Maternity style has never been discussed and scrutinized so much in the past in all of the Indian fashion circles as it has since Kareena Kapoor became pregnant. Gone is the time when Indian celebrities chose to go underground whenever they were pregnant and only emerged once they had delivered their baby and lost all of their excess weight. Now, especially during the last few years, celebrities like Mira Rajput, Arpita Khan, and Genelia Deshmukh have all done a terrific job of enjoying themselves with their maternity wear. They have all made sure they look sophisticated and chic even when they are pregnant. Their natural glow has only been complemented with the latest styles and cuts, various silhouettes that can flatter, and fabrics which aren't just comfortable but are also quite interesting at the same time. But without spoiling this absolutely trending style statement, it wouldn't be too far-fetched for us to say that Kareena Kapoor has made the domain of trendy pregnant celebrities her own with ease. She just took the fashion quotient to a whole new level when she got pregnant.
Kareena isn't the kind of person who stopped working or took life easy just because she was pregnant. She didn't only go toe-to-toe with the leading ladies of Bollywood but also proved that she can balance her life perfectly. What's more, she looked smashing at all times while doing it too. Looking back, the sartorial choices she has made were mostly on point. She chose some smart maxis, some flowing ankle-length shrugs, denims, embellished gowns, flowy palazzos, and edgy kurtas. From pants to gowns to dresses, Kareena has worn it all with the greatest of elan. If this wasn't enough, she even managed to wear a showstopping ensemble at the Sabyasachi Mukherjee show at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive in 2016. Now that's amazing.
Now, let's take a look at a few of the style tips we can take from the various clothing choices that this mommy-to-be has made during his public appearances since she became pregnant:
Floral And Flowy
This is one of the most important tricks when it comes to styling yourself when you are pregnant. You need to opt for some high empire waistlines and a lot of flowing fabrics. Kareena had earlier worn a green floral sari drape sort of maxi dress from Sabyasachi just before she took to the stage and stunned us all at the finale of the LFW. What works for her here is the fact that the sari-style draping and moving fabric not only make sure that she is comfortable at all times but the pleats also break the eye-movement. She paired this dress with a beautiful multi-strand necklace from Krishna Das which amped up the dressiness of her look. Basically, you shouldn't shy away from any accessories which would be considered bold.
When Opting For Ethnic Wear, Go For Palazzos With Your Kurtas
Palazzos and shararas are in these days anyway. This means that instead of choosing to go for constricting salwars and churidars, palazzos or even something like skirts/lehengas can be paired with kurtas to create an outstanding look. You need to ensure the bodice is fitted a little and the A-line is loose. This would help to create a terrific silhouette for women who are pregnant.
The Off-Shoulder Look Needs To Be Maxed Out
Off-shoulder dresses are a terrific example of just how you can show some skin and keep it breezy while still managing to look very cute all the time. There is a beautiful powder blue off-shoulder dress from H&M which can be aired with some silver Steve Maddens and jewelry from Valliyan & Deepa Gurnani which worked really well for Kareena. On the other hand, there was also a baby pink off-shoulder maxi which was custom made for Kareena by Swapnil Shinde which was just as cute. The flowy material and the length of the dress both gave the dress a very sophisticated look which almost made it semi-formal in a way.
Black And Sophisticated
It's common knowledge that anything in black can have a very good slimming effect. Kareena had worn a couple of different styles in black which looked terrific on this mom-to-be. She had worked out the spiked-out Philipp Plein in black once and had also worn a chic black dress combined with a long jacket which had the perfect amount of elegance and edge.
Comfort Is Your Friend
Kareena had recently had an interview with a leading newspaper where she said that she believed the most important thing for her when she was pregnant was to wear things that she was comfortable in. She said that she always did this and always wore things which represented her personality. She said that she was looking to keep up with maternity styles too as long as she was looking good in them. This is why the next look we're discussing is so important. For any casual outings, go with some comfortable pants and team them with some sneakers. You can add some color to this ensemble too. You shouldn't be afraid to wear something which is fitted or something like a denim shirt. As long as you stay comfortable, you are going to look great for sure.
This is the last look of Kareena's we're discussing today. She can pull off the casual chic look very easily as the next couple of looks show. Even though a white dress feels like it would cinch at the waist when compared with a bow-belt, it does manage to give a nice silhouette to her body. The other dress she wore is a blue maxi-dress which looks really comfortable on her. But it is the semi-bell sleeves which take the dress from good to great. It also eliminates any chances of dowdiness which the ensemble may have exuded.
So there you have it. Six amazing maternity looks from the oh-so-stylish Kareena Kapoor. Which one are you going to try first?