Maternity Fashion: How the Stars Wear their Bumps

When it comes to maternity fashion, we can’t help looking to the stars to show us the cutest ways to dress up, or down, a baby bump.  Being in the public eye as your body changes can be a difficult spotlight.  With a love for fashion and some expert stylist advice, celebrities usually knock pregnancy style out of the park.

While all pregnant women glow, we’ve narrowed down the brightest and best-dressed expectant celebrity mamas of 2013.

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We couldn’t talk about fashionable moms-to-be without starting with the princess of maternity fashion, Kate Middleton. Her courtship, wedding, pregnancy and now motherhood have been the subjects of media attention, and she certainly dressed for the limeline.  Her fashion choices were exquisite, and included playful prints, such as a white with black polka dot dress.  The empire waist is an ideal cut during pregnancy and the fit is impeccable.  We adore her three-quarter length modern blazer and black clutch to match.  And of course a princess needs her crown, or at least a feathered hat on this occasion.  We loved everything about Kate’s pregnancy style.  It was classy and sophisticated, and she dressed perfectly for every engagement.

Kate Winslet

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Speaking of classy Kates, Kate Winslet also awes us with her maternity choices, especially on the red carpet.  As she prepares for baby number three, Kate keeps it easy, breezy in long gowns like this Jenny Packham dress.  She’s showing off her burgeoning pre-baby décolleté with a low v-cut neckline.  The jeweled detail under the bust blends nicely into soft pleating over her baby bump.  The flowing fabric just meets the floor, a great length for anyone with swollen feet.  We also love the slitted cap sleeves on this stunning navy dress.  It provides subtle ventilation and maximum mobility.  Beautiful from head-to-toe, Kate!

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Some mamas go flowy and free during pregnancy, some do not.  Rock royalty Fergie wore her maternity style the way she wears everything: tight and edgy.  From belly-hugging dresses to rockstar leather pants, Fergie may be the only pregnant woman we know who can even pull off a belt!  A black ensemble with a shimmery sweater and clutch is a fabulous look, and simple to replicate with a maternity pant or maternity leggings.  If you’re feeling self-conscious about your growing proportions, boot-cut pants can balance out your outfit.  Hem them appropriately, like Fergie does, so you can be comfortable in flats.  And as Fergie shows us, all pregnant women should let the bump lead the way!

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Last but certainly not least, HalleBerry amazes us with her rockin pregnancy body and phenomenal fashion choices. Halle walked the red carpet in formal gowns several times during her pregnancy.  We particularly loved her in a periwinkle one-shoulder Roberto Cavallari dress.  The braided detail along the strap and across the top is gorgeous and the slightly transparent side beading leads into a lovely pleat over her baby bump.  Halle is known for cut-out dresses that show off her incredible physique.  Pregnancy is no exception.  Even her chest and arm muscles have a pregnancy glow!

These pregnant mamas inspire us with their maternity fashion.  We want to put you on our best-dressed list too.  Show us your maternity style on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.