They say fashion is at the mercy of bi-annual trend rejigs. Also referred to as fashion weeks. But what we must also be cognisant is the monumental impact of celebrities in dominating our sartorial cycles. And if they’re going down the risqué route in the maternity realm, us masses will graciously comply.
And why not? Associating clothing for pregnant women with only drab, monotonous colours & anti-fit silhouettes is passé. Why not a skimpy bodysuit? A lacy & sheer bralette? Eyeballs may start rolling & ughs may creak out of people’s throats, but the notion that pregnant women should conceal their bump is finally getting squashed & how.
Let’s take a look at celebs rocking their bump & showing the finger to archaic societal standards:
While making her Saturday Night Live debut on December 3, actress & singer Keke Palmer unclasped her brown trench coat to reveal her growing bump on the telecast. Paired with a cropped shirt & loose-fitting trousers in coordinating shades of the muted colour, us audiences had to pick our jaws off the for this adorable unveiling.
Spotlight on Bad girl Ri Ri, aka the messiah of the bump-baring brigade. Having been pregnant for most of 2022 with her beau A$AP Rocky, the Barbadian singer’s roster of pregnancy looks was far from the usual. Cropped coord sets, sheer lingerie as outerwear, low waited denims & you name it.
Having stepped out for her engagements in the most risqué outfits, it’s safe to say that her styling has ushered a new era in maternity fashion. Oversized, bump concealing apparel can rest for a bit now.
Brazilian supermodel & former Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima opted for a ruched black Balmain dress with a prominent central cutout, thus propelling all the attention to her bare bump. Characterized by a slit & the signature power shoulders by the French luxury house, this Cannes outing secures a top spot in her list of sartorial serves.
In an Instagram video announcing her second pregnancy, beauty mogul Kylie Jenner donned a classic, bodycon black dress by cult NYC based label Mirror Palais. With a deep, rectangular neckline & an exposed midriff highlighting her growing bump, the slick braid hairstyle & chunky arthouse earrings complemented the ensemble perfectly.
Wearing a belly exposing, sheer bodysuit at the BET Awards, the Bodak Yellow singer gave a power packed performance in style. Embellished to the T with sizeable crystals decked throughout the black mesh, the burlesque yet jazzy makings of the ensemble made it the perfect on-stage star.
An ex-stylist herself, you know it’s game time when Kimberly arrives. At the time of her second pregnancy, the billionaire-cum-business-magnate-cum-beauty-disrupter cum socialite had an array of impressive looks to celebrate in style. This one stood out clearly, given the lacy, gothic inspired ornamentation & the added factor of it being comfortable to slip into.
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