Last year, Kareena Kapoor Khan announced her second pregnancy and the internet went into a frenzy. Soon after, pictures of her dressed-up bump started doing the rounds and the actor continued to make a style statement, by actually trying to not make one. If you’ve traced Kareena’s fashion history over the years, you know she doesn’t abide by the conventional norms of style and trends. Even during her first pregnancy, she strutted in jaw-dropping looks until her last trimester.
Comfort is the consistent key in all her ensembles. Whether she’s out and about in a dress, kaftan or a snugged athleisure set, she likes to keep it cosy and functional. This time around, Kareena’s maternity style is a contrasting mix of loose-fitted and bump-hugging looks. She is seen experimenting with off-shoulder ruffled dresses, pleated skirts, cowl detailed numbers, shackets dad shirts, coordinated separates, while retaining her signature printed kaftans, A-line kurtas and oversized boyfriend t-shirts. Since most parts of her pregnancy were spent in lockdown, it reflected a more relaxed version of her style, for the latter months, she is keeping it interesting with an infusion of colour, texture and bright prints in her wardrobe.
The biggest takeaway from Kareena’s maternity style is understanding your body and being comfortable in your own skin. While the society will always have a list of dos and don’ts for you and will advise you to dress your bump modestly, it is important for remember to do you. If sweats are your jam, stay in them. If rocking a bikini, while cradling your bump makes you happy, click a 100 pictures mama! Want to put on a sports bra, yoga pants and free the bump while nailing an asana, get cracking. Whatever you find yourself you most beautiful in, wear it and embrace the to-be mother glow.
In honour of you doing you, here are all the amazing looks served by the OG, whose absolute favourite is herself.