The style set often eschews maternity wear in favor of off-the-rack looks. For stylish and expecting dames like Natalie Portman, here are 10 runway looks to stay chic on the street and on the red carpet.
The style set often eschews maternity wear in favor of off-the-rack looks. For stylish and expecting dames like Natalie Portman, here are 10 runway looks to stay chic on the street and on the red carpet. Show off a your curves in an eye-catching jersey dress like this one from Marc by Marc Jacobs, which has an adjustable waist-tie.
Babydoll dresses are a perennial favorite among moms-to-be, and they're also a favorite of Karen Walker, whose adorable polka-dot sundresses epitomize fuss-free chic.
Pregnancy doesn't have to mean flowy tunics and formless trousers. These super-structured vests by Givenchy create a lean, mean silhouette, and as a bonus, are long enough to mask the new curves (should you be inclined to do so).
The '70s made a big comeback this season, re-introducing pastels and cropped ankle pants. This flared-hem pantsuit by Tsumori Chisato delicately balances high-style with a charming nod to a retro housewife.
It's almost as if JIl Sander's much-hyped spring collection was designed with future-mothers in mind. How else can you explain these perfectly belly-concealing pencil skirts?
In another brilliant turn, Portman-favored label Rodarte centered a series of gilded dresses around a similar, belly-covering silhouette -- a fashion-forward choice for awards season.
Beyond giving oneself extra room for baby-related inches, stylish maternity wear is also about drawing the eye away from the waist and highlighting other aspects of an outfit. This dip-dyed blazer by Dries Van Noten, for example, does nothing if not pull attention upward, especially balanced with a dark dress.
A breezy sundress by Ivana Helsinki needs little more than a strappy pair of sandals and geat big bucket hat.
Slouchy blouses have become an important wardrobe staple, and pregnancy is the ultimate opportunity to cash in on the trend. This tie-waist blouse by Celine would pair beautifully with everything from an upscale evening skirt to a favorite pair of stretchy jeans.
While not perfect for the final month or so, mothers will relish in all of the slouchy printed pants this season, particularly these by Vena Cava. It's as close as you can get to wearing your pajamas to work.