Rebecca Adlington shows how to dress a 38-week bump

If you've got a do coming up, take style notes from this Olympian mum-to-be


Rebecca Adlington could have had a panic about what to wear to the Soap Awards in Manchester on Saturday. Now in her 38th week of pregnancy, the 26-year-old had to find something glitzy enough for the red carpet but still comfy enough for her baby bump. But we reckon she’s just about nailed it…


Rebecca is wearing the Mamalicious Vanessa Maternity Dress, £48, from John Lewis. The black stretchy under-layer has ruched sides that perfectly show off the shape of Becky’s bump. Meanwhile, the white overlay top with scallop edges drapes over the top of her bump for a flattering silhouette.

The knee-length pencil skirt is smart – but loose enough to be comfortable. Rebecca teamed the dress with a pair of black low-heel sandals. We reckon the outfit would be perfect for a spring wedding or do.


The former Olympic swimmer only has a few weeks left before her 4 June due date when she’ll welcome her first child with husband Harry Needs. And although she’s still attending events – she has officially started her maternity leave.

Sharing a picture of herself tackling a giant puzzle on Instagram, she commented: “Maternity leave has well and truly begun…. Jigsaw on a birthing/gym ball!!”

We love her stripy top and comfy leggings off-duty look too.

Photos: Getty and Instagram / Rebecca Adlington

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