Why Maternity Style Now Is Better Than Ever

Celebrity bbs. Fashion bbs. Actual bbs.

To our knowledge, nobody's studied the patterns of celebrity pregnancy yet (can we get on this, please, quantitative-analysis side of Tumblr?), but you don't need to be a data scientist to know that we're currently at the tippy-top of the parabola in terms of stylish women who are also with child right now. All the evidence (with pics), ahead.

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Emily Blunt

Custom Prada certainly helps, but even that in itself is a revelation in an industry that's still struggling with dressing women larger than sample size. That's the biggest reason: that we've got options. 

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In a black velvet dress and Chopard jewelry

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In Valentino 

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Leigh Lezark

With the model and DJ, we present the case for *not* bending to the whims of your changing body—or at least not changing your style (just the size of your clothes) to fit it. Even though her bump seemingly came out of left field, her brand of sleek, body-con dressing has stayed exactly the same. 

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In Opening Ceremony

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In Jeremy Scott

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Olivia Wilde

This photo! Wouldn't even have been possible decades ago because pregnancy = you've got to go into hiding! Here, we've got two glowing women in coordinating Michael Kors dresses, one of whom is having so much fun playing with fashion, including cutouts (on an expectant mother—shocking!).  

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In Rosie Assoulin

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In a black moto jacket for "date night" with Gloria Steinem (!!!)

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Kerry Washington

Pray tell: Does anyone have more of a grand old time dressing her belly than Kerry Washington? From a hot pink pregnancy crop top (truly groundbreaking) to a Brandon Maxwell bandeau-top dress at this year's Emmys, this is someone whose maternity style is maybe even better than her regular. 

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In Marc Jacobs

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In Giambattista Valli

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Blake Lively

Nothing stops pregnant Blake Lively from doing her normal full-on loving-fashion thing. In fact, she might be even *more* experimental. 

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In Carolina Herrera 

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In Emanuel Ungaro

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Pernille Teisbaek

When the street-style fixture got engaged, it was like "Whoa." Then, when she started to show, it was like "WHOA . OKAY THEN." But not to worry—it's been chic, chic, chic business as usual, with lots of Ganni and no muumuus to be seen. But she'd be the one to make them a hot commodity—her and Jeffrey Tambor. 

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In Michael Kors

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In Christopher Kane

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