It certainly seems that once you are sporting a baby bump, you have no choice but to head on over to the one maternity store that will charge you $250 for a pair of elastic-waist jeans you'll never wear again. But aren't pregnant women suffering enough?
Armed with some seriously useful styling tricks that everyone — pregnant or not — should use, we went in search of maternity clothes that are actually stylish and unexpected pieces from the regular racks that can actually work throughout pregnancy and beyond.
What we found were amazingly affordable maternity body-con dresses at ASOS, adjustable overalls at Topshop, and supersoft chambray at Old Navy. Below, we're sharing six smart pregnancy looks and how to wear them . . . whether you are shopping in the maternity section or the regular racks.