Dressing For Pregnancy – the do’s and don’ts

 

Kate Middleton, Fearne Cotton and Kim Kardashian are all new Mums, but who dressed their bump like a (future) King and who was left North West of the fashion line?

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a few months now – what with all the celebrity pregnancies, but alas I got sidetracked. However, now that the Royal Prince has been born I think it’s time we took a look at the best dressed bumps and, the erm, not so best (in fact pretty shocking considering most of these women have or can afford some serious Rachel Zoe styling)!

So, first things first, the Duchess of Cambridge. Always looking demure and famously shopping on the high street, Kate Middleton made her pregnancy look easy (in terms of fashion). From midi dresses and jacquard fabrics to sleek hair and that broad smile, Kate has never put a foot wrong!

Pretty in peach - a perfect summer hue!
Pretty in peach – a perfect summer hue!
Jacquard can look dated if not careful, but combined with a shorter dress and fabulous fascinator Kate looks very much her young self!
Jacquard can look dated if not careful, but combined with a shorter dress and fabulous fascinator Kate looks very much her young self!
Baby blue - was it a sign from the Royal couple? Paired with a delicate set of earrings and, of course, that infamous engagement ring, blue really is her colour!
Baby blue – was it a sign from the Royal couple?
Paired with a delicate set of earrings and, of course, that infamous engagement ring, blue really is her colour!

Another Mum who dressed to impress whilst pregnant was Fearne Cotton. Fearne avoided what a lot of Mums-to-be tend to do and instead of going for the maternity rack, she cleverly opted to buy her clothes in the next size up. Always working, she attended premiers wearing her own line by Very.co.uk and looked fabulous whilst doing so.

Vamping up her evening look in gorgeous lace cotton from her own collection at Very
Vamping up her evening look in gorgeous lace cotton from her own collection at Very
Never one to miss a trend, Fearne goes all out monochrome and looks stunning!
Never one to miss a trend, Fearne goes all out monochrome and looks stunning!
Keeping it casual, this fashion-savvy lady makes it look easy as she juggles cake, shopping and a well dressed bump in a jersey day dress with oversized boyfriend cardigan and Converse.
Keeping it casual, this fashion-savvy lady makes it look easy as she juggles cake, shopping and a well dressed bump in a jersey day dress with oversized boyfriend cardigan and Converse.

Now for the not so good and there can only be one real winner (although I’m sure she won’t feel like one)…it has to be Kim Kardashian. Now I’m not one for following celeb gossip columns minute after minute, but my God it was hard not to wasn’t it? From pencil skirts to bodycon, ankle straps to PVC, there wasn’t a trend Kim didn’t try and also not one that seemed to work!

Although usually a champion of the bodycon style, a pregnant Kim should have checked the mirror before leaving the house (what is with the matching shoes)?
Although usually a champion of the bodycon style, a pregnant Kim should have checked the mirror before leaving the house (what is with the matching shoes)?
Trying to imitate Fearne Cotton, but failing miserably it is fair to say that Kim looks more like a Killer whale than the fashionista she usually is!
Trying to imitate Fearne Cotton, but failing miserably it is fair to say that Kim looks more like a Killer whale than the fashionista she usually is!
I saw a photo of Kim picking this up and thought "For the love of God put it down!"  Clearly Kim didn't hear me...
I saw a photo of Kim picking this up and thought “For the love of God put it down!”
Clearly Kim didn’t hear me…
I don't even know where to start, but I really want to know if her feet suddenly swelled whilst wearing them or did she squeeze her feet into these sandals...if so ouch!
I don’t even know where to start, but I really want to know if her feet suddenly swelled whilst wearing them or did she squeeze her feet into these sandals…if so ouch!

Although I could go to town on Kim K’s monstrosities she called outfits, I did think at this film premier she looked immaculate from head to toe, but why didn’t she carry on this look?

That's more like it! Long flowing lace that shows off her assets and a cheeky pair of luxe leather trousers to keep the look sexy!
That’s more like it! Long flowing lace that shows off her assets and a cheeky pair of luxe leather trousers to keep the look sexy!

I hope if there’s another Kim and Kanye babe that she’ll learn from her mistakes…and maybe call it South?

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