Maternity Style Tips You Can Learn from Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian won raves in our office for her look at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards (above far right). From her tousled layers to her eye-catching statement necklace, the reality star hit all the marks. But anyone who looks at the Internet knows this isn’t always the case for the mom-to-be—especially since she clearly hasn’t let her first pregnancy derail her fondness for tight clothes and stilettos. Still, not every one of her maternity looks has been a miss! We rounded up her best bump-baring ensembles and the style lessons any expectant mom can learn from them. Take a look.MORE:
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Red Hot Mama-to-Be
Kardashian looked curvaceous and sexy showing off her burgeoning belly in a tight maxi dress. (And look-flats!) Follow her comfort cue by choosing a similar style in a bright color.
Point It Out
It seems Kardashian’s necklace is almost pointing to her belly (as if the world didn’t already know it was there)! This eye-catching detail helps elongate her look and ensures that her figure doesn’t get lost in this all-black ensemble.
Long and Lean
Kardashian looked casual yet chic in black skinny jeans and a long neutral coat. Follow her lead and use longer silhouettes to help balance out your bump.
Who says pregnant women can’t-or shouldn’t-look sexy? Certainly not Kim! Take a cue from her cutouts that reveal just enough skin and a length that keeps the look demure.
One and Done
Sometimes, all it takes is one piece to look stylish. Here, a feminine yet structured blazer helps Kardashian look put together in an otherwise basic black outfit.
Eyes Here, Please
Kardashian shifts the focus from her bump to her bosom while still managing to keep the look refined. Glamorous embellishments draw the eye up, while a slim fit elongates her torso.
Fun and Flirty
Kardashian doesn’t let a pregnancy slow down her style, and neither should you! Try incorporating fun and flirty details into your outfit like Kardashian did with a lace top and leather leggings.
Stay Cutting Edge
If you like style with a bit more risk, don’t let a growing belly intimidate you. Even impending motherhood doesn’t keep Kardashian from showing some edge with details like leather and cutouts.
High-end elements like a cape, elbow-high gloves and sleek shoes keep Kardashian on-trend, proving that a stylish maternity look is all in the details.
Put Peplum to Work
Here she puts peplum to work for her changing body, and so can you: The cinched waist accentuates curves, while the peplum conceals a burgeoning bump beneath it.
Play the Contrast Game
Walking hand-in-hand with boyfriend Kanye West (not pictured), Kardashian looks modern and ladylike. Try on her contrasting look of a slim pencil skirt paired with a top that's long and full.
Menswear Makes It
Put on a pair of tuxedo pants with boyfriend blazer and you’ll be just as sleek and minimalist as Kardashian is in a black-and-white menswear-inspired jacket and pants.
Leggings may be a pregnant girl’s best friend, but that doesn’t mean what you wear up top has to be as relaxed. Here, Kardashian’s belted waist defines her bump while lace and a deep v-neck adds some sex appeal.
Head for Cover
You can’t go wrong with a LBD to accentuate the curves created by your LBB (little baby bump). With her body-hugging black sheath, Kardashian proves you can still look sexy while-almost-completely covered up.
No sign of frumpy maternity wear on this mom-to-be. Streamlined separates keep Kardashian looking effortlessly on-trend.
The reality star looks comfortable and cool-two must-haves for someone who’s pregnant!-while wearing a trendy colorblock sheath. Colorblocking is a hot trend, so pulling off a similar look should be as easy as taking candy from a baby!