Pregnancy means the end of many wonderful things for most women: sushi, coffee, pepperoni and, often, pants! The reality is that many maternity mommas spend the bulk of their pregnant months wearing nothing but leggings. In the last decade or so, there has been a flux of fashionable offerings for the growing pregnant lady. Now, more than ever, being pregnant can actually be a fashion accessory. With limitless choice and availability, pregnancy has never looked so good. Pregnant women can now wear cute dresses, tops and maternity jeans without compromising fashion. Move over paper bag princesses, the new normal is for expecting moms to look fierce while waiting for their bundles of joy to arrive.
No one rocks fashionable maternity wear like a celebrity. We turn to them to get inspiration, guidance and fashion ideas on the reg. Whether red carpet ready, or just out for a stroll, these ladies have enforced that carrying a child doesn't have to mean compromising personal style. These stylish mommas have paved the way for the rest of us mere mortals. These ladies rocked their pregnancy looks, and we are here to show moms everywhere how they can too! We have a whole new take on mom bottoms, here are 20 Celebrities Who Love Their Maternity Pants.
20 Beyonce Redefines "Mom Jeans"
Beyonce is one of the most notable style icons of our generation. For the past two decades, she has wowed fans with her ability to be stylish and hip every time she steps out. Even in sweats, Beyonce looks amazing, and has proved that a little personal grooming can go a long way! So it's no surprise that she would rock her maternity style, as well. During her two pregnancies (the first for daughter Blue Ivy, born in 2012, and second for twins Rumi and Sir, born in 2017) Beyonce looked fierce and fashionable, every step of the way. This shot was taken of her when she was pregnant with Blue Ivy.
Maternity jeans don't have the best reputation, but Beyonce proves that with the right fit, you can get this look right! For the most part, making sure you get a pair of "mom jeans" that fit is the key.
Maternity jeans come in under the bump or over the bump styles, so you might have to try on a few pairs before settling on the right fit for your growing body and bump. With a plethora of styles and cuts to choose from, you can still rock the skinny, boyfriend or flare look. Want to embrace Beyoncé's style? Pair a slim leg with a loose blouse and tapered blazer. Add a colourful scarf and platform boots (if you dare!) to complete the look.
19 Mila Kunis Is Ready To Run
Mila Kunis looks good in just about any outfit that she puts on, so it's no surprise that she made casual maternity pants and flip-flops look great. The 34 year old actress married her That 70's Show costar Ashton Kutcher in 2015, several years after he divorced from Demi Moore in a shocking and very publicized split. The duo started dating publicly in 2012, although there had been long-running speculation that they might've been linked before. Although the pair are both very adamant about keeping their personal and love lives out of the spotlight, they haven't always been able to evade the persistent press!
Nonetheless, this couple seem to be quite down to earth, as it goes, and spend a lot of their time at their Hollywood home, which is in close proximity to several hiking trails in the hills. Both Mila and Ashton are passionate about physical activity, and the outdoors, and are trying to raise their children to be the same!
They welcomed their first child, daughter Wyatt, in 2014, and their second, son Dimitri in 2016. Mila's laidback and effortless maternity style is definitely worth copying while pregnant! It matches the chill, cool characters she plays in her movies.
18 Kim Kardashian Changed Maternity Fashion Forever
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's third child, daughter Chicago West, was born this year via surrogate, but before this, Kim had two pregnancies. Daughter North was born in 2013, followed by son Saint, who arrived in 2015. The reality star, who is known for her curves, proved that pregnancy would not negatively affect her fashion sense!
During both pregnancies, Kim wore amazing outfits, swimsuits and shoes that would be the envy of any pregnant momma.
Kim famously stated that she genuinely did not enjoy either of her pregnancies, mainly due to serious complications and health issues she suffered with throughout. She had placenta accreta, a condition in which the placenta grows deeply into the uterus and cannot be separated easily after labour. The aftermath of this condition often results in fertility issues, which is why Kim and Kanye hired a surrogate to carry their third child. Furthermore, she suffered through some pretty intense spells of morning sickness, which didn't help the situation! Although Kim was battling some pretty heavy stuff, she always stepped out of the house looking fantastic. Not everyone can get away with a peach one-piece jumpsuit, let alone while pregnant, but Kim made it work!
17 Angelina Jolie Is The Picture-Perfect Mother
Angelina Jolie is practically the queen of motherhood in the Hollywood scene. With a total of six children, Angelina has had two pregnancies of her own, which resulted in the births of her three youngest children: Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne. Her three oldest children, Maddox, Pax and Zahara were adopted from Cambodia, Vietnam and Ethiopia, respectively. Jolie has been a human rights advocate for several years, and clearly the issue of orphaned or abandoned children in undeveloped and developing countries is close to her heart. While executing all of these selfless acts, Angelina manages to look absolutely stunning. Her fashion sense didn't take a backseat while she was pregnant, either.
Angelina wore this head-to-toe black outfit when pregnant with Shiloh. Wide-legged trousers, a relaxed fit blazer and open toe heels perfected this look. Who says being pregnant means you have to wear jogging pants or leggings every day, right?
This classic look is easy to replicate. The maternity pants can be paired with non-maternity (albeit stretchy!) basics that you might already have on hand! Not to mention, classic black can be worn for any occasion, and through any season.
16 Gwen Stefani: Pregnancy And Rock N' Roll Do Mix
Gwen Stefani first stole our hearts back in the 90's, when her band No Doubt emerged on the alternative rock scene and became one of our favorite bands. Some 20 years later, Gwen has proved that getting older doesn't have to mean letting go of our style and sass! The platinum queen is rarely spotted without a full face of makeup (which we couldn't commit to on the daily!) but she always looks incredible, so more power to her! The singer has three sons with her estranged ex-husband, Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. Kingston, born in 2006, Zuma, born in 2008 and Apollo, born in 2014, just months before the couple would split due to allegations of Gavin's long running infidelity. Gwen didn't let pregnancy get in the way of dressing the way she always does; her mix of rock n' roll glam and urban chic has been applauded by fashion critics the world over for years.
Here she is in 2014, wearing a pair of comfy yet stylish black pants, with an elegant cream blazer and statement red leather boots. We're not sure how these celebs manage to wear heels during pregnancy, but the look is great!
15 Victoria Beckham Hardly Even Looked Pregnant
The most fashionable soccer mom award goes to Victoria Beckham. The former Spice Girl will be celebrating her 20 year wedding anniversary to footballer hubby David Beckham next July. The pair, who are both professional celebrity powerhouses, have four children together. Sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz, and daughter Harper, who is their youngest child at 7 years old. Victoria is not only a style icon, but a clothing designer and occasionally models during runway events. She has collaborated with several fashion magazines in the past, serving as acting editor for special editions and hosts her own fashion based website as well. In the fashion world, there are few women that are at the same level as Victoria! So it's not a surprise at all that she managed to stay extremely current in her clothing choices throughout her four pregnancies.
Barely changing shape and showing no signs of swollen feet, Victoria stunned onlookers in the airport wearing sky high stuffed heels, zippered cigarette pants and oversized sunglasses. A bangle and tapered blazer completed the look. Few people look this put together, even when they aren't pregnant!
A true role model for pregnant women the world over who don't want to compromise their style while carrying their babies. Way to go, Victoria!
14 Khloe Kardashian Kept Up Her Unique Style
Khloe Kardashian made major headlines when news broke out late last year that she was expecting her first child, with her most recent boyfriend, professional basketball player Tristan Thompson. He is already dad to one baby, son Prince, who was born in December, 2016, to ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig. His daughter, True, born in April 2018, is just a year and a half younger than her half-brother. Before Khloe's pregnancy, she famously went through a dramatic physical makeover, where she dropped weight and became very involved in her fitness routine. She even created a (controversial!) television show called Revenge Body, where she helped people get into shape in the aim of making their ex partners regret breaking up with them. Although the basis of the show is to increase self-esteem and feelings of self-worth, many people critiqued the show as being shallow and focusing too much on body size as a measure of happiness. Nonetheless, Khloe has always had a very unique and cool fashion sense, which has only gotten better over the last few years.
Her pregnancy did not stop her from wearing fun and bold prints, like these star jeans. And talk about being confident enough to wear heels during pregnancy! These bad boys are a mile high and she seems to wearing them effortlessly.
13 Kerry Washington Pulls Off Jumpsuits Perfectly
Kerry Washington became an overnight sensation with the popularity of Shonda Rhimes' Scandal, in which she plays the lead role of Olivia Pope. The 41 year-old actress has won several awards for her notable performance. She was featured in the Time Magazine "Time 100" list in 2014; the list includes people that have marked society in some positive way during the year. In 2013, Kerry married former NFL football player Nnamdi Asomugha, in Idaho. Since retiring from professional football, he began to work as an actor and a producer; his most notable work to date is 2017's Crown Heights, a biographical drama that he starred in and also produced. The couple have two children, daughter Isabelle, 3, and son Caleb, 1. Despite being very devoted to her acting career, Kerry takes her mom duties very seriously, and spends as much time with her children as possible.
She is definitely a woman who wears many hats, and prefers to be a little bit tired on set if it means spending more time with her family. Kerry is no stranger to great fashion. She sported this amazing maternity jumpsuit, with spike heel boots, while pregnant with her son.
12 Liv Tyler: Overall Chic
Liv Tyler has a rock chic elegance that she perhaps inherited from her famous rocker dad, Aerosmith frontman, Steven Tyler. She has established herself as a reputable actress, and former model. Liv was in a 10 year relationship with Spacehog band member Royston Langdon, with whom she had her first child, son Milo in 2004. After separating in 2008, Liv moved on and found love again, this time with sports and entertainment manager David Gardner. They aren't legally married, but have two children together. Their son Sailor, was born in 2015, and their daughter Lula Rose in 2016. Liv told Hello! Magazine that she loved being pregnant, when news emerged that she was expecting her third child, less than a year after Sailor was born. Stating that she found pregnancy "fun" and "amazing", Liv is an inspiration to all mom's out there who want to embrace the positive side of baby building! Not only is her super grateful and blessed attitude contagious and inspiring, her pregnant fashion sense is one to be mimicked.
Overalls are all the rage these days, and even more so when paired with a baby bump. Liv manages to keep her outfit casual with a pair of Nike trainers, but still looks polished with a long, classic trench.
11 Keira Knightley: Overall Chic Part 2
Keira Knightley is another star who has embraced the art of the pregnancy overalls!
With a similar pairing of sneakers and trenchcoat, Keira looks effortlessly casual yet chic. She keeps her baby bump warm with a knit pullover and hat.
The 33 year old English actress has one child, a daughter named Edie, born in 2015. Her husband is James Righton, an English musician who is part of the indie band Klaxons. They have been together since 2011, and married in 2013. Keira, who is famous for her impeccable fashion sense, didn't seem to have any frumpy maternity moments during her pregnancy. The always elegant star even attended the Oscars while heavily pregnant, and wowed the world with her stunning pink Valentino gown. Keira did open up about her past struggles with eating habits and maintaining a positive body image, but she seems to have embraced all of the curves that pregnancy delivered! It didn't take her very long to shed her baby shape, anyways, and she appeared on the cover of Vogue just a few months after the baby was born, looking as slim as ever. Edie, now 2 years old, seems to have inherited her mothers sense of fashion. On outings with Keira, she has been spotted in mini Burberry and Prada outfits, proving that good taste runs in the family!
10 Shakira Can Pull Of Anything, Pregnant Or Not
Shakira is one of the most fashionable Latina pop singers in the world, and her style has been the envy of fans for close to two decades. Since she first emerged on the scene in 2002, with her hit song Whenever, Wherever, the Columbian beauty established herself as a fantastic singer, dancer and style icon. Shakira was in a long term relationship with lawyer Antonio de la Rua for eleven years, although they never married and split from each other in 2010. The next year, she began dating footballer Gerard Pique, who is 10 years younger than her, and appeared in her music video for "Waka Waka". The catchy song served as the official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where the couple originally met. Their first son, Milan, was born in 2013, and their second, Sasha, in 2015.
Having had two pregnancies within two years, the star definitely perfected the art of maternity wear. In true Shakira fashion, she continued to wear lacy, reptilian print and leather items. Who says pregnancy has to take away your personal style, right?
Not many women can pull off skin tight pants and fishnet shirts-even when not pregnant- so we give Shakira a well deserved round of applause for her commitment to sticking to her wild prints, even while with child!
9 Blake Lively Is Best Known For Playing A Fashionista
Blake Lively became the envy of thousands of women the world over when she married handsome actor Ryan Reynolds in 2012. The pair met two years earlier, when they co-starred in the film Green Lantern. Reynolds is no stranger to engagements and marriages. He was engaged to Canadian singer Alanis Morissette from 2004 to 2007, when they decided to end their 5 year relationship. He then went on to have a high profile and media scrutinized relationship with Scarlett Johansson. They got married in 2008, but only two years later, in 2010, the couple announced that they were splitting up and filing for divorce. The Gossip Girl star seems to be the perfect fit for Ryan; the couple have often spoken out about how happy and in sync they are. Their relationship seems to be filled with love and happiness. The pair welcomed their first child, James, in 2014, and their second, Inez, in 2016.
Blake has always had impeccable fashion sense (just like her character in Gossip Girl, Serena!) and this didn't change one bit while pregnant. Leather leggings, spike heeled boots and a fur-trimmed poncho are just par for the course when fashion is second nature to you!
Blake's maternity looks are far from frumpy!
8 Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell is another Gossip Girl star who has perfected the art of maternity fashion! As the narrator of the show, she didn't actually get any screen time (except for one small appearance in Season 6!) but she was still a big part of the production! Married to comic actor Dax Shephard since 2013, Kristen has gained a huge fan base due to her down to earth personality and quirky humour. She and Dax are the happy parents to daughters Lincoln Bell, born in 2013, and Delta Bell, born in 2014. Having two children back to back, Kristen definitely got accustomed to living the maternity lifestyle, which, naturally, includes dressing the part. She kept up with fashion trends by wearing classic pieces paired with colourful accessories.
Here she is a vision in tight black pants and a classic t-shirt paired with a fitted peacock blue blazer. A Kate Spade handbag and perfectly straightened blonde locks makes this look super easy to recreate!
We love how she proves that being pregnant doesn't mean sacrificing style. For the gals who appreciate simple styles that are not frumpy, Kristen's past outfits are part of the look book to follow!
7 Hayden Panettiere Struggled But Still Looked Great
Hayden Panettiere has been our favorite TV starlet in Heroes and Nashville for over a decade now. The blonde actress has proven her talent with two very diverse and unique roles. Another role that she has adopted is that of mom! In 2014, she gave birth to her first child, a daughter with long term boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko. Klitschko, who is 10 years her senior, is a retired professional boxer of Ukrainian descent. The pair began dating in 2009, and split in 2011, stating that the long-distance nature of their relationship was proving too difficult for them both. In 2013, Hayden confirmed that they were back on, and later that year, she became pregnant. After the birth of her daughter, Hayden suffered from postpartum depression, a serious condition that can be easily treated with the right therapy and intervention. Her character in Nashville mirrored her experiences, going to treatment while Hayden herself took hiatus from the show. She did two separate sessions in treatment, in 2015 and in 2016, and has since used her experiences to speak out about the severity of postpartum depression.
Despite her postpartum struggles, she absolutely owned her pregnancy fashion, often being spotted wearing belly-baring tops and bikinis.
6 Christina Aguilera: Cutting-Edge Blonde
Christina Aguilera might be less of a presence in pop music these days, and much of that can be attributed to the fact that she is focusing most of her time on being a mom to her two children. Her eldest son, Max, was born in 2008. Max's father is Christina's ex -husband Jordan Bratman, a music executive whom she divorced from in 2011. She jumped out of her relationship with Jordan and into a new one, with her current beau, Matthew Rutler. Rutler served as an assistant on the set of the Burlesque tour, and she has been with him ever since. The couple got engaged in 2014, but Christina is clearly in no rush to get married again, as they haven't tied the knot yet! Their commitment to each other is evident though, they welcomed a baby daughter, named Summer Rain, also in 2014. Despite having 6 years between her pregnancies, Christina didn't forget her maternity fashion sense!
Rocking maternity jeans and a leather jacket, with her signature platinum locks, Christina is the personification of pregnancy rocker chick chic. The gold feather earrings and long pendent add a nice feminine touch to the edgy, yet casual, look.
5 Kristen Cavallari: Effortless And Classy
Kristen Cavallari has a come a long way since she rose to fame in the 2004 MTV reality hit Laguna Beach. From the boy crazy party girl, to the career mom, she has wowed us with her impeccable fashion sense for years. Kristen is married to NFL quarterback Jay Cutler, whom she tied the knot with in 2013. They quickly started to grow their family, which now consists of them and their three children. Son Camden, born in 2012, son Jaxon, born in 2014, and daughter Saylor, born in 2015. Tragically, in 2015, just weeks after her daughter was born, her brother Michael was discovered. He succumbed to hypothermia after crashing his car. Despite this very tragic event, Kristen has maintained a strong sense of family and has an impeccable work ethic. She has established herself as a reputed fashion designer in the past few years, and has a strong social media presence with many followers.
Her great taste in fashion was evident back in her days on The Hills, and is even more obvious now. She looked amazing in white maternity crop jeans, a chambray long sleeve top and gold flip flops. Easy, effortless, yet fashionable.
4 Scarlett Johansson Proves Maternity Leggings Can Look Great
Scarlett Johansson is one of America's top paid actresses, with appearances in over 50 films since her career debut. The 33 year old has often been named as one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, and her down to earth personality has gathered her many fans. Despite being successful in her career, she has proven to be unlucky in love! Married and divorced twice (by 32 years old), she is currently linked to Saturday Night Live actor and writer, Colin Jost. Scarlett was in a relationship with actor Ryan Reynolds for three years, including two years married. They ultimately called the relationship off and their divorce was finalized in 2011. Then, she met and fell in love with French businessman Romain Dauriac, with whom she has a daughter, her only child, Rose. Their relationship lasted roughly four years before ending in another divorce. Despite the failed romances, Scarlett is definitely a winner when it comes to fashion, and her maternity style can confirm this!
She proved that maternity leggings can be dressed up! Paired with a cute red tie-dye top, a camel leather coat and funky wedges, this look is a total win.
3 Tina Fey Can Do It All
Is there anyone more successful, funny and inspiring than Tina Fey? As a notable comedian, actress, writer, producer and spokeswoman for human rights, Tina is the mom next door who you actually want to hang out with. She is funny, exceptionally intelligent and inspirational on many fronts. She's been married to actor and director Jeff Richmond, since 2001. Their long-lasting romance was made sweeter with the introduction of two children to their family. Daughter Alice was born in 2005, and Penelope in 2011. Tina has always been a style icon, proving that being funny, smart and successful can be extremely fashionable! In fact, she's made the list of People's 100 Most Beautiful People in 2007,2008 and 2009. She's also regularly appeared on the Forbes list of most powerful celebrities.
It seems that whatever project Tina embarks on, succeeds. During her two pregnancies, Tina didn't turn to frumpy clothes or undone hair. Looking polished as ever, she proved that a little can go a long way with the right combination of garments. Her maternity jeans and golden shoes are casual yet cool.
Her style is one that we can get behind, any day!
2 Olivia Wilde: Effortless Chic Part 2
Olivia Wilde is arguably one of the most attractive actresses of our generation. She is an actress, model, producer and activist with a long list of professional and personal accomplishments to boast! A native of New York City, Olivia is engaged to actor Jason Sudeikis. She was married and divorced once before, so she doesn't seem to be in a rush to tie the knot a second time. Despite her views on marriage, she is definitely in it for the long haul with Jason; the couple have two children and share multiple homes around the world, although Brooklyn is still their main home. Their son Otis was born in 2014, and daughter Daisy was born two years later, in 2016. Olivia has an impeccable sense of fashion, and looks good in anything that she puts on. Her beautiful blue eyes are stunning, and require no makeup to pop out.
Even walking around the city in maternity stretchy leggings and an oversized t-shirt, she looks incredibly cool and fashionable. Olivia is very health conscious, which is a big part of why she is so fit and healthy looking!
She's another prime example of amazing maternity style that doesn't require a huge effort to look amazing.
1 Naomi Watts Made Boho Work With A Bump
Actress and producer Naomi Watts was in an 11 year relationship with actor Liev Schreiber, which resulted in two children together. Alexander was born in 2007, and Samuel in 2008. The back to back pregnancies meant that Naomi was wearing maternity clothes for close to two years, so her wardrobe definitely filled up!
Her boho casual style has always made her look effortlessly polished and comfortable. Pregnancy was no exception to this, as she was regularly spotted wearing fashionable combinations that included some basic pieces dressed up with luxurious accessories.
Leather boots, big hats and fancy scarves are all staples that Naomi has relied on during her years in the spotlight. Despite being separated, Naomi and Liev are still really good friends, and are managing their duties as parents to their two boys very amicably. The two are often spotted out together with their children, who are now 10 and 9 years old. Last summer, it was reported that Naomi was dating her Gypsy co-star, Billy Crudup, but those allegations were never confirmed, and the gossip fizzled out after a few weeks. Liev has been spotted with various women over the past few months, some as young as 26-year-old model, Taylor Niesen.