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Maternity fashion expert Danielle Stitt, who attended the refurbished Zara store reveal last month, said there were some gorgeous looks for winter but not all of them are going to be suitable for pregnancy. Recognising the lack of fashionable and affordable maternity clothing options available during her two pregnancies, Danielle launched online maternity boutique highstreetmama.com.au.

She uses her keen eye for fashion along with her passion for helping pregnant women feel great about themselves to source maternity clothes from around the world and offer them in Australia. “While you may love a cute skater dress with pleats and a tight waist, this clearly isn’t going to be a look you’ll be able to pull off while pregnant,” Danielle said. “Neither is an all over boxy shape when a pregnant belly is front and centre.”

“For women who are accustomed to high street fashion shopping such as at stores like Zara, maternity dressing can be a real challenge when these stores don’t offer a maternity range, as is typically the case.”

“However, retailers like Zara offer a great insight into what’s fashionable and with a bit of planning, knocked-up mamas can look just as on-trend as their flat-bellied friends.”

Key trends that will work for pregnancy:

Monochrome

Soft grey

Black and navy

Black leather

Geometric and floral prints

With so much to choose from, Danielle recommends honing down which fashion trend you want to favour this winter or risk looking like the proverbial dog’s breakfast.