I'm going home from town in a huff because not a single one of the high street clothes shops where I live carry any maternity clothing.
I'm trying to find stuff for work. Amazon have loads of t-shirts etc but I really need shirts, preferably cotton. I'm not a fan of buying clothes I've not tried on, so internet shopping isn't something I like.
You may have to put aside your hate of not trying stuff on as most mat ranges are now online. I found some stuff in mothercare, debenhams and h and m. However online new look, Asos, Jojo, asda, and gap have decent ranges.
Yes I find even in London most of the big high street stores don't carry their mat range in store, I guess it takes up too much space for relatively few sales. I've managed to find some in new look, and some really lame stuff in M&S, and mothercare have it in store.
I've found ASOS and new look best for good value mat stuff online, and actually just going a size up in normal ranges for tops has been quite good too. Got some nice non mat tops from warehouse, 'swing ' style vest tops seem to sit well over the bump!
I work in central London and practically none of the shops stock maternity wear, you're going to have to order online, try stuff on and return what doesn't fit. I've found asos is great, quality of h and m isn't great, seraphine or isabella Oliver if you're budget allows.
I've bought nearly everything from Topshop. Still in the size I would normally buy. I've had to buy different sizes in ASOS & New Look. ASOS & Topshop are particularly easy to order from & returns are free.
Huge h&m and new look, mothercare are only in store stockists For workwear I bought trousers online (next or Asos) and at 25 weeks with large bump wearing new look not mat cross over blouse in size 16, having been a 10 before It's only really trousers you'd need for a while rest of stuff you're prob ok to about 27-30 wks
I recommend JoJo, especially if you can get to one to try stuff on. In tops I've been true to size (normally 10-12 and wear a medium), certain styles of dress I'm a small or medium. I had good luck at H&M recently with non-maternity dresses that fit well, but depends on what you're looking for. John Lewis might have some Serephine or Isabella Oliver in the sale.
Asos stuff is fab, and pretty cheap. They have great sales. You can get it delivered and return for free through collect plus, which they have in most corner shops. It takes the hassle out of waiting for the postman or getting to the post office. They refund really quickly as well, so you can order a few sizes / styles to try and get your money back sharpish.