With three pregnancies under her belt, Kate Middleton knows a thing or two about maternity style. From royal tours to charity events, the Duchess of Cambridge has some of the most stylish maternity looks in royal family history.
That said, her maternity style is very similar to her pre- and post-pregnancy looks, only with a few subtle adjustments. Want to know more about how Kate Middleton styles her baby bump? We share some of her subtle — yet effective — style tricks, ahead.
Flattering dresses she can wear post-pregnancy
For her first appearance after her third pregnancy announcement, Middleton wore a baby blue lace midi dress from Temperley London’s fall 2017 collection. Known for recycling looks from time to time, the duchess seems to be taking advantage of her small baby bump and wearing dresses she can wear during and after pregnancy.
Belted looks to show off her growing bump
Another baby bump style tip? Belted looks. Whether it’s a coat or a dress, Kate Middleton has taken advantage of this flattering maternity style trick throughout all three of her pregnancies.
At just a few months pregnant with her third baby, the duchess wore a pink and black Orla Kiely dress with petal detailing for a surprise appearance at the London Paddington train station.
Simple designs with fun prints
Another way Kate Middleton likes to switch up her maternity style? By mixing simple designs and fun prints. In a leopard print shift dress — and about eight months pregnant with Prince George — the duchess attended an official naming ceremony for Princess Cruises “Royal Princess” ship.
Another pregnancy go-to for Kate Middleton? Pastel colors. Whether she’s sporting a spring-inspired dress or a cozy seafoam green coat, the Duchess of Cambridge loves pastel.
Skirted coats that flatter her figure
When you live in England, stylish coats are a necessity. But finding one that fits the baby bump can be a challenge. That said, the duchess is a big fan of skirted coats, as they flatter her figure, show off her bump, and still look ultra classy.
Monochromatic accessories to tie everything together
Pregnant or not, Middleton loves a bold, monochromatic look — especially when it comes to accessories. Photographed here in a chocolate brown skirted coat with matching brown gloves, pumps, and a fascinator, the duchess emulates her signature look while seven months pregnant with Princess Charlotte.
Pumps to elongate her legs
Who says pregnant women can’t wear heels? Middleton has been photographed in heels throughout all three of her pregnancies — even into her third trimester! Whether you’re pregnant or not, heels can help elongate the legs and flatter your ankles and feet. So we can see why Middleton almost always wears a pair.
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