Pregnancy, if it occurs at a time when you’re ready to handle motherhood, can be one of life’s biggest blessings. But for some women, up to nine months of gestation can be a curse on their fashion sense. Rather than allowing a temporary big belly to handicap your style by limiting you to waistband pants or tacky, too tight tops, experiment with color and fabrics. You’d be surprised how many retailers are selling maternity clothes in the trends and looks everyone’s clamoring for–but with a just a little more wiggle room. Some notables with the chicest fashions featured include A Pea in the Pod, ASOS.com, Old Navy, Motherhood Maternity, Nordstrom and more. After your second trimester, stock up on these mommy-to-be essentials and take your maternity wear from a baggy mess to three trimesters of being best dressed.