27/04/2010 18:43 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Loungewear For Pregnancy And Beyond

During the first few months of pregnancy, many of you will be enticed by the pretty floral dresses, elasticated waisted jeans and figure skimming jackets.

A further three months down the line, and dressing your bump is much harder. The key factor in any clothes purchase is comfort. Which brings us to 'loungewear'.

A fairly new category to retail sites, loungewear brings together soft and comfortable trousers (think yoga pants and luxurious leggings) and classic vest tops and t-shirts. These basics are designed to allow you to relax at home in comfort, and their flexibility means they'll be suitable post-pregnancy too.

This Maternity 3-piece loungeset (Verbaudet, £45) on the right is a chic departure from the velour tracksuits that became so popular in the late nineties.

Like the idea of a relaxing outfit to chill out in at home? Have a look at these options below.