“Dear Aquarius team,
I’m six months pregnant with my third child, and I would love to have a maternity style makeover. I’m studying to be a nutritionist and most days I am too busy getting my little ones (Scarlett, two, and Mirren, one) fed and dressed to even think about looking stylish myself. I’m 24 years old and would like to look trendy and dress up a bit, but since falling pregnant again I have mainly been playing it safe in dark-coloured, casual jeans and T-shirts. I’d love some styling advice on how to look glam again!”
– Holly-Lynn Bennie, 24, from the UK
Pleather jacket, Dh199, H&M; Top, Dh230, Principles at Debenhams; Pleather leggings, Dh149, H&M; Flats, Dh145, New Look; Necklace, Dh69, H&M.
“I’d never have thought I could wear pleather leggings while pregnant but these have completely surprised me – they are really comfortable and stretchy.”
Lindsay says: “Pregnant women tend to think that maternity stores are their only fashion option, but buying the right sort of clothes in a larger size from a regular shop will give you the stretch you need as your baby bump gets bigger. The waistband of these leggings sits just below Holly’s bump, so they won’t get too tight, and the material gives this outfit the glam factor without sacrificing any of the comfort.”
Jacket, Dh189, New Look; Dress, Dh1,500, Topshop Unique; Wedges, Dh395, Charles & Keith; Necklace, Dh59, H&M.
“I’d wear this outfit to a wedding or brunch. I love the print of the dress and the loose fit makes it easy to wear all day.”
Lindsay says: “Everyone needs a go-to dress for smart occasions, and the bold print of this one is very flattering. It’s not a maternity frock, but the cut and quality fabric make it loose enough around Holly’s bump while still giving her a waist. Team with a statement necklace – your key ally in the art of distraction away from any lumpy bits you’d rather hide – and wear with wedges or a neutral flat.”
Jacket, Dh329, Topshop; Top, Dh350, Gap; Jeggings, Dh320, Seraphine by Blush and Bloom; Heels, Dh125, New Look; Necklace, Dh99, H&M.
“The stretch fabric of these jeans is so comfortable and means I’ll be able to wear them throughout my pregnancy. I love the colour of my top and the fit means it hides my bump.”
Lindsay says: “Although Holly is six months pregnant, her bump is almost hidden by this ensemble. The dark, skinny jeans slim her legs, while the sleeveless jacket streamlines her figure and adds an air of sophistication. Holly loves her heels and this vibrant block style adds a pop of fun, while being thick enough for her to stand in for a period of time. The bright yellow really suits her, while the necklace brings the look together with polish.”