01/04/2010 17:59 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Buying A Capsule Maternity Wardrobe

Whilst many mothers-to-be might be revelling in the opportunity to go on a spending spree for maternity wear, an equal number dread the idea of trudging the high street for expanding waist trousers and empire line dresses whilst battling morning sickness and frequent toilet breaks.

One way of avoiding the constant shopping for your growing bump is to purchase multi-purpose pieces. Wrap dresses are adjustable to cover your bump, lycra vests are a staple that can be worn under anything to provide you with a bit of support and jeans with a stretchy panel will seriously reduce the amount of shopping you'll need to do.

This 6-Way Maternity Dress on the right is an excellent investment for new mothers. The dress can be twisted, wrapped and folded into six different dresses for night and day. So you can wear it as a strapless dress for those heated days, a halterneck or one shouldered dress for evening dos, crossover or cap sleeve (see right) for day to day, and you can even turn it into a longer skirt.

The dress is from Cecily Plum, and is only £79, a bargain considering you're getting six outfits for that amount.

What do you think of the dress? You can check out the alternative ways to wear it below.