Maternity jeans - trend report

Denim is hot on the catwalk right now, so don't you (and your baby bump) miss out on the fabulous maternity jeans on offer now

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  • Jean-ious!

    It seems that denim is having something of a comeback. Gone are the days of the standard pair of jeans and in are an array of alternative styles (think skinny, peg leg, boyfriend and even the 7/8 length). The old faithful jean has had a much needed 2010 facelift meaning you can wear your practical, comfy and versatile staples and be on-trend.

    Luckily, after designers such as Chloe, D&G and Mulberry sent their models down the runway wearing head-to-toe denim, the highstreet has caught on which means us mere mortals can dabble in these denim delights for affordable prices. Maternity jeans are on fire, with hot-to-trot styles worthy of the catwalk and best of all, purse and baby bump friendly!

    Click through to check out the best maternity jeans for the key styles this season.

  • Bootcut

    The classic bootcut is here to stay with these ye faithfuls reigning supreme every season. These have an under the bump band, making them comfy and the slightly faded look keeps them looking fresh.

    Maternity jeans, £20, by M2b at Mothercare.

    Available in sizes 6-16.

  • Boyfriend

    Wear yours loose and fancy free with these fab boyfriend jeans. The elasticated waistband detail gives them a sporty feel (even if you don't do any sporting activity!) Plus you won't have to steal your other half's jeans - result!

    Maternity jeans, £29, by JoJo Maman Bebe.

    Available in sizes 8-18.

  • Jeggings

    The birth of the 'jeggings' are a godsend for those wanting comfort and style all in one hit. A cross between jeans and leggings, these spray on styles are a great alternative - just make sure you opt for ones with pocket detailing as these are more flattering.

    Indigo jeggings, £18, by Dorothy Perkins Maternity.

    Available in sizes 8-22.

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  • Kick flare

    Don't be fooled into thinking these 70s comeback kick flares aren't contemporary. These gems give the illusion of longer (and slimmer) thighs with the visual trick of the kick flare, plus these can be dressed up or down perfectly.

    Maternity jeans, £22, by New Look Maternity.

    Available in sizes 6-16.

  • Peg leg

    The peg leg does exactly what it says on the tin. The jeans fit like a slouchy shape and are tapered at the ankle giving it a peg effect. Super flattering plus the slouchyness of the style keeps them comfy to boot!

    Denim twisted seam jeans, £40, by Mamas & Papas.

    Available in size 6-18.

  • Skinny

    Ever since Kate Moss was spotted wearing what is now known as the skinny jean, the trend exploded. There are now hundreds of skinny jean guises, including these which are perfect for wider hips.

    Marilyn jeans, £99, by Isabella Oliver.

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