Well, despite only being 11 wks pregnant I am already showing...and the only downside to have lost so much weight after DD is that none of my maternity clothes from last time fit.
So I need to put together a small collection of bits to see me throug the winter. I'm specifically looking for maternity suggestions (though any are welcome!), but inspiration as much as anything.
I am a fairly casual dresser, but err on the smarter side of casual ideally. I like smartish jeans, neat polo necks, skirts/dresses, tunics with leggings etc. I don't really wear heels as I am tall and chase around after DD all day. I do try to look a little trendy as I am a fairly young looking 30 (haha) and am trying to keep out of the jeans/stretchy tee shirt rut I found myself in over the summer when my weigth was changing.
I am a size 14, tall with long legs which makes trouser shopping difficult...and I don't like my dresses/skirts too short as it makes me look leggy and a bit cheap. I don't have an enormous budget, think high street /high end high street mixed with cheapy where possible!
I'm not convinced that I am either stylish or beautiful but I thought I'd start the ball rolling. By the end of my pregnancy my "capsule" wardrobe (i.e. things that I could still get into) consisted of: black trousers, cream trousers, two pairs of jeans. Purple JojoMamanbebe wrap top (it's a bit like the Isabella Oliver ones, but cheaper), pink double-layer effect long-sleeved t-shirt, black long-sleeved knot-top, a couple of cardigans and a couple of vest tops. White wrap shirt for important meetings at work.
I don't know if giving you the brands would be much use - I live in Germany. More than half was bought of ebay; I'd never thought of buying clothes second-hand before but it made sense, everything was in excellent condition, some of it was overstock and hadn't even been worn.
I went for the leggings with dress/tunic when I was pregnant last winter and it worked really well for me. Much better than trying to keep maternity jeans up and tops pulled down which is largely what I wore when I was pregnant first time around.
I got some good leggings from FunMum.com, and then for knitted dresses etc I sized up in Sainsbury's and got several things for around the £15-20 mark. I did buy a few smarter bits - Crave and Mamalicious were both good for smartish casual dresses and tunics.