Thursday, 4 April 2013

Maternity nightdresses: How to pick one and our top five faves

Maternity nightdresses probably aren't at the top of your list when you first find out you're pregnant.

Afterall, if you're like us then you'll have a huge range of baggy nightwear taking up space in your wardrobe, which can act as a temporary cover for your bump.

However, as you get bigger and bigger you may find that the baggy nightdress is becoming a little bit tight, and that means one thing- it's time to invest in a maternity nightwear number.

To ensure you stay as comfy as possible opt for a maternity nightdress that is stretchy enough to grow with your bump but also won't lose elasticity and shape when it goes through the wash.

If you tend to be experiencing a change in body temperature as a result of your pregnancy, or you're planning to wear this when giving birth then opt for a natural fibre such as cotton, which is breathable and will keep you cool during those night time hot flushes and throughout labour.

We've picked out some of our faves on the virtual highstreet in the gallery below, and keep reading for our finds on the best maternity PJs and nursing nightwear later on in the month.

Maternity Pure Cotton Animal Print Chemise, £12.50 Marks and Spencer

Maternity Nightshirt 881
£25, Emma Jane Maternity, buy from Maternity2Nursing

Maternity nightie £12.99, Bonprix

Mauve Nightdress £25 Melba London

Blooming Marvellous Maternity Colour Block Nightdress - 2 Pack £26, Mothercare


  1. Thanks SO much for the lovely comments, would love you to write us a guest post over on the Melba Maternity Blog, and Rebecca would love to write you one too?? xx xx

    1. Hey, you're very welcome. And yes I would be thrilled to do that and have Rebecca do a post for us. Do you want to drop me a mail at and you can tell me what you need from me xxx