With Kim Kardashian, Kate Middleton and Lara Stone all expecting this year, 2013 is set to be a celebrity pregnancy bonanza. The year of the ‘celebaby’, if you like. Girl, boy – who knows? But what we do know is that these three mums come from three very different fashion tribes. Question is, which one would you be?
1. Classic Mummy
Sarah Burton wearing twins well, Kate Middleton shows us the stylish way to be a lady in waiting while Carla Bruni keeps her cool and her poise
WHO? Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.
POSTER GIRLS: Carla Bruni, Grace Kelly.
PREGNANCY STYLE: A seamless transitionencompassing trad look – wrap dresses and empire-line gowns. Think Jenny Packham for public, maternity queen Tiffany Rose for private and Boden for serious off-duty.
FASHION BONUS: Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton is due next month. Who better to understand royal maternity wear?
BEAUTY TREATMENTS: Kate favours traditional treatments – she is famously a fan of Nivea’s £5 face cream. Nivea Q10 Plus Firming Body Oil could work wonders for stretch marks.
PREGNANCY CRAVINGS: This is no time to diet. K-Mid has taken to eating Fortnum & Mason lavender shortbread to help with the nausea.
PREGNANCY WORKOUT: The Duchess is already a fan of London’s The Hale Clinic, so doubtless she’ll attend their pre-natal yoga classes.
MOST LIKELY TO: Only wear Isabella Oliver dresses to all public events, as it’s so uncouth to look like you’re overthinking maternity wear.
LEAST LIKELY TO: Receive a ‘Push’ ring (the blingtastic thank you present rich husbands buy their wives for delivering their baby).
GET THE LOOK: Cashmere cardigan, £625, Alexander McQueen at brownsfashion.com; Dress, £520, Issa at mywardrobe.com
2. Supermodel Mum-To-Be
Lara looks effortlessly cool; Miranda Kerr steps out in style
WHO? Lara Stone.
POSTER GIRLS: Model mums Gisele Bündchen, Adriana Lima and Miranda Kerr.
PREGNANCY STYLE: The leggy Dutch model already favours skinny jeans/tee/biker jacket. Think T by Alexander Wang – size L can still fi t the supermodel bod at nine months.
FASHION BONUS: Calvin Klein just brought out Push Positive soft wired bras – modelled by Lara. Presumably she gets a discount?
BEAUTY TREATMENTS: Lara will probably go for London brand Mama Mio. Victoria Beckham and Stella McCartney swear by its Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil, £23.
PREGNANCY CRAVINGS: Lara’s a comfort food fan – ‘I like shepherd’s pie or bangers and mash,’ which is good, as carb-rich foods are supposed to surpress morning sickness.
PREGNANCY WORKOUT: She loves yoga and swimming, both perfect for pregnancy.
MOST LIKELY TO: Appear in Calvin Klein ads with bump.
LEAST LIKELY TO: Pull a Charlotte Gainsbourg, appearing on the red carpet in a completely sheer black chiffon wrap dress and lace bra when heavily pregnant.
GET THE LOOK: Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil, £23, Mama Mio (mamamio.com); Bangers and mash are on the menu for Lara; Dunk Sky Hi trainers, from £85, Nike (nike.com)
3. Bling Momma
Beyoncé glams up her bump; Kim keeps her signature body-con look; Designer Frida Giannini does comfy chic
WHO? Kim Kardashian.
POSTER GIRLS: Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez.
PREGNANCY STYLE: The diva swag is unlikely to diminish – she’s still in six-inch heels and leather. Think custom Julien Macdonald for sheer, custom Tom Ford for skin-tight and Juicy Couture Maternity for that airport-lounge velour tracksuit.
FASHION BONUS: Balmain’s spring/summer ’13 vertical stripes will be great for streamlining Kim’s blooming figure.
BEAUTY TREATMENTS: Kim’s already endorsing Bio-Oil: ‘It prevents wrinkles around my eyes and stretchmarks over my body,’ she tweeted, long before she was pregnant. It’s almost like she knew…
PREGNANCY CRAVINGS: Again to Twitter for this: ‘Apple Pie Caramel Apple from the Rockie Mountain Chocolate Factory. Oldie but gooooooodie!!!!’
PREGNANCY WORKOUT: The reality star has employed workout queen Tracy Anderson, whose latest venture is the Pregnancy Project workout – a low-impact, mid-energy workout. Great! Still, rather her…
MOST LIKELY TO: Tweet throughout labour.
LEAST LIKELY TO: Keep the baby a secret after it’s born, à la Megan Fox.
GET THE LOOK: Bio-Oil, from £13.49, www.boots.com
So which pregnancy tribe are you in?
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