Congratulations on your baby news! While there are many things on your mind during this exciting time in your life, you shouldn't have to worry too much about altering your style. Yes, your wardrobe may shift as your body goes through the changes that come with carrying another human inside of you, but we're here to tell you that you don't have to sacrifice your style. And if you tend to think of "maternity clothes" and "frumpy" as one and the same, know that that couldn't be farther from the truth!
There are actually so many ways to dress up your baby bump and stay comfortable all the while. Stick with looser silhouettes like shirtdresses and empire-waist tops that look so effortlessly put-together, or ribbed knits that highlight your bump in the cutest way. A lot of your favorite everyday brands like ASOS and Topshop have maternity lines of their own. Make these your go-tos for on-trend, affordable pieces, and discover brands like Merlette, a non-maternity-specific indie brand that's actually so perfect for a growing belly.
Keep reading to shop five of the brands that make maternity dressing look so chic.