When I was pregnant, I really struggled to find a pair of smart black work trousers that would accommodate my growing bump. In the end I resorted to going around with my button undone and, when the strain got too much, with the zip at half mast, discreetly covering my state of undress with a loose-fitting top.
It worked but was not ideal which is why my ears pricked up when I came across a new range of maternity wear, complete with workwear essentials. GLOW is designed by mum-of-four Kate Staddon and her husband Mark. After five years running her boutique and online store, she has taken the plunge and launched her first collection – and with four pregnancies under her belt you would expect her to be somewhat of an expert in dressing bumps.
As well as a pair of comfy but stylish maternity work trousers, there are over bump leggings, empire line and rushed-in tops and a flattering Little Black Dress ready just in time for the party season. Worth highlighting is the new GLOW Jeans, with a slight stretch and over-the-bump panel and added waist adjusters designed to be worn from day one right up until returning home from hospital.
The brand new GLOW collection is available at the online store www.glowmaternityandbaby.co.uk