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Published 21/05/2013 | 12:56

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - APRIL 08:  Actress Halle Berry attends the premiere of 'The Call' at Hoyts Cinemas on April 8, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  (Photo by Lalo Yasky/WireImage)
Actress Halle Berry is due in September.
Kim Kardashian is due in July.
Kate Middleton is due in July.
Monica Cruz looked swell in a denim shirt for a fashion shoot.
Jessica Simpson is due any day now with her second baby, seen here pregnant with her first.
Busy Philipps in flowing girly florals.
Luisana Lopilato (25), kept it sexy in a fiery red lace dress at the JUNO awards in Canada.
Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel are excited about becoming parents
Coleen and Wayne Rooney are celebrating the birth of their second son
Evan Rachel Wood is due in June.
Alec Baldwin and pregnant wife Hilaria Baldwin attend the 'Seduced And Abandoned' Photocall during The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 21, 2013 in Cannes, France.
Nicky Byrne of Westlife and wife Georgina Ahern are expecting this winter.

You can still show off your individual style while pregnant... no matter what size your bump is

Are you pregnant and wondering how to squeeze your baby bump into something fashionable? One fashion stylist who believes that the way to stylishly dress a baby bump is to stick to your usual dress sense is Estee Stanley.

She has worked with the likes of Lea Michele, Jessica Biel and Ashley Olsen. She believes it doesn't matter what other people think as long as you're comfortable – and feel like yourself.

The Los Angeles-based celebrity stylist said: "It doesn't matter if you decide to wear skin-tight clothes to show off your stomach or hide it with flowy tops. You should stay true to whatever style you usually wear."

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian (32) certainly stayed true to her love of tight-fitting clothes when she wore a Riccardo Tisci floral number to the Met Ball in New York earlier this month.

Oscar winner Halle Berry (46) went for the complete opposite look when she dressed her growing bump in a purple-ombre halter maxi-dress while having lunch at Riva Bella restaurant in West Hollywood last weekend.

Kate Middleton's choice of simple and elegant maternity clothes isn't surprising, and the 31-year-old future queen wore a tan, bump-hugging dress and pretty peach Tara Jarmon coat while visiting a hospice.

SWELL

Spanish actress Monica Cruz (36), who gave birth this week, looked swell in a denim shirt for a fashion shoot. She chose to go through pregnancy without a partner, opting to use a sperm donor clinic to conceive instead.

Meanwhile, her 38-year-old actress sister Penelope has also announced she is expecting her second child with husband actor Javier Bardem this summer

TV personality Jessica Simpson (32) has accessorised her large bump with ginormous sunglasses and a roomy handbag.

Pop star Fergie (38) likes to sex-up her image on stage yet has been keeping it ultra-feminine of late, wearing curve-clinging floral numbers. She is expecting her first child with husband Josh Duhamel.

Cougar Town actress Busy Philipps (33) is due to give birth to her second child –a daughter – in the next few weeks. She looks chilled in her choice of flowing girly florals.

Coleen Rooney (27) loves high glamour and high heels and she has shown us that baby bump or no baby bump, she is going to glam it up while out on the town.

Actress Evan Rachel Wood (25) is expecting her first child and went all out in a full-bloom-printed Dolce & Gabbana chiffon gown at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The star of The Ides of March wore her blonde hair teased into a chic retro 'do', and completed her look with a pink lip colour and diamond drop earrings.

It's early days for Argentinian supermodel and singer Luisana Lopilato (25), and the wife of crooner Michael Buble definitely kept it sexy in a fiery red lace dress at the JUNO awards in Canada.

ADVICE

TV lifestyle correspondent Hilaria Baldwin (28), wife of 30 Rock actor Alec Baldwin, has been keeping her baby bump very stylish in black.

Georgina Byrne (32), wife of singer Nicky Byrne and mum to six-year-old twins Jay and Rocco, has announced that she is expecting her third child. We're expecting some stylish maternity wear from this glamorous woman.

Fashion stylist Stanley has a piece of advice for pregnant ladies – stick with what you like. Just because your body is changing doesn't mean you need to transform your wardrobe.

She advises: "When you're five, six or seven months pregnant, accentuate your stomach because it's sexy. You don't want to look bigger, so it's a fine line, but stretchy lycra dresses will show off your shape in a good way."

This article originally appeared in The herald.

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