FLASHBACK: Victoria Beckham's Past Pregnancy Wear!

11 January 2011

While the world eagerly waits to see whether Baby Beckham #4 will be of the pink variety, Grazia Daily is happy to be swept up in Maternity Wear Watch. Yesterday signaled the official kick-off (eeep!) and for today’s study, we take a trip down memory lane to review VB’s past pregnancy outfits. Will she be a tum-covering or fetus-flaunting mum, we wonder? Can she give up the towering stillettos and leather trousers this time round? Let’s return to those heady days of Girl Power for some answers...

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In December 1998, Victoria was still a Spice Girl, still an Adams and fit to burst. Just a few months before giving birth, she celebrated the opening of Marco Pierre White’s Titanic Bar in London wearing her Brooklyn-shaped bump with AN LBD AND HEELS!

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And as you can see, curve-clinging, head-to-toe black was VB’s style of choice for her first pregnancy. We appreciate the simplicity + healthy glow combo, but we’re undecided on whether leaving little to the imagination in such a way is a wise choice. The expression ‘eek, put it away!’ springs to mind...

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During her next pregnancies, Vicky opted for a more demure route by using ankle-biting outerwear to keep her bump nice and snug. As we mentioned yesterday, the designer has already returned to this method with her McQueen and Valli cover-ups, which are a somewhat chicer choice than this bizarre magician-esque coat with red lining and tails [above]. WHAT was she thinking?

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Pashminas were the order of the day when Vic was gestating with Cruz in 2004. They’re the perfect accessory for maintaining an air of elegance when you’re waddling about the town - simply drape over your bump, flash a sexy shoulder blade, et voila! Can we expect to see more pash-action in the coming months? We predict a rainbow of summer brights to complement her brood's outfits. Awww...

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We do have our doubts, however, considering Victoria quickly learnt that the problem with pashminas is they don’t leave a free hand for handbag holding. Quelle horror! And so, the arrival of the poncho, prettily embroidered and with an effortless shoulder-flash.

So in the past, we've seen bump-bearing dresses, pashminas and ponchos, but we have an inkling VB's maternity wardrobe will be a touch more trendy this time round - think camel capes, classic bags and dainty kitten heels. Besides, the eyes of the fashion world are watching more intensely than ever so the pressure's on to maintain that Audrey Hepburn-esque style, no? Perhaps (as littlemunchkin suggested yesterday), she'll make like Nicole Richie by creating her own maternity line? Or bump-concealing handbag range? May the style surveillance continue...

by Jessica Vince


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