Style: Going for growth

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Maman Deux, 79 Walton Street, London SW3 (0171 589 8414)

Everything from formal to informal, tights to knickers and swimwear, from pounds 55 for a dress.

Tesco, nationwide (0345-024024)

Began a mail-order service in February and offers a range of maternity wear and infant goods, from pounds 8 for a T-shirt.

Blooming Marvellous (mail-order and inquiries 0181-391 4822)

Best buy is the dress that allow breast-feeding without baring all (see right), from pounds 21.99 for floral print shorts.

La Redoute (mail-order and inquiries 0500 777 777)

Modern flattering simple pieces, from pounds 24 for a long black skirt with elasticated waist.

Pregnancy Survival Kit by Belly Basics, from Harrods, Knightsbridge, London SW3 (0171-730 1234)

The kit consists of a four-piece wardrobe, leggings, a short-sleeve tunic top, a short-sleeve dress and knee-length skirt. Available in black and indigo. All made in cotton Lycra, pounds 149.

Great Expectations, 78 Fulham Road, London SW3 (mail-order and inquiries 0171-584 2451)

For the smarter expectant mother, range of business suits, skirts from pounds 45, maternity bras also available.

JoJo (mail-order and inquiries 0171-352 5156)

For mum-to-be and baby, a range of easy-to-wear basics (see right), sports bras, exercise unitard and bump supports, from pounds 5.99 for a two-pack of tights.