Beyonce announced her pregnancy in gorgeous style in a bright orange Lanvin gown at the MTV Music Video Awards in 2011, and she showed just how fashionable expecting a baby could be in the months that followed. From street to New York Fashion Week to stage, she looked radiant and happy in outfits ranging from long gowns that skimmed her baby bump and minidresses that hugged it to more traditional maternity ensembles like menswear-inspired pantsuits or tunics and jeans. Always complemented, of course, by a great pair of sky-high kicks and dramatic jewelry.
Beyonce and husband Jay-Z welcomed a baby girl named Blue Ivy into the world on January 7, 2012, and the new mom was soon back in figure flattering dresses. She's even set trends by accessorizing a cozy winter ensemble with a fur sling and baby cuddled inside. As her baby girl grows up, it's a sure thing that Blue and Beyonce will be a stylish mother/daughter pair.
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