09/03/2011 14:15 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Tried &Amp; Tested: Maternity Tights

It's true that when it comes to fashion and the seasons, we are either Winter girls or Summer girls. Summer girls love pretty dresses, short shorts, wedge sandals, and lots of tanned limbs on show. Winter girls love fantastic coats, digging out their favourite boots, and covering up! It's impossible to be both types of girl. Fact.

I am, without any doubt, a Winter girl. I was born in the Winter, which might explain why, though more likely it's because I have Winter colouring (pale skin that has never tanned in its life, brunette hair and blue eyes, with lips that go translucent in the cold), and winter calves (always look better in tights).

I'm the kind of girl who gets excited when the nights draw in and it's cold in the morning when the alarm goes off. Yay, I can finally wear my favourite stuff, methinks.

This year I'm facing a whole new challenge though - it has only really become nippy today, and I'm 36 weeks pregnant. Little of last year's Autumn / Winter wardrobe still fits, and the challenge is seriously on with leg wear.

I have spent most of the late Summer wearing leggings (JoJo Maman Bebe were my favourite), but while I can still get away with them with boots, it's too cold for bare feet. I need proper maternity tights if I'm to wear shoes or pumps, and I've been on a mission to find a great pair.

So far I've tried three brands that are worth a mention; Emma Jane Support Maternity tights from Jojo Maman Bebe, WonderMummy's 757E0010BRN000025Bproduct5Bproduct%5D=152" target="_blank">Buy them online here