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It only takes one look at Instagram’s #stylethebump to see how varied maternity fashion is at the moment. From bralettes as tops to sheer evening gowns, people are becoming more experimental with their pregnancy looks and opting for non-maternity clothing. The traditional outfits are still the dominant style, given their longstanding acceptance, but mod maternity outfits are cropping up with haste.

Modern maternity fashion is primarily shaped by actresses, singers, and models like Rihanna, Shay Mitchell and Emily Ratajkowski. With their high fashion takes on maternity style, they have upped the ante for pregnancy photoshoots and maternity fashion. People are celebrating their expanding bodies with clothing and accessories and dismissing the expectation to hide their bumps, as well as any judgement that follows. It’s a fashion revolution concerned with comfort and confidence that notes how personal style doesn’t disappear once a person gets pregnant. If wearing a tent-like dress around your belly or baring all makes you happy, then so be it.

One of the current maternity style trendsetters is the Candian actress and Béis Travel founder Shay Mitchell. From her metallic Ashish mini dress to her Fendi two-piece set, Mitchell’s pregnancy style has been anything but boring. In a recent Mother’s Day Instagram post, the star posed with her daughter, Atlas, while wearing a brown two-piece set from the Egyptian luxury fashion designer Marmar Halim’s namesake label. The unbuttoned elegance of the outfit is fitting for a Mother’s Day celebration, reflecting the fast-paced yet orderly nature of parenthood.

Mitchell and her stylist Monica Rose are careful to choose maternity outfits that reflect Mitchell’s outgoing public personality. So, it’s fitting that the social media savvy star wore a Marmar Halim outfit on Mother’s Day. The Dubai-based brand is known for its bold gowns that render the wearers effortlessly elegant. Its spring/summer 2022 collection “Messy World” reimagines modest fashion with clever cut-outs and unexpected silhouettes. It’s a strong match for Mitchell’s style, which helps to redefine the public perception of maternity fashion.