I’ll admit I’m a late adopter on gingham. I’ve always found it a little twee, and generally feel that it’s better in small doses. But this season I think the Topshop ruffle skirt may well have won me over.
It’s a difficult one to build in to your maternity wardrobe as the cotton fabric by nature usually has no stretch so won’t grow with you at all. And the stretchy styles I have seen are a bit too 90s throwback for me.
You don’t have to miss out just because you’re pregnant though, The Bump Edit has hunted down the best Gingham options the high street has to offer for you and your bump.
Not a tablecloth in sight…
Gingham Crop Frill Jacket
Statement sleeves, and cropped which will work really well to offset your bump. You could dress this up with tailored trousers for the office or down with jeans for the weekend.
Ruffled sleeve t-shirt
If you want to capture this trend but like me are still a little wary of Gingham, this ruffle sleeve number from Mango is great gateway in. The boxy style would be great for pregnancy. Wear tucked in to a pencil skirt above your bump, or over your favourite maternity jeans.
This H&M dress is so cute, and with an elasticated waist should work for the early days of pregnancy, but unless you’re wanting to show off your pins, it could be a little short.
Maternity Gingham Top
I love it when ASOS do a maternity version of their main line styles, and think more brands should do this more often. So needless to say, I love this cold shoulder Gingham number which is an exact replica of the main range. With it’s wide contrast straps you’ll also still be able to be wear a normal bra with it, which is a winner if you’re struggling with your growing proportions.