With child, and style
While you are allowed to throw tantrums when you are pregnant, hormonal ups and downs are no reason to look all frumpy.
And when you have all the money and fashion designers in the world at your disposal as a celebrity, critics will obviously scan every move.
Kajol, June 2010, Mumbai: The six-month-pregnant actress opted to go traditional for the book launch of the now-late Gautam Rajadhyaksha. Pic/ Yogen Shah
While international celebrities fare well on the mom-dressing part, their Indian counter parts still have a long way to go. Other than being at her glam best at the 2011 Video Music Awards, Beyonc � even sported a frilly white bikini paired with silver gladiator flats in her pregnant glory.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, July 2011: The actress, five months pregannt at the time, was spotted in stretch jeans. Pic/ Yogen Shah
It is also a good time for fashion conscious mums-to-be as many trends on international ramps (other than the ever increasing size of heels) are perfect buys for the occasion.
Beyonce, August 2011, LA, California: The five-month-pregnant singer wore an orange Kaftan dress by Lanvin to the MTV VMAs
Some of these include wide-legged pants that can keep you super comfy, maxi dresses which have been sported by celebrities like Jessica Alba who wore a black one during the Spy kids 4 premier, before she give birth to her second daughter and long Grandma jackets.
Carla Bruni, May 2011, France: A heavily pregnant Carla, France's First Lady, at the G8 Summit, earlier this year. Pic/ Afp
Here's a look at whom we liked and who need to change their stylist.Second time mother, Kajol got the silhouette right with this flowy kurta and skinny bottom. But the striped front ruin the effort and make the dress look like a tent instead. As for the footwear, mid-heel wedges are a safe option if you absolutely have to wear heels.
Victoria Beckham, April 2011, London: Seven-month-pregnant Victoria Beckham wore her own creation
Somehow the fact that she was a super model and a beauty queen seem like a joke after looking at this picture. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks the best in saris and her one time favourite Anarkali dresses which she wore every where. So why leave them behind now and wear this shapeless poncho like top? The horizontal stripes are adding to the disaster.
The richest couple in the music industry in US are expecting a kid so nothing less than this cut-away silk and crepe Lanvin gown in orange could have been expected from Beyonc �. The colour adds to her motherhood glow and a stylish side-swept hairdo with diamonds dangling from her ears finish the look.
The brand: Melissa Obadash
For: �423 (approx Rs 31,500)