Over the years when most people think of maternity fashion they think of loose baggy clothes or unattractive fits and prints that cover up the baby bump. For a long time, even fashion brands were manufacturing very unflattering clothes that made it quite difficult for expectant mothers to look stylish let alone halfway decent. Luckily maternity fashion has changed a lot in recent years especially thanks to famous celebrities and their stylists embracing the beauty of being pregnant and all that comes along with it.
No more are baby bumps and pregnancies hidden on the red carpet. It’s now something to show off and celebrate. Everything from fitted mini-dresses to thigh-high slights and dazzling gowns is now seen at events and red carpets on expecting celebrity moms. It’s all about being trendy and stylish. There are no restrictions on how to dress or even shying away from the public eye and going underground until giving birth. Many celebrities by example have finally forged the way for fashionable pregnancies being widely accepted. This has resulted in more and more fabulous maternity looks by women all over the world and we couldn’t be happier. We have rounded up our favourite looks from best-dressed, celebrity baby bumps that will give you some great style inspo if you’re a mum-to-be.
Keep scrolling to take a look at some of the best maternity looks celebrities have worn in recent years:
1. Kareena Kapoor Khan
When Kareena stepped out with her baby bump in 2016 she changed the game on how Bollywood looked at maternity fashion. Her fashion choices were always on point no matter what she wore, from embellished gowns to more casual looks and ethnic wear. Kareena’s style was the talk of the town with every fabulous outfit of hers being discussed and shared constantly. Bebo really had fun with her fashion and gave us some killer looks. However, one of my favourites was this glamourous, red off-shoulder gown by Gauri & Nainika, that she wore at the Lux Golden Rose Awards. Kareena ever the glowing mommy-to-be looked stunning with her natural rosy makeup and this elegant ensemble that complimented her figure.
2. Kalki Koechlin
While Kalki pleasantly surprised all of us with her announcement in 2019, her pregnancy style was definitely one worth noting. She gave us some fresh looks on her fashionable outings with some classic and some more interesting outfits. One really stand out look of Kalki’s was this fabulous kaftan from Sabyasachi with a colourful print. She really nails this almost boho-chic vibe look with a belt at the waist and tons of layered chunky silver jewellery. A kaftan with an interesting print is a great choice especially if you want to stay stylish without giving up comfort.
3. Neha Dhupia
What was awesome about Neha’s pregnancy was how she stayed true to her personal sense of style. From bold colours to chic dress, she continued to build on her effortless fashion choices. Neha looks gorgeous and super sophisticated in this fitted, printed midi, green dress and long matching jacket. Paired with some nude shoes she pulls off this look with grace and elegance with her baby bump on full display. This is a delightfully stylish outfit that can easily be replicated for special occasions.
4. Sameera Reddy
For her second pregnancy in 2019, Sameera showcased some lovely tailored looks. However, we were in love with how confident and carefree she was in her skin. Some of her more memorable fashion choices posted on her Instagram were the gorgeous images she took in her colourful swimwear and bikinis. She had a wonderful glow and didn’t have a care in the world as she flaunted her growing baby bump lounging by the pool or beach. Take a cue from Sameera and rock a cute or sexy swimsuit during your pregnancy.
5. Lisa Haydon
If you’ve followed Lisa’s career as a model long enough you know she has a great sense of style. During both her pregnancies she’s rocked her baby bump in bikinis, halter-neck dresses and chic dresses. Not afraid of showing some skin and breaking stereotypes, she really turned heads with her stylish maternity wear. Lisa also really rocks street-wear like a pro, like this super trendy look. Here, she keeps her look simple by rocking the activewear trend with bicycle shorts and combat boots along with a basic camisole and jacket. Functional and practical she also looks ready to kick some ass. You don’t want to mess with this mama.
6. Khloe Kardashian
If anyone follows the saying, if you’ve got it, flaunt it, it’s got to be the Kardashians. Khloe really served us some major looks during her pregnancy in 2018. All about over-the-top ensembles, she didn’t hide away in loose-fitted garments but instead opted for super fashionable and trendy ensembles every time she was seen out in public. Being super proud of her pregnancy and baby bump she rocked many fitted outfits. This crystal-encrusted Ralph Lauren dress was a mic-drop moment for her though. With statement earrings and a sleek top-knot, she truly gave us some show-stopping inspiration.
7. Katy Perry
You can never accuse Katy Perry’s of having a boring wardrobe. Her style has always been bold, fun and eccentric. Never afraid of taking risks, she has a love for bright colours and elaborate costumes. Katy who is currently expecting her first child with Orlando Bloom has brought out one top-notch outfit after another during her appearances. Some more romantic and some more form-fitted, she truly is blooming right now (pardon the pun). One of her more interesting maternity outfits to date was this layered purple look. In an appearance in Sydney (pre-lockdown), she was glowing in this lovely cut-out lavender dress with a long-sleeved, floral turtleneck underneath. The sheer turtleneck adds some coverage to the otherwise sexy dress that makes the outfit more interesting and so very Katy like. She proves you don’t have to stick to boring or standard fashion styles even when expecting.
Which celeb’s maternity fashion was your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.
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