How Maternity Style Has Evolved Over The Last Century

How Maternity Style Has Evolved Over The Last Century

The 14th century was the time when women’s clothes began to highlight their features and complement their curves. It was the time when maternity clothes evolved. However, the segment of maternity was never a profitable area until the 20th century. 

Females could wear any fabric that is flowy, and comfy, and could conceal their baby bump. Later, people added bibs to the outfit at the bust line to allow breastfeeding. 

As time passed, i.e., during the last decade of the 20th century, celebrity moms-to-be began to draw the attention of the media. The fashion-conscious are now aware that maternity wear can be both fashionable and functional.

Mom to be fashion

Present Scenario

As we entered the 21st century, it was observed that pregnant moms weren’t shy at all about showing their baby bumps. Stretchy maternity dresses and tops are becoming the norm of a new era. Additionally, bodycon dresses and empire waist maternity outfits become the go-to look for females who desire to flaunt their bump in elegance.   

Pregnancy Clothing

Consistently, celebrities have begun to master the craft of maternity style and have created positive vibes around them. They even reassured pregnant women that there was no need to be embarrassed about flaunting their baby bump. With such advancements, fashion designers started customizing maternity dresses in various hues and textures with lavish prints and designs. 

Maternity fashion, which was only used to show off its creativity on the red carpet in the 1990s, had evolved into an elegant look by the first decade of the twenty-first century. Pregnant women begin to embrace the trends and artistry of designers. Low-rise jeans, dresses, gowns, tops, and other items were designed!

Twenty years ahead of time in 2020, maternity fashion has taken shape in the apparel industry. Not only actresses or royals but also ordinary civilians have begun styling themselves in maternity outfits. Modern moms-to-be consider maternity trends to be exciting and loud, making them confident to wear. 

Nowadays, maternity kaftans are a new fashion trend that many moms are embracing. Ever since Kareena Kapoor Khan started sporting chic cords and kaftans that are making a statement during her second pregnancy, these have become the new favorite for all moms-to-be.

The actress made the kaftan a fashion staple by wearing it in everything from blue-white floral prints to stirring paisley patterns.

Maternity Style


During all this time, we have come a long way since the evolution of maternity outfits began. Presently, we have a variety of clothes available in the market ranging from maternity leggings, dresses, breastfeeding ponchos, maxis, etc. 

Not only the style, but designers also ensure that the clothes are easy to carry. They use spandex mixed with cotton to make the fabric stretchable. In addition to clothes, the market is filled with a variety of nursing scarves, covers, and all other things that an expectant or nursing mom needs. 

If we look fashion-wise, pregnancy has become another beautiful journey in a woman’s life. Finding elegant and easy-to-wear outfits is trouble-free now. 

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