You Have to See These 93 Celebrities' Ultimate Maternity Looks
You got the positive pregnancy test, cried tears of joy, then watched in wonder as your previously (sorta) flat stomach started growing, along with so many other parts you never expected. Suddenly, your closet seems to be mocking you, and what to wear isn't just a self-created issue; it's an actual problem.
Yep, one of the biggest dilemmas all expectant moms face is how they'll dress their growing bellies for nine months and beyond — because let's face it, most bodies don't exactly bounce back the minute the baby's born. Some moms-to-be, however, have the advantage of stylists, designer friends, and unlimited shopping budgets, and luckily, the rest of us can learn from their maternity style successes, from sweet daytime looks to red carpet wonders, all of which accommodate and accentuate those beautiful bumps. We've rounded up our favorite maternity looks from celebrity moms for some major pregnancy style inspiration. Check them out now to see just how chic a bump can be.
Shortly after announcing she is expecting her third child, Blake Lively appeared on the red carpet to support her husband, Ryan Reynolds, at the premiere of his new film Pokémon Detective Pikachu wearing a bright yellow midi dress.
While expecting son Miles, Chrissy Teigen showed up at the 2018 Grammys red carpet in a blindingly shiny silver midi dress from Yanina Couture and matching heels.
Kate Hudson headlined 2018's POPSUGAR Play/Ground looking gorgeous in a printed tight dress while expecting daughter Rani Rose.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attended the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in March 2019, just a couple of months before giving birth to son Archie, in a white silk dress.
Keira Knightley showed off her growing baby bump in a black maxi dress at the Chanel Cruise 2020 collection in May 2019.
Kate Mara attended Elton John's Academy Awards viewing party with husband Jamie Bell in February 2019. She wore a long-sleeved minidress.
In 2017, Behati Prinsloo appeared at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles looking supergorgeous in a short green printed dress, while expecting her second child with Adam Levine.
Amy Schumer looked chic (even if perhaps she wasn't feeling it) in a comfy look and white boots while filming in New York in October 2018.
Lauren Conrad showed off her latest collection for Kohl's and her growing baby bump in April 2019. The entrepreneur, expecting her second child with husband William Tell in this photo, paired her summery dress with a jean jacket.
In 2018, Miranda Kerr showed off her bump in a sleek black dress while expecting her first child with husband Evan Spiegel.
At the April 2018 premiere of Overboard, mom-to-be Eva Longoria glowed in an Alberta Ferretti dress.
At her first ever Met Gala in 2018, Cardi B proved she can shut it down no matter what in an over-the-top creation from designer Jeremy Scott.
While expecting her daughter, Banks, in June 2018, Hilary Duff showed off her epic street style in a colorful maxi dress.
Chrissy Teigen left many speechless after she wowed on the red carpet in a nude Marchesa gown with burgundy embroidery at the 88th annual Academy Awards.
For a sophisticated look at the Oscars in 2016, Emily paired her growing belly with an elegant gown complete with silver beaded detailing and embellished straps.
Kerry Washington went for a dramatic look at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Wearing an embellished Prada crop top and high-waisted skirt, she said, "I really don't have anything to hide anymore!"
Kim wowed in a sleek, white Valentino caped gown while eight months pregnant at the InStyle Awards in 2015.
Victoria Beckham almost stole the show at Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding in 2011. Wearing a modified version of one of her own designs, she received plenty of attention for her fourth baby bump.
Anne Hathaway dazzled at Vanity Fair's annual Oscars afterparty in 2016 in a black gown with mixed metallic beaded accents that added an industrial feel to her already chic maternity style.
At the 2013 Golden Globes, Kristen wowed us in an embellished Grecian-goddess gown designed by Jenny Packham. The ethereal lavender dress featured beautiful draping on the bottom and dazzling crystal-embellished details on the top. A matching satin clutch with rhinestone details completed the look.
While promoting her film Labor Day in 2013, Kate Winslet stunned in a red Jenny Packham gown.
Drew embraced her baby bump in a floral Monique Lhuillier gown at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards.
A baby bump (carrying Alba's first daughter, Honor) didn't stop Jessica Alba from being one of the best dressed at the 2008 Oscars.
Shiny and green, Olivia Wilde left moms-to-be green with envy at the Golden Globes in 2014.
For the Cannes premiere of Kung Fu Panda in 2008, Angelina Jolie stunned in a Grecian-style gown from Azria Atelier. Earlier that week, her costar Jack Black spilled the beans that the megastar was expecting twins.
Blake Lively made her pregnant red carpet debut just a week after announcing her pregnancy in 2014. She wore an ultrafeminine floral-embellished Michael Kors gown to a charity event in New York City.
Although she kept it under wraps for most of the nine months, Leighton Meester looked sleek in brocade paints and an embellished blouse during the early stages of her pregnancy with her baby girl in 2015.
Pregnant or not, you can't go wrong with a wrap dress. Nicky showed a hint of her growing baby bump when she wore a Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2016 dress during New York Fashion Week in 2016.
Ginnifer Goodwin looked elegant in a boho-chic gown at the premiere of Zootopia in 2016.
Ciara wore a gorgeous gold gown and showed off her baby bump on the red carpet at the 2014 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
While pregnant with her daughter in 2015, Keira Knightley attended the Screen Actors Guild Awards in a flowing purple lace Erdem empire-waist dress.
Liv Tyler covered her baby bump in a modern black gown with a high slit and dramatic sleeves at the Critics' Choice Awards in 2016.
In 2010, a seven-months-pregnant Amy Adams hit the Vanity Fair Oscars party wearing a bump-revealing, bright blue Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti gown. Her daughter, Aviana, was born May 15 of that year.
The British songstress announced her pregnancy at her wedding in 2011; later, she looked lovely in an empire-waist sundress and cream cardigan.
While pregnant with baby number two in 2015, Ashlee Simpson flaunted her expanding belly in an oversize teal dress with a long, black coat while out with her husband, Evan Ross.
In 2016, the Grey's Anatomy star glowed while showing off her baby bump in a soft peach dress with an empire waist and modern peplum.
Beyoncé stepped out in a bright orange Lanvin gown on the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet in 2011. She made her official pregnancy announcement that same night during a performance of her hit "Love on Top."
When pregnant with son Luca, back in 2011, Hilary wore a sequin-embellished chartreuse dress that showed off her stunning curves at the Beauty Book For Brain Cancer launch.
While pregnant with her son, Max, Christina Aguilera channeled a classic and glamorous vibe at the Emmy Awards in September 2007.
It's hard to remember a time when Katie was without Suri, but in 2006, at a screening of Mission: Impossible III, the stylish mama was anxiously awaiting her mini trendsetter's arrival.
In 2015, Jaime kept her bump classy in a strapless rose dress with a floral-embossed print. We love the cheerful look and the white leather clutch.
Soleil Moon Frye
A timeless formfitting black gown accented the actress's curves at the Baby2Baby Gala in 2015.
Busy Phillips knows how to rock a red carpet bump, and her Art of Elysium look in 2013 was no exception. A beaded Alberta Ferretti dress, Brian Atwood heels, and a faux bob was one of her best looks ever, pregnant or not.
While expecting her second child in 2015, Tiffani Thiessen chose a simple, black, curve-hugging dress paired with a contrasting white jacket.
At a maternity fashion event in 2014, The Office's Jenna Fischer showed off her own stellar style in a long, floral gown covered with a navy blazer.
Christina opted for a nonmaternity, body-hugging Max Mara keyhole sheath for the premiere of Going the Distance. The purple dress highlighted the star's bustline and was snug around her belly.
Alyson put her growing baby bump on display at the premiere of American Reunion in 2012 in a textured emerald dress.
Being seven months pregnant with her second baby didn't slow Gisele (and her growing family) down in the least. She joined Anna Wintour, Mario Testino, and Malcolm Rogers at an event in 2012 in an all-black ensemble that showed off her toned and tanned legs.
Former Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima announced her second pregnancy shortly before appearing in a daring see-through and sparkly dress.
Carla Bruni hadn't officially announced her pregnancy when she wore a white smock dress and black coat that did little to hide her growing midriff.
In 2012, Vanessa Lachey attended an event in New York City wearing a colorful print dress and a white cardigan.
At a gala in 2012, Camila cradled her baby bump alongside sexy husband Matthew McConaughey while decked out in a ruched, long-sleeved teal dress.
At the 2011 Oscars, the six-months-pregnant Natalie Portman wore a stunning purple gown by Rodarte, the design duo that created her dramatic costumes for Black Swan.
The 30 Rock star showed off her bump in a shimmering design at the SAG Awards in 2011.
Jennifer Lopez stunned in a white Versace Resort gown while attending the 2007 Movies Rock event with her then-husband, Marc Anthony.
The gorgeous Victoria's Secret model showed off a subtle bump in a printed chiffon gown at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in 2012.
Molly wore a navy beaded gown for the Vanity Fair Oscars party before the birth of her second child in 2015.
Walking the red carpet with then-husband Robin Thicke, Paula Patton was exquisite in an off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera gown at the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscars party.
Channeling her How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days look, Kate Hudson draped her baby belly in a bright yellow Versace gown for the premiere of Something Borrowed while pregnant with son Bingham back in 2011.
Kourtney Kardashian attended the E! Upfronts in New York City wearing a simple chic black Gomez-Gracia dress and neon accessories, including Alexander McQueen shoes and a DIY necklace, while expecting baby Penelope.
In 2012, Jessica Simpson glowed in an embellished black dress before the birth of her daughter Maxwell.
Alicia Keys walked the red carpet in a strapless gown, while expecting her son Egypt, born in October 2010.
Rachel Weisz was seven months pregnant at the 2006 Oscars, where she took home the trophy for best supporting actress for her performance in The Constant Gardener. Designer Narciso Rodriguez created three dresses for the actress to choose from. She selected a black off-the-shoulder gown the day of the ceremony.
Bryce Dallas Howard
Bryce was radiant in bold yellow pleats during her pregnancy with baby number two.
While pregnant with her second child in 2014, model Doutzen Kroes stunned in a low-cut black gown.
In November 2013, Malin Akerman appeared at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle's Golden Globes soiree in a bold menswear-inspired look. This sexy take on a tuxedo was a clever way to wardrobe the star's pregnant bod.
Claire was all smiles on the red carpet for the season two premiere of Homeland at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in NYC in September 2012. She looked lovely in black-and-cream lace.
Graphic blue flowers popped against Amanda Peet's soft dress at the premiere of Transparent in 2014.
Catherine Zeta-Jones won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role in Chicago at the 2003 award show, while eight months pregnant with daughter, Carys. She accepted her award by saying, "My hormones are way too out of control to be dealing with this," but her look will go down in Academy Award history as one of the all-time most memorable.
Chris Hemsworth's wife, Elsa Pataky, showed off her belly in a showstopping column gown with an intricately beaded overlay at the 86th annual Academy Awards in 2014.
Fey appeared on Late Show With David Letterman while pregnant with her second daughter, Penelope. The comedian showed off her baby curves in a classic, formfitting black dress and heels.
Selma rocked the red carpet at the 2011 Grammy Awards in a deep scoop-neck gown. She gave birth to baby Arthur Saint Bleick in late July.
The antithesis of her Mad Men character, January was a cool mom-to-be in a white fringe dress while pregnant with baby Xander in 2016.
In 2012, Anna Paquin attended True Blood's fifth season premiere wearing a black, asymmetrical dress while pregnant with twins.
At the inauguration of the new Warner Bros. Studios in London in April 2013, Kate mixed high with low when she paired a polka-dot Topshop dress with a black Ralph Lauren jacket, proving you can be stylish on any budget.
Roselyn showed off her bump in late 2011, before welcoming daughter Sebella Rose Winter on Jan. 4, 2012.
Expecting her second child, Halle Berry's growing bump looked amazing in a formfitting purple dress at the Call premiere in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in April 2013.
Lake Bell debuted her baby bump on the red carpet at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC in 2014, wearing a maroon jumpsuit.
Aussie model Miranda Kerr was five months pregnant, but that didn't stop her — and then-hubby Orlando Bloom — from partying it up during Milan Fashion Week.
While pregnant with baby number four in 2012, Tori rocked a floral maxi dress with soft chiffon layers and boho-chic sandals.
Jennifer Garner chose a strapless, figure-hugging Badgley Mischka gown to attend the 2005 Emmy Awards while pregnant with her daughter Violet.
Jennifer was stunning in a gray, pleated gown at the premiere of The Dilemma while pregnant with baby Agnes, her second child with husband Paul Bettany.
For the Oscars in 2013, Jenna wore a formfitting lace Rachel Roy dress that showed off her growing bump. A cutout back added some sex appeal.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon showed off the bump that would become Moroccan and Monroe.
Actress Ali Landry wore a cute black dress at The Red CARpet Event from SpokesMoms on Sept. 10, 2011.
Homeland star Morena Baccarin was radiant on the red carpet for the 2013 Emmy Awards. The actress wore a gorgeous floor-length red gown with crystal embellishments at the bust.
Rosie Pope, the star of Bravo's Pregnant in Heels, wore a lace number of her own design while expecting her third child.
Kristin wore a comfy jersey maxi dress with a flattering sweetheart neckline while out in Los Angeles.
While pregnant with her third child in 2016, Keri got glam in a layered black dress with ruffled cap sleeves.
Evan Rachel Wood
Mom-to-be Evan Rachel Wood attended a screening of her film A Case of You at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival wearing a lovely, flowy floral dress.
Isla Fisher looked chic in a navy and white floral gown at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar party during her third pregnancy.
Stylish mom-to-be Rachel Zoe was draped in chic black at Elle's inaugural Women in Television dinner in 2011.
In 2007, Naomi Watts hadn't yet announced she was expecting her first child with Liev Schreiber when she made an appearance wearing a lemon-yellow gown from Escada. The couple's first son, Sasha, was born on July 25 of that year.