But where to find the best? Look no further than stripey-mama favourite, Jojo Maman Bebe. With a choice of 4 colours in a classic fit this simple piece will see you through your pregnancy and beyond.
The bump test drive
I tried the ecru top with black stripes and loved the straight, comfortable fit in all-important super-soft cotton which fit snugly around my 3rd trimester bump and is looser on the arms.
I wish I’d had the top throughout my pregnancy as it would work well in the early days to skim your growing tummy and last right up to post-birth with its straight fit which manages to hug your bump while it’s there yet doesn’t have the tell-tale side seam ruching like many pregnancy tops, making them either cling to your deflated tum or sag once baby is out – neither of which is likely to do anything for your body confidence.
The sleeves come up quite long (this was also commented in online reviews) but it isn’t a problem in my experience as I often roll-up cuffs and there’s nothing worse than your sleeves shrinking too short in the wash! Which, by the way this top hasn’t done – the fabric is still soft, stretchy and comfy even after washing and wearing regularly.
3 ways to wear a maternity breton top
Breton stripe maternity top throughout, Jojo Maman Bebe
But which colour?
The 3 other seasonal colours are also fab but the ecru with black stripes is most versatile for your capsule maternity wardrobe which you can then add to as the months go by!
Breton top, £24, Jojo Maman Bebe
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