46 times stars perfected modern-day maternity dressing

By Divya Venkataraman

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These mothers to be know how to style a bump

Maternity dressing is not what it once was. While traditionally, pregnancy fashion focussed on gently skimming over the bump, or drawing attention away from it, modern mothers have found other ways of embracing their changing bodies. Gone are the strictures of empire waists and flowing, loose smocks: today, the modern mother-to-be has a world of fashion inspiration to choose form.


Who could forget Rihanna’s first pregnancy reveal in 2021, a statement of such clear intent? A vintage autumn/winter 1996 Chanel padded puffer, floor-scraping low-rise Vetements jeans and a Christian Lacroix cross necklace made for one of 2022’s most iconic fashion moments. It was only to be upstaged by her second, clad in red latex Alaïa and Loewe, while storming the Superbowl stage. Or, perhaps your pregnancy moodboard is more along the lines of Adriana Lima’s bump-baring diamond cut-out dress at Cannes, which brought an unexpected touch of goth to maternity style?

What’s clear is that in 2022, maternity dressing has forsaken the rules. As Vogue Australia contributing editor Annie Brown writes, this bolder new wave “highlights that pregnancy and motherhood doesn’t mean the end of dressing sexily or creatively or that you can’t push the boundaries of personal style and taste in 'your condition'.”

Dress exactly how you want – and take inspiration from these stars while you’re at it.

Below, see some of the best maternity fashion moments ever, from vintage inspiration to modern muses.

Kate Hudson in 2003.

Suki Waterhouse at the Emmys in January, 2024.

Sienna Miller at Vogue World: London in September, 2023. Photo: Getty

Karlie Kloss (pictured with Ashley Graham) in New York City in May, 2023.

Rihanna at the Met Gala in 2023.

Karlie Kloss at the Met Gala in 2023.

Jodie Turner-Smith at the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2020.

Rihanna performs during Super Bowl LVII.

Sarah Snook attends the premiere of Succession season 4.

Jessie J at the 2023 Brit Awards.

Jada Pinkett at Radio City Music Hall.

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore.

Liv Tyler and Kate Hudson in 2005.

Kim Kardashian at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in 2015.

Angelina Jolie at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor at London Fashion Week in 2012.

Blake Lively in 2014.

Keira Knightley at the Oscars in 2015.

Anne Hathaway at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2016.

Amal Clooney in 2017.

Sarah Jessica Parker in 1992. .

Kerry Washington at the the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2016.

Beyoncé in 2017.

Cardi B at the Met Gala in 2018.

Khloe Kardashian in 2018.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in Morocco in 2019.

Miranda Kerr in Germany in 2019.

Blake Lively in New York City in 2019.

Ashley Graham in 2019.

Ashley Graham at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in 2019.

Ashley Graham at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in 2019.

Anne Hathaway at Amazon's Museum Of Modern Love pop-up in 2019.

Kylie Jenner in 2021.

Keira Knightley at a Chanel show in 2020.

Emily Ratajkowski in 2021.

Jodie Turner-Smith in London in 2020.

Jodie Turner-Smith in 2020.

Jodie Turner-Smith at a premiere in 2020.

Sophie Turner at the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty in 2022.

Jennifer Lawrence at a premiere in 2021.

Adriana Lima at the Cannes Film Festival in 2022.

Rihanna during Paris Fashion Week in 2022.

Rihanna at the Gucci show during Paris Fashion Week in 2022.

Rihanna at the Dior show during Paris Fashion Week in 2022.

Shanina Shaik in 2022.

Blake Lively at the 10th Annual Forbes Power Women's Summit in 2022.

Originally published by Vogue Australia.