Celeb-Inspired Maternity Clothing Tips

When it comes to maternity style, are you a Kate or a Kim?

When it comes to maternity style, are you a Kate or a Kim? Images: Getty, WENN

As we hear news that two of the most famous baby-makers, Kate Middleton and Kim Kardashian, are due to give birth on the same day, we're more closely scrutinizing their fashion choices as D-Day approaches.

Throughout the pregnancies, Kate has adopted more loosey-goosey dresses with modest heels and blazers; while Kim K squeezes herself into body-con and six-inch-Louboutins at every opportunity. If you also happen to be going through this "magical moment in life," you may be wondering whose maternity style you should mimic for the duration of your pregnancy? Thankfully, Yorkdale Shopping Centre and its ever-expanding shopping haven have answered this very question by offering three foolproof celeb-insp­­ired tips for expecting and new moms.

Whether one's style is effortlessly elegant like Kate or embraces the glam of Kim, mothers at any stage of their pregnancy can dress like an A-lister with these maternity clothing options.

1.  Embrace the bump

It’s more flattering to flaunt it than hide it. Incorporate stretchy fabrics to flatter the figure and really highlight the bump. Stripes, graphic patterns and bold patterns can be fun and add a great twist to what can otherwise be a boring forty weeks of solid and neutral colors.

Try: Maternity Stripe Color Block Tunic, Cropped Denim Maternity Jacket, Jersey Tee Dress all from Old Navy Maternity

Old Navy

2. Accessories are your new BFF

Statement earrings, a fabulous necklace or a beautiful bracelet can pull together a look like nothing else – and best of all, they’ll fit through your entire pregnancy. The trick: incorporate trendy, punchy accessories to add interest to a neutral outfit. Remember, baubles are the easiest way to make a basic outfit pop!

Try: Mini Heart Charm from Links of London; Lightweight Paisley Print Scarf from Old Navy Maternity; Infinite Love Necklace from Links of London; Armani Baby Blanket from Holt Renfrew Exclusive.


3. Stay true to your style

There’s no need for moms-to-be to stick to conventional maternity outfits when pregnant. Say goodbye to oversized, shapeless dresses or men’s sweatpants, and hello to cute, stylish maternity apparel that suits every woman’s fashion sense. Find clothing that incorporates ruching, lace paneling and colorblocking. Simply make some minor style revisions to accommodate your changing body shape.

Try: Scarf Print Maternity Dress, Striped Tie-Back Maxi, Ruched Maternity Dress, U-Neck Flyaway Dress all from Thyme Maternity

Thyme Maternity