There is really nothing like being pregnant; it’s a blessing that a woman gets to have and to say that it’s a magical experience is the understatement of the year. The fact that as women, we get to create life inside of us and let that life grow is pretty amazing. Of course, there is a downside to this little miracle and that’s the body changes we experience during those nine months.
As the months go by, we start to notice some stretch marks and the scale just seems to be increasing by the minute. There are parts of our bodies that we never expected to swell and we just keep counting down the days until we can get in control of our bodies again. Though there seem to be a select few women who don’t experience pregnancies that way. We often see them walking the red carpet looking just as toned and glamorous as they did before they got pregnant. How could this be?
There are women on the list that may shock you. We couldn’t even scoff at these women because we had to admit that they looked damn good. Remember Demi Moore on the Vanity Fair cover posing nude? It’s possible that their wealth makes it easier for them to pull off a flawless look while pregnant. But then there are the celebrities that seemed to put no effort into their looks while pregnant. We have the 411 on who looked amazing and those who fell short.
24 Kourtney Kardashian And Her Cool Baby Bump
Yup, she pulled it off. Kourtney was one celebrity that looked amazing with her baby bump. She managed to stay stylish throughout her pregnancy while flaunting her round little belly. When it comes to pregnant Kardashians, she blew Kim right out of the water. It didn’t matter that she was pregnant, we saw her in gladiator sandals, boots, trench coats, and even denim jackets. She had nothing to worry about because it appeared that she really only gained weight in her belly, and sometimes that can happen. It sure makes losing the weight after the pregnancy much easier.
23 Kim Kardashian Didn’t Make The Mark
Although her sister Kortney looked amazing during her pregnancy, it wasn't the case for Kim. During her last pregnancy, she seemed to balloon out in all the wrong places. She had no problem wearing tight-fitting clothing throughout her pregnancy, but it just seemed to give her the sausage appearance in a lot of her photos. She ballooned during her pregnancy and there are a lot of photos that show her swelling. She squeezed herself into these sandals and she must have been in agony with all the swelling. Sometimes you just have to throw the idea of fashion out the window in order to feel somewhat comfortable during pregnancy. Despite her pregnancy woes, she seems to love motherhood. "It completely changed my life. You have a different set of proprieties," Kim once said to Mobio Insider. "Nothing matters except your brand new family."
22 Chrissy Teigen Is Just Glowing
What’s not to love about this girl? She’s beautiful, fun, loves her man to death, and she has a great sense of style. Chrissy Teigen was a vision during pregnancy and she’s now on her second child. She is glowing no matter what she wears. Not only is she a beautiful woman, but she has a huge fashion game, that is always on point. Just because she was pregnant didn’t mean that she gave up on fashion, it’s almost like she upped her game even more. She even went so far as to rock out a crop top and jeans while pregnant. She looked incredible during the whole experience. “There is something very beautiful about being pregnant. I think I enjoy being pregnant more than not being pregnant. I know it could go either way, and the next pregnancy could be the complete opposite.”
21 Hayden Panettiere Was Criticized
It can be hard during pregnancy when you realize that you are gaining a lot more weight than you expected, especially when you are in the limelight. There were moments in Hayden Panettiere pregnancy where she looked really rough. She was criticized in the media for gaining too much weight while she was pregnant. It happens, there isn’t too much that can be done about it, and no woman wants to gain extra weight. She doesn’t look great in this photo, she looks a little swollen, but it could also be her choice of outfit. Her fashion sense is a little off with this outfit. The Nashville star is only 5 feet tall, so gaining extra weight will show more on someone who is short. She gained roughly 40 pounds and it definitely showed on her small frame. She, unfortunately, had to hear that she looked “gigantic” through the media.
20 Blake Lively Knew How To Show Off Her Baby Bump
Literally, this girl got in the habit of wearing dresses that were inspired by Disney princesses and to say that she looked amazing during her pregnancy was the understatement of the year. She proceeded to wear gowns and bikinis throughout both her pregnancies and her husband must have loved how foxy she looked. Not only did she wear a tight cream-coloured gown for an event, but it was a low plunging dress that showed off her blossoming bosom as well. She’s always been someone to watch when it comes to fashion, but she blew us out of the water during her pregnancy. "I thought, 'So much of me has changed, I can't change the way I dress too!'" she said. "I actually didn't even buy any maternity clothes at all, I just wore stretchier things and didn't button my pants and wore sweaters that were long enough so you couldn't tell.”
19 Kelly Clarkston Let It All Go
Kelly Clarkson was one celebrity that was greatly criticized while pregnant. It just seemed like she let herself go entirely while pregnant and she heard the brunt of it in the media. Some talk show hosts were even stating that she should stay away from the pie. It is hard to believe that it's Clarkson in that photo. It’s like a complete transformation. She wore baggy clothing to hide her growing frame, but they also weren’t very flattering on her. She has stated to PEOPLE that being pregnant was the worst time of her life because they were difficult pregnancies and she was affected by the harsh criticism in the public eye. “Anytime I see someone pregnant, I just pray for them. [Pregnancy] was literally the worst moments of my life. I’m not kidding,” she added. “But no. Nope. Don’t miss it. It’s as if someone was in an accident — they’re pregnant, I’m like, ‘Oh my God.’”
18 Pregnancy Suited Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie was another woman who just seemed to grow even more beautiful during her pregnancy. She is known to be one of the most beautiful women in the world and that didn’t change during her pregnancy. She said the experience of having her twins made her feel “like a woman.” Brad Pitt loved the experience as well and seemed to like his wife’s pregnancy glow. “I’m fortunate. I think some women have a different experience depending on their partner,” said Jolie. “I think that affects it. I happen to be with somebody who finds pregnancy very s*xy. So that makes me feel very s*xy.” She defiantly looked beautiful in this gown that showed off her belly and her bosom. She showed up at many events in similar dresses and wowed the crowd every time.
17 Adele Had Her Frumpy Moments
Adele wasn’t the type of person that wanted to show off her pregnancy. For the most part, she didn’t make many appearances as she tried to keep a low profile. She was also a fan of wearing baggier clothing throughout her pregnancy to hide her blossoming figure. She wore plenty of dark colors and these sheer black outfits just seem to stretch in all the wrong ways. She looked tired throughout her pregnancy and her clothing choices made her look bigger than she actually was. She has admitted that she didn’t have the best pregnancy experience. “I felt like I’d made the worst decision of my life,” she revealed to Vanity Fair, adding she felt “very inadequate.” She was speaking of how she thought she would fare as a parent.
16 Alessandra Ambrosio Was High Fashion
Supermodels rarely look terrible during their pregnancies because they already know how to keep their bodies performing like machines. Seriously, doesn’t she look incredible? It’s like she has a little basketball under her shirt. She is one of the highest paid models in the industry. When she found out that she was pregnant in 2011, she was going to bow out of the Victoria’s Secret runway show. "When I first found out I was pregnant I thought, 'Oh my gosh, I don't think I'm going to be able to walk in the show,"' said told Us Weekly. But she did, and she rocked out her little two-month baby bump for all the world to see.
15 Britney Spears Was A Hot Mess
Britney Spears was considered to be a hot mess during her entire marriage to Kevin Federline and her pregnancy was not much better. She had two children with Federline in two years. This was, of course, before her mental breakdown that she had in public, but it wasn’t that long before. She seemed to unravel throughout the years. Throughout her pregnancy, she wore mainly skin-baring outfits, but they were of the trashier variety. She certainly wasn’t wearing high-end fashion and some of her outfits didn’t even match. It was like she just threw on whatever she could find. She looked tired, out of sorts, and it appeared as if she permanently forgot to brush her hair. She was more hillbilly than she was a top model, that’s for sure.
14 Natalie Portman Was Statuesque
Natalie Portman was always put together and even looked statuesque at times. She is easily one of the most talented actresses of her generation and she's become quite successful. For someone so small, she pulled off her pregnancy gracefully, even though she thought she was big. "Everyone thinks I'm about to pop and give birth at any minute, but I have months to go,” she said. "In fact, I went to the store the other day to buy water and the guy at the checkout counter was like, 'Almost, huh?' I was like, 'No! Not at all!'" Although she did get quite large near the end, it was all proportional and her fashion game was on point.
13 Carey Mulligan Forgot Her Fashion Sense
Carey Mulligan, for the most part, has always looked impeccable no matter where she goes. But her fashion sense seemed to have disappeared when she was pregnant. She was amazing when she played Daisy in The Great Gatsby; it was where we all fell in love with the actress, even though she has been in the industry for some time. While she was pregnant, she let fans down with her frumpy clothing since everyone was so used to her keen fashion sense. She had such a small frame that she could have easily gotten away with wearing some cool form-fitting outfits. But it seemed as if she wanted to hide the pregnancy from the public. She is a very private person, so many people assumed she was trying to keep the pregnancy a secret for as long as possible.
12 Lauren Conrad Ruled In Fashion
It’s not surprising Lauren rocked the baby bump in style since she is a fashion designer herself and knows what looks good on her body. She looked adorable throughout her pregnancy, especially in this cute little sundress. She got her start on reality TV first with Laguna Beach: The Real OC and then she moved on to The Hills. She is now in fashion working on her fashion line and lifestyle brand. Her fashion sense throughout her pregnancy was very feminine. She wore dresses that draped her in the most flattering ways. She looked so amazing while pregnant, it wasn’t surprising when she decided to expand her clothing line to include maternity wear. She has had a successful career so far, despite her Hollywood start in reality TV.
11 Janet Jackson Wore The Moo-moo
We were shocked at Janet Jackson’s lack of fashion sense throughout her pregnancy. She was always covered from head to toe in the most unflattering and gigantic outfits she could find. Considering she grew up in the limelight and knows all about fashion, it’s surprising that she would ever walk out in public the way she did when she was pregnant. The singer was practically unrecognizable. It was already shocking enough when she announced that she was pregnant at 50, but the clothing was just too much. She was rarely seen out in public during her pregnancy and when she was, she seemed to put little to no effort in her appearance. Some celebrities choose to wear baggy clothing throughout their pregnancy, but Jackson took it to a whole new extreme.
10 Mila Kunis Rocked The Baby Bump
Some people just can’t help looking amazing while pregnant and Mila Kunis was one of them. In 2012, she was named the s*xiest woman alive and that’s no small compliment. She looked incredible during both of her pregnancies even though her style stayed relatively casual. As with most pregnancies, Kunis noticed a big change in her boobs. She was never busty before her pregnancy, so she was excited to see her new boobs. “They kind of take everything forward a little bit."
9 Jessica Simpson Let It All Hang Out
Jessica Simpson has always fluctuated in her weight. She had a great figure at the beginning of her career, especially when she was playing Daisy in Dukes of Hazzard. It was the epitome of the perfect figure. When she got pregnant, though, it seemed as if she totally gave up because she gained a ton of weight. She was very bloated and swollen throughout her pregnancy. There’s no doubt about it, Jessica is a stunning woman, but her pregnancy just seemed to steal her spark. She also had a bad habit of choosing some ridiculous looking outfits that seemed out of character for the pop singer. She had a bohemian style that just didn’t come off as flattering while she was pregnant. We felt bad for her because she just seemed to balloon up in weight.
8 Beyoncé Looked Like A Queen
She totally looked like a Queen during her pregnancies, especially her last one with the twins. She pulled out some outrageous fashion choices, but they all made her look even more stunning. Seriously, not too many people could pull off the outfit that she wore during her performance at the Grammy’s in 2017. She bared her belly for all the world to see and it was a smashing success. She rocked out fierce fashions all throughout her pregnancy. Beyoncé is in a class all her own and she doesn’t have a problem proving that she is the Queen of her industry. It didn’t matter if she was on the street or at an event she pulled out all the stops with every outfit that she wore. She made carrying twins look really easy.
7 Coco Austin Didn’t Show Much Class
When it comes to Coco Austin, she’s not someone who is afraid to show some skin. She is often seen showing a lot of it with some pretty revealing outfits over the years. That didn’t seem to change, even when she was pregnant. Her outfits were hideous and borderline ridiculous. She’s not the type of person who has people following her fashion choices. We’re never going to want to find out how to get her “look for less.” It’s one thing to embrace your belly and want to show it off, but she took showing things off to a whole other level. She practically oozed out of cheap-looking outfits that either didn’t match or had inappropriate patterns. She once wore a gown that was see-through except for where her bump was.
6 Jessica Alba Looked Flawless
Jessica Alba has always had a nice body and while she was pregnant, she seems to just carry around a little bump underneath her dresses. She was radiant no matter where she went. She has been pregnant three times and her third was announced on an Instagram video. She made sure to stay in shape throughout her pregnancy which always helps, not only with weight gain, but labor as well. “I'd like to still do something five days a week, from a half an hour to an hour, nothing excessive, just some moving around. It makes the whole pregnancy so much easier,” she told Cosmopolitan. "The more fit you are, the easier the birth is, and a healthier baby you're going to have.” It’s totally true though. Staying active is the best thing you can do for your upcoming birth.
5 Amber Rose Killed Polka Dots
We’re not understanding much about what’s going on in this photo. The bright polka-dot dress is certainly going to draw attention to herself which is probably what she wanted, but what about the police hat? It’s all just so bizarre. She’s always had a provocative sense of style and that didn’t seem to change when she was pregnant. The online world didn’t fail to let her know that they didn’t approve of her choice of maternity wear. They had no problem using the words “risqué” and “ridiculous” when it came to describing her pregnancy outfits. She didn’t let the haters get to her, though, as she’s always been a promoter of body positivity. Her husband loved the look, however. "He loved my body," she said. "I was nine months and he was like, 'The baby's kind of big now. It's a little weird. I feel like I'm going to hit my son in the head.'"
4 Daphne Oz Was Stunning
Chew host Daphne Oz probably has one of the most coveted celebrity closets in the world. Not only is she stylish, but she looks absolutely amazing in anything she wears. She’s not someone to stick to just one look, she bounces around to many different styles and she looks amazing in everything she puts on her body. While she was pregnant, she was posting pregnancy photos on Instagram that accentuated her baby bump and she looked incredible. Her style never really changed while she was pregnant, she wore outfits that were trendy, classy, and also foxy.
3 Kate Hudson Made Odd Choices
During her first pregnancy, she really chose some bizarre outfits to flaunt her bump even though she did gain a lot of weight. She was all about flaunting that tummy regardless of the size she got, and many people thought that her choices were a little risqué. Lively, for example, was a vision during her pregnancy and she didn’t have one outfit that bared her tummy. Every time Kate showed up to a red-carpet event, she seemed to have a flare for flaunting that tummy. She had all the confidence in the world it seemed, but not much taste in fashion choices. She recognized that the media was harsh throughout her pregnancy over the weight she gained. “Even my doctor was like, ‘You know, you should try not to eat so much,’” she recalled. “And then after I had Ryder, that was when it sort of hit me when I was trying to lose the weight. All of a sudden you feel very scrutinized and you feel like you need to hurry up and [lose the weight].”
2 Nicky Hilton Put Fashion First
You might be surprised that Nicky Hilton made our list for the best dressed during pregnancy, but it’s true. It’s because she no longer uses her dog as a fashion accessory nor does she wear Juicy Couture tracksuits. These days Hilton is dressing more sophisticated and classy and we especially saw that during her pregnancy. She had some glamorous choices that were classic examples of how to look great during your pregnancy. When she dressed for a casual setting, her style had more of a “street” flare as she paired tunics with jeans. It didn’t seem to matter what she wore, though; she was stunning. She’s never gone overboard with her fashion or been flashy. The great thing about her fashion choices is that a lot of them could be mimicked on a budget from Target.
1 Elsa Pataky Failed With Aqua
Chris Hemsworth’s wife Elsa Pataky is a gorgeous woman, but when she was pregnant, she made a lot of poor fashion choices. She was most criticized for the aqua-colored gown she wore to the Oscars that was form-fitting. The dress did not flatter her in any way and it looked as if it hung off of her instead. She was carrying twins at the time, but the fashion police claimed that it looked like she had a “beer belly.” Joan Rivers had no problem with ripping Elsa apart stating that she dressed inappropriately for such a prominent belly. This particular time, she just didn’t look very good pregnant and she should have opted for a different dress choice for the event. Possibly something that didn’t show off her sides as well as it didn’t appear very flattering.