Winter wardrobe woes?

00:30, Mar 14 2013
Paris Wrap
WORK IT: From work to casual, this lightweight EGG top looks just as chic with a tailored suit as it does with jeans and heels. Tie the bow at the side, or wrap around and tie under your bust to emphasise your bump. Layer with a Merino body suit for extra warmth. Available in black and Jewel. $99.90
Nursing top
FLEXIBLE: A great style that will take you through your pregnancy and after, a true essential! EGG's crossover draping design pulls across discreetly for breastfeeding. Wear with a skirt for work, or leggings on the weekend. Available in black, Gerbera and Peacock. $89.90.
Peacock blouse
COLOURFUL:Just because it is winter doesn't mean you can't have a splash of colour. This double layer top from EGG is the perfect breastfeeding style as you can simply unbutton at the front or lift up the first layer for easy access to nurse. You can fold up the sleeve for warmer weather after winter. Available in black, Gerbera and Peacock. $99.90.
All seasons Tunic
ALL SEASONS: This tunic from EGG is the ideal day to evening upgrade for a stylish pregnancy. Complement the sophisticated hue with twinkling gold jewellery. The soft gathers above your tummy will also flatter your post baby figure. Available in black. $99.90.
Maternity skirt
VERSATILE:Reinvigorate your wardrobe with EGG'S Zoe for all Seasons Skirt with a beautiful and super soft belly band that sits so comfortably under your tummy. The flattering wrap-effect cut will shape an elegant silhouette.Available in black. $99.90.
Knit Cowl
COMFY COWL:A super-funky style,the Knit Cowl Dress from EGG hugs in all the right places to emphasize curves and a growing bump. With a hint of Merino, this soft snuggly knit looks great with tights and a pair of boots. Available in black and smudge. $179.90.
All seasons dress
PERFECT LBD: With a soft drapery jersey that doesn't cling this EGG staple can be worn with short or long sleeves by simply pulling the side draw strings on the arms taking you through every season effortlessly. Available in black. $129.90.
Trench coat
VERSATILE AND WARM:Loved for its timelessly chic appeal, EGG'S trench coat is a true fashion investment. Perfect for cooler days and for after baby is born. Available in black and chino. $299.90.
Soft jeans
COMFY FIT: These Garage soft jeans from The Warehouse are bound to be comfy and practical for mum. $35.
Floral top
PRETTY FLORAL: This Maya floral top from The Warehouse is perfect to layer with a warm long jersey. $25.
Pin tuck
PRETTY PINK: This Maya Pin Tuck Top from The Warehouse will add a bit of colour to your winter wardrobe. $20
CHIC PRINT: With a pair of black pants for work, or jeans on the weekend, this Maya print-Godet back top from The Warehouse is versatile and a steal for $29.
Split Sleeves
STYLISH BLACK: This beaded black Maya split sleeve top from The Warehouse is a comfy option, without being too casual. $39.
SNUGGLE UP: This comfy long sleeve top from Pumpkin Patch is perfect for pregnancy and when baby is born. $39.99.
BRIGHT BLUE: This soft peacock coloured chiffon pleat shirt from Pumpkin Patch is a great work option. $69.99.
WARM LEGS: These seamless leggings from Pumkin Patch are a great option to layer with dresses and longer tops. $29.99.
Skinny jeans
THE SKINNY: These coated black skinny jeans from Pumpkin Patch are a great option for balancing out bulky winter jerseys. $69.99.
Casual jeans
CASUAL DAYS: These charcoal zip jeans from Pumpkin Patch are a great option for lazy weekends. $69.99
Colour jeans
COLOUR OPTIONS: Coloured jeans and floral patterns can add a great splash of colour during the dreary days in winter like these burgundy jeans from Pumpkin Patch. $69

It's been one of the driest summers in New Zealand since 1973, but as the days get longer and cooler, knowing what to wear if you are pregnant can prove a challenge.

We've pulled together some of this winter's maternity-wear options.  From snuggly woollen dresses to bump-flattering trench coats, there are plenty to choose from. Finding the perfect pair of jeans is tough at the best of the times, but a good pair is a winter-time staple.

If you need to stick to quite a tight maternity budget, remember to layer as well, or look for maternity options that will still be stylish and wearable once baby is born.

If you are moving into your next trimester and have already spent lots of money on summer maternity wear, look at layering with a warm long-sleeve merino spencer underneath shorter sleeves, or layer with a jersey you can mix and match with other outfits too.

Depending on how frugal you need to be, consider having a look at Trade Me for preggie clothes deals, they might be second hand, but you could find that pre-loved-perfect-for-you winter coat for the fraction of the price you would pay for it new.

Tell us: What cost savings tips do you have for sticking to a budget when maternity clothes shopping?


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