13/08/2010 05:18 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Five Maternity Kaftans

Ladies, this summer, the kaftan is most definitely your friend.

Lightweight, pretty and (most importantly) roomy, these summery tops are an essential buy whether you're pregnant or not.

Most often seen over bikinis for a spot of modesty on the beach, they're increasingly seen over a vest top and jeans on the high street, or dressed up with beads for the evening.

If you are pregnant, you'll probably be feeling the heat anyway, so the idea of wearing any form of stuffy top is unbearable. Same goes for maternity jeans, which can give you a bit of a sweaty belly!

This Kaftan dress on the right from JoJo Maman Bebe (£26) is specifically designed for those with a growing bump. It comes with a drawstring just below the bust to give you a bit of shape whilst the fabric flows over your belly,

Fancy investing in a kaftan for the summer? Here are four more just for those expecting.