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This one is a maternity dress, but it doesn't have any ruching or anything so not very conspicuously so. It's not an empire line, but drapey and you could definitely put a belt over it to style it in different ways (I have already tried this). It is MUCH nicer than it looks online -- I tried it on in a shop and bought it straight away, I think it will be very versatile. You might not want black for your hols though.
The Phase Eight one has gone from the website - I think it was called Knot Front something. It was very similar to the Martha, but with a more fitted back (two lines of stitching) and the twist/knot at the front is a bit deeper. The Martha could also work, but didn't do anything for my back view when I tried it on - yours may differ! I also have this one but it does pull up more noticeably at the front hem as the stitching sits over the top of the bump. It's also darker grey and more speckled than it appears online.
The Joules one is Monica. I have it in a sort of cornflower blue from last year.
The Boden one was the Ruched Jersey Tunic (I think) but it's from last winter, however they tend to keep an empire line jersey tunic or dress as a staple item in their range.
Of the three, I think the Joules one is the best quality.