Choosing Maternity Skirts

Even if you don’t normally wear skirts there is something about the feminine line of a flowing maternity skirt that draws in many new mums-to-be. The increased circulation of air and the flexibility that wearing a skirt brings, means that many pregnant women will try maternity skirts even if this is not a style they would not choose pre-pregnancy.

Most maternity skirts come with an over the bump band so that your bump stays trim and compact and your skirt hangs well, ideal if you want to wear tight fitting or sheer tops during your pregnancy. But if you want to opt for a more revealing look, choose a low rise maternity skirt which will fit below your bump and really show off your growing tummy.

Denim Maternity Skirts

Denim Skirts

The most popular style of maternity skirt is the denim maternity skirt. As many women choose not to wear maternity jeans during their pregnancy, a denim maternity skirt provides a more feminine and sometimes more flexible alternative.

A short denim skirt looks great with tights and boots in the cooler months and is so flexible it can be worn with long baggy jumpers or sheer elegant tops for a great evening look. Team with flip flops or ballet shoes when the weather gets warmer and you have a skirt that is going to work with any style all year round.

Choose an above the knee length to accentuate your long slim legs and to bring added length to your body and look out for soft, stretchy denims that are going to provide the flexibility needed to ensure your denim skirt will continue to fit throughout all three pregnancy trimesters.


Maternity Pencil SkirtPencil Skirts

The tailored cut and on the knee length of a maternity pencil skirt flatters any body shape and can be so flexible that it can be worn almost anywhere.

Choose basic colours for your pencil skirts and you can team them with shirts and formal tops for smart and sophisticated maternity workwear and then simply change your top for something dressier or brighter and you have the ideal after work or evening wear.

A black pencil skirt is probably one of the most versatile and easy to wear pieces of maternity wear and should be a part of your capsule wardrobe. It can be dressed down with jumpers and pumps or dressed up with high heels or boots and a great looking maternity top to suit the occasion. The key to a great looking pencil skirt is not how you wear the skirt itself but how you accessorise it.

When you choose your pencil skirt, look out for quality and elasticity to ensure that your skirt is going to keep its shape and continue to look great throughout your pregnancy. Wool mixes are going to last much longer and provide a more sophisticated look while


Maternity Maxi SkirtsMaxi Skirts

The cool fluid lines of the maternity maxi skirt provide femininity and finesse to any maternity wardrobe.

Usually created with a jersey or cotton mix, the maxi skirt is becoming incredibly popular as it provides sophistication and style to any maternity wardrobe.

Choose a long sleek maxi skirt and you have the basis for so many outfits from the funky bohemian look through to a sophisticated business or evening style that will work with almost any top to provide the look you want.

Opt for flowing detailed patterns for a cool summer look or choose block colours to provide a capsule wardrobe item that will be versatile enough to suit any occasion.

Look out for high Elastane and Lycra content within a slim fitting maxi skirt that is going to ensure the skirt keeps looking great and grows with your body or choose high cotton content topped with an elasticated band for a flowing a line cut.


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