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 they’re pregnant—want to morph into matronly beings who abandon all sense of style for nine months of their 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 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 cool 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, sidewalk styling tips, and spotlighting the biggest players in the game right now. And, as it happens, so many of these players—bloggers, editors, and other 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 35 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!
Click through the gallery above and let us know which pregnant street style looks you love!