(Source: Instagram/blamefashion; Instagram/simplyclassycassie)
There are a million books and guides on what to expect when you're expecting. Too few of them, however, address a quintessential part of everyday life in motherhood: what to wear. Since maternity clothes have a reputation for dowdy, tent-like silhouettes, some stylish women have taken their wardrobes into their own hands.
There's a growing interest in mommy bloggers and, consequently, mommy fashion. Even celebrities such as Alyssa Milano have jumped on board, using the popular hashtag #stylethebump. We picked out five gorgeous ladies setting the bar for maternity style—heck, even if you don't have a bun in the oven you'll certainly get outfit inspiration.
Norwegian fashion blogger Sara Strand plays up her bump by dressing in polished pieces such as trench coats, striped tees and leather basics.
Sydney Poulton blogs over at The Day Book and her feed is full of gorgeous photography of her picturesque lifestyle, peppered with fashion posts.
Debbie Hendriks has always had a handle on style, so you bet when she got pregnant she'd be shooting for atypical maternity fashion: pencil skirts and high heels galore.
Marie Hindkaer brings a magazine editor's eye to her closet, strutting in all the latest trends—such as these culottes—on her journey to motherhood.
Those who favor bright colors and playful prints will adore Cassie's feed. Expect a lot of ultra-feminine pink, sequins, florals and ornate jewelry. She's also a good follow for creative hair inspiration—you don't need to wait for pregnancy to start experimenting in that realm.