23/07/2012 12:54 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Must-Have Maternity Wear: How To Do Pregnancy In Style

Must-have maternity wear - How to do pregnancy in style Isabella Oliver/Blossom Mother and Child/Peaks of London

While expecting a baby may be one of the most exciting periods of your life, a time when you can finally indulge a little (pampering! pregnancy yoga! ice cream!), the idea of maternity dressing does not always inspire excitement.

Fear not: there are plenty of fabulous brands, from designer to high street, out there, and products for every taste and budget that ensure you'll spend the next nine months (and beyond) in style.

Instead of revamping your whole wardrobe, focus on investing in some key pieces - a draped top, a go-anywhere trouser, a wrap dress, a party frock, the right undergarments - that you love, and most importantly, feel comfortable in.

Check out our gallery below for the stylish maternity wear essentials to get your hands on and the brands you need to know about to keep you and your bump blooming gorgeous.