I'm having little luck buying maternity wear online - 3/4 of what I order is either miles too big or too small, and returns are such a faff. I know there is a Seraphine in London. Are there any other places I can go and try stuff on?
Hi eurochick, if you're heading to Oxford St there is a (nice) Seraphine on Marylebone High St. Been a couple of times and staff were helpful and also found it easier to order from them online having tried on things in store and know what size/styles suit best etc. I know the online shopping is a pain but i've found it to be the only way to get anything decent. Got some good stuff from Gap Maternity (and they always have discounts on). Jojo Maman Bebe also had some office appropriate stuff, and I got a couple of good 'jackets' from asos.com - very soft cardigan style jackets but good to put over a dress for looking smart. Also just ordered from Vertbaudet - will see what they turn out like.
I know it's not what you asked but one thing i've found super helpful is to make my own 'maternity tights' by wearing pre-preg ones (M&S) but making a vertical cut down from the waistband in the centre, so they sit nicely under bump at front, but still high at back. Been doing this with great success for weeks and means can wear dresses to work but still be comfy (I'm guessing that like me it would not be appropriate for you to wear leggings to work).