The most exciting thing about a celebrity announcing her pregnancy? The veritable feast of stylish maternity wear we can expect to see her drape herself in for the next nine months. From Kourtney K and Kimberly Walsh to Holly Willoughby and Natasha Hamilton , click on to see some maternity outfits with serious sartorial clout.
Lady in red Catherine looked a festive vision (we love how she coordinated with the Christmas tree) on a recent TV appearance.
Terri went hell for leather at a recent event and looked every inch the pregnant fashionista.
Stylish and understated, Eastenders actress Jacqueline looks stunning in this fitted black pencil dress.
The Saturday's singer Una rocked her bump in a navy lacy gown at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards. We LOVE!
Blake looked stunning at the L'Oreal Women of Worth Awards, New York, and showed off her burgeoning bump in a slinky black number. The actress also revealed her dark roots, clearly taking a step away from the hair dye, as advised during pregnancy.
Coronation Street actress Catherine showed off her bump and cleavage in a slinky navy number at a recent red carpet event. Looking lovely!
Liv knows how to rock a camel coat!
Alicia dressed her bump in a slinky black number with glittering silver straps at the recent Keep A Child Alive's Annual Black Ball in New York (REX)
Actress Liv kept her baby bump snug and warm in a blue floral dress and fur-trim coat at a recent Miu Miu fashion show.
Another maternity-wear masterclass from Blake, who wore a skimming, low-cut, yellow gown that showed off her bump to perfection at a recent event.
Supermodel Milla showed off her new baby bump in a classy woven LBD with silver accessories. Looking sophisticated as always!
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Kate may not have a noticeable baby bump yet, but we're already loving her pregnancy style - like this black Temperley cut-out-illusion dress.
Does pregnant Blake ever get it wrong? With a floaty champagne gown, flowing blonde locks and simple accessories, she looks like a goddess.
Pussycat Doll Kimberley accessorised her slinky LBD with a black fedora hat, clutch bag - and baby bump, of course!
Guardians of the Galaxy actress, who recently confirmed that she is expecting twins, rocked her baby bump in a floaty neon pink gown.
Actress Kristen rocked a sleek and slinky black maxi dress at 'The Judge' film premiere in Los Angeles.
Critics are rating Rosamund Pike's performance in the upcoming thriller Gone Girl and she's gaining plenty of fashion followers too with her maternity choices. We love this simple, yet elegant, cream dress, which she wore to a recent screening of the film.
Holly looked fantastic on This Morning this week in a floaty navy print dress, her last day before heading off on maternity leave.
A maternity style masterclass! Rosamund dresses her baby bump in a lacy black dress with a peter pan collar at the premiere of her latest film What We Did On Our Holiday in Leicester Square.
Frozen actress Kristen showed off her bump in style in a summery floaty number at the This Is Where I Leave You film premiere in Los Angeles.
Rosamund dressed her neat baby bump in an elegant loose-fitting navy dress and matching jacket at the Gone Girl photocall in Rome.
Actress Zoe and her hubby Marcelo were suited and booted for the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Awards in Washington DC. We love Zoe's materity style in a silky black peplum dress!
Lady in red Hayden attended a photocall for Nashville in a bright scarlett, puff-sleeved dress that showed off her burgeoning bump.
Sporting the classic black and white combo at a the Boss fashion show in New York, actress Zoe proved understated is sometimes best when it comes to maternity style.
X Factor graduate Rebecca has her maternity stage style down to a tee and she shows off her bump brilliantly once again in this bright and floaty rose-print dress.
Claire looks tan-tastic in turqouise in this maxi dress which shows off her summer glow for an appearance on ITV's Lorraine.
Got to Dance judge Kimberly looked flawless in a white, long-sleeved dressed, nipped in at the waist, at the ITV Studios.
Five months pregnant actress Zoe is no stranger to the red carpet and looks effortlessly stylish in a black and white shirt dress at a recent film premiere.
The singer Instagramed this photo of herself on the VMA's 2014 red carpet with the caption, 'Styling by marnixmarni.' We think you'll agree that Kelly looks sensational in this shimmery, pale pink, number.
The Nashville star looked incredibly glam at the 2014 Emmy Awards. She teamed a glittering Lorena Sarbu gown with a classy up-do that showed off her enviable pregnancy figure.
And another winning look from Kourtney. The pregnant reality star was photographed out and about in the Hamptons wearing this summery stripey dress that complimented her bump perfectly. And that yellow bag... [Splash]
Actress Rosamund Pike is always a picture of elegance and her latest red carpet look is no exception. This time she has the added accessory of a baby bump!
Kourtney bravely opted for a skin tight white lace jumpsuit to wear to the Women's Health Party Under The Star event on Saturday. The pregnant reality star's choice of outfit hugged her bump closely and gave her quite an impressive bust boost! [Getty]
Soon to be mum-of-two Kristen has perfected her maternity red carpet style judging from this stunny navy shift dress.
X Factor winner Sam ticks all the right boxes with this maternity stage outfit - LBD paired with a tropical print shirt and matching necklace. Beach meets black tie.
Pregnancy is clearly suiting Claire - she looks effortlessly stylish in this cotton, grey maxi and simple white jacket. Perfect for a balmy summer evening!
Kimberley Walsh nails casual matenrity chic with this outfit. We're loving her on-trend stiped summer dress. Image: Rex.
Rachel dresses her tiny bump in a casual white shirt, which she pairs with demin shorts and ballet pumps. Comfy and stylish - we like!
Mila rocked a flowing LBD at a recent film premiere.
Can Holly do no wrong? The presenter aces maternity style yet again with this summery cotton dress.
It might be a very little one, but a bump is still a bump. We're looking forward to seeing just how many animal prints Kourt can clad herself in throughout pregnancy number three...
Statuesque Stacey is a vision in a silky and summery maxi that looks great against her tanned skin.
Kimberley looked lovely in royal-blue lace at a recent event.
Actress and soon to be mum-of-two Tina rocked a perfectly put-together maternity outfit when out and about recently - an Aztec-patterned dress, black blazer, hat and boots. We like.
Christina looked every inch the pop star in this flattering black number that showed off her bump to perfection. (Image: Rex).
Kimberley rocked a fitting Aztec-style print dress at Lorraine's High Street Fashion Awards.
Natasha looks ravishing in this slinky silk jersey dress, and proves the point that ruches are your absolute best fashion friend when pregnant.
Lake Bell dressed her growing bump in ravishing red and looked every inch the screen siren at the Met Ball 2014.
Singer Ciara let her glossy mane glowing skin do all the talking with this simple, crisp white outfit. Image: Rex.
Kimberley hit the town with best bud Cheryl in this lacy black jumpsuit, complete with smacking red lips.
Forgive us for not being able to get over the fact that Sally from Home & Away is a grown woman, let alone a mum-to-be, but once we've processed that news, we'll start applauding her for this sterling red carpet outfit. If you're off to a glitzy do, why not think about choosing an asymmetric or split dress to compliment your bump? Image from Getty.
What does a pregnant pal of Victoria Beckham wear to the fashion designer's 40th birthday bash to avoid frumpy times? A black lace dress by British maternity-wear designer Tiffany Rose, that's what. If your slim pins are your best feature during pregnancy, opt for a knee-length dress to showcase them in a glamorous way. Image from Getty.
US actress Lake looks utterly gorgeous in this duck-egg dress with neckline embellishment to balance out her growing bump. Pastels are in for spring and help to soften curves. Image from Getty.
Kristen channels boho chic in a simple and summery white and tan pleated maxi. Follow Kristen's lead and mix up your outfit with different colour blocks to avoid looking bullky. Image from Rex.
She's only a mere few months into her pregnancy and yet Scarlett has already been voted best dressed pregnant celebrity. And here's the evidence. Image from Rex.
Showing off a hint of baby bump, Scarlett channels old Hollywood glamour at the 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' film premiere. In the early stages of pregnancy, there's no need to invest in a new wardrobe - just seek out those clothes with clever ruching/a little extra space around the middle. Image from Rex.
We love this springtime look from Kimberley Walsh - a vision in florals! Prints are pregnancy's best friend, providing a colourful and perky outfit even on those days where morning sickness has taken its toll. Image from Rex.
Dutch model Doutzen adds an Angelina Jolie-esque leg split to her bump-worthy outfit to make a splash on the red carpet. While Doutzen may not need any extra help, the rest of us can always find comfort in the slimming effect of the colour black. Image from Getty.
Black is best for the nation’s darling Sam Bailey who opts for classic elegance at The Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards. If you're all too aware of a growing cup size during pregnancy, a wrap dress with a high V-neck like Sam's can minimize their shape. Image from Rex.
TOWIE star Billie Faiers shows off her tan in a chic striped number with bright red accessories. Image from Rex.
Stacy Kiebler rocks the cut-out trend in a revealing black number. Image from Rex.
The expectant singer went all out for the 2014 Grammys, embracing her bump rather than hiding it under voluminous layers. That being said, the floor length of the gown and full arms mean Ciara doesn't look too racy. Image from Rex.
Drew is nothing short of a springtime vision in this silk-lined yellow dress. Love it! Proud, pregnant women should embrace bold colours - you'll probably never love your body as much again! Image from Rex.
Sometimes the simple looks work the best, as demonstrated by Gwen's gorgeous red dress and black boot combo. We wouldn't change a thing. Image from Rex.
If it wasn't for Kristin's carefully placed hand, we probably wouldn't even know she was pregnant! Beautiful. Remember, the 'bust or legs' rule is still one to bear in mind throughout pregnancy. Image from Rex.
On the red (or should that be black?) carpet in February 2012, Sienna dressed her mini bump perfectly in a long column dress and gold accessories. Slim dresses like this are great if you're trying to keep your bump under wraps but don't want to wear a tent. Image from Rex.
All that glitters is gold, and the bump of Blue Ivy was solid gold when it comes to mum-to-be Beyonce. Once again, the length and full arms of this frock make it demure without being dull. Image from Rex.
DJ Fearne uses her daily walk to the Radio 1 studios as a catwalk, and we loved her fashion choices throughout her entire pregnancy. Layers are a winner if you don't have the cash to splash on a brand new maternity wardrobe but want to vary your outfits. Image from Rex.
By the time her third pregnancy rolled around, Reese knew just how to dress a growing bump. And that meant hot pink. Mix up a block colour dress with accessories of a different hue. Image from Rex.
We love Jessica for embracing a 70s moment mid-pregnancy and working flares instead of the go-to smock dresses of old. It's key to work with your new curves, rather than hide them away. Image from Rex.
Looking at Kate's preference for girl pastels, we're now wondering if she had a (false) inkling that she was expecting a little princess of her own. A matching coat can offer another level of protection if you're feeling a little apprehensive about maternity dressing. Image from Rex.
The Saturdays singer continued working in the public eye for the majority of her pregnancy, which called for some hot maternity style! We love this monochrome optical illusion of a dress, which adds a different dimension to Rochelle's changing figure. Image from Rex.
Notoriously private, we're just glad Man Men actress January didn't hide her maternity fashion away from us when she was pregnant with son Xander. You can barely see her bump under the gathered fabric of this dress. Image from Rex.
Awards season and its endless appearances could pose a problem for some pregnant stars, but Natalie works the red carpet with ease in a white strapless gown. Clean colours and a strapless shape allows your bump to take centre stage. Image from Rex.
Looking for boho chic inspiration to dress your baby bump? Look no further. Nicole knows that comfort comes first during pregnancy and a loose maxi dress will leave you feeling free yet stylish. Image from Rex.
Top marks go to Heidi for her gorgeous black frock at the 2009 Emmy Awards. A fishtail dress - or any detailing along the bottom hem - will stop your bump from overtaking the entire outfit. Image from Rex.
The model's little tum is hardly visible under this fabulous LBD but what a frock to kick off her maternity fashion marathon! We've said it before, we'll say it again - embellishment is perfect for adding movement to your outfit without necessarily drawing attention to your bump. Image from Rex.
There's something a bit ethereal about Kate's choice of natural hues - we love this for a summer wedding if you're battling to dress a bump glamorously. Image from Rex.
The 2014 Golden Globes saw mum-to-be Olivia Wilde become a fabulous green goddess - this is how maternity style should be done. Wearing a single colour is made more interesting with the texture and glitter of sequins.
Does sunshine dressing get much better than this? We think not. Selma, we salute your style and your clever avoidance of sweat marks and hot flushes by choosing a thin, airy fabric. Image from Rex.
What a perfectly formed bump from a perfectly formed lady - and perfectly dressed, obviously. Black with a hint of gold is the height of glam dressing, maternity or otherwise.
Kerry shows that expecting a baby shouldn't put you off flashing some leg, should the opportunity arise and you do it with elegance and aplomb! Image from Getty.
She's just been crowned Disney Mum Of The Year and perhaps it was Michelle's stylish take on pregnancy style that tipped the vote her way? Image from Rex.
This pregnant UK presenter is a busy bee, which means a packed schedule for her and lots of pictures of her maternity fashion for us. Click through to see who's working this checked number, and for more celebs who've made dressing their bump for everyday outings into a stellar effort...