The first thing we did after hearing that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting their second child - other than awwww-ing over the idea of North being a big sister — was run back to relive Kim's style during her first pregnancy. While certain ensembles garnered a mixed bag of reviews, we couldn't get enough of the glowing mom-to-be's playful, fashion-forward approach to maternity dressing, so we've rounded up our favourites.
While expecting daughter North West, who was born June 15, 2013, Kim stayed faithful to her bombshell persona, fearlessly adapting her signature sheer tops, pencil skirts, body-con dresses and high heels to her blossoming style. She also provided lots of practical inspiration for the average mom, showing off capes, empire-waisted looks and goddess gowns with strategic draping.
The look that Givenchy's creative director Riccardo Tisci created for Kim to wear to the 2013 Met Gala inspired plenty of opinions, all of which Kim took in stride. "My look at the Met Ball two years ago when I was really pregnant — I had these gloves and this whole floral print and I loved it," she said during an appearance on the UK's Channel 9. "I thought it was so cool and it got a lot of criticism and I didn't care because I really loved it." True to her style, Kim was not phased by all the talk - though gal-pal Jaime King says it left her vicariously in tears.
The floral look showcased Kim's baby bump courtesy of a long, jersey gown with silver grommet detailing, long sleeves that extended over the hands and a turtleneck. Kim's hair was in a sleek, centre-parted ponytail and she slicked her pout with a berry stain.
As one of the world's most famous personalities, Kim is sure to be one of the most-watched mothers-to-be during her second pregnancy — and we can certainly expect her to keep everyone talking as she shows off her new maternity wardrobe over the next few months.
Addressing the judgment she faced after her first pregnancy, she made her own opinion known via Twitter. "I saw some comments that were so critical!" she wrote. "It's funny because [my sister] Kourtney warned me that when I get pregnant people's opinions will be on an all time high and everyone will chime in. So I now see what she means."