Many pregnant celebrities wear open belly dresses, short cut tops, showing confidence and feminism.
On March 12, Rihanna went to the announcement of her cosmetic brand available at the stores of the Ulta Beauty retail chain in the US. The singer chose Coperni’s cropped crop top with a maxi skirt, showing off her pregnant belly at the end of her pregnancy. She completed the look with jewelry wrapped around her belly. Nearly two months, since announcing she is about to become a mother, Rihanna has not stopped wearing revealing clothes.
At the last Paris fashion week, Rihanna shocked when wearing a see-through nightgown, showing off her lingerie to the Dior show. When going to dinner in Santa Monica, the singer unbuttoned his leather jacket, revealing his growing bust. Attend Milan Fashion Week with boyfriend A$AP Rocky, vocal Umbrella impress with a short strapless bra and low waisted pants. In the magazine party Interview, Rihanna chose Stella McCartney’s cut-out jumpsuits. In a conversation with Refinery29the singer said: “I’m trying on clothes that I didn’t dare to wear before I was pregnant. For me, the more open the shirt, the thinner the better.”
Many famous pregnant women are increasingly boldly dressed. When pregnant in 2015, Kim Kardashian repeatedly attracted attention with her see-through skirt showing off her underwear. Lingerie model Emily Ratajkowski often wears body-hugging dresses or tops when pregnant with her first child in 2020.
Similarly, Cardi B favors cut-out designs on both stage and everyday life. Oversized model Ashley Graham expressed pride in the stretch marks on her stomach by wearing a crop top or posing for semi-nude, nude photos. In the second pregnancy, although rarely appearing, Kylie Jenner still shows as a stylish mother with a lace dress showing off her curves.
According to SCMPThis trend is growing as feminism takes the throne and the concept of beauty is changing. If in the past, pregnant women chose discreet clothes and did not dare to wear them, today they think that they must be “beautiful anytime, anywhere”. A survey of the newspaper SCMP indicates that most women do not want to wear loose under any circumstances. On social networks, images of beautiful, confident, healthy pregnant women with stylish outfits receive positive reactions from everyone.
In the interview with New York Post, Rihanna said shaping fashion style during pregnancy is a big challenge because many times she has a headache when choosing clothes. “When you’re pregnant, you just want to lie on the couch all day. But believe me, if you put on lipstick, put on a little makeup, you will completely change. When you wear nice clothes, you will be less stressed, be less lazy and get up from the chair,” she said.
Summer model Rachel Warren believes that women should relax during pregnancy and motherhood to avoid signs of postpartum depression. She told New York Post: “The sexy style makes me feel empowered instead of ashamed of my own body. I’m living my life, not someone else’s.”
Maternity fashion has also grown stronger in recent years. Maternity clothes are no longer just encapsulated in elastic, monochromatic, basic designs, but have evolved into trendy and trending outfits with rich textures and colors. ASOS promotes off-the-shoulder dresses, QueenBee introduces coveralls, PinkBlush develops a line of evening dresses, Gapfit launches sequin tank tops…
On the catwalk, pregnant women are portrayed with confidence and fashion, with the message “Mothers have a certain position on the fashion map”. Jourdan Dunn showed off her eight-month pregnant belly on the Jean Paul Gaultier runway Spring-Summer 2010. At Chanel’s Autumn-Winter 2014 luxury show, model Ashleigh Good was chosen to finish, performing a wedding dress when she was six months pregnant. Maia Ruth Lee wore an unbuttoned wool dress showing off her belly in the Spring Summer 2018 show of Eckhaus Latta. Slick Woods gave birth just a few hours after performing lingerie for Savage x Fenty in September 2018.