Pregnancy style lessons from Emily Ratajkowski

12:03pm, Wed 03 Mar 2021
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Model, writer and actor Emily Ratajkowski announced her pregnancy in the chicest way possible: on the cover of Vogue.

Since the big reveal in October 2020, the 29-year-old has been documenting her growing bump on social media. She’s been real about the ups and downs of pregnancy, making comments such as: “Sometimes I feel like Winnie the Pooh in human form, other times like a fertility goddess with a juicy butt… Either way I know I’m going to miss this bump and those kicks very soon.”

Ratajkowski has carved a name for herself as someone with a strong sense of personal style – who could forget the Zara mustard suit she wore to marry her now-husband Sebastian Bear-McClard in 2018?

Pregnancy hasn’t stopped Ratajkowski from expressing herself through fashion. Here are some maternity style lessons we can learn from her…

You don’t have to wear loose clothes all the time

Maternity clothes have something of a bad reputation for being loose and often teetering on the edge of dowdy. Ratajkowski’s taken an alternative route, proving skintight clothes aren’t out of the question when your bump is growing.

Pregnant or not, what you wear should make you feel great – whether that means loose, flowing outfits or figure-hugging dresses.

Don’t be afraid to show off your bump

Too much maternity wear involves hiding your bump under swathes of material – which doesn’t have to be the case.

Pre-pregnancy, Ratajkowski’s go to item was often a crop top, and she demonstrates you don’t have to lose your personal sense of style when your body is growing another human.

You can still have fun with swimsuits

Ratajkowski’s fashion brand Inamorata initially launched with swimwear in 2017, and she’s made no secret of her love of intricate swimsuits.

Inamorata’s signature look involves a lot of string detailing and colourful patterns, and Ratajkowski has modelled this throughout her pregnancy.

Bright colours are your friend

Don’t underestimate the power of fashion: it can boost your mood and make you feel confident when you might not be feeling your best.

Throughout pregnancy, Ratajkowski has been employing the age-old method of brightening up any day: with colourful clothes.

Whether it’s lime greens, bright oranges or fiery reds, Ratajkowski doesn’t fade into the background with her fashion – and nor should she.

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