Of all the trends we saw at Fashion Month, one stood out above all: the baby bump
. The pose du jour for fall '14 street style was an affectionate rub of the stomach, or a slight underneath hold to highlight an expanding tummy. There were more expectant influencers than usual this year, which means two things. Firstly, the median age of showgoers may experience a monumental dip next season, now that North West
has set a front row precedent. Secondly — and, most importantly — maternity style has gone high fashion.
Instagram's finest prove that those precious nine months are by no means a personal-style hiatus. Sartorially savvy mommas-to-be have been sharing their looks for some time now, using the hashtag #StyleTheBump. And, with folks like blogger Chriselle Lim and Lucky
editor-in-chief Eva Chen joining the pack, there's even more inspiring material to work with. Their outfits extend far beyond the maternity section, and their pregnancy 'grams hold fresh ideas for anyone that's expecting. Ahead, see how some of our favorites are getting ready for baby — the fashion babe way.