How celebrities change their fashions to accommodate growing bellies

March 28, 2012 1:21 PM by

For many women, dealing with body changes that occur during a pregnancy can be difficult. After all, it can be a challenge to figure out whether your growing baby bump would look better covered up under loose clothing or shown off with tight-fitting fashions. If you're unsure what kind of pregnancy clothes are appropriate, there are many celebrity moms to look to for inspiration.

Many famous mamas, like Jessica Simpson and Uma Thurman, began their pregnancies wearing loose-fitting outfits that were meant to hide their burgeoning bellies. Thurman's in particular went completely unnoticed at New York Fashion Week – according to some sources, her friends even had to ask whether she really was pregnant!

Not only does covering up help these lovely ladies choose the right moment to release the good news to the press, but it gives them time to grow accustomed to their growing bellies and figure out the best ways to style around them.

Once celebrities have confirmed the fact that they're pregnant, they usually have no problem wearing tight clothing that's meant to show off their bumps.

"At first I was wearing looser things because you're a bigger version of yourself and you're not really showing," Hilary Duff, who just gave birth to her first child, a boy named Luca, told People Magazine during her pregnancy. "But now that I'm showing I'm kind of like, 'Well, it's there, and everyone knows it's there,' so I think it looks better to wear tighter clothes."

If you're at the point where you'd rather show off your bump than hide it, take a cue from stars like Jessica Alba and Beyonce, both of whom wore elegant wrap dresses, empire waists and belted outfits during their pregnancies to draw attention to their growing midsections. Find clothing that's comfortable and then add chic accessories in order to complement your beautiful figure.

Going on a beach vacation anytime soon? Don't be afraid to rock a bikini! Plenty of celebrities, like Kate Hudson, Tori Spelling and Kourtney Kardashian, recently glowed while parading their baby bumps out in the sun.

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