Whenever another celebrity announces they’re pregnant, our first thought is wondering how they’re going to style their baby bump. Tons of celebrity moms set the standards on fashionable maternity wear and inspire all of us to look stylish while expecting. After all, if Reese Witherspoon can wear 5-inch heels while she’s pregnant, than so can we. Right?
But the truth is that not every pregnant celebrity looks like a bombshell when expecting. Anyone whose carried a baby before knows it’s not exactly the most comfortable time in your life. Most of the time you feel like throwing on the nearest pair of sweatpants rather than brushing your hair and putting on skinny jeans. Pregnancy is hard and tiring on a woman’s body, so who can blame her if she doesn’t feel like getting dolled up.
The stars that made this list didn’t look their best while pregnant. It turns out not everyone gets that expectant mother’s glow when they’re about ready to pop. Most of these celebs look dishevelled or mismatched in their frumpy outfits. Sometimes their looks were too baggy and made the mom look heavier, while in some cases everything look too tight and uncomfortable. We know how gorgeous these ladies can look on the red carpet. But clearly they had other priorities other than their looks while they were expecting.
17 Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson has gotten a lot of hate for her fluctuating weight- but none more so than when she was pregnant. The “My Life Would Suck Without You” singer shares two toddlers with her husband talent manager Brandon Blackstock: 3-year old River Rose and 1-year old Remington. She’s also a step mom to her husband’s two kids from his first marriage.
During both of her pregnancies, Kelly was described as frumpy and dishevelled. The singer gravitated towards baggier clothing that hid her growing belly, but they definitely weren’t flattering on her curvy frame. She was often pictured in loose t-shirts, sweat pants, and anything with a stretchy waist (who can blame her!).
Kelly has since revealed that both of her pregnancies were extremely difficult, partially thanks to the hate she received online. “Anytime I see someone pregnant, I just pray for them,” Kelly recently told PEOPLE magazine. “[Pregnancy] was literally the worst moments of my life. I’m not kidding,” she added. “But no. Nope. Don’t miss it. It’s as if someone was in an accident — they’re pregnant, I’m like, ‘Oh my God.’”
Adele tried to keep a low profile while pregnant with 4-year old Angelo, who she shares with her husband Simon Konecki. Not only did that means staying out of the limelight, but Adele also wore a ton of baggy clothing to try and convince the world there was no baby bump to be seen.
The singer rocked a lot of dark colours in oversized shapes during her pregnancy. Adele is known for her curvaceous frame, but wearing oversized clothing just made her seem heavier than she is. She often seemed tired and irritated, though we think that was probably just because of the cameras following her around.
Adele has admitted her pregnancy experience wasn’t all that pleasant. She’s said that she was worried about whether she’d be a good mom or not. “I felt like I’d made the worst decision of my life,” she revealed to Vanity Fair, adding she felt “very inadequate.” It sounds like Adele definitely had a rough pregnancy!
15 Carey Mulligan
We fell in love with Carey Mulligan when she portrayed Daisy in The Great Gatsby. That’s why we were extra excited when the actress announced she was expecting her first child with husband Marcus Mumford of the band Mumford & Sons in 2015. But many fans felt let down by the actress’ simple and sometimes frumpy maternity style.
Carey was often photographed in extra baggy clothing that hid her bump against her petite frame. She often looked tired and worn out- but who wouldn’t be if they had paparazzi following them around all the time. Many fans speculated Carey wore flowy clothing in order to keep her pregnancy secret for longer, since she and her hubby are known for being notoriously private.
The star gave birth to her first child Evelyn in September 2015. She went on to welcome her second child in August 2017, though the gender has not been confirmed. “They have been loving being parents and their friends and family are thrilled,” a source told US Weekly about the now parents of two. Congrats on your newest addition!
14 Britney Spears
Britney Spears was a bit of a hot mess back when she was pregnant! While she was still married to Kevin Federline, the pop star gave birth to two sons in less than two years. In 2005 she gave birth to Sean Preston and the following year the couple welcomed Jayden James. All of this happened only several years before her infamous breakdown.
While pregnant, Britney wore a variety of ridiculous, skin baring outfits. She went out in crop tops that left little to the imagination, she paired pieces that didn’t match together, and she wore a lot of bright colours. She also often look dishevelled, tired, and in need of a good hair brushing. Needless to say, Britney looked more like a red neck hillbilly than the Hollywood royalty that she is. Sorry, Britney!
13 Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel is everyone’s favourite funny gal from New Girl! But in real life, the actress is also a busy mom to two young kids. Zooey married Jacob Pechenik in January 2015, and together they have 2-year old Elsie Otter and 4-month old Charlie Wolf.
Zooey has never been known for her stellar sense of style, though she’s rocked a few adorable outfits. But the star noticeably went bland with her fashion taste during both of her pregnancies.
The actress was often spotted in work out gear or comfy sweats. She avoided bright colours (maybe because she was trying to avoid the paparazzi). Honestly, Zooey seemed like was just trying to be comfortable. Unfortunately, it’s gotten her a reputation for being one of the less stylish celeb mammas out there.
12 Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson shares 5-year old Maxwell and 4-year old Ace with Eric Johnson, whom she married in 2014. During both of her pregnancies, Jess put on a noticeable amount of weight. She suddenly looked bloated around her face, arms, and legs. It didn’t help that Jessica had some outrageous outfit choices at the time. It seemed like she struggled to accessorize her quickly growing bump.
She tended to choose pieces in bold, bright prints that only made her seem heavier. Jessica also wore a lot of skin-tight dresses that just didn’t seem flattering on her pregnant figure at the time. But, when she did wear something flowy like a maxi dress, her bohemian style made the outfit look tacky. Granted, Jessica continues to wear bold looks that not every mom would feel comfortable rocking. But given that Jess is a fashion designer, maybe we should trust her maternity style a bit more.
11 Amber Rose
Amber Rose is known for her boldly provocative sense of style. The star has never been afraid to show off her ample curves and bare some skin- and that was true even when she was pregnant. Amber Rose shares her only child, 4-year old Sebastian, with her ex husband Wiz Khalifa. The mom got a lot of hate online for her maternity outfit choices. Many said the looks were to risqué for an expectant mom or the pattern or cut were just ridiculous.
But, in true Amber Rose fashion, the star totally shut down the haters. Amber is known for her support of body positivity, so she didn’t let the people who shamed her during her pregnancy get to her. Amber once said it helped that her then-husband loved how her body changed when she was expecting. "He loved my body," she said. "I was nine months and he was like, 'The baby's kinda big now. It's a little weird. I feel like I'm gonna hit my son in the head.'" We’re glad Amber loves her look!
10 Hayden Panettiere
Hayden Panettiere always looked like she was uncomfortable while pregnant. The actress did her best to cover up her baby bump in frumpy clothing while pregnant with now 3-year old Kaya, who she shares with her husband Vladimir. Klitschko.
The star was known for her usual adorable and stylish sense of style, but that changed when she was pregnant. She began wearing clothing that were ill-fitting and not flattering on her petite frame. Additionally, Hayden often appeared tired or grumpy when spotted by the media- by that might have only been because paparazzi are annoying!
Months after giving birth, Hayden admitting that she was suffering from post-partum depression, which we’re sure wasn’t helped by the hate she got online for her maternity style. In 2015, the star admitted herself to a facility treatment and she again returned in May 2016. Since then, Hayden seems to be doing a lot better!
9 Kate Hudson
Unlike some celeb moms on this list, Kate Hudson was never afraid to flaunt her growing baby belly. When she was pregnant with her first son 13-year old Ryder, Kate would show up to the red carpet with her bare bump on display. She never shied away from flaunting skin or her figure.
Though she toned down her sexy maternity style while expecting 6-year old Bingham, she still made sure her outfits put her belly on full display. We love Kate’s confidence, but many fans found her outfits just a bit too risqué. They wished she stuck to more traditional silhouettes to flaunt her bump.
Kate has been open about how being a fixture in the media during her pregnancies was difficult. “Even my doctor was like, ‘You know, you should try not to eat so much,’ ” she recalls. “And then after I had Ryder, that was when it sort of hit me … and then, trying to lose the weight […] Then all of a sudden you feel very scrutinized, then all of a sudden you feel like you need to hurry up and [lose the weight].”
Until she became a mature mom, Snooki was never really known for her awesome sense of style. The Jersey Shore star’s name became synonymous with poufy hairy, leopard print, and Uggs. Snooki now has two little mini-mes with her husband Jionni LaValle: 5-year old Lorenzo 2-year old Giovanna. But even during her first pregnancy, Snooki still hadn’t cleaned up her tacky sense of style.
For the most part, Snooki still looked like she was crashing on the shores of Jersey beach. She wore a lot of sweat pants and leggings, loose t-shirts, and trucker caps to hide her messy hair. Snooki managed to still usually rock a full face of makeup even while expecting. Let’s just say we’re so glad that Snooki has refined her style (and wild partying ways) since becoming a mom. Did you know she even has her very own online boutique?
Not everyone digs Pink’s punk rocker sense of style! The singer has become synonymous with dark colours, edgy, punk-inspired outfits, and a whole lot of studs. And even while pregnant, Pink didn’t trade in her signature sense of style. Pink is a mom to two little ones with her husband Carey Hart: 6-year old Willow and 1-year old Jameson.
Like a lot of expectant celebs, Pink wore extremely baggy clothing that flowed over her baby bump. She stuck to pieces in dark colours with edgy details. But most of the time her maternity outfits look mismatched and dishevelled. It’s clear Pink wasn’t too concerned what she was looking like, but it totally gave off hot mess vibes.
Of raising her two kiddos, Pink has said, “I have lived a lot of life in a very short time, and you get hardened a little bit — you get jaded, you build up walls. And when you see this little kid, and you get to watch them through infancy to toddler to little person, it’s amazing.” We totally agree!
6 Blac Chyna
Blac Chyna’s risqué style isn’t for everyone! The reality star tends to prefer skin baring, tight clothing that shows off her hourglass frame. But that might not have been the best choice when she was pregnant. Chyna has two children. She shares 4-year old son with her ex Tyga (who also used to date Kylie Jenner!) and she has 10-month old daughter Dream with her other ex Rob Kardashian.
The star got a lot of heat for her questionable maternity outfits, like this velvet dress that looked like it was going to squeeze that baby right out of her! But the only thing that matters is that Chyna felt confident and sexy during her pregnancy- which we’re pretty sure she did.
Previously, Chyna said she was forced to hide her first pregnancy, which made her want to flaunt her second one all the more. “With my first pregnancy, I didn’t do a maternity shoot, I didn’t have a baby shower. Having to hide your pregnancy is just not a good feeling. So now, with this baby, it’s really important everybody that supported me share this moment,” she said on her reality show.
5 Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis sure loved her comfy pants while pregnant! The actress and her husband Aston Kutcher have two little ones: 2-year old Wyatt Isabelle and 11-month old Dimitri. Mila is known for her sultry gaze and simple yet seductive sense of style. But when she’s not all dolled up on the red carpet, Mila has proven that has a pretty bland style IRL- especially when she’s pregnant!
During both of her pregnancies, Mila wore a lot of sweatpants and flowy items, like maxi dresses and skirts. She was often seen makeup-free and with un-styled hair. Mila was definitely all about being comfy and casual during her pregnancy, but unfortunately her fans weren’t in love with her sometimes frumpy sense of style. Mila took a step back from the spotlight since becoming a mom, so perhaps she’s enjoying having an excuse to rock sweats.
4 Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel (aka Mrs. Justin Timberlake) is mom to 2-year old Silas. The actress is quite the stunner when she shows up to the red carpet, but she didn’t put as much care into her look when she was expecting. Jessica wore a ton of sweatpants and loose t-shirts when pictures out and about. She also shied away from the spotlight for most of her pregnancy, so we didn’t even get to see how she would’ve styled her baby bump for an event.
However, even after giving birth, Jessica has yet to ditch her frumpy, casual style. The star still loves her yoga pants and sweatshirts! Jessica has spoken openly about how demanding motherhood is- even though she says she’s in love with her role as a mom! “You think you're a selfless person, and then you realize you're not,” Jessica told Marie Claire a few weeks back. “These little people come around, and they require so much, and your schedule is really not your own, nor is it important anymore, and it's very clear that it's your life now revolving around this dude.”
3 Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff has always been fashionable on and off the red carpet. But that all changed when she found herself pregnant! The former child actress shares 5-year old Luca with her now ex husband Mike Comrie. While expecting, Hilary ditched her signature skinny jeans and started rocking clothing with stretchy waistbands. The star favoured leggings, sweatpants, and sweatshirts to anything else while pregnant. Even after she delivered, Hilary still rocked her comfy clothes for a time.
Eventually, Hilary got her groove back when it came to her killer sense of fashion. Now she’s totally one of the most stylish celeb moms out there. The star has since admitted she enjoyed taking it easy during her pregnancy and not worrying about how much baby weight she was putting on. “My whole life I’ve worked out and exercised and been in the public eye and always kind of watched what I ate. And this was like a free pass and it was a blast,” Hilary told Bethenny Frankel. “But I had fun [the first time]. I wouldn’t go back and change it because I had a lot of fun.”
2 Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian has become infamous for her questionable sense of maternity style. The reality star has been pregnant twice. Kim is mom to 4-year old North and year old Saint with her husband Kanye West- and rumour has it their surrogate is pregnant with their third child! Kim has explained she can’t carry anymore babies due to health issues, but she also just might not want to given how much criticism she’s received while being pregnant.
Many fans hate how tight Kim’s maternity clothing was. It showed off every little lump and bump. The star became very bloated during both of her pregnancies, so her tight outfits would often look like they were digging into her. Not cute! Even more, some fans disliked how risqué her outfits could be. Kim has never been one to shy away from barring skin and that was true during her pregnancy. Honestly, Kim has a fashion-forward sense of style even when not expecting that not a lot of people like, so it should be no surprise her maternity style isn’t popular either.
1 Alyssa Milano
Actress Alyssa Milano is a mom two times over. She has 6-year old son Milo and 3-year old Elizabella with her husband Dave Bugliari. During both of her pregnancies, Alyssa was criticized for her baggy choice of clothing. She opted for overly flowy dresses and shirts that made it look like she was just carrying some extra weight rather than a baby. Sometimes she’d wear loud clothing with bold patterns that would make her look heavier than normal. All in all, it seemed that Alyssa really struggled to accessorize her baby bump.
The actress has since been outspoken about how much her body changed thanks to pregnancy, which can definitely make it harder to dress your best. "I don't think it's as romantic as we project it to be through the media, but I think what the body goes through is miraculous," she told E! News about pregnancy. "It's such a cool thing to experience. I feel blessed that I'm getting another chance to do it, especially at 41." She added, "A female body is not made to look good in a bikini. It's made to give birth and have a baby and be a cozy companion for it afterward.”
Sources: Babyrazzi.com, ViralScape.com, EOnline.com, DailyMail.co.ulk, Mirror.co.uk