Maternity fashion is having its glorious moment in the sun. With run-of-the-mill maternity dresses stepping down to give way to more casual, curated looks, it only makes sense. From form-fitting dresses to low-rise jeans and pantsuits, celebrities today are propelling this maternity fashion evolution. It’s all bold bellies and street-style casual now. Thank you, Rihanna!
We rounded up five of the best maternity fashion looks we’ve seen recently. These serve as an inspiration not just for all mommies-to-be but also for non-pregnant people. Take a look and don’t forget to take notes!
Alia Bhatt bodycon-ing it
Alia Bhatt’s maternity fashion game has been on point. From wrap dresses to sporting numerous denim chic looks, she’s creating a style guide for us all. Recently, she stepped out for a screening of her latest movie, Brahmastra, in a reddish-orange bodycon dress that featured a thigh-high slit. She paired the look with strappy heels in the same colour and of course, a pair of gold hoops. With every look, Alia is proving they truly are the most versatile of accessories!
Blake Lively's 80s disco vibe
To debut her baby bump, Blake Lively chose a gold sequined mini dress from Valentino. The custom-made long-sleeve number featured dangling sequins and a white chiffon scarf wrapped around her neck. Lively’s matching white headband and sky-high block heels only added to the 80s disco vibe she had going on.
Sonam Kapoor's 'I mean business' look
While Sonam Kapoor’s pregnancy was littered with head-turning looks, her business-casual pantsuit remains a favourite. She wore an outfit from Paul Smith that consisted of a blue blazer, matching pants and a crisp white T-shirt underneath. This look is a shift from the usual oversized silhouettes that have dominated maternity fashion over the years and we’re here for it!
Bipasha Basu's sheer number
For her maternity photoshoot, Bipasha Basu hopped aboard the ‘flaunt your belly’ trend with a black floor-length sheer dress. Styled by Rocky Star, Bipasha looked radiant in this strapless outfit. It was enhanced with a dewy makeup look, kohl-rimmed eyes and minimal accessories.
Shay Mitchell's street chic
Just a week after announcing her pregnancy with long-time partner Matte Babel, this Pretty Little Liars star stepped out in an outfit that was (presumably) straight out of Rihanna’s maternity style. Serving up street-chic, Shay Mitchell wore low-rise jeans, with an Aday crop top, and an Isabel Marant quilted denim jacket.
Low-rise jeans might not be the first fashion option that pops into your head when you hear maternity wear, but hey, looks like we’re going back to the early 2000s. You won’t hear us complaining though!