Maternity Fashion Tips for Each Trimester

August 29, 2017

As part of our maternity fashion video series, with award winning stylist Bethanie Lunn, our third video focuses on how to dress throughout the trimesters, with your body shape forever-changing! 

Here’s a quick summary of what you’ll find:

Trimester 1 – most of us want the safety net of the 12-week scan before announcing our pregnancy to the world and so, to avoid suspicious looks and probing questions,  dressing to conceal the early signs is usually top of everyone’s list in this trimester.

Boxy tops and boot cut jeans always work well.  Loose boyfriend style blazers, waterfall trenches and duster jackets, that grace over your shape, will also camouflage a growing bump and stay with you throughout your pregnancy - making them good investments. 

We love this maternity tie-neck top from Next


And these fab Emma Maternity Pants from Isabella Oliver are a “must-have” wardrobe stable for any pregnant women! 


Trimester 2 – this stage is all about showing off your bump to the world and wearing flattering clothing to help you do so.  Choose empire line dresses and tunic tops that clinch in under your bust and float out over your bump.  

You can also add definition by adding a stretchy belt over any top.  Team with over the bump skinny jeans then dress down with Converse or high-tops and dress up with a very low heel – because this is probably the last time you’ll wear them comfortably for a while! 

Trimester 3 - as your bump and baby grow larger, you’re carrying precious, heavy cargo and get tired very easily (no kidding).  At this stage, it is all about comfort and ensuring you feel supported.  

Don’t forget to always wear your Secret Saviours band – not only will it prevent your skin from tearing, but customers tell us it makes them feel “held in and supported”, especially in this last trimester. 

We recommend maternity leggings and loose t-shirts or dresses now.  Choose flat shoes at this stage, but there are so many colours and styles around, you don’t have to compromise style for comfort.  You can have both.

You can’t go wrong with these faux leather panel maternity leggings from Seraphine, which can be dressed up or down to suit your style (they’ve been worn on the red carpet by Marion Cotillard and for a shopping trip by Anne Hathaway – talk about versatility!).

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 Finally, add in loads of personality with accessories – you can wear them post pregnancy too. They’re an affordable way of updating your look (not to mention being able to wear them no matter how big your bump gets)!  Check out handbags from independent label, Bell & Fox,  who have been voted “one of the 6 under the radar bag brands that you need to know about” by The Daily Telegraph, or jewelry from Stella and Dot. We love both of these simple, but stylish necklaces.


 If you'd like to share your fashion tips with us, why not follow our Facebook and Instagram account this week and tag us #SecretSavioursStyle so we can share!




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Size Guide

To calculate the size of band that's right for you, you'll need to measure around your waist and bump across its largest point - usually at the tummy button.

Bump Size* S M L XL
80 - 100 cms
(32 - 40 inches)
100 - 120 cms
(40 - 48 inches)
120 - 140 cms
(48- 56 inches)
140+ cms
(56+ inches)

 *All bumps are different and grow at different times. You may find that you will need to go up a size as your pregnancy progresses