Let’s be honest, maternity wear has a big image problem. It’s as if the powers that be have decided that the minute you see that little blue line on the stick, you are suddenly gripped by an obsession with mumsy florals, monochrome, chintzy prints and the sort of inoffensive pastel shades that were beloved by Hyacinth Bucket, rather than the nuanced pastel hues hot footing it down the runways for this spring/summer. There are some solid high street finds, from the excellent Asos range to Topshop’s small but trend-led collection of maternity wear, and of course Next, Marks and Spencer and Gap.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex‘s Australian royal tour is well underway and what better opportunity for Meghan to showcase her new maternity wardrobe on a global scale?With 76 engagements to tick off from their 16-day schedule, the 37-year-old is undoubtedly facing her greatest sartorial challenge to date. But every morning, the nation wakes up to find Meghan successfully delivered a series of effortless outfit changes down under.Within sheer minutes of landing in Sydney, Meghan proved her diplomatic prowess thanks to a cream-hued shift dress by under-the-radar Aussie designer Karen Gee. In a look far from our own non pap-worthy airport aesthetic, the aptly-named ‘Blessed’ midi soon crashed the website, as fans flocked to purchase the £972 number.To finish the look, the Duchess paid tribute to Princess Diana in a pair of the late royal’s butterfly earrings.But are there any items from her Kensington Palace closet which haven’t yet fallen victim to the ‘Meghan Effect’?From those street style-worthy Veja trainers to her go-to Mother Denim jeans, here’s where you can buy the Duchess of Sussex’s royal tour wardrobe.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: How Meghan Markle is switching up the royal fashion gameMeghan Markle’s style file: Every outfit the Duchess of Sussex has worn in publicThe Meghan Markle fashion buys we can actually afford
The royal family has long reigned the fashion industry with every tiara and wedding gown plastered across the history books.But no protocol-breaking outfit or diplomatic suit could top every female member of the Windsor clan’s most covetable superpower: the art of regal maternity dressing.Whether it’s Princess Diana’s now-famous penchant for nautical stripes or the Duchess of Cambridge‘s sell-out wardrobe, the royals sure know how to tackle pregnancy style.With news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child, we revisit some of the greatest royal maternity looks of all time.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Harry and Meghan expecting their first child What Harry and Meghan might name their babyFans speculate whether Meghan’s pregnant at Eugenie’s weddingHarry and Meghan touch down in Sydney
From her sell-out coat collection to the royal’s impressive maternity style, the Duchess of Cambridge has serious sartorial pulling power.Dubbed ‘The Kate Effect’, the 36-year-old’s wardrobe reportedly contributes a cool £1 billion to the economy. But it’s hardly surprising, as every item the Duchess dons has a shelf life of a mere few hours.With Alexander McQueen, Erdem and Jenny Packham on speed dial, one would think her Kensington Palace aesthetic is inimitable. But the royal often proves she’s just like us and has been known to hit the high street for a series of engagement looks.From her pre-Duchess wardrobe to the royal’s now-famous Lindo Wing exits, these are the Duchess of Cambridge’s most memorable fashion moments to date.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: How Meghan Markle is switching up the royal fashion gameMeghan Markle’s style file: Every outfit the Duchess of Sussex has worn in publicThe Duchess of Cambridge’s top maternity fashion moments
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A very pregnant Duchess of Cambridge made her final appearance before maternity leave on Thursday as she met with wheelchair basketball players at a SportsAid event at Olympic Park.Kate, who is expecting her third child in April, chicly marked the occasion in an ivory coat on top of a charming yet frugal floral print top from Hobbs London. The “Rosie” top retails for approx. $89 CAD (£49), features a modest boat neck and three quarter-length sleeves with notch detailing.What’s surprising is that Kate paired the outfit with a pair of fitted black pants — a rarity for the Duchess, and perhaps a sign she’s following Meghan Markle’s lead with unconventional royal wear.ALSO SEE: Video: 7 things you didn’t know about Kate Middleton The outfit was a stark contrast from Wednesday, where she marked the beginning of spring in a fresh mint green outfit as she co-hosted an event at the Royal Society of Medicine in London on Wednesday. For the symposium, Kate ditched her palette of cream tones, blues and florals and opted for a bold knee-length dress with a matching bespoke Jenny Packham coat. Gorgeous!Click through our ongoing gallery to see more of Kate’s top pregnancy style moments.Let us know what you think by commenting below and tweeting @YahooStyleCA!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have today announced their third pregnancy with a statement from Kensington Palace reading: “The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.”The good news comes in the same week that four-year-old Prince George is set to start school, making this a rather stressful time for the royal couple.Kate has become a style icon since joining the royal family in 2011. Her streamlined feminine looks have never faltered – even when she was pregnant with George and Charlotte.As she prepares to embark on a whole new round of maternity fashion, here’s a look at her best ever pregnancy style moments.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Princess Kate versus Princess Diana’s maternity styleDuchess of Cambridge pays tribute to Princess Diana in PradaThe Duchess of Cambridge might not be as thrifty as you thought
The world isn’t short of beautiful, bizarre and downright surreal pregnancy and postpartum photo shoots.But 33-year-old mum-of-three Emily Mueller’s tops them all for featuring 20,000 bees.A full-time beekeeper who keeps 24 hives containing around 1.2 millions bees, Mueller says she’s been stung a whopping 350 times this year alone – but this didn’t stop her getting the honey bees to settle on her stomach in celebration of her fourth pregnancy.Despite being stung three times in the process, she says the end result was worth it.“A lot of people think I’m insane but I’m so comfortable with bees so it was never something I had anxiety about,” she said.“I wore a dress that was long and covered my stomach and legs so the bees would be on the outside of my body as a precautionary measure, but I knew it was safe.”Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:People love Game of Thrones so much they’re naming babies after the charactersFitness model flaunts abs at six months pregnant, sparks controversyAirline shamed for making prospective employees take a pregnancy test