Kate Middleton has been voted the world’s best-dressed pregnant star in Vanity Fair‘s annual Top 10 Best-Dressed Pregnant Ladies.
Ranking the world’s most stylish expectant mothers, Vanity Fair placed Alec Hilaria Baldwin, second, and Peaches Geldof third.
Halle Berry, Penelope Cruz and Lara Stone, with their closets full of figure-hugging dresses and numerous expertly-layered red carpet outfits, were not far behind.
While many pregnant women avoid belly-hugging clothing, bright colors, and luxurious fabrics – instead opting for elastic waists, and materials synonymous with comfort, like Lycra, jersey, and cotton – these stars have no lack of style inspiration.
The Duchess of Cambridge, for example, has set the maternity-fashion bar high.
Kate Middleton’s classic pieces have inspired and influenced the wardrobes of countless mothers-to-be, concealing her relatively small bump with three-quarter-length coats and knee-grazing skirts that draw attention to her toned legs.
Meanwhile Hilaria Baldwin, 28, has become famous for her simple, low-maintenance pregnancy style.
She favors body-hugging, sleeveless dresses that highlight her strong limbs.
Peaches Geldof, 24, has taken a cue from old-world Hollywood glamour, showing off her baby bump in sophisticated gowns – “considerably more maternal than her (occasionally barely clothed) wild-child days of yore,” wrote Vanity Fair.
Penelope Cruz, who is expecting her second child, has style with signature styles she favored pre-pregnancy – like a belted waist.
Favoring tight, floor-skimming black-tie outfits in eye-popping colors in Lara Stone, who plays down her seductive style with off-duty hair and lips.
Ranked ninth is Margherita Missoni, pregnant with her first child, while model Eva Herzigová follows for tenth place thanks to her downtown and “decidedly un-dowdy” maternity wear.
Vanity Fair’s Top 10 Best-Dressed Pregnant Ladies 2013:
1. Kate Middleton
2. Hilaria Baldwin
3. Peaches Geldof
4. Halle Berry
5. Penelope Cruz
6. Elaine Irwin
7. Romalo Garai
8. Lara Stone
9. Margherita Missoni
10. Eva Herzigova