Whether you are mega excited to have an excuse to hit the shops, or keen to manage with just a few key items, this is the blog for you!
Whilst there are limited shops that stock maternity/nursing wear in their stores (a few do!) a lot do stock it online and have the facilities to return unsuitable items. We have firstly listed the shops recommended by Mumblers, followed by Mumbler Advice & Tips about both maternity and nursing wear.
“I picked up some things at Asda. There is a section with last chance to buy which has things people have ordered online and returned to store.”
“ASOS is fantastic for maternity clothes as they have so many modern trends to stop you feeling frumpy. It’s also great that they also offer their maternity range in longer lengths too. Very easy returns and very reasonably priced.”
“I know its online but ASOS do free returns, I bought loads and returned what didn’t look right.”
H & M (Instore and Online)
Be comfortably chic with our maternity wear. Stick to classic white or black or try new colours and prints. Our maternity wear feature easy-to-wear dresses, cute knits and blouses, denim and a variety of smart and stylish accessories.
“H&M have gorgeous tops and dresses that aren’t actually maternity but more than perfect for baby bump based on their style. I’d definitely recommend going there. (Instore)”
JoJo Maman Bebe Online and store in York
A short 10-minute walk over the river from the railway station, we are perfectly located for a day out shopping or visiting attractions. They offer a professional Bra fitting service and Maternity wear WC and Changing Area.
“jojo maman bebe is lovely, there’s a little room at the back for feeding baby with comfy chairs, and toilets for changing, I sometimes have my lunch in there sort baby out and carry on shopping”
“Jojo mama Bebe amazing always go there staff friendly”
JoJoMamanBebe, 81 Low Petergate, York, YO1 7HY
New Look Online
New Look’s specially designed range of fashion maternity wear, ensure you look and feel fantastic! Our maternity collection delivers all you need to stay stylishly on-trend. Taking inspiration from current trends, fabulous celebrity expectant mothers and of course, your comfort, New Look’s wide maternity range has something for every occasion.
“I got some really comfortable seamless leggings.”
Discover what’s new in the maternity clothing collections at Next. With catwalk inspired trends and comfort in mind, shop our beautifully designed pieces for you and your bump. From stylish dresses and work clothes to comfy tops, trousers and coats, find your favourite designs, colours and combinations to express your personality during your pregnancy.
“I bought all my maternity wear from Next online, its great as you can have items delivered to store, try on in the shop and hand back immediately what you don’t want.”
Red Herring @ Debenhams Online
Seraphine (Leeds Store and Online)
“Take a day trip to Leeds and go to Seraphine, we bought a couple of really good pieces that’ll see me through and will be able to wear once I get my body back.”
I did most of my shopping online with a lovely company called Seraphine. They’re based in London but have some lovely stuff both for everyday and special occasions. Lived in this stuff when I was pregnant.
10/12, Cross Arcade, Victoria Quarter, Leeds LS1 6AZ
T: 0113 336 5150
“Don’t forget to check out the Mumbler Nearly New Sales for maternity clothes.”
“I tended to wear normal tops that I liked just a size bigger or skater style dresses with leggings.”
“Maternity compression tights available from Boots help with reducing varicose veins.”
“I found a lot of the maternity jeans too tight, so my mother-in-law kindly cut the elastic for me and threaded some pretty ribbon through them all so they could be tied looser as bump grew.”
“Recommendations for large comfy nursing bras, I found M&S nursing bras great”
“I’ve just got a load from jo jo maman bebe and I’m finding them very comfy”
“I found and still wear they’ve lasted great (15 months almost) padded ones (bras) from mothercare they did large sizes I was struggling getting large bra’s. I also only like padded bra’s.”
“I got measured then ordered bras from Bravissimo online. Leia in town is fab too!”
“I only bought a pair of maternity jeans, and just wore normal stretchy vests and jumpers lol. Good to know I didn’t waste money on things I wouldn’t wear again though. More to spend on bubba!”
“I never really bothered with maternity clothes as I found them to make me look way bigger than I already was! I just wore stretchy dresses from H&M with maternity tights from mothercare and a cardigan”