It's hard to argue with the fact that Kate Middleton is one of the most fashionable women in the world, and when Buckingham Palace announced that she and Prince William were expecting their first child, everyone became fixated on how the Duchess' style would evolve over these important nine months.
Of course, our fashion experts at Dellamoda think that we'll continue to see her wear her favorite designer shoes such as those by L.K. Benett, but what else does the Duchess of Cambridge have in store for us?
''Kate is going to look fabulous fashion-wise when she’s pregnant,'' ABC News' Royal Contributor Victoria Arbiter said in a statement. ''You can expect it to be very chic, very stylish, very trim.''
Rosie Pope, owner of Rosie Pope Maternity, appeared on "Good Morning America" and hypothesized that the future queen of England will be seen sporting the following trends before giving birth:
1) Tailored dresses
Just because she is pregnant doesn't mean that she'll look overly matronly or dumpy. Pope states that Middleton will continue to wear dresses like she did before announcing her pregnancy. However, this wardrobe staple will be far from too tight or low-cut.
The Duchess has been seen around her country home of Anglesey, Wales, in plaid pieces and that is one of the reasons that she is likely to continue sporting this pattern over the next few months. Furthermore, plaid is said to help conceal a growing bump, which is another reason Pope says the public can expect to see her in preppy motif.
It's no secret that pregnant women suffer from hot and cold flashes at some point. Jackets are great layering pieces that are not only functional but chic as well. After all, who can forget how fabulous Middleton looked in the Rebecca Taylor tweed jacket she wore to the reception for the Scott-Amundsden Centenary Race at Goldsmiths' Hall?