Pregnant Kate Middleton: Top designers including Karl Lagerfeld sketch maternity dresses for Duchess

Kate Middleton already has one of the best-dressed bumps around. Her ability to recycle and perfectly mix high-street with couture established her place as a fashion favourite some time ago, and in the last few months she has been praised for her elegant maternity choices.

Now that the pregnant royal is really starting to show, some of the biggest names in the industry — no doubt itching to dress her growing tummy — have sketched suitable designs for the Duchess.

 

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Among those submitting their maternity ideas to style website WWD are Karl Lagerfeld, Nina Ricci, Donna Karen, Vera Wang and French fashion house Chloé.

German Chanel designer Karl, 77, has imagined a beautiful long-sleeved blue dress with a plunging neckline for Kate, while Donna opted for an elegant evening gown, perfect for a official evening outing.

"Kate Middleton is elegant, sensual, timeless," the American designer wrote in her accompanying caption. "This is a dress she could wear forever, during and after her pregnancy."

 

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Chloe presented a summery ruffled peach frock, while Nina Ricci sketched a floral stretch silk printed crepe dress with black silk detailing.

So far, Kate seems to have stayed away from maternity wear, opting instead for loose-fitting clothing in her wardrobe — she recently recycled a black and white polka dot dress by high street favorites Topshop. Now though, with her beautiful bump growing ever bigger, perhaps she will consider stepping out in some of these latest fashion recommendations.

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