31/07/2009 08:10 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Celebrity Maternity Style: Cover Up Or Show Your Bump With Pride?

The recent surge in celebrity pregnancies has given us an insight into the fashion choice celebs and real woman face when discovering they are expecting. To cover up or showcase your bump?

Socialite Nicole Richie (right), who is due to announce her new maternity clothing line soon, and catwalk model Heidi Klum (below) embrace long maxi dresses and stunning gowns that skim over their bumps.

Both ladies manage to look stylish and chic, and focus on drawing attention to slimmer areas like their arms.

Victoria Beckham in her later pregnancies famously embraced a variety of kaftans to disguise her bump whilst remaining a style icon.

(Heidi covers her bump in style)
Heidi Klum

Celebrities that choose to show their bump with price include WAG Coleen Rooney and ex girlfriend of Hugh Hefner, Kendra Wilkinson (right). Coleen has recently been photographed proudly showcasing her 6 month bump in a little bikini, whilst Kendra Wilkinson was reportedly quoted as saying to she will simply start buying her normal clothes a couple of sizes larger (though she may be surprised to learn that pregnancy shapes don't necessarily fit into normal clothes, even if they are bigger) .

Younger celebrities in particular are drawn to this style, wearing tight t-shirts to emphasise the bump. Coleen and Kendra appear to be approaching maternity fashion with a sense of fun and flexibility, looking for clothes that they can wear after the pregnancy too.

Many of the big high street shops like Topshop and Dorothy Perkins, along with online retailers like, offer a large range of maternity wear that takes inspiration from their own fashion ranges.

So, if you're having a baby, you don't have to change the shops you visit just because you're expecting!

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