Maternity Clothes Don't Have To Be Baggy Or Boring

Considering that women have been having babies since the dawn of time, it's remarkable that our sartorial options for the nine months that we're pregnant are so limited. Why should we be confined to shapeless sacks and elasticated waistbands? Why are we entirely overlooked by designers during that period? Can't we still enjoy trends and look and feel sexy and stylish if we so desire? Come on fashion, buck up your ideas.

Here we round up the best brands offering clothes that will see you seamlessly (and we mean really no pinging of seams or stitches) through pregnancy and beyond...