FCUK’s bumper maternity collection

Christmas: a time to don your party shoes, apply the reddest lips and slip into an awe-inducing outfit. But if you’re blessed with an ever-growing bump, the high street can be an unforgiving place when hunting for your festive frock.

We’re thankful then, for French Connection’s newly launched maternity range, available exclusively at

The range offers flattering designs that mirror French Connection’s mainline collection: think Breton stripes, maxi dresses and military coats (perfect for the cold snap ahead). “Many of our core customers are starting to have children so it was a natural progression for us to launch fashionable clothing for women to wear during pregnancy”, explains Christina Christie, French Connection Sales Manager.

The stars of the collection include a draped satin sleeveless dress and bugle-embellished shift dress, worthy of any party and every dance floor. Your only problem now? Deciding on your seasonal soft drink. Stylist's resident mum-to-be is going gingery.

Prices from £46;