SECOND TRIMESTER - 4-6 months checklist


Phew! It’s finally time to bid morning sickness farewell, and your growing bump will now be more prominent than before, giving you the perfect opportunity to embrace your changing shape with some form-fitting dresses to flatter your new curves


This may be the last time you’ll feel like wearing heels for a while, so opt for lower-heeled styles that keep you well-balanced and avoid too much pressure, and therefore swelling, on your feet.


When it comes to fuss-free dressing, long-line shirts are an easy way to nail a smart-casual look, and there’s a style out there for every shape – if you’ve been blessed with extra curves on top then look for v-necks with ruched empire-line busts.


Cinched-in waists will also help to balance your shape, while scooped necklines are flattering on everyone. Look for styles with ruching to accommodate your growing bump while keeping the neckline work-appropriate.

Left to right: Ipanema Dress, Butterfly Padded Long Sleeve PJ, Long Sleeve Cowl Neck TopPrint Drapey Wrap Dress

Left to right: Mayarya Maternity Support Tank Top in Black, Mayarya Over Belly Maternity Leggings in Heather Grey, Mayarya Essential Belly Band in Nude

Mayarya’s Top Tips:

Now is the perfect time to start your baby name list… as it may take a while for you and your partner to agree!

Consider booking a maternity photoshoot, for some sweet mementoes of your growing bump

2nd Trimester Checklist

1. If you haven’t already splashed out, we’ll say it again: soft over- or under-belly leggings are a real savior from the second trimester onwards and a great alternative to pants!

2. Invest in smart and comfortable maternity workwear to keep your mind on the job. Pants with elasticated waist panels will grow with your bump and can be used post-pregnancy too.

3. Add a cosy cardigan to layer over your outfit and keep you warm in the winter… or in the air-con!

4. For casual weekends, opt for a pair of shorts. Choose from either a discreet, stretchy elastic waistband, or an over-the-bump panel, which also offers plenty of extra support.

5. A belly band extends the wear of your usual trousers while keeping things comfortable. As you enter third trimester, your bump will feel lower and heavier than ever – a belly band gives you the extra support you need.