Maternity clothes. The phrase alone is enough to make most women shudder with horror. From all the shapeless sack dresses, uninspiring outerwear, and ruched T-shirts (so many ruched T-shirts) out there, you’d think giving up on fashion was a prerequisite for becoming a mom. But nowadays, we’re seeing plenty of cute pregnancy outfits; it’s becoming increasingly obvious that style and maternity wear don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
Take a look at some of your favorite pregnant bloggers, editors, fashion insiders, and A-list celebrities, for example—these ladies definitely didn’t dress in muumuus for months on end.
The main takeaway here? A growing bump doesn’t need to get in the way of dressing like you. And no matter your style, there are women out there to look to for inspiration: try Pernille Teisbaek and Eva Chen for street-style-worthy looks, Pink Peonies’ Rachel Parcell for preppy, ultra-feminine ensembles, and Beauticurve’s Rochelle Johnson for fashion-forward plus-size picks.
Below, we’ve rounded 51 pregnant street-style outfits that prove maternity does not have to mean matronly, whether they repurpose regular clothes to accommodate a growing bump or make use of maternity styles from on-trend affordable retailers (hello, ASOS and your $33 stretch-leather leggings).
A version of this article was originally published in April 2014.
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Instead of receiving baby shower gifts this year, I teamed up with my cousin @mayatheexplorer to start a gofund me page to clean up the toxic black mold in a small school in Indonesia. It's so unfortunate that these children are learning in these horrible conditions. The money earned will rid the school of its mold and help strengthen its building foundation. Upon completion of raising this money the school will dedicate a classroom in memory of our grandmother, who recently passed away. Every single dollar counts so thank you for all the help and support it means the world to me❤#9months #37weeks #charity #giveback (📷: @george_elder)
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