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The new rules for celebrity maternity style

From loose sheath dresses to full body con…

By Hasina Khatib  April 12th, 2017

There was a time when having a baby was about well, having the baby. These days, having a baby is first about how you deliver the news to the world — do you max out your credit card at the florist and order a photoshoot like Beyoncé or just execute a casual reveal while dressed in a bikini, like Lisa Haydon?

Once the world is let in on your happy news, it’s about how you dress your baby bump. Because make no mistake, the vigilant fashion police is watching each step, each red carpet outing, each street errand. Just ask freshly minted momma Kareena Kapoor Khan, who spent the better part of 2016 ensuring that her street cred remained at its usual peak. And while she rose to the occasion, here’s how her successors are faring in 2017.

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Lisa Haydon

Lisa Haydon is having all the fun there is to be had with her ongoing pregnancy, sticking to her off-duty uniform of beach essentials, baby bump et al. As any expecting mother will loftily inform you, comfort is of paramount importance and Lisa’s delivering on just that with tulle singlets, flowing maxi dresses and itsy-bitsy bikinis. 

Amal Clooney

George Clooney’s better half is prepping for the birth of their firstborn in sheath dresses, always a size larger to tease the barest hint of a baby bump. One would be forgiven for thinking that it’s business as usual for the human rights lawyer, as she heads around town addressing war crimes in her usual plethora of tan coats and stately midis. Our favourite? The canary shift dress that she boldly paired with a co-ordinated Bottega Veneta coat. Guaranteed head-turner.


Solid colours do the trick for Queen Bey who has been flooding her Instagram handle with head-to-toe monochrome outings. But if you thought that jewel-toned purple number was peak Beyoncé, wait till you get an eyeful of her thigh-high boots and a retro choker.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The Victoria’s Secret alum isn’t one for flowing midis and anti-fit silhouettes, no sir. The siren set temperatures soaring when she accompanied beau Jason Statham to the Fate of the Furious premiere in a sweeping Brandon Maxwell gown. Off-duty, she can found in camel coats and body con dresses.  

Amanda Seyfried

Lazy street style essentials and blissfully comfortable flats dictate actress Amanda Seyfried’s maternity wardrobe. A gingham mini here, a plaid shirt there; Amanda is kicking off her espadrilles and living life in the slow lane until her baby arrives.