Celebrities often make bold changes to maternity fashion while being pregnant themselves. Kim Kardashian, for example, wore everything from bright prints to sheer dresses during her pregnancies.
Blake Lively and Cardi B also elevated maternity fashion, not to mention Rihanna, who used her baby bump for daring looks. Check out more stars who didn’t hide their pregnancies but proudly showcased them.
Kate Hudson walked the red carpet at the 2003 Venice Film Festival in a cropped top, revealing her belly.
In 2009, British singer MIA wore a sheer mini dress with polka dot patches covering her chest and belly. The rest of her outfit included white sneakers, a massive necklace, and black sunglasses.
In 2014, Blake Lively looked glamorous at the Met Gala in a pastel-yellow dress with a deep neckline. The form-fitting dress had long sleeves, a floor-length skirt, and a sparkling collar around her neck.
Kim Kardashian showcased her pregnant style in 2015 when she wore a lace ensemble. The two-piece outfit included a black top with a deep heart-shaped neckline and matching pants on an satin lining. She topped it off with a long black jacket that reached her ankles.
Kerry Washington experimented with belly cutouts at the 2016 Emmy Awards. Designer Brandon Maxwell created her black strapless dress with two angular cutouts at the waist. The dress also featured a thin cape that hung from Washington’s back to the floor.
Beyoncé wore a deep square neckline dress while pregnant at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Her long-sleeved gown, created by Peter Dundas, was covered top to bottom in red sequins.
Cardi B stole the show at the 2018 Met Gala in a pregnant ensemble by Moschino. Her golden dress, adorned with gemstones, had a thigh-high slit and a deep oval neckline. She complemented the dress with dazzling gloves, a voluminous headpiece, and a silk train attached to the skirt’s waist.
Ashley Graham showed boldness in 2019, wearing a tight red latex dress. A few days later, she returned to the red carpet in a strapless sheer dress and bodysuit underneath.
On that day, Graham also showcased her love for neon by wearing bright yellow high-heeled shoes, matching makeup, and carrying a greenish-yellow clutch.
In 2020, singer Ciara wore a sheer dress to the Vanity Fair Oscar party. Her gray dress featured a structured strapless bodice under a sparkling overlay that wrapped around her right shoulder.
Katy Perry took a bright turn in maternity fashion, flaunting a neon mini dress in March 2020. A few months later, Emily Ratajkowski stepped out in a black dress with an impressive side cutout. She completed the look with a black face mask, matching sunglasses, thick gold bracelets, and a leather bag.
Cardi B sparkled in a dazzling jumpsuit with a transparent panel on her belly at the 2021 BET Awards. A few months later, Kylie Jenner recreated one of her sister Kim’s bold pregnant looks.
Rihanna showcased a bold outfit consisting of semi-transparent pants and a top at the 2022 Fenty Beauty event. Her green open-back top and purple ombre-effect pants, both created by The Attico, were see-through, and she paired them with a simple pair of sandals.
Ciara wore an all-white outfit to highlight her golden belly at the premiere of the film “The Purple Color” in 2023.