If you think pregnancy will limit your wardrobe and hamper your fashion choices, then think again. Gone are the days of wearing shapeless maternity clothing and trying to hide your baby bump. While some women seem to think pregnancy is a time for style-crippling loose maternity wear, our set of pregnant celebrities are here to show you that being pregnant doesn’t have to hamper your style.
Here are the top ten fashion lessons that we’ve learned from our pregnant celebrities. Let them show you how to embrace your changing body and adapt your sense of fashion and style to your best advantage during pregnancy.
Now lets look at some most stylish pregnant celebs.
1. Don’t Hesitate to Show Off Your Baby Bump
Pregnancy is no longer considered a hush-hush affair that needs to be covered up or camouflaged with clothing. Instead, show off your baby bump in style. Take inspiration from Heidi Klum. The super model and mother of four has never let pregnancy deter her. She has proudly showed off her baby bump on the red carpet in short dresses and long evening gowns. And she looks absolutely gorgeous.
2. Be Smart About Your Choices
Instead of investing in maternity wear that you cannot wear after your pregnancy, try buying regular clothes that you can wear both during and after your pregnancy. And these pregnant celebrities are exactly teaching us these fashion lessons. This way you won’t be spending your money just to buy clothing that you can only use when you’re pregnant. For instance, I bet this boyfriend shirt that Jessica Alba was spotted in during her pregnancy will look as good on her post pregnancy figure as well.
3. Make Comfort Your Priority
Your fashion should not come at the expense of your comfort. Make sure you were comfortable clothing. There’s no reason you can’t both look trendy and be comfortable at the same time. Mila Kunis shows us how to be a chilled out mom-to-be.
4. Say Yes to Layering
Just because you are getting bigger as the months go on, does not mean you should shed all your layers to minimise the bulky frame. Layers can actually be used to frame your bump and keep your look more interesting. Just adding a blazer or a vest to a tee shirt and jeans will take it from super casual to casual and stylish. Alison Hannigan of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ fame sure loves to layer her clothing. And we have to say we love the fashion lessons that she is teaching us.
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5. Play to Your Strengths
Angelina Jolie shows you what she was doing when she opted for floor length maxi dresses during her pregnancy. Added to the natural glow that pregnancy gave her, flowing dresses made her look a delicate vision.
6. Stock Up on Leggings
Make leggings your go-to item during pregnancy. They are so comfortable and can be paired with pretty much anything from sweaters to dresses to shirts to skirts.
7. Wear Solids
Yes, patterns are a great way to camouflage your baby bump but since we are all about showing it off to the world, we say wear solid colours. Reese Witherspoon favoured solids during her pregnancy and she looks awesome.
8. Wear Flats
Not all celebrities teeter around in six inch heels during their pregnancy. Halle Berry for one believes in being comfortable and not succumbing to the pressures of fashion. So, wear flats that are comfortable and won’t make your feet and back ache later. Basically, the point is to make fashion work for you and not the other way round.
9. Keep it Interesting
You really don’t have to wear dresses and OTT outfits to look fashionable. Just look at how Jennifer Garner spices up her look. A plaid scarf or a bright red shrug is all it takes to keep things interesting. All you need is that one item of clothing or accessory to perk up your look.
10. Love Thyself
There’s nothing more appealing than a confident woman. Closer to home, when our very own Aishwarya Rai was pregnant, the media was not too kind to her. She received a lot of criticism post her pregnancy for her “failure” to lose the baby weight. But the diva shrugged it all off and kept making public appearances and living her life. Pregnancy is beautiful thing so don’t let anyone ruin it for you. Keep your head held high and know that a little extra weight is nothing when compared to the miracle of birth.
Hope you enjoyed this article and are inspired by the pregnant celebrities.