From whimsical, floor-skimming gowns to casual separates worn to panels and meetings, the royals always seem to interpret the dress code just right. But dressing a baby bump provides an added challenge, and we give major snaps to the women who have pulled it off in the public eye with style and grace.
Kate Middleton makes the choice to go bold when she’s expecting, opting for bright coats and even leopard print. Meanwhile, Meghan Markle drew attention to her growing belly thanks to a high-waist silhouette and a striking leg slit. Did they take a tip from Princess Diana, who decided to flaunt polka dots and open-toed sandals at the polo while pregnant with Prince William? She might not have always chosen gowns, but her carefully selected, breezy designs proved she paid close attention to fashion trends at every point in her life.
Then we have Princess Mary of Denmark and Queen Letizia of Spain, who know it’s all about sticking to your uniform and go-to colors for appearances, through and through. It goes without saying that all of the royals here from around the world deserve extra attention for these sophisticated outfits they wore ahead of maternity leave. Read on to see the 10 best looks, in our opinion, and weigh in to let us know your own favorite in the comments.