15 of the best maternity clothing brands: pregnancy and maternity fashion
Yes, we want something comfortable, practical and supportive, but we also want to feel stylish. So we've found, tried and tested the best maternity and pregnancy clothes, including jeans and leggings, for all shapes and sizes
When your body is changing, you want quality pieces to keep you looking stylish throughout pregnancy and beyond.
There are maternity and nursing fashion ranges which cater to casual choices such as laid back day clothes and comfort clothes to curl up in. If you fancy dressing up a little, there are lots of options which will see you from an evening out right up to your own wedding day, too. There's even specialist maternity activewear brands designed to support you and your bump while you keep moving.
In our list below, we have rounded up 15 of our favourite maternity fashion brands to help you find the best clothing to fit and flatter you from pregnancy through to nursing.
Plus, if you're looking for more fashion inspiration, we've also found the best children's clothing ranges and best sustainable baby clothes brands, as well as advice on where to buy premature baby clothes.
Where to buy maternity clothes: best maternity fashion brands
There are a large range of maternity fashion brands on the market, from boutique, capsule collections of specific pieces to big-name retailers launching extending ranges.
Many high street brands now only offer their maternity line online or in selected stores, so shopping online is often the best way to find the full range.
These are our favourite places to shop for maternity and nursing wear:
- Envie de Fraise
- Hot Milk
- Tiffany Rose
- New Look
- Jojo Maman Bebe
Best for: vibrant and bold animal prints
Sizes: small to X large | Awards: MadeForMums 2020, Pregnancy & maternity fashion – Gold
Need to know: The brand was started by two mums looking to create fashionable maternity and nursing clothing which were still practical for the demands of motherhood.
Why we love it: There is an abundance of colour, especially bold animal print designs across a wide range of cleverly considered clothing, which is versatile as well as stylish.
Our mum-to-be and tester Ali was taken with the “great quality” of the brand’s clothes and said it was “raising the bar for maternity wear.”
We were so impressed, we awarded Tilbea Gold in our MadeForMums Awards.
Key pieces: We love the oversized hoodie which can slip open easily to allow access for nursing. There are also pretty print dresses in floaty, wrap and bodycon styles.
- Buy Olivia Zebra Print Maternity Dress, £45
- Buy Sarah Leopard Print Nursing Hoodie, £69
- Buy Rina Ecovero Wrap Dress, £59
Range available from: Tiblea
Best for: clothing for you and your baby
Sizes: X small to X large | Awards: MadeForMums 2020, Pregnancy & maternity fashion – Silver
Need to know: A popular maternity brand which offers everything from lingerie to outdoor coats, as well as stylish dresses and essentials
Why we love it: There are plenty of pieces designed for mums to stay close to their little ones and even match them in adorable, coordinating tops and jumpers. There’s clothing options for dads too, to allow skin to skin contact.
Our testers said they loved the range and even “lived” in their Seraphine jeans, so we awarded the brand Silver in our MadeForMums Awards.
Key pieces: We love the miniature coordinating versions of the adult clothes, which have even been seen on the likes of Myleene Klass. The outdoor coats are designed for sub-zero temperatures and have built in baby support. There's also more relaxed wrap-arounds for laid back cuddles.
- Buy Mama and Mini Nautical Cotton Jumpers, £69
- Buy Zorah Down Lined Parka, £229
- Buy Cotton Skin to Skin Top, £39
Range available from: Seraphine
3. Bump Activewear
Best for: specialist activewear
Sizes: X small to large | Awards: MadeForMums 2020, Pregnancy & maternity fashion – Bronze
Need to know: Bump creates specialist maternity sports clothes for pregnancy, with a pared down selection of fitness essentials for your workout wardrobe.
Why we love it: Simple yet carefully-designed pieces which aim to support mums-to-be while they stay active. The range is understated but stylish and “cool”, as our MFM judges described it, in a muted colour palette of key tones.
Tester and mum of 2 Natalie was also impressed that her Bump leggings, “didn’t go see-through when exercising,” thanks to the quality fabric. We awarded Bump activewear Bronze in our MadeForMums awards.
Key pieces: The mesh leggings are designed for ultimate comfort and breathability while working out, as is the Serene mesh top. We loved this teal colour for a little pop of colour. Bump has also designed its the Bump Booty Band for pregnant women, which comes with an e-book of fitness advice.
- Buy Flawless Mesh Khaki Leggings, £24
- Buy Serene Mesh Top, £39
- Buy Bump Booty Band and Free Training Guide, £12
Range available from: Bump Activewear
Best for: fun, whimsical prints
Sizes: 8 to 18
Need to know: Known for its gorgeous kids’ clothes in colourful prints, Frugi has an equally eye-catching maternity range. Frugi’s line features plenty of pieces that will do double duty for nursing as well as pregnancy, giving you better value for money.
Why we love it: Frugi clothing is made only from organic cotton and soft modal for comfort – just what you need when you’re expecting. We love the bright patterns and fun designs available, too.
Key pieces: You can pick up summery dresses at knee, midi and maxi length in cute prints. There are also short- and long-sleeve T-shirts you can use for nursing as well as comfy jumpers which will cover your bump.
- Buy Spring Maternity & Nursing Dress, £59
- Buy Emily Jumper at Frugi, £55
- Buy Cecilia Maternity & Nursing Dress, £69
5. ASOS Maternity
Best for: sporty and stylish
Sizes: 2 to 26
Need to know: Online fashion favourite ASOS has a huge range for both expectant and nursing mums and it’s all at a great price – you could buy your entire pregnancy wardrobe here without breaking the bank.
Why we love it: For everyday basics there are multi-pack T-shirts and vests for layering as well as jeans. These are often one of the first wardrobe staples you can no longer squeeze into after the first few months of pregnancy. Plus, there is a great range of sizes.
Key Pieces: For chilling at the weekends there are leggings, sweatshirts and hoodies, while for nights out there are jumpsuits and dresses and branded items as well as special collaborations for something a little special.
- Buy Calvin Klein Modern Cotton Nursing Bra, £36
- Buy Maternity Legging with Side Stripe, £24
- Buy ASOS Design Maternity Lace Victorianna Dress, £55
Range available from: ASOS
Best for: slogan workout gear
Sizes: XS to XL
Need to know: FittaMamma is the brand to wear for working up a sweat. Whether you’re a yoga lover, a gym bunny or a keen runner, FittaMamma has the kit you need to support your growing bump and bust while you work out.
Why we love it: The workout clothes are made from high-performance, shape-retaining fabric and available in 3 different colour ways. The tops and sports bras feature extra support and control, too – no bouncing here!
MFM judge and mum Claire said she, "found the FittaMamma leggings to be incredibly supportive". She added, "They helped to relieve my aching hips. The material did not loosen during exercise or roll during movement and kept me feeling secure and supported."
Key Pieces: Their stylish Ultimate Maternity Sportswear top has been scientifically proven to reduce bump bounce by nearly 50%.
The Ultimate leggings also have the same bump-supporting technology, with a waist panel that can be rolled up over the bump or folded underneath if you prefer. There's also a range of empowering slogans available across the fitness tops.
- Buy Maternity and Nursing Yoga Bra, £24.99
- Like a Mother Exercise Vest, £24.99
- Buy Ultimate Maternity Fitness Capri Leggings, £54.99
Range available from: Fittamamma
7. Envie de Fraise
Best for: summer clothing
Sizes: 6 to 18
Need to know: Worn by Hollywood heavyweights Natalie Portman and Anne Hathaway during their pregnancies, French brand Envie de Fraise offers a style-conscious range.
Why we love it: Bright and stylish clothes with thoughtful, practical touches. You’ll find smarter options for work here.
Envie de Fraise also offers more choice in bras and swimsuits, selling basic options through to premium. In essence, Envie de Fraise has something for everybody’s taste and budget.
Key Pieces: Dresses are a great, failsafe option when you’re pregnant and the range includes everything from bodycon to flowing maxi dresses as well as trousers, in plenty of different colours and prints.
Several of their dresses and tops are also pull down or adjust for nursing once your little one is born, meaning you should get extra wear out of them.
- Buy Francine Maternity Top, £19.99
- Buy Badys Maternity Trousers Adjustable Band, £34.99
- Buy Alienor Matenity Dress, £58.99
Range available from: Envie de Fraise
8. Hotmilk Lingerie
Best for: pretty but practical maternity and nursing lingerie
Sizes: 10 to 18, back sizes 30 to 42
Need to know: You’re pregnant, but that doesn’t mean no more glamorous, sexy underwear. Not only does Hotmilk lingerie fill this brief, but its designs are created especially for pregnancy and breastfeeding, too.
Why we love it: Practical, fold-down bras which are also glamourous make Hot Milk a go-to lingerie brand for us. MFM judge Rebecca described a Hot Milk bra she tested as a, "very stylish maternity bra with great quality fabric" and like that you can use it for nursing too.
Key Pieces: There are functional choices for comfort and reliability as well as gorgeous non-wired, neutral coloured and lacy styles – but there are also bras with underwiring for days when you want a bit more lift.
Thought you couldn’t wear an underwired bra? You thought wrong. They’re fine to wear when you’re expecting and also from a few weeks after birth (as long as your breasts don’t feel like they change size during the day, or if you have mastitis).
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- Buy Warrior Plunge Black Contour Nursing Bra with Flexi Underwire, £34.99
- Buy Obsession Het Black Contour Nursing Bra with Flexi Underwire, £45.99
- Buy Ambition Triangle Cosmetic Lilac Contour Nursing Bra, Wire-free, £29.99
9. Tiffany Rose
Best for: formal maternity wear
Sizes: 6 to 20
Need to know: Loved by royalty and celebrities alike, this formal maternity clothing brand has silk, lace and sparkly frocks with the wow factor, all beautifully cut to show off your blossoming form.
Why we love it: Going to a posh do, or getting married before your bump becomes a baby? Even though your shape is changing, you’ll still want to look your absolute best. And for this, we guarantee you’ll say yes to the dress when you see Tiffany Rose’s collection. There is a wide range of really beautiful gowns and even wedding dresses which are Red Carpet ready.
Key Pieces: Choose a full length gown from the range which as been worn by everyone from Princess Madeleine of Sweden to Kimberley Walsh, the perfect bridesmaid dress for a wedding or even a glossy white number for your own big day.
Range available from: Tiffany Rose
Best for: capsule workout collection
Sizes: XS to L
Need to know: SpeedBump has all the essentials you need to keep fit while expecting – a long vest top, a T-shirt, leggings and under-the-bump shorts in coordinating hot pink, ice blue or granite with black accents.
Why we love it: The big plus of SpeedBump’s clothing is that the fabric retains its shape, so you should be able to wear their exercise clothes after you’ve given birth, claims the brand.
Love Island star and mum of one, Cara De La Hoyde says: “Great quality, with really nice ‘holding in’ material.”
MFM judge and mum of 2 Magda added: “Very high-quality fabric and love the mesh areas for sweat wicking.”
Key Pieces: This is a capsule collection all made in soft and sweat-wicking fabric, with mesh panels to keep you cool and flat seams for comfort. There are shorts, leggings, a t-shirt and a racer back top.
- Buy Dynamic Comfort Maternity Exercise T-Shirt, £58
- Agile & Free Maternity Exercise Shorts, £64
- Buy Cool Breeze Maternity Racer Top, £54
Best for: comfy basics and daywear
Sizes: XS to XXL
Need to know: H&M has been a staple store on high streets across the globe for years, offering affordable stylish clothing for all budgets.
Why we love it: There are soft cotton tops, relaxed nursing lingerie and comfy basics plus plenty of jeans to fit around your bump. We like the range of classic essentials on offer which won’t break the bank and make it an easy go-to for most mums and mums-to-be.
Key pieces: You can never have too many casual t-shirts and long sleeved tops. Non-wired lingerie which unclips for nursing is truly an essential and, with H&M’s maternity option, you can even wear skinny jeans again!
- Buy Mama 2-pack Nursing Bras, £17.99
- Buy Mama Super Skinny Jeans, £24.99
- Buy Mama Long-Sleeved Top, £12.99
Range available from: H&M
Best for: a smart and sophisticated style
Sizes: XS to XL
Need to know: A great brand for something a little more stylish, whether you’re looking for daytime cover ups or something more special.
Why we love it: The sophisticated, grown up vibe of the Mamalicious range is gorgeous. There are classy jumpers, cardigans for cosying up in as well as casual and stylish tops, plus a long list of dresses.
Key pieces: We love the smart knitwear at Mamalicious as well as the dreamy, floaty dresses in a range of prints and its refined tops.
- Buy Mlannsofie Maternity Cardigan, £40
- Buy Pcmnally Maternity Top, £20
- Buy Pcmkakoon Maternity Dress, £60
Range available from: Mamalicious
Best for: loungewear
Sizes: 8 to 22
Need to know: Asda’s George range is cosy and functional with some cute designs and all for a budget price tag.
Why we love it: George offers relaxed, easy to wear clothing for unwinding at home while pregnant. There are themed and slogan options as well as simple designs for no-fuss comfort. There’s also a great sizing range compared to a lot of other brands.
Key pieces: There are plenty of cosy and cute sleepwear choices with fun phrases and charming characters, as well as classic designs such as nautical stripes and sweats for curling up in on the sofa in.
- Buy Maternity Dark Blue Pinafore Dress, £9
- Buy Maternity Pale Pink Ribbed Be Kind Slogan Pyjamas, £20
- Buy Ribbed Tie Side Top, £12
Range available from: George
14. Jojo Maman Bebe
Best for: wardrobe staples
Sizes: 8 to 18
Need to know: “it” brand Jojo Maman Bebe is known for stocking all the latest mum and baby must-haves, from rattles and teethers to maternity clothes.
Why we love it: Jojo Maman Bebe’s maternity clothes are quality classics which can go with almost everything. Anything we can mix and match with our existing wardrobe works for us!
Key pieces: We love Jojo Maman’s stylish coats which are smart and sophisticated. Classic staples like adjustable dungarees are ideal for a growing bump and loose-fitting, tunic style dresses are perfect for staying cool and comfortable.
- Buy Herringbone Overcoat, £75
- Buy Black Bud Print Maternity Tunic Shirt Dress, £39
- Buy Light Wash Boyfriend Maternity Dungarees, £45
Range available from: Jojo Maman Bebe
15. New Look
Best for: high street style
Sizes: 8 to 20
Need to know: Another familiar face on the high street, New Look has trend-focused fashion at affordable prices, including within its maternity line.
Why we love it: You wouldn’t notice that most of the maternity range was designed for mums-to-be, with lots of cool and casual pieces you could wear while pregnant and still feel like you’re dressed in your regular wardrobe.
Key pieces: Cool band tees for casual day looks as well as bolder, floating dresses which could be dressed up just as easily for an evening out. There’s even more smarter options such as blouses for work, too.
- Buy Maternity Black Acid Wash Eagle Logo T-Shirt, £12.99
- Buy Maternity Green Animal Print Midi Dress, £25.99
- Buy Maternity White Spot Shirt, £15.99
Range available from: New Look
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