Celebrity Fashion: Movie Star Moms and Maternity Clothes

Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rachel Weisz, Salma Hayek — there’s “something in the water” in Hollywood, and it’s got plenty of people buzzing.  Oddly, the talk isn’t just about the celebrities or their babies, but about their clothes; or more specifically, about their maternity undergarments.

If you’ve ever been pregnant, you know that the selection of maternity bras and panties hasn’t always been great.  In fact maternity clothes for professional women were practically non-existent 30 years ago.  But times have changed.  And thanks to the glamour quotient provided by some chic Hollywood moms, you can now find pretty, comfortable undergarments to help see you through your pregnancy and beyond.

L’Arrivo, designed by Loretta Schneider, was a favorite of Rachel Weisz.

After the birth of her daughter Apple, Gwyneth Paltrow asked former model Elle Macpherson to include a maternity bra in her line of Elle Macpherson Intimates.  Elle did, and when she happened to talk about her “Maternelle” style on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” sales went through the roof.

Liz Lange MaternityMaternity clothing designer Liz Lange is no stranger to the needs of pregnant women or Hollywood moms.  Her form-fitting styles first became popular with celebrities in the mid-90’s, and have sold very well at Target since first being introduced there five years ago.  The most popular undergarment piece in her collection?  A low-rise thong called Hanky Panky — about as far away from your mother’s maternity panties as it gets.

Some of the most popular maternity lines?  Liz Lange, Amoralia, Isabella Oliver, L’Arrivo, Freya, Fantasie, Anita, Medela, Lunaire, Japanese Weekend, Bravado, Bella Materna, Bella Band by Ingrid and Isabel, Elle Macpherson Intimates and Le Mystère.  You can find many of them online at both BareNecessities.com and FigLeaves.com.

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