27 Amazing Retro Maternity Wear Looks (They Don't Make Pregnancy Clothes Like This Anymore!)

Go back in time with our favorite pregnant TV and film characters and check out their truly vintage maternity clothes

Mamas-to-be have tons of great maternity clothes to choose from these days -- ultra-flattering swimsuits, work clothes that go from day to night, celeb-inspired styles and more. But pregnant ladies haven't always had so many options. Take a step back in time and check out some of our favorite now vintage maternity clothes from TV, film and, of course, real life. 
 

Lucille Ball -- 1953

Lucille Ball: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Desi Arnaz with his pregnant wife, Lucille Ball. The famous I Love Lucy couples' son was born on the same day as 'Little Ricky' from the television show. 

Jacqueline Kennedy -- 1960

Jackie Kennedy: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Jackie Kennedy with husband and newly-elected President of the United States, John F. Kennedy.

Sophia Loren in Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow -- 1963

Sophia Loren: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Sophia Loren showing her pregnant belly in a scene from the film.

January Jones in Mad Men -- 1963

January Jones as Betty Draper: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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January Jones as Betty Draper expecting her third child with Don Draper in Mad Men.

Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby -- 1967

Mia Farrow: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Mia Farrow plays Rosemary Woodhouse in the Roman Polanski film that helped launch her career.

Linda McCartney -- 1971

Linda McCartney: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Out partying in London, former Beatle Paul McCartney and his wife Linda were launching McCartney's new group, Wings.

Cher -- 1977

Cher: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Gregg Allman and Cher at an event in October 1977 -- shortly before the birth of their only son together, Elijah Blue Allman.

Princess Diana -- 1982

Princess Diana: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Princess Diana was royally classic during her pregnancy with her first son, Prince William.

Princess Diana -- 1982

Princess Diana: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Princess Diana attended a polo match with Prince Charles wearing a Catherine Walker dress, a designer that Kate Middleton wears today.

Jane Curtin and Susan Saint James in Kate & Allie -- 1986

Jane Curtin as Allie Lowell and Susan Saint James as Kate McArdle: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Jane Curtin were hippie-chic as Allie Lowell (left) and Susan Saint James as Kate McArdle from Kate & Allie.

Sarah, Duchess of York -- 1988

Sarah, Duchess of York: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Sarah, Duchess of York, at a polo match wearing an 80s sailor suit while pregnant with her daughter Princess Beatrice.

Anne Schedeen in Alf -- 1989

Anne Schedeen as Kate Tanner: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Anne Schedeen as Kate Tanner in ALF stayed practical in plaid for her pregnancy. 

Kyra Sedgwick -- 1989

Kyra Sedgwick: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Kevin Bacon with wife Kyra Sedgwick at a fundraiser a year after they were married.  

Pauletta Pearson Washington -- 1991

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Pauletta Pearson Washington, wife of Denzel Washington, showed off her bump in bright yellow at the 1991 Academy Awards.

Demi Moore -- 1991

Demi Moore: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Bruce Willis and Demi Moore at the Hudson Hawk premiere in 1991 shortly before Demi famously bared her bump for the cover of Vanity Fair.

Rita Wilson in Now & Then -- 1991

Rita Wilson as Chrissy DeWitt Williams: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Rita Wilson as Chrissy DeWitt Williams (middle) in Now & Then.

Candice Bergen in Seinfield -- 1992

Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Candice Bergen guest starring as Murphy Brown on Seinfield.

Marla Maples -- 1993

Donald Trump and Marla Maples: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Donald Trump confirms that Marla Maples was pregnant with a pat to her belly. 

Diane Keaton and Kimberly Williams in Father of the Bride II -- 1995

Kimberly Williams as Annie Banks-MacKenzie and Diane Keaton as Nina Banks: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Diane Keaton as Nina Banks (left) and Kimberly Williams as Annie Banks-MacKenzie in Father of the Bride II keep active during pregnancy.  

Julianne Moore -- 1997

Julianne Moore: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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A very pregnant Julianne Moore with costar Mark Wahlberg at the premiere of Boogie Nights.

Jada Pinkett Smith -- 1998

Jada Pinkett Smith: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Jada Pinkett Smith reveals more than her bump at the 1998 Grammy Awards.

Cindy Crawford -- 1999

Cindy Crawford: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Cindy Crawford, 7 months pregnant, with her husband, Rande Gerber. 

Madonna -- 2000

Madonna: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Madonna, pregnant with son Rocco, with papa-to-be Guy Ritchie in happier times.

 

Nia Long -- 2000

Nia Long: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Nia Long at the Broken Hearts Club Los Angeles premiere. 

Jennifer Aniston in Friends -- 2001

Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Jennifer Aniston as pregnant Rachel Green with dad-to-be Ross in Friends

Cynthia Nixon in Sex & the City -- 2001

Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbs -- Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Cynthia Nixon as pregnant Miranda Hobbes in Sex & the City

Sarah Jessica Parker -- 2002

Sarah Jessica Parker: Vintage Maternity Clothes

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Sarah Jessica Parker, pregnant with son James Wilkie Broderick, and Cynthia Nixon, real-life pals, attend a book signing.

Read more:
Kim Kardashian's Craziest Maternity Looks
17 Ultra-Flattering Maternity Swimsuits
Steal These Looks: Celebrity Maternity Style on a Budget

 

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