By and  on May 9, 2007

"I tend to like things that hug my belly instead of trying to cover it. If I do wear a bigger top, I wear skinny jeans or pants underneath, but I am getting to the point where pants are not very comfortable anymore, so I'm moving into T-shirt dresses. — Naomi Watts, seven months pregnant.

"Wear what you normally wear. Do not turn into some strange, muumuu-wearing mum at three months pregnant. I lived in Liz Lange and Paige Denim maternity jeans throughout all my trimesters." — Lucy Sykes-Rellie of Lucy Sykes New York, mother of three-year-old Heathcliff and six-week-old Titus.

"All the things you think are going to be so cute when you're pregnant are actually the things that aren't. When I was pregnant, sleeveless baby dolls were in fashion, but you just look like a big elephant in them." — Rebecca Taylor, mother of four-month-old twins Zoe Victoria and Isabel Bridget.

"Don't bare your belly unless you're at the beach. Try shopping in the men's department. Brooks Brothers size L V-neck sweaters ought to cover you and your belly." — Anne Christensen, Women's Fashion Director of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and mother of 14-month-old Gloria.

"I worked out the whole time I was pregnant, so I felt good about my body. I wore tight clothes the whole time and liked to show off my belly. I even rocked a bikini right up to the end." — Monet Mazur, mother of two-year-old Marlon.

"Go for outrageous pieces — pregnancy is not a time for fashion darkness. Buy a few designer statement pieces in large sizes. My pregnancy BFFs were some dramatic Lanvin dresses." — Devi Kroell, mother of three-week-old Kiki.

"Do highlight your hair during pregnancy, do wear sexy G-strings and do wear gorgeous blouses and tanks with your new rack. And wear that tight sheath dress, but don't leave home without Spanx on." — Lulu Johnson, mother of one-year-old Layla.

"Pregnant women should show off their curves. Wear a pretty neckline to show a little newfound cleavage or a cute jersey dress to hug your belly. Beware of muumuus. You could end up looking, well, big!" — Nanette Lepore, mother of nine-year-old Violet.

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