Pregnant Kalki Koechlin has mastered maternity style. See her best looks
Kalki Koechlin knows how to show off her baby bump in dresses that highlight rather than hide her pregnancy. Like many Bollywood celebrities, she has made a case for bold maternity fashion. See 12 of Kalki Koechlin's most stunning maternity looks right here.
On September 29, 2019, Kalki Koechlin confirmed that she’s five months pregnant with her first child. Since then, the star — who has been dating Guy Hershberg, an Israeli pianist, for over two years — seems increasingly comfortable with giving social media users some glimpses at her pregnancy. The actress is due to give birth in January 2020. Koechlin revealed in multiple Instagram posts and media interviews that like most expecting mothers, the journey of pregnancy has been an eventful and sometimes tumultuous one for her as well. The actress, who was recently seen in the second season of Netflix’s Sacred Games and also made her Tamil debut with actor Nerkonda Paarvai, has a knack for turning heads with her style. And while Kalki Koechlin always stuns on the red carpet, wearing everything from daring, of-the-moment trends to timeless gowns, don’t think sporting a baby bump could stop the star from dishing out eye-catching looks.
Since Kalki Koechlin announced she and boyfriend Guy Hershberg were expecting, the actress has been putting a fresh spin on maternity style. Taking pregnancy in her stride, she has largely ignored brands aimed at mothers-to-be, opting instead for an array of custom-designed looks from her favourite fashion designers. Not one to shy away from experimenting with fashion while pregnant, Kalki Koechlin's modern take on maternity dressing led her to choose fashion-foward ethnic India looks, Western dresses, and even formal suits from Sabyasachi, Raw Mango and Zara, among other designer and fast fashion labels. She hasn’t compromised on her heels either, and continues to wear towering stilettos well into the later stages of her pregnancy.
Kalki Koechlin has proudly showcased her baby bump with a series of covetable looks that are nothing short of comfortable-meets-chic: from loose-fitting kurta and palazzo sets to designer gowns and body-hugging dresses that highlight her figure. As Kalki Koechlin prepares to welcome her first baby, we take a look at how the actress has switched up her style at public engagements in recent months to accommodate her growing bump.
Although partial to body-con dresses in pregnancy, Kalki Koechlin also wore several breezy creations — including this Sameer Madan gown that drew attention to her toned décolletage, while a thigh-high split allowed her to display a little leg. What can we learn from the actress? With the ability to make you look much more or less pregnant depending on the cut, a maxi dress with a high waistline is one of the few ways you can control your shape as your body changes.
In November, Kalki Koechlin wore an ivory Zara night suit that looked way too pretty to be worn solely for sleeping. A pair of heels and edgy-meets-classic golden jewellery make it clear that Koechlin's pyjama ensemble is all about wearing something ridiculously comfy and calling it fashion. Did you ever imagine a nightdress would make such a cool maternity look? We didn't.
For another event in November, Kalki Koechlin picked an outfit that was both, dressy yet comfortable. Her AMPM by Ankur & Priyanka Modi look, which comprised of a sleeveless embroidered kurta, full-sleeved sheer jacket and roomy trousers, would work perfectly for an occasion where you need to be on your toes, like a family puja or even a pre-wedding event. Though her outfit featured minimal embellishment (save for that eye-catching floral motif in bright red and pale pink), Kalki Koechlin’s look stood out as an Instagram-worthy traditional-with-a-twist look.
One look through Kalki Koechlin's maternity wardrobe, and you'll agree that one of her favourite silhouettes is the humble kurta. The actress loves wearing the Indian staple, and seems to have collected a wide range of styles, cuts and colours, during her pregnancy. Kalki Koechlin has often been seen in designer kurtas, and one of the labels she keeps coming back to is Raw Mango. There's no denying that this bottle green-hued short kurta and matching salwar set from Raw Mango make for a winning maternity look.
In October, Kalki Koechlin attended the 2019 edition of Vogue Women Of The Year 2019 in a shiny gown, demonstrating the power of head-to-toe sparkle. Her cheerful take on shimmer came in a multi-coloured floral gown by Mumbai-based designer, Rudraksh Dwivedi. At seven-months pregnant, this Kalki Koechlin look was exceptionally glamorous.
Days earlier, Kalki Koechlin was spotted in a kaftan-inspired dress by Sabyasachi, which she topped off with multiple statement necklaces. The minimalist simplicity of the paisley patterned dress accentuated her baby bump and provided a standout red carpet moment with its elegant floor-length design. Looking refined, Kalki Koechlin projected an aura of confidence and grace posing in a series of photos shared on her official social media accounts.
One couldn't ask for a more perfect pregnant fashion muse than Kalki Koechlin. She embraced her changing body shape, highlighting her bump with figure-flattering styles, like this midnight blue satin slit dress by designer label, Birdwalk. Subtly sexy and statement making, this Kalki Koechlin dress is the perfect choice for the star who's been nailing maternity style.
This was another look that highlighted rather than hide Kalki Koechlin's pregnancy. The strappy Zara dress perfectly showcased her baby bump and featured a V-shaped neckline and two thigh-high leg slits. This Kalki Koechlin look was a combination of polished yet comfortable — bohemian-chic, if you will.
Kalki Koechlin has been wowing on the red carpet lately, and this particularly lovely blush gown in airy pleated tulle — by H&M's latest Conscious Exclusive collection — is no exception. Koechlin's glamorous dress came complete with the most delicate decoration: an embellished bow. The statement accessories — diamond and ruby earrings, a necklace and bracelets — and short, curly hair give this look some vintage flair.
Kalki Koechlin’s sartorial choices during her pregnancy have been just as versatile as her acting roles. Of all the outfits Kalki Koechlin wore during her pregnancy, it is this black and white Gucci skirt suit ensemble that was one of the most unforgettable. To complement her chic black suit, the actress went big and bold with a pompadour-inspired hairstyle, acing another red carpet look in her unique way.
If you thought Kalki Koechlin only favours Western looks for formal outings, you couldn't be more wrong. Nothing seems to make the star happier than a breezy, comfortable kurta, usually sans embellishment. In September, Kalki Koechlin wore breezy co-ods by designer label, Arya By SVA. Skipping a maternity gown, for an event in Mumbai, the actress instead opted for this peachy-pink robe-inspired kurta paired with matching flared pants.
The metallic trend can be tricky to pull off. But in September, Kalki Koechlin did metallics via this gold Anavila kurta and palazzo set, making a case for a more subdued approach to metallics. This Kalki Koechlin look is ideal for both formal events and extra glam casual outings with friends and family. The best part about this outfit? How comfy it looks.
(All photos courtesy Kalki Koechlin's official Instagram account.)