We all know that looking good when you’re pregnant is a whole lot easier now than when our moms were expecting. But still, as your tummy expands, it’s sometimes tempting to throw on something huge and loose and call it an outfit. Resist!
Take a look at the cool, big-bellied clothes celebs like Angelina Jolie, Nicole Richie, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Gossip Girl Kelly Rutherford are wearing these days. Too expensive, you think? I found out Hollywood’s favorite maternity brands are surprisingly practical and affordable for the rest of us.
Chiarakruza Greta Tank $79
Halle Berry and Gwen Stefani are fans of California designer Stephanie Boye’s comfy- yet sexy- creations like this beaded V-neck tunic. Its thigh-skimming length makes even leggings flattering at nine months.
MollyAnna Organic Supima Tees $28-$38
With sassy slogans like “Birth Control is for Sissies” and “Coming Soon to a Hospital Near You,” mom-turned-designer Molly Britt got a laugh–and then a sale—of her tees from funnygirl Tina Fey.
Indah Silk Maxi Dress $209
When pregnant with baby boy Bronx, Ashlee Simpson lived in these boho dresses that have adjustable ties at the waist. Although not truly maternity, the flowing silk fabric can easily grow–and then ‘recover’ as you do, making this a worthy splurge.
Belabumbum Filligree Cap Sleeve Nightie $68
Mariska Hargitay and Milla Jovovich are fans of this seven-year-old line of maternity loungewear and swimwear from modern dancer-turned-designer Heidi Rauch. This cotton nightie works double duty as a cocktail dress.
Maggie Maternity Color Block Dress $84
Angelina Jolie loves Maggie’s collection of fuss-free matte jersey classics so much she wore one of their tanks to the Cannes Film Festival. This ultra-flattering wrap, which highlights a growing bust as it camouflages a growing bum, is equally red-carpet-worthy.
Here’s to nine months of style—these 5 pieces make it easy to keep feeling good and looking good when you’re pregnant!
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