[[[Sunday Times Style Magazine, Wardrobe Mistress 6 October 2013]]]

I will be seven and a half months pregnant when I attend a wedding in February. Where can I find a super coat for the church and a black-tie dress for the evening? The only offerings I can find look too shiny or too clingy. The budget for each item is £500. I’m 34, 5ft 3in and size 14-16 (at the moment).

A pregnant friend of mine has this cocoon coat from Hobbs (1 £239; hobbs.co.uk). The shape is brilliant for bumps, and for life post bump, so you will get a lot of wear out of it after the baby is born. And for an excellent cut, check out the new maternity label In Pig. Jazz up its dress (2 £190; inpig.co.uk) with a necklace by Valentino (3 £520; net-a-porter.com) — why not, you’ve got the budget. Or if you really want to make a statement, and balance out the bump, go for a hat. Try Lovehats.com for something like this (4 £295).