When you’re expecting don’t feel as though you have to sacrifice your style.

Invest in a few pairs of quality maternity pants and jeans that will accommodate your changing shape right through until delivery day and you’ll be amazed at what you can do with your wardrobe.

Maternity jeans are a must as they have a lot of unique benefits, including extra stretch in the material and an adjustable or elastic waist band, that you won’t find with regular jeans.

They won’t cut in to your tummy or keep slipping down – the waist can usually be adjusted up or down depending on what feels more comfortable.

The foldable waist bands usually come in a couple of colour options – either the same colour as the jean or a flesh colour – my preference is for the darker bands but it’s completely up to you.

Dress them up with a collared shirt for the office or dress them down with a T-shirt for coffee catch-ups and weekends.

For the professional working mum-to-be, you won’t want the added stress of trying to squeeze into uncomfortable suits or tight pants as your body deals with a growing baby, fluid retention and weight gain.

A pair of black maternity work pants will be imperative to your office wardrobe.

Look for ones that have an adjustable elastic waist band that can be let out as you grow and taken in as you return to your normal size.

A great pair of black, slim leg fitted maternity pants will give you a gorgeous silhouette while ensuring you stay comfortable from 9 to 5.

For lounging around the house a comfy pair of maternity tracksuit bottoms are a must.

Ones that have an elasticised fold-over waistband are great as they will see you through the whole pregnancy and post-birth.

Keep them low and rolled-down while early on in your pregnancy and roll them up over your blossoming belly and as you transition into your second and third trimesters.

With just a few key pairs of pants you can stay stylish, fashionable and comfortable throughout the entire nine months and beyond.

Michelle Ruzzene
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