Staying stylish while pregnant ain't easy! But Duchess Meghan wowed us throughout her first pregnancy, dressing her bump in everything from evening gowns to casual sundresses (and most of it non-maternity!). To celebrate the joyful news that she and husband Prince Harry are expecting another child in 2021 — a little brother or sister for toddler son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor — Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at some of the American royal's best maternity fashion moments. Keep reading to get a better look at this pretty green Erdem number on the Duchess of Sussex — and plenty more…
Maternity clothes aren't known for being super-stylish. But when you're Duchess Meghan, your favorite brands make you custom ensembles to fit your bump! The royal stepped out during a Commonwealth Day Youth Event in London on March 11, 2019, in this matching emerald green set by Erdem. The cool coat and coordinated dress featured rose-patterned embellishments made of black beads and sequins. She added a pair of her favorite heels — Aquazzura's Deneuve pumps — to complete this chic mommy-to-be ensemble.
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For her first official appearance after announcing that she was expecting, Duchess Meghan kept things simple — but chic! The royal donned this sleek, fitted white dress by Karen Gee after arriving in Sydney for the first stop of her and Prince Harry's royal tour Down Under on Oct. 16, 2018. Though it was hard to tell that she was expecting from the front, when she turned to the side, there was a tiny hint of her burgeoning baby bump. The sleeveless frock from the Australian designer was a style aptly titled Blessed. She added another pair of her go-to heels — Stuart Weitzman's Legend pumps — in tan.
One of our favorite maternity style moments from Duchess Meghan? Her look at the Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards in Sydney on Oct. 26, 2018, during her royal tour Down Under with hubby Prince Harry. Meghan wore this stunning strapless Oscar de la Renta gown, which featured a tulle tea-length skirt and black bird embellishments. For shoes, the royal selected one of her favorite pairs — black Aquazzura Deveuve bow pumps.
How stunning is this Carolina Herrera gown? The lavender and sapphire chiffon gown looked like a dream come true for the royal in her third trimester with its billowy cut and delicate sleeves. She wore it during her trip to Morocco with Prince Harry on Feb. 25, 2019.
Duchess Meghan rarely rocks bright colors, so this bold and cheery maternity look that she donned during a visit to Birkenhead, England, on Jan. 14, 2019, automatically stands out. Making things even better? Half of this look is totally affordable! Meghan's vibrant purple frock by Canadian chain Aritzia (it retailed for just $49!) wasn't maternity but worked perfectly with her bump. She topped it with a bright red alpaca wool coat by Sentaler. Finishing things off? Another pop of color in the form of bright red Stuart Weitzman pumps.
When headed toward the third trimester, an evening gown is an intimidating fashion choice. But Duchess Meghan showed just how to add some sparkle to maternity wear while attending the 10th anniversary premiere of Cirque du Soleil's "Totem" at London's Royal Albert Hall on Jan. 16, 2019. The royal dressed up her bump in this navy blue sequined Roland Mouret Sarandon gown, which outlined her belly perfectly while allowing for movement thanks to that knee-high slit. Finishing off this fun, festive look? Simple Stuart Weitzman sandals.
Duchess Meghan made a sartorial statement at the Commonwealth Day Service in London on March 11, 2019, in this '70s-inspired chain-print dress by Victoria Beckham. She proudly flashed her bump in the frock and topped it with a white Victoria Beckham coat. Adding a pop of color? Those green pumps, also by Victoria Beckham.
The button detail! The high-neck! This black Emilia Wickstead dress was a dream on Duchess Meghan. The royal wore it early on in her pregnancy while visiting the Anzac Memorial in Sydney on Oct. 20, 2018, during her royal tour Down Under. She completed the look with a pair of black Tabitha Simmons Millie-style slingbacks.
In honor of the nation of Tonga's red flag, Duchess Meghan wore the same shade while arriving in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, on Oct. 25, 2018, during her royal tour Down Under with Prince Harry. This fitted frock that showcased her bump was by Self Portrait and featured a lightweight crepe fabric with intricate detailing on the bodice. She added her beloved navy Manolo Blahnik BB pumps to finish off this statement look.
Duchess Meghan looked radiant at the Royal Variety Performance in London on Nov. 19, 2018. She rocked a two-piece look by Safiyaa comprised of a strapless top adorned with a sequined leaf motif with a perfectly maternity-friendly peplum detail. She completed the look with a black fishtail skirt by the same designer and Aquazzura pumps.
There's the bump! It was a sweet, summery frock by Reformation for Duchess Meghan when she visited Fraser Island, Australia, on Oct. 22, 2018. The royal cupped her belly while walking hand-in-hand with hubby Prince Harry during a stop on their royal tour Down Under. The striped sundress featured an adorable tie detail and paired perfectly with her strappy Grear Sandals by Sarah Flint.
Duchess Meghan arrived at the National Theatre in London on Jan. 30, 2019, in this feminine knee-length blush frock paired with a matching blazer from Brandon Maxwell. Her shoes? A cream pair of Aquazzura pumps in the Matilde style.
While stepping out for International Women's Day in London on March 8, 2019, Duchess Meghan rocked this high-necked black-and-white printed dress from Reiss that fit comfortably over her third trimester bump. She topped it with a black Alexander McQueen blazer she'd been spotted in pre-pregnancy and added black Manolo Blahnik pumps to finish off her look.
If you're going to make a surprise appearance, you might as well do it in style! Duchess Meghan dressed up her bump at the British Fashion Awards in London on Dec. 10, 2018, in this stunning one-shouldered black Givenchy gown. Though it was fitted and gave royal watchers a good look at her growing bump, Meghan still emphasized her new shape by cupping her belly. She completed her fashionable look with gold Tamara Mellon heels.
Stunning! Duchess Meghan wore a Fijian blue caped gown by Safiyaa to her first state banquet in Suva, Fiji, during her royal tour Down Under on Oct. 23, 2018. Dubbed the Gingko Cape Dress, this gorgeous gown featured short sleeves and a dramatic cape detail fit for royalty.
Pregnant or not, Duchess Meghan always picks perfect color palettes. Here while arriving at a Natural History Museum gala performance in London on Feb. 12, 2019, the royal combined a creamy-hued getup with mossy green accessories. She showed off her growing bump in a fitted Calvin Klein dress that she topped with a complementary coat by Amanda Wakeley. When it came time to add shoes and a clutch, the Duchess of Sussex brought in a pop of green, both by Calvin Klein.
It's not often we see Duchess Meghan in prints, so this maternity moment was extra special! The royal donned a short-sleeved floral-print dress from Brock Collection that hugged her bump perfectly while visiting a residential and nursing retirement home for theater and entertainment professionals in London on Dec. 18, 2018. She topped it with an equally chic coat by Soia and Kyo and completed her gray-toned look with Aquazzura Deneuve pumps.
It was a pretty striped frock on Oct. 19, 2018, during another stop on Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry's royal tour Down Under. Meghan's drop-waist sundress by Martin Grant was perfect for a visit to Australia's Bondi Beach. And it was complemented perfectly by a pair of black heeled espadrilles.
Dazzling in Dior! Though most future moms don't get to get dolled up in Dior, Duchess Meghan had the chance during her trip to Morocco with husband Prince Harry on Feb. 24, 2019. Her creamy gown was caftan-inspired — perfect for her bump! — with a high neck and draping plus sleeves featuring intricate rhinestone and crystal embellishments. She completed her look with champagne heels also by Dior.
Another perfect pregnancy look? During Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry's royal tour of Australia on Oct. 16, 2018, the beauty donned this pretty pleated short-sleeved olive green collared dress by Brandon Maxwell. She completed the outfit with a pair of neutral pumps from Tamara Mellon.
For a reception and dinner at the palace in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, during her royal tour Down Under, Duchess Meghan arrived in style, new bump and all, on Oct. 25, 2018! She wore this gorgeous white gown by Theia Couture featuring cap sleeves, a banded waist and crystal embellishments. The crepe jeweled applique gown by the designer fit the royal flawlessly and was completed perfectly with her Aquazzura Deneuve pointy-toe pumps.
Not making the swap to maternity clothes quite yet! During a stop in New Zealand on her royal tour Down Under on Oct. 30, 2018, Duchess Meghan wore one of her favorite fashion brands — a navy blue double-breasted dress by Antonio Berardi. We loved the trendy high-low hem, that double-breasted cut and the black button detailing down the front, and how she paired it with equally stylish tan Aquazzura Deneuve bow pumps.
After going from regular California girl to royalty, it's no surprise that Duchess Meghan knows how to mix high-end and low-end pieces. Case in point? This perfect maternity combo of H&M and Armani that she wore to the Mayhew Animal Welfare Charity in London on Jan. 16, 2019. Yep, though her fitted neutral long-sleeved dress was from affordable retailer H&M's maternity collection, her cream cashmere coat was by Armani. She completed the look with camel-colored Paul Andrew slingbacks.
Duchess Meghan looked beautiful in blue while in Rotorua, New Zealand, during the royal tour Down Under on Oct. 31, 2018. Her Givenchy ensemble was comprised of a navy top and a pretty pleated skirt in shades of blue, black and indigo. Finishing off this dreamy blue vibe? Her trusty Manolo Blahnik pumps.
Blue is her color! Duchess Meghan wore this gorgeous blue Veronica Beard dress while arriving at Tonga's Tupou College during her royal tour Down Under on Oct. 26, 2018. We loved the casual feel of this midi-length casual shirt dress, from the button front to that belt and subtle side slit. She added equally breezy sandals by Banana Republic to complete this perfect maternity look.
When visiting Morocco on Feb. 23, 2019, Duchess Meghan made sure to wear a color important to the country. That's why she selected this vibrant red Valentino frock, which matched the nation's flag. The dress included a gorgeous cape feature, all designed by the brand's creative director, Pierpaolo Piccioli. She finished her look with simple neutral pumps.
At the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in Sydney on Oct. 27, 2018, Duchess Meghan sported this olive green frock from Antonio Berardi. The interesting sleeveless dress featured double-breasted styling, a halter-style neck and a button detail at the waist. Her shoe choice? Those amazing Aquazzura Casablanca style pumps in powder pink.
The world got a good look at Duchess Meghan's tiny bump on Oct. 25, 2018, when the royal touched down at Nadi Airport in Fiji during her royal tour Down Under with Prince Harry. This fitted peacock green Jason Wu number showed off her burgeoning baby belly in a super-stylish way with that round neck and those exposed seams. She finished her look with another pair of go-to pumps, her navy Manolo Blahnik BB heels.
Duchess Meghan's pretty navy blue frock by Australian designer Dion Lee obscured her small bump with that ruffle down the middle on Oct. 18, 2018. Fitted at the waist, this wool dress featured an A-line asymmetrical fold detail that earned it the style name the Folded Sail Dress. She added classic navy Manolo Blahnik BB heels while visiting Victoria, Australia, during her royal tour Down Under with Prince Harry.
Another bow around her belly! Duchess Meghan attended the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance in London on Nov. 10, 2018, in this incredibly stylish outerwear. The tuxedo coat by Stella McCartney featured a pretty bow tie around her belly and was accessorized with her Manolo Blahnik BB pumps in black.
Duchess Meghan tied her baby bump with a bow once more while spending more time in Tonga during her royal tour Down Under on Oct. 26, 2018. Her Martin Grant dress featured an A-line silhouette, button detailing and a bow-tie belt around the waist. She finished her look with matching olive green heels.
Duchess Meghan rocked this sleek tuxedo dress by Maggie Marilyn while attending a Courtenay Creative Event in Wellington, New Zealand, on Oct. 29, 2018. We loved this sleeveless A-line frock with its double-breasted and notched lapel details and buttons throughout. She finished the look with her navy Manolo Blahnik BB heels.
While visiting a school during her royal tour Down Under on Oct. 19, 2018, Duchess Meghan wore this sweet sleeveless navy-and-light-blue Roksanda A-line frock with her tried and true tan Stuart Weitzman Legend heels. The dress, dubbed the Athena, is another great example of how Meghan embraced non-maternity dresses early on in her pregnancy.
Another amazing maternity fashion moment during Duchess Meghan's royal tour Down Under? This Brandon Maxwell and Burberry combo! The royal rocked a neutral-hued fitted dress by Brandon underneath a blush-toned silk Burberry trench coat while making a stop in Auckland, New Zealand, on Oct. 30, 2018. Completing the ensemble? Her favorite Stuart Weitzman Legend pumps.