Celebrity-inspired maternity styles you need in your closet

Flaunt your baby bump, mama.

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Maternity fashion has evolved over the past few years. While earlier, you’d find women wearing the most feminine dresses with A-line silhouettes, today, celebrities are refusing to conform to a limited way of dressing when they are pregnant. In fact, many celebrities and influencers are not restricting themselves to clothes explicitly meant for pregnant women. You’ve seen Sonam Kapoor look stunning in an Emilia Wickstead maxi dress while Blake Lively turned up at an event wearing a gorgeous gold Valentino number. We’ve seen these celebrities stay true to their stylish selves, with or without a baby bump. 

Maternity fashion is all about claiming your agency to wear what you want, irrespective of your pregnancy. Some days, you may want to go for an anti-fit outfit for more comfort but on some, you may want to let your belly do the talking. 

Here are a few styles you can include in your maternity closet, taking cues from celebrities whose fashion choices we love. 

Anti-fit cape dresses 

Sonam Kapoor in an Emilia Wickstead maxi
Bipasha Basu in a pink Gauri and Nainika gown

While we are familiar with Sonam Kapoor’s iconic Emilia Wickstead pink maxi with a cape, Bipasha Basu too sported an anti-fit cape maxi dress during her pregnancy. She opted for a Gauri and Nainika outfit in blush pink with a plunging neckline and thigh-high slit. This style looks elegant and comfortable at the same time. 


Kareena Kapoor Khan in a mustard Anavila Kaftan
Alia Bhatt in a teal blue velvet Kaftan by designer Rajiramniq.

Kareena Kapoor Khan is often spotted wearing kaftans with fun prints. She stuck to the style even during her pregnancy and we can see why. It looks absolutely stunning and gives a relaxed vibe. Kapoor-Khan had opted for a mustard Anavila Kaftan, which she paired with pants—a unique combination. Alia Bhatt too, had worn a teal blue velvet Kaftan with bell sleeves by designer Rajiramniq. 

Sheer and solid 

Rihanna in a sheer Dior babydoll dress
Rihanna in a sheer babydoll dress by Dior
Sonam Kapoor in a black lace kaftan by Fil De Vie

Be it Sonam Kapoor’s Fil De Vie black lace outerwear or Rihanna’s Dior babydoll dress, adding a touch of bold and sexy to your maternity look is always a yes-yes! Blending sheer and solid in the same hue (especially black) will do it for you. 

Bling things

Blake Lively in a Valentino gold shimmer dress

Blake Lively’s Valentino shimmer shift dress proves you can shine in whatever you want, during your pregnancy. You don’t have to stick to the empire waistlines or anti-fits or something that takes attention away from your body. 

Form-fitting looks

Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt in a Meshki dress
Ashley Graham in a Fendi x Skims pink romper

Maternity looks need not be all flowy and floral. Take cues from Alia Bhatt and wear a wrap dress that sits comfortably on your waist. You can trust Ashley Graham to flaunt every bit of her curves oh-so-proudly, in a Fendi x Skims pink romper. Her pregnancy style often featured her in bodycon dresses with some layering. We love the idea of ‘If you have it, flaunt it’ especially when it comes to baby bumps.