Maternity wear should never feel like an ‘expectant mom’ costume. As your bump grows and your body seems less and less familiar, resist the urge to dress as though you are becoming a completely different person. Staying true to your unique style is the key to looking fabulous throughout your pregnancy. Continue choosing ensembles that highlight your best features, play down your flaws, and express your individuality.These celebs have shown us how to work a pregnancy with style, adorning their bumps with punk and panache. Get inspired to make the most of your new curves.
Jessica Alba favors easygoing, pretty clothes. Her style is always ladylike. On the red carpet, she showcases her bump in bright colors and feminine frills.
You can achieve her everyday look with spot-on proportions and comfortable, understated layers. A roomy, knit top under a slim blazer flatters a growing belly. The longer length, falling just below the hips, keeps it from looking too big and boxy. Casual, bootcut jeans lengthen your legs and the slight flair balances out a larger top. Chic, youthful, and modern.
Jewel tones, like the deep cabernet hue of Jessica’s Marchesa evening gown, are gorgeous on women of every skin tone. Look for whimsical embellishments, like the silk flowers winding across her bodice, to enhance your décolletage. An empire waist flowing into layers of feather light tulle creates weightless elegance. If your new center of gravity makes sky-high heels too daunting, a pair of silk ballet flats is perfect with a dreamy floor-length concoction. Keep your make-up soft and dewy—lots of blush pink, coral tones.
Camila Alves embodies Brazilian, bohemian, beach-style. She always looks completely sunny and at ease.
Her look is simple to achieve, just think soft, worn-in leather, relaxed denim, and hippie-chic dresses. Lend a touch of edginess to a roomy tee and jeans tucked into knee-high boots with a close-fitting leather jacket. Keep your hair and make-up low maintenance and natural. If you need more inspiration for channeling your inner Camila, check out Muxo, her gorgeous line of handbags.
Selma Blair has mastered edgy, cool style. Her maternity look is all about laid-back comfort with an attitude.
A floaty sheath in a neutral print looks fabulous under a chunky, belted cardigan. This outfit is ideal for running errands, the office, or brunch with the girls. Swap the platform sandals for tights and boots and you’re ready for fall.
Express your joie de vivre by sporting a billowy maxi-dress in a vivid saturated color. Add comfy gladiator sandals and top the look off with a straw boater and cool shades.
Gwen Stefani doesn’t let pregnancy stand in the way of her fashion-forward, rocker chic. Her eclectic maternity style includes lots of bold prints, bright colors, unconventional shapes, and plenty of hardware details. And of course, she’s never without her shades, signature fire engine red lips, and platinum locks.
Get her look by pairing leggings with an oversize cotton tunic and military inspired jacket. Finish it off with riding boots or funky Brogues. Mix and match genres by wearing a chic bomber jacket over a ‘70s inspired maxi-dress.
Natalie Portman’s maternity style is modern, minimal, and very cosmopolitan. She approaches fashion with a sense of adventure—the perfect attitude for a mami to be.
The drape of her white Azzaro column is absolutely sublime. If you dare to wear silky, shiny fabrics, perfect fit is essential, because everything shows. Especially in white, so make sure there’s no pulling or bunching. The sparkle of a subtly bejeweled neckline brings out your radiant pregnancy glow. Accessorize with a simple cuff and finish your look with sleek hair and barely-there make-up.
A long knit top with nautical stripes is perfectly, casually chic. Pair it with cargo pants, leggings or jeans for a versatile, comfy weekend look. Natalie is undoubtedly wearing vegan sneakers with her ensemble, but loafers, desert shoes, or sandals would all look just as fabulous.
Jennifer Lopez is the ultimate diva and one hot mami. Her vibe is pure glamour and she loves to flaunt her amazing legs in floaty baby doll dresses and sky-high platforms.
For festive cocktail attire, a trapeze mini-dress in glittery, gunmetal gray looks great over your bump and showcases your gorgeous gams. If a mini isn’t quite your speed, this cut is just as fetching knee-length. Opaque tights add a bit of modesty and support. Slip on a pair of sky-high platforms or sexy kitten heels. Make your look smolder with a dramatic cat-eye and a sleek chignon.
For a more relaxed (but no less glam) ensemble go for blousy, silky kaftan in a bold graphic print. Add a belt and oversize sunglasses and you’re ready to sip non-alcoholic mojitos poolside—or just look fabulous running errands.