Maternity clothes. The phrase alone is enough to make most fashion lovers shudder with horror. There’s something odd about the fact that so many mom-to-be brands assume that women—just because we’re pregnant—want to morph into matronly beings who abandon all sense of fashion for nine months of our lives. While that might have been the case in years past, it’s overwhelmingly evident that times are a-changing. In fact, it’s not only possible but preferable to look like yourself while pregnant. And by yourself, we mean staying true to your own style and, of course, looking impossibly chic while doing it.
As you’re probably aware, we’re pretty committed to the phenomenon that is street style, often highlighting inspiring outfits to copy, styling tips, and spotlighting the biggest players in the game right now. And, as it happens, so many of these players—bloggers, editors, and A-list celebrities like Chrissy Teigen and Kim Kardashian fashion insiders—have been pregnant at one time or another, and have proven that expecting a baby is no excuse to stop dressing exactly as you did before.
From finding new ways to style non-maternity clothing to suit a growing bump, making use of on-trend affordable retailers that smartly introduced maternity clothes (hello ASOS and your $30 leather leggings) to looks that center around classic staples, we’ve rounded 40 pregnant street style outfits to inspire you, whether you’re expecting a baby, might expect a baby one day, or just want to look at some well-dressed women.