior maternity buyer at Mothercare, says that for workwear, no expectant woman should be without a good few wrap dresses as they can be easily dressed up and down – leggings, boots and elegant tops are also an easy, stylish approach, and there are so many dresses of all types to chose from. “Don’t wear things that are over-fussy and complicated,” she says. “Have confidence in your new shape, show off your best assets and don't hide in clothes that don't fit.”