The Duchess of Cambridge continues to hold the top spot on Vanity Fair’s annual International Best-Dressed List, so it comes as no surprise she has been voted the world’s best-dressed pregnant star.
Ranking the world’s most stylish expectant mothers, the magazine placed Alec Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria, second, and Britain’s rock royalty daughter Peaches Geldof third.
Halle Berry, Penelope Cruz and supermodel Lara Stone, with their closets full of figure-hugging dresses and numerous expertly-layered red carpet outfits, were not far behind.
While many pregnant women avoid belly-hugging clothing, bright colors, and luxurious fabrics – instead opting for elastic waists, and materials synonymous with comfort, like Lycra, jersey, and cotton – these stars have no lack of style inspiration.
Kate Middleton, for example, has set the maternity-fashion bar high.
Her classic pieces have inspired and influenced the wardrobes of countless mothers-to-be, concealing her relatively small bump with three-quarter-length coats and knee-grazing skirts that draw attention to her toned legs.
Meanwhile Mrs Baldwin, 28, has become famous for her simple, low-maintenance pregnancy style.
The yoga teacher favors body-hugging, sleeveless dresses that highlight her strong limbs.
Ms Geldof, 24, has taken a cue from old-world Hollywood glamor, showing off her baby bump in sophisticated gowns – ‘considerably more maternal than her (occasionally barely clothed) wild-child days of yore,’ wrote Vanity Fair.
Ms Cruz, who is expecting her second child, has style with signature styles she she favored pre-pregnancy – like a belted waist.
Favoring tight, floor-skimming black-tie outfits in eye-popping colors in Ms Stone, who plays down her seductive style with off-duty hair and lips.
Ranked ninth is Margherita Missoni, pregnant with her first child, while model Eva Herzigová follows for tenth place thanks to her downtown and ‘decidedly un-dowdy’ maternity wear.