Royal Pregnancies: A Look At Kate Middleton And Meghan Markle's Wardrobes With A Baby Bump

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December 20, 2018 14:31 By Mambee

Knowing that the miracle of life is growing within you is lovely, but it can also be a great source of uncertainty when it comes to what to wear.

The age-long question

It has always been difficult to ascertain the right pregnancy outfit. It is either too short, too tight or it makes you look like you are wearing a tent. In the Victorian era, corsets ruled. Pregnancies were to be hidden. This continued well into the 1970s when women used to get sacked if it was discovered that they were pregnant.

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However, in the 1990s, Demi Moore posed nude (and pregnant) for Vanity Fair, and the baby bump came to be celebrated. However, this shift didn't make it any easier to find what to wear, because the bump morphed into a fashion accessory to be accentuated.

In the end, pregnant women who want to be comfortable still feel pressured to look fashionable. They wonder: ‘What do I wear?’

Nevertheless, these two women have found a to create their maternity styles in the midst of all the fashion pressure, and we could take a leaf or two from their books.

Kate Vs. Meghan

Let us take a quick look at the fashion sense displayed by the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, during their pregnancies.

1. Keeping it short

With dresses slightly above the knees, they have no qualms with showing some leg. However, while Kate is more conservative, Meghan likes to add a hot touch.

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For example, her black one-shoulder dress from the British Fashion Awards was long but all shades of classy as it clung to her body.

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2. Hues and shades

Kate tends to go for calm but bright colors, like the peach outfit she donned in 2013 at the Naomi House Children's Hospice. 

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Meghan, on the other hand, favors muted monochrome colors, though occasional bursts of color may pop up.

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3. Heart for hats

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From small side hats to French berets and flamboyant headpieces with feathers, both women have a penchant for the adorable.

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4. Heely

The Duchesses like to step it up.

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However, they prefer pumps, which are infinitely more comfortable, and Meghan often opts for higher heels than Kate.

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5. Cozy in coats

Coats are classy, so we are not surprised that both women like them.

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Notwithstanding, their styles differ, as Kate favors skirted coats which compliment her figure and draw the eyes away from her belly.

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6. Hairstyles

From hair left to billow in the wind to exquisite knots and wavy styles, they bring their A-game every time.

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However, the Duchess of Sussex would rather have her hair neatly kept together, unlike the Duchess of Cambridge, who isn’t afraid to let her hair run wild with the wind at times.

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Pregnancy has not stopped these ladies from being full-blown fashionistas.

Getting it right

When it comes to dressing appropriately while pregnant, it's best to know your pregnancy body type.

1. You're big all over

Here, the pregnancy weight is distributed all over. In that case, go for soft fabrics, and long blouses such as almost knee-length sweaters and leggings.

2. You're carrying low

Wear things that are easy on your waistlines, like sweatpants and jumpsuits.

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3. You're carrying high

If your belly pops, then select color-blocking hues and high-waisted skirts and pants.

4. You're small all over

This is for the petite. Rock your skinny jeans and bold patterns with no care in the world.

In the end, it is all about what suits your body type and makes you feel comfortable, and Kate and Meghan are valid examples of that.

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