One of the frustrating things about pregnancy is not being able to fit into pre-pregnancy clothes. By the second trimester, some women just decide to give up on fashion entirely.
Camila Alves, a celebrity designer behind MUXO, a women's handbag line currently being offered by the Shopping Channel, says being pregnant shouldn't stop you from being stylish -- especially when trends have changed to meet a with-baby-lady's needs.
Last week, Beyonce stunned us with her post-baby body and Stella McCartney floral pants. And a few weeks prior, she rocked this navy blue dress during a fundraiser for President Obama. While stars like Kourtney Kardashian, Jennifer Garner and Jessica Simpson somehow always manage to pull off heels, dresses and jeans even while they're pregnant.
Sure, a lot of them may have stylists and the time to get their looks together, but for everyday mamas, it all starts with being comfortable in your own fashion sense. Alves says seeing famous celeb moms shouldn't be intimidating, but rather a reminder that you can still look good during pregnancy.
"As long as you take care of your self health-wise, you can pull off certain outfits that will make you look great," she says.
Play up your favourite prints, try long maxi dresses and wedges as comfortable heels. "You just have to accept your body. It won't be the same for a while," Alves says.
Here are 10 stylish mothers and mothers-to-be that you can find fashion inspiration from. They even have their own clothing lines!
Singer, clothing designer and recent new mom to Blue Ivy Cater, Beyonce is one fashionista that looked stylish before, during and after pregnancy. <br><strong>FASHION LINES:</strong> <a href="http://www.dereon.com/world.html" target="_hplink">House of Dereon</a>, <a href="http://www.dereon.com/world.html" target="_hplink">Dereon</a><br><em>Singer Beyonce hosts the screening of 'Live at Roseland: The Elements of 4' at the Paris Theatre on November 20, 2011 in New York City.</em>
She may have had a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/19/jessica-simpson-baby-shower_n_1362973.html" target="_hplink">fashion fumble in this snakeskin dress</a>, but Jessica Simpson is <em>usually</em> one stylish mama. <br><strong>FASHION LINE:</strong><a href="http://www.jessicasimpson.com/" target="_hplink"> Jessica Simpson</a><br><em>Singer Jessica Simpson arrives to the NBC Universal 2012 Winter TCA Tour All-Star Party on January 6, 2012 in Pasadena, California.</em>
Living life in the "fab lane," mother of three Kimora Lee Simmons is not only stylish, but has also created a business empire. <br><strong>FASHION LINE: </strong><a href="www.babyphat.com/" target="_hplink">Baby Phat</a> <br><em>Designer Kimora Lee Simmons attends 'The Buzz On The Red Carpet' presented by QVC at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on February 23, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.</em>
Jennifer Lopez seems to do it all. Sing, act, model, dance, parent two twins. She even finds time to design a clothing line for women in between it all. Talk about multitasking. <br><strong>FASHION LINE:</strong> <a href="http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/ourbrands/jenniferlopez.jsp" target="_hplink">Jennifer Lopez Clothing Line</a><br><em>Singer Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California.</em>
Former model and mother of two Nicole Richie is one of the most praised celebrity fashion designers in Hollywood. <br><strong>FASHION LINE: </strong><a href="http://hoh1960.com/about/" target="_hplink">House of Harlow 1960</a><br><em>TV personailty Nicole Richie attends Macy's Celebrates NBC's New Primetime Series, Fashion Star, With Elle Macpherson, Nicole Richie And John Varvatos At Premiere Party at Macy's Herald Square on March 13, 2012 in New York City.</em>
Mother and designer Camila Alves designs fashionable handbags for men and women -- one of her focuses is the fashionable and practical recreation of the diaper bag. <br><strong>FASHION LINE: </strong><a href="www.mymuxo.com" target="_hplink">MUXO</a><br><em>Designer Camila Alves attends the world premiere of 'Bernie' during the 2012 SXSW Music, Film Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 13, 2012 in Austin, Texas.</em>
This mother of two has been in the fashion world since 2003 with her line L.A.M.B. Stefani says the line reflects her personality and musical style. <br><strong>FASHION LINE:</strong> <a href="http://www.l-a-m-b.com/" target="_hplink">L.A.M.B</a><br><em>Singer Gwen Stefani arrives at the 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party held at West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.</em>
As one of the most fashionable women on 'Sex In The City,' this mother has also branded herself with a clothing line and perfume collection. <br><strong>FASHION LINE:</strong> <a href="http://www.squidoo.com/bittensarahjessicaparker" target="_hplink">Bitten</a><br><em>Sarah Jessica Parker attends the 'Louis Vuitton - Marc Jacobs: The Exhibition' photocall as part of Paris Fashion Week at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs on March 7, 2012 in Paris, France.</em>
As Posh Spice, we remember this singer often rocking her little black dress -- but look how far she's come. Victoria Beckham, mother of four, also has a dress, denim, accessories and signature sunglasses collection. <br><strong>FASHION LINE: </Strong><a href="http://www.victoriabeckham.com/dresses/" target="_hplink">Victoria Beckham</a></strong><br><em> Entertainer Victoria Beckham arrives at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.</em>
When this mother and model isn't stunning us with her chic red carpet looks, Heidi Klum works on her clothing line with New Balance. <br><strong>FASHION LINE: </strong> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/HKNB-Heidi-Klum-for-New-Balance/e/2412595011" target="_hplink">HKNB</a> <br><em>Actress Heidi Klum arrives at UNICEF Playlist With The A-List at El Rey Theatre on March 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.</em>
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