While it’s thrilling to finally have the royal baby here, it’s quite natural to feel a bit disappointed that the royal pregnancy is officially over. Over the last nine months, we’ve obsessed over Kate Middleton’s birth plan, food cravings, choice of prams, and, most passionately, about her wardrobe choices. As someone who already made fashion news every time she left the house, Kate Middleton drew extra attention once she did the same thing in maternitywear.
In a moment when many Hollywood celebrities were being criticized for their too-tight, too-restricting, or too-revealing pregnancy outfits, Kate stuck to what she wears and knows best: classic silhouettes, simple dresses, and topcoats, along with modest, flattering pieces that actually look comfortable. She repeated outfits as she has done in the past, wore the same shoes multiple times, even followed a custom-made dress with a playful Topshop frock; it worked for her where it didn’t for Kim Kardashian, whose go-to clingy dresses and leather pants didn’t translate well into a pregnancy look.
So to commemorate the end of one of the most well-documented pregnancies, take a look back at Kate Middleton’s best maternity looks, from the wrap dress that hid her barely there baby bump, to the dalmatian-print coat she wore a few weeks ago.