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Where Does Fergie's Maternity Style Fall On a Scale From Mild to Wild?

02/19/2013 at 03:31 PM ET

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When we heard that Fergie was expecting a baby Black Eyed Pea, we were on the edge of our seats waiting to see how the famously funky star‘s maternity style would play out. Luckily she didn’t keep us waiting long, stepping out with husband Josh Duhamel Tuesday in a shearling bomber jacket, yellow sweater dress and circular sunglasses.

“It’s clear to see how happy they are,” a source close to the couple tells PEOPLE. “They are really excited.” And we are really excited to see how her outfits fit into the range of maternity style — from low-key to high-wattage — that we’ve been spotting from L.A. to London.

On the “mild” end of the spectrum is the Duchess of Cambridge (left), who has dressed her barely-there bump in conservative coats and this elegant Max Mara wrap dress.

A little wilder is Jessica Simpson, wearing a pink jacket with Jessica Simpson Maternity leggings, who sticks to the same styles she favors even when not pregnant (blazers, maxis and sky-high heels) but isn’t shy about putting her fuller curves on display with plunging V-necks.

And on the far end of the “mild to wild”-o-meter: Kim Kardashian, of course, who has put her bump on display in feathers, crop tops, mesh, sequins and sheer numbers — including this onesie pantsuit.

As it turns out, these stars’ maternity style isn’t so different from how they dressed pre-baby … which makes us even more excited to see how the rest of their pregnancy wardrobe will go. Tell us: Who’s the best-dressed mom-to-be?

–Alex Apatoff


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Curious on

Kate is the only only one that looks stylish and classy.

Jen on

Out of these four it will be Kate by a longshot on a daily basis.

Nicole on

Kim K looks horrific. Sorry but that outfit does NOTHING for her.

Sally on

Kate- she is classy and stylish. The other three wish they looked like her.

Debra on

Princess Kate always looks classy and beautiful. I would JS looks nice and pretty but KK is going to trip on those ridiculous pants and Fergie can do better! All the ladies are lovely but some are not putting their best foot forward.

anne on

“Famously funky”? She looks like an unmade bed most of the time. The only pregnant woman you show that looks like someone decent and normal is Kate.

Guest on

I would wear Kate style pregnant or not but I love Fergie being a little Rock n Roll!

Mel on

Fergie is about 3 seconds pregnant. I doubt these are even maternity clothes. How can her fashion choices be judged as such?

Nadine on

Kate by a LONG LONG LONG shot!

Janessa on

Kate of course is the best. And Kim of course is the worst! Kim is still trying to be Ms. Sexpot when she is pregnant! Who does that? Oh yeah someone who is only known for their looks and has no talent that’s who!

Jane on

1. Why always make things a competion. Seems silly.
2. Fergie just said she was pregnant yesterday. What maternity style?
3. KK has no style, pregnant or not.

harr on

i like jessica simpson…

Jacqueline on

By far, Kate is the classiest of the 4. I think Jessica Simpson dresses in what she wants and she doesn’t look “bad”, Kim…I don’t even know what to say about her. I think she wears what she wants to as well. As for Fergie, I can’t even tell she is pregnant so I wouldn’t call this “maternity style” — and I had to laugh a little at the “ever since we found out Fergie was expecting we’ve been on the edge of our seats to see her maternity style” — didn’t the announcement just come out today or possibly yesterday? She could’ve worn this same outfit over the weekend and you would’ve never called it maternity style. Give people a minute to breathe before you start pushing “maternity” style and “baby bumps” and “baby names” on them. You’ve 7-9mths of stories. They don’t all have to be reported in the first day of the announcement.

hairypenguin on

Okay, while Kate is pretty and always looks classy: she is not gorgeous. I am not trying ti be mean. Just stating that all the praise towards her is overrated.

Lil' on

Jessica is the only one who even looks pregnant right now. Ask us again in a few months.

pqm on

I’ll give Jessica a vote…polished, professional and always stylish. Kim K…..the worst!

Pepper on

Obviously Kate is the clasiest dresser. But why is any comparison necessary at all? These are four individual women with four individual styles. Can’t we just let them be themselves?

Reese on

Jess and Kate look stunning! Kim looks like a glorified p*rn star. She doesn’t have any class, style or elegance. Its like a walking, talking pig!

Pam on

Kim K already has large thighs and legs and they are going to get bigger! She will have her chest hanging out all over like Jessica Simpson. Kate is the only one with class!

Tiffany on

The Duchess is the only one who looks good pregnant and like a lady. She will be a great mom.

lilredridnhood on

Kim and Jessica are in their black fatsuits, Kate is on the red carpet, and Fergie is going to be hip all the way!

April on

Kim just looks like a hot mess…..Kate and Jessica are the cutest

epmmrp on

Kate is classy – the others not so much

Donna on

Ugh! Stop calling it a bump! I hate that reference. Call the pregnancy a “baby belly” or something else, but stop with the “bump” already! And of corse, Kate is the ultimate in class, pregnant or not.

john on

Kate is the only one here that looks good! She’s beautiful and classy :)

Shay on

Kate looks classic
Jessica looks trendy
Fergie looks edgy
Kim looks sexy

Personally I dont think you can compare their styles because they are all different and from different backgrounds not to mention are in different phases if their pregnancy. They all look great though.

jenna on

is this a serious question? you’re comparing kate to THEM?! please.

Lizzie on

I totally AGREE, Duchess CATHERINE is the only person who looks WONDERFUL, but she always did & is!! ole HIPPO cim NO K looks like the PIG that she IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

linda on

Kate is the super, classy one. Kim K is always the worse looking one just cause she lets everything hang out.

Jen M on

Kate always looks great. Her style is simple, elegant and classy. I think she’ll be the one to start new maternity trends but Fergie will definitely add a funky edge to maternity fashions. I’m not a big fan of Jessica or Kim K’s style’s though

oooohhhh on

Jessica looks like a black pumpkin in stilettos, she is just an accident waiting to happen… will be tipping over soon and falling on her arse shortly!

oooohhhh on

Please wear some sensible shoes when you are hugely pregnant, it’s not safe nor is it pleasant to look at.

JoBalz on

Dutchess Catherine wins by a mile! She dresses with class, the others quite crass.

Li a on

I think Kate & Jessica will keep it classy. Fergie’s the wild card. She will 100% keep us guessing. Kim K. She will always look like a 2¢ h00ker, no matter how hard Kayne tries to fix her.

lisa on

Kate looks classy as ever. Jessica looks happy, healthy, and pregnant. Fergie is just barely pregnant and still wearing her regular clothes and isn’t ready to break out the bump clothes yet. Kim? Looks like the hot mess that she is … and that is not a compliment.

ana on


Elsie on

Jessica looks the best to me!

Sarah MW on

Kate, as ever, looks boring. I expect Fergie will continue to be fashion forward and wear interesting preggie gear.

pinklily on

Kim looks like a gorilla…

guest on

With ALL the money that Kim K has, one would think she could afford to have her slacks hemmed!!!!!!

rhonda on

Really???? We are comparing now? They are pregnant are not even on the same wave length in careers or style wise…..

lovely123 on

Too bad the style of marriage is no longer valued.

cest La Vie on

Can’t really compare, can you? One is royalty and expected to be very conservative two are are glitzy and very into fashion and the other one is Kim K

Ann on

Kate always looks very elegant as she is a classy lady while Jessica always looks tacky followed by Kim so these two are in need of a make-over on how to dress like a lady…there is no demand for exposing saggy boobs in skin tight outfits especially being pregnant. Kate is the world’s most beautiful lady!!!!!

LB on

What is with Fergie’s eyebrows? Or is that her sunglasses?

Sarah on

I can’t believe Kate is even in the list with these other 3. She will out-class them without even trying…hands down. Her style is impeccable. :)

Preggers on

Maybe it’s because Fergie isn’t showing yet, but she’s tiny enough she probably won’t show for a few more weeks. Kim just looks fat these days – the outfits she chooses aren’t doing her any favors. Kate looks adorable as always and Jessica looks good this time around. I’m currently pregnant with my 2nd child and started to show right away. Haven’t put on any extra weight as of my last doctors appointment, but I definitely had to get maternity clothes before the end of my 1st trimester.

diva123 on

kate needs to eat!!!

mrscrutty on

Please stop lumping Kate with the rest of these women. She has style, manners and class. All Jessica, Fergie and Kim have is money and notoriety.

Ali on

Love Jess’ shoes! Fergie’s face scares me!! I’m no perfect 10, but I do not like her face.

Vivian on

Kate will win this DAILY. She always looks great. A person who takes good care of herself and cares about her health. Fergie needs a stylist, Jessica cannot help herself and I cannot say anything bad about her. Just a lost soul trying to find happiness with a fiance who’s using her, and KK is a disaster of epic proportion.

Tina on

Well, since all EXCEPT Jessica are barely showing, how can anyone even say what their maternity style is? They’re still wearing regular clothes.

Life goes on on

First Kate and then Jessica.

bkable on

I love how only one is really showing…

wondering on

I’d be afraid I would trip and fall in those pants Kim is wearing and hurt myself or the baby.Just seems like she keeps getting it wrong.Or maybe Kanye’s still dressing her.Fergie’s pregnancy style will be an interesting thing to watch.But as long as these girls are comfortable,I guess that’s all that matters.Comfort & a lot of confidence.

Smells Like Kardashian on

Not a big fan of any of them but Kate and Jessica look the most normal. Kim K. doesn’t even deserve to be pregnant (the baby needs to be pre-delivery taken into care) and well, Fergie, pregnant or no, she always looks like she is dirty and needs to be bathed.

a on

i can’t see kim’s bump in ANY of her pictures. And her clothes are kind of horrific at times.

Tina on

What is going on with Fergie’s eyebrows in that photo???


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