Summer Maternity Style: Rihanna
Rihanna showing off her bump in a sparkly The Attico set at a Fenty Beauty event in 2022. Courtesy of Mike Coppola/Getty Images

In recent years, maternity style has come a long way from being the boring section of your classic shopping destination. Long gone are the days when expectant mothers would be subject to strictly oversize plain dresses and sweatsuits. While comfort is priority during pregnancy, there's no reason to forsake personality, taste or style.

Perhaps it's the duo behind 2022's most memorable pregnancy announcement that changed maternity fashion forever, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky. The couple, who are sartorial forces in their own right, took the world by storm when they created a New York-themed photoshoot to unveil the Fenty mogul's first baby bump with RiRi wearing a vintage pink Chanel puffer coat and low-rise jeans. This moment in time set a whole new standard for dressing while pregnant by showing that moms-to-be can have fun with their clothes.

It took no time for other famous mothers to adopt the "Work" singer's rewritten dress code of bump-baring silhouettes like crop tops and leather dresses. Recently, Hailey Bieber stepped out in a sheer floral catsuit layered under a long black leather coat and Vanessa Hudgens wore a see-through Alberta Ferretti dress at this year's Vanity Fair Oscar Party — both looks reminiscent of Rihanna's lace Christian Dior babydoll dress at Paris Fashion Week. Meanwhile, stars like Sofia Richie Grainge depict a more relaxed version of maternity dressing that's just as chic frequently rocking neutral loungewear and dainty frocks.

Ahead, see how the stars pushed the envelope while embracing their bumps, then get inspired to bring these style tricks into your own wardrobe for summer and beyond.

Rihanna: Edgy Street

When it comes to those cool summer days, a textured bralette and low-rise jeans will always work. In case you're in an extra mood, throw on a lightweight jacket.

Sofia Richie Grainge: Quiet Luxury

Sometimes all you have the energy for is a simple two- or three-piece outfit formula, but you can still make it stylish. Opt for a tank that shows just enough belly with frilly pants and a button-down.

Suki Waterhouse: Red Carpet

Summer Maternity Style: Suki Waterhouse
Suki Waterhouse at the 2024 Emmy Awards. Courtesy of Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Whether you're going to a summer wedding or a fancy soirée, a voluminous gown with whimsical details like this bow is sure to have you named best dressed without compromising comfort.

Beyoncé: Cottagecore

Nothing says summer like a frilly dress. It's perfect for any occasion, from a weekend brunch to baby shopping.

Sienna Miller: Summer Whites

Summer Maternity Style: Sienna Miller
Sienna Miller at Vogue World: London 2023. Courtesy of Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

If you're having your baby shower this summer, take notes from Sienna Miller and style your bump in an extravagant cropped shirt and skirt set.

Kali Uchis: Y2K

For the Gen Z and Millennial moms-to-be, you can easily dress up your growing stomach with multiple denim pieces and statement accessories.

Tina Kunakey: Beach Chic

Headed on a babymoon? Go for the most effortless look with a bump-friendly, vibrant swimsuit that's perfect for beachside. In case you want a different vibe, style your bikini top with a silky maxi skirt and comfortable heels for a sunset dinner.

Ashley Graham: Date Night

Summer Maternity Style: Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham at the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund 2019 Awards in New York City. Courtesy of Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

If you're a little bored with the classic LBD, consider a metallic midi frock and heeled sandals for your next date night.

Hailey Bieber: Office Siren

Contrary to popular belief, blazers are summer essentials and you can layer them over a maxi dress, especially for those in-office days.

Aimee Song: Color Play

The season is all about experimenting with color. Whether you're headed out for an impromptu day date or need an easy vacation look, throw on a bandeau minidress, slides, colorful accessories and you're good to go.

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