Here's a feeling that any pregnant woman can relate to. "One sofa, one pair of sweatpants, one super-old hoodie." Pregnancy might come with the "glowing" comments, but looking #CameraReady isn't always the priority. For women in their first pregnancy, there's a lot of anticipation. That bump will eventually appear. It will go from discreet to noticeable. Finding a way to dress it will eventually become an issue.
In the 90s and 2000s, celebrity pregnancy style was throwing us an unrealistic carousel of teetering stilettos and bodycon dresses. Times have changed, though. Times are also super-convenient for anybody pregnant in 2018– athleisurewear as a trend literally couldn't come with better timing.
Blake Lively. Victoria Beckham. Beyonce. Kim Kardashian. Celebs like these continue to top lists of "Most Stylish Pregnancies." These moms have pulled it off every time, and some have had four kids. At the same time, celebrities who are known for living in jeans are making pregnancy style lists for looking amazing with zero effort.
If it's sofa time (sweatpants optional), it's time to pull out the phone and have a scroll. Nobody is expecting a regular mommy-to-be to dress up in designer silks. The oversized Louis Vuitton bag probably isn't going to be a reality, either. A sneaky scroll is still hugely tempting, though. Here are 20 celebs who look beyond amazing when pregnant (and have totally earned themselves a #StyleQueen).
20 BLAKE LIVELY: "WHATEVER WILL ZIP!"
Blake Lively has been a Hollywood style queen ever since Gossip Girl. Now that Blake is a mom to two kids, it's less frolicking around NYC for a guy and more changing diapers. Blake is a mother who has gotten real about pregnancy more than once.
"It should be illegal to be pregnant in New York in July," Blake joked on The Tonight Show. "I'm going to make my water break just to cool down." When Blake was interviewed about her style (the pic should explain why), she kept it simple. "Whatever will zip," she said. "It's a pretty easy decision." Well, it looks amazing.
19 CHRISSY TEIGEN: SATINS & SAUSAGE MCMUFFIN CRAVINGS
Looking at this level of glam, it's almost impossible to believe that Chrissy Teigen's pregnancy cravings were McDonald's sausage McMuffins. In April 2018, a pregnant Chrissy hit NYC with her husband, John Legend. They looked like literal legends, but Chrissy has opened up about the realities of pregnancy.
"4.30 a.m., eating a sausage McMuffin and looking up the gestation period of animals," are Chrissy's tweets.
Chrissy is now a mom to Luna and Miles. Every pregnancy Chrissy has throws us more style (and more cravings). "I just smelled dough during a pills bury [sic] commercial. I really did. Is it possible I am a tester for new smellology?"
18 KHLOE KARDASHIAN: "I FELT LIKE A BLIMP!" (DIDN'T LOOK LIKE ONE)
2017 seems like an era ago. Khloe Kardashian is now a mommy to a 6 month-old True. These two are now inseperable– their mommy and baby Halloween costumes saw Khloe and True in pastel unicorn onesies and safari suits. Khloe has been very open about her pregnancy– most of it was filmed on KUWTK.
"Now I am Googling images of my pre-pregnancy body," Khloe admitted. While "thankful, excited, nervous, eager, overjoyed" were all emotions that Khloe shared, this star actually admitted to "[feeling] like a blimp!" Nonetheless, Khloe swathed that bump in some of the most stylish outfits that we've ever seen.
17 JESSICA ALBA: "I DON'T FEEL GLAMOROUS" (LOOKED PERFECT)
Jessica Alba was never one to wear a metric ton of makeup. In 2018, Jessica is a mom to Honor Marie, Haven, and Hayes. This actress' pregnancy style has thrown us some of the most casual looks ever, but Jess always looked fantastic.
"I don't feel glamorous at all when I'm pregnant," Jessica said in 2017. Then again, you're looking at one of the most beautiful and stylish ladies on the planet who says that she feels "like Humpty Dumpty"– and that's when she isn't pregnant. With pared-down colors, loose linens, and a simple white top, Jess looked amazing here.
16 BEYONCE: HEARTBEAT "THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MUSIC I EVER HEARD"
One of the most beautiful pregnancy quotes we've ever heard (from one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood). In 2017, Beyonce became pregnant with twins. Sir and Rumi joined their older sister, Blue Ivy and this family now sits at 5.
"I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I'd ever heard," Beyonce said.
Sadly, the quote was regarding her experience losing her pregnancy. Beyonce found the strength that she needed to persevere in her mommy journey. "My daughter introduced me to myself," she said. Beyonce's long flowing pregnancy gowns remain some of the best baby bump looks in history.
15 KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN: WHEN NOBODY KNEW
With 3 pregnancies behind her and a Kardashian status that can't escape the cameras, Kourtney Kardashian remains one of the most photographed celebs ever. Her pregnancies brought Mason, Penelope, and Reign into the world, and fashionistas have been following this mom since the day she announced her first pregnancy.
In 2015, Kourtney was pregnant with Reign. She took Mason to a Calabasas grocery store in cut-off jeans, strappy black sandals, and a simple black top. Nobody knew that Kourt was in her first trimester, but this Kardashian knew what was up. "I feel great," Kourtney later told Parents, although she did have morning sickness.
14 KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN: WHEN EVERYBODY KNEW
The Kardashians have had some of the most high-profile pregnancies ever. In 2018, Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, and Kim all became moms. This pic takes us back to the old school, though. In 2012, Kourt was expecting Penelope. Here she is with Kim, Mason, Scott Disick, and Kanye West.
"Chasing a toddler" is something that Kout admitted was a challenge during pregnancy. "It's definitely my favorite role in life," she later told Parents. As Kourt's bump grew, it was less tiny shorts and more classic, flowing dresses that made Kourtney look beautiful, glamorous, and hopefully left her feeling comfortable. Mason looks excited, too!
13 GISELE BUNDCHEN: KEPT THE SUPERMODEL STYLE
With a Victoria's Secret Angel status, Gisele Bundchen is a woman that you might say was blessed from above. Before you think that Gisele is 100% about skimpy outfits and after-show parties though, remember that she's one of the most dedicated moms around. In 2009, Gisele welcomed her son, Benjamin. In 2012, Vivian Lake joined the family.
Gisele kept the supermodel street style of jeans, boots, and biker jackets here, but it didn't look overdone. Daily yoga and meditation are what has Gisele said "prepared [her] mentally and physically" for childbirth. The model continues to practice yoga with her kids.
12 SCARJO: DITCHED THE SUPERHERO STYLE
She is the toughest superhero around. While Scarlett Johansson's iconic look of skintight catsuits has made her the biggest Avengers face of all time, this actress' pregnancy style was anything but a Black Widow outfit. In 2014, ScarJo was expecting.
Scarlett Johansson actually filmed Avengers: Age of Ultron while pregnant.
Opting for the oversized shirt and sneakers look, Scarlett took some of the most basic clothing items and still managed to make them look stylish. "We didn't change the script at all," she told Collider about being pregnant while filming. "You would never know Black Widow was pregnant when you see the final version."
11 GAL GADOT: WORE ZERO MAKEUP
Gal Gadot is the real-life superhero that we never saw coming. The Israeli actress and model underwent two years' military service in her home country of Israel before joining Fast & Furious and eventually becoming Wonder Woman. At 33, Gal is a mother of two.
"I can have a sleepless night with a baby with colic and an early wake-up by my 5 year-old," Gal told Female First. "But then I'm watching The Cat In The Hat with my daughter and it amazes me how the simplest things are the ones to make us the happiest." Gal focused on the simple things during her pregnancy, and makeup wasn't one of them.
10 GWEN STEFANI: KEPT THE SIGNATURE RED LIPSTICK
Gwen Stefani and red lipstick go hand-in-hand. This singer and mom of three juggles her career and her kids with all the energy in the world– it's hard to believe that Gwen is nearly 50. "Everyone always thinks that I'm never without a red lipstick," Gwen told Marie Claire. "I love red lipstick so much because it feels like such a classic."
Gwen has rocked three pregnancies with her signature biker girl style and red lips. "A discipline chart" is what Gwen has said she finds hardest about parenting, but with Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo, Gwen is acing it. Her pregnancy style? We love it.
9 ANGELINA JOLIE: "IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE A WOMAN"
Feminine charm was the basis for Angelina Jolie's career. Once the rebel child with her leather red carpet appearances and tattoos, Angelina has softened since becoming a mother of 6. Ange is a mom to Pax, Maddox, Zahara, Shiloh-Nouvel, plus twins, Vivienne and Knox. "It makes me feel like a woman," Angelina said about pregnancy.
"[Pregnancy] makes me feel that all the things about my body are suddenly there for a reason."
Ange glowed here in emerald green. For her other pregnancies, Ange generally stuck to classic black dresses and pared-down grays. It didn't last with Brad Pitt, but this star was born to be a mom.
8 ELSA PATAKY: PREGNANCY WAS QUITE THE EXPERIENCE
Elsa Pataky wasn't quite prepared for the fame that being married to Chris Hemsworth would bring. When Thor is your husband though, the media will want to know all the details. Elsa and Chris are parents to India (born in 2012) and twins boys (born in 2014).
Elsa started to feel the early signs of pregnancy including nausea, but she admitted that the news was "a shock." If this pic does anything, it proves that Elsa was active during her pregnancies. Elsa did lots of Pilates right up to her 35th week of pregnancy. "With twins, I had to calm down a bit," she said. Elsa looked sensational.
7 MILA KUNIS: A TEAM PLAYER
Here is Mila Kunis during her 2016 pregnancy. And yes, she is keeping busy during a cute Dodgers date with her husband, Ashton Kutcher. This was Mila's second pregnancy. "Let's go Dodgers!" the couple said at the event.
"I think with the first one, you're so enamored with the initial experience. What fruit size is the baby? Grape or avocado?!"
Speaking to ET, Mila outlined how being pregnant the second time was different. "I was constantly checking the app," Mila said about her first pregnancy. "Now I'm like, Wait, how far along am I? You're so busy running after the other one and working full time."
6 CARDI B: A BUMP AND A CAREER
The 2018 arrival of baby Kulture made some of the biggest headlines of the year. Cardi B is now a 26 year-old mom of one, although this rapper was in studio right up until the birth.
"I haven't been to the studio...I don't know, since, I don't know...two days before I gave birth," Cardi reflected. We now get adorable Instagram stories of a whispering Cardi who has admitted that she can't even leave her baby's side to do her hair. "I can't believe I have a boss," she exclaimed. Cardi's pregnancy style gave us fitted, but beautifully formed dresses like this one.
5 CIARA: #FITNESSGOALS
Exercise during the third trimester has long been debated. Healthline's doctors maintain that vigorous activity like jogging is okay throughout pregnancy, provided that your own doctor has given the all-clear. "During pregnancy, joints loosen," a Pilates instructor told the media outlet, adding that "exercise that stabilizes the joints" helps prevent injury.
Ciara is a power mom of two who now posts Black Panther family Halloween costumes. Ciara kept up the activity during her pregnancies, and she had the wardrobe to match. Looking determined and focused here, Ciara took that bump out for some fitness. She looked fantastic (and definitely earns herself a #FitnessGoals).
4 VICTORIA BECKHAM: #WOW
You'll be hard-pressed to find a Hollywood mom as dedicated to fashion as Victoria Beckham. The former Spice Girl now runs the Victoria Beckham fashion empire (and it has earned her $450 million). Together with her husband, David Beckham, Victoria has 4 children. Romeo, Brooklyn, and Cruz are the couple's boys. Harper Seven is their girl.
"Motherhood is my greatest achievement." Style isn't far behind, though for Victoria.
Braving the stilettos and formal wear here, Victoria looked beyond sensational. This isn't a look that can easily be pulled off with a bump, but Victoria is no ordinary woman. To be fair, Victoria was at a British Royal wedding here.
3 REESE WITHERSPOON: SHOWING HOLLYWOOD HOW IT'S DONE
Being a major Hollywood star can be tricky when you're pregnant. Red carpet events come with fixed calendars, and it's your job to show up. Reese is a hard-working mother of three. Ava was born in 1999, Deacon was born in 2003, and Tennessee was born in 2012.
Reese was 36 years old here (although this girl's angelic looks always make her look younger). "It's not easy," Reese admitted to Today's Parent about being pregnant. "I'm always feeling like I'd like to eat everything in sight!" Reese was a sight for sore eyes here in a classy, feminine number that rocked the bump while still channeling Hollywood glam.
2 CAMILA ALVES: EFFORTLESS GLAM
When you're married to Matthew McConaughey, you're not going to get past the press– bump or no bump. Camila Alves is the Brazilian-American model and designer who is now a mom to Matthew's three kids. Levi was born in 2008, Vida was born in 2010, and a third pregnancy brought Livingston in 2012.
Loose-flowing dresses were clearly Camila's style of choice as the months advanced, although this mother hasn't had it easy. "I had a really tough pregnancy," Camila told Hello! in 2014. "I had strong pains and kept telling the doctors...no-one could figure it out." After a C-section, Camila delivered a healthy baby.
1 KIM KARDASHIAN: UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE
Kim Kardashian's outfits are mostly eye-popping and very revealing. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star doesn't hold back when it comes to flaunting her feminine curves, although Kim equally knows how to cover it up. Swathing her bump here in classic whites with a classy peach jacket, Kim kept up the glam, but she wasn't out to show off. "To be honest, I've had very bad morning sickness," Kim has said in the past. Kim and Kanye West are now parents to three beautiful children.
Sources: The Huffington Post, Parents, ABC News, Hello!