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Healthy pregnancy by Lynn Huggins-Cooper, Infinite Ideas

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7. Bodacious babe or bloated and bizarre?

What the best-dressed bumps are wearing – and what not to wear.

‘Maternity fashion’ was an oxymoron until relatively recently.

When I got pregnant with my first baby nineteen years ago, I was a student who spent her life in black thigh-high boots, stripy pirate trousers and an oversized fireman’s jacket. Once pregnant, I was supposed to morph into a ‘Stepford Wife’, wearing big flowery smocks with Peter Pan collars. I refused.

By the time I was expecting baby number two a year or so later, I opted for a pair of dungarees that I thought were cool at the time, but I now see in photos that I looked like the dancing baby from Ally McBeal.

By the time babies three and four came along nearly ten years ...

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