Baring the bump: The pregnant celebs who want the world to know

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By Amanda Killelea

Pop star Rihanna has announced her first pregnancy in spectacular style, by baring her growing baby bump to the world on a walk in New York with boyfriend A$AP Rocky.

Wearing a vintage Chanel pink fur coat open to show her tiny bump adorned in jewels, it was certainly a show-stopping way to let everyone know she is expecting.

But the pop mega-star isn’t the first to show off her naked bump.

Rihanna and boyfriend rapper A$AP Rocky at the Met Gala. (Getty Images)
Rihanna and boyfriend rapper A$AP Rocky at the Met Gala. (Getty Images)

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Gone are the days when pregnant women hid their bumps beneath flowing maternity dresses.

Instead, celebs are choosing figure-hugging fashions to highlight their baby bumps, or stripping off to show their pregnant forms in all their glory.

Beyonce, 40, revealed she was expecting twins Sir and Rumi back in 2017 with a fabulously floral Instagram shot showing off her naked bump.

The Single Ladies singer wrote: "We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes - The Carters."

She went on to wear a stunning, bump-hugging sequinned gown at the Grammys.

Pregnant Beyonce poses with her Grammy trophies at the 59th Annual Grammy music Awards in 2017. (Getty Images)
Pregnant Beyonce poses with her Grammy trophies at the 59th Annual Grammy music Awards in 2017. (Getty Images)

Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards celebrated the birth of her first child Axel with footballer boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain last year.

She marked her pregnancy with a naked photo-shoot which she proudly shared with her Instagram followers.

Perrie, 28, then bared her midriff in a glamorous white two-piece at the Brit Awards.

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Perrie Edwards holds her baby bump during the Brit Awards 2021. (Getty Images)
Perrie Edwards holds her baby bump during the Brit Awards 2021. (Getty Images)

Perrie's Little Mix band-mate Leigh-Anne Pinnock and her footballer fiance Andre Gray also had their own baby celebration when she gave birth to twins last year.

Leigh-Anne, 30, regularly showed off her growing bump in social media bikini posts, as well as also documenting her pregnancy with a sophisticated bump photoshoot.

And she too proudly showcased her bump at the Brit Awards in a sheer, figure-hugging white gown.

Little Mix pose with their British Group gong at The BRIT Awards 2021. (Getty Images)
Little Mix pose with their British Group gong at The BRIT Awards 2021. (Getty Images)

Make-up entrepreneur Kylie Jenner, 24, is expecting her second child soon and announced the pending arrival on social media with a cute video of herself showing boyfriend Travis Scott and mum Kris Jenner her positive pregnancy test.

While she mostly kept her pregnancy with first child Stormi, now four, under wraps, she has been more open this time around, sharing bold bump-flashing images on Instagram.

Kylie Jenner flashes her stomach at the REVOLVE Gallery in New York in September - the same month she anounced her prehnancy. (Getty Images for REVOLVE)
Kylie Jenner flashes her stomach at the REVOLVE Gallery in New York in September - the same month she anounced her pregnancy. (Getty Images for REVOLVE)

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Singer Katy Perry is known for her honesty and openness - and none more so than when she was pregnant with daughter Daisy Dove with Orlando Bloom.

The Firework singer regularly showed off her bump on social media and spoke about how proud she was of her pregnant body saying: "I’m really grateful for my body, and I have so much respect for other women going through this process. You get a whole new viewpoint being pregnant."

 Katy Perry cradles her bump during the SHEIN Together Virtual Festival. (Getty Images)
Katy Perry cradles her bump during the SHEIN Together Virtual Festival. (Getty Images)

And even after giving birth Katy was keen to show the reality of being a new mum, posing in her underwear.

Watch now: Katy Perry poses in nursing bra, postpartum underwear 4 days after birth

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