1 Trend, 3 Ways: Stylish Maternity Shorts

10/19/2011 at 10:00 AM ET

Who wears short shorts? From Hilary Duff (on Oct. 14) in sunny California to Beyoncé Knowles (on Sept. 10) enjoying New York’s warm weather, star moms-to-be are stepping out in super chic shorts. Even new mom Selma Blair (on June 23) rocked a crisp white pair while pregnant.

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Whether you live in a warmer climate or are heading out on a vacation, these stylish bottoms are a great way to off your burgeoning bump and your gorgeous gams.

Ready to shop? We’ve rounded up our top picks — for every budget — below!

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Date night? We suggest A Pea in the Pod‘s Mavi Secret Fit Cuffed Maternity Shorts ($79). They include a full belly panel for plenty of support.

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Comfort meets chic with A Pea in the Pod‘s Smocked Waist Maternity Shorts ($40). The slip-on bottoms are crafted from super soft linen and are also available in black.

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Bargain Buy

Get leggy with it in ASOS Maternity‘s bright red Chino Shorts ($21). Just add an easy shirt and fab footwear for a cool downtown look.

— Anya Leon

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Lissette on

Beyonce needs to confess about faking her pregnancy already. Its so stupid. She was busted in her new music video where it shows her skinny as can be and no bump. And then she was photographed outside with her bump. C’mon…who are you trying to fool???

There’s no shame in hiring a surrogate. If that’s what she did, she just needs to admit it.

J on

I think she’s pregnant, but maybe just using some padding to give her belly a little oomph. Some photos I see her in she looks larger than in others. Who knows.

Natalie on

Lissette- you do realize that singers film music videos at least a year before they are aired? So she probably wasn’t pregnant then! …I believe she is really pregnant! Lol…
But she looks great !

Margaux on

Wow, if it weren’t for her signature mane, Beyonce, from the face would have been unrecognizable to me. She kind of resembles Giuliana Rancic, actually.

Anonymous on

Why would she put padding in to make her look bigger? That’s sound rather stupid to me. I saw that video where her stomach caved in when she went to sit down. A REAL pregnant belly would not do that. Therefore, I am a bit iffy on if she’s really pregnant or she hired a surrogate to keep her figure intact.

And she’s faking it just so she doesn’t seem like a crazy person for wanting to do so. IMO.

Shannon on

Beyonce is bit too stocky for those shorts but Hilary and Selma look great.

Alexandra on

Gosh, you guys are pathetic…

Rachel on

Why are we discussing shorts in October?

NickyAngel on

I think that B needs to come clean…becos for a woman who is 4 months pregnant (at the time of the pic taken) the tummy is barely…if she’s using a surrogate she should have just said so

Anywho that’s just my opinion

Nella on

Hahaha Rachel your comment made me laugh! I don’t think Beyonce is faking the pregnancy I think the reason why her belly looked weird is probably because she was wearing spanx!I saw some pics of her in her bikini and she looked pregnant, maybe she isn’t showing too much yet, but I don’t believe it’s fake.

stephanie on

Beyonce baby bump is weird. I don’t no what going on with her.If she is faking her pregnancy or not. Beyonce shame on you if you faking your pregnancy but I see the video also and your belly should not sink in wend you sit down.

maritan on

I won’t even think about shorts again until June! Unless you’ve got great legs, I wouldn’t be wearing short maternity shorts. Of the ladies above, only Selma pulled it off.

Lissette on

There is no other explanation, she’s faking. Shame on you!

Nickelle on

Why does everyone think because Beyonce isn’t enormous she must be faking? My sister was itty bitty well into her 5th month of pregnancy with her daughter. She was a gymnast before getting pregnant so she was well muscled and slender. At four months her stomach was still flat. A five months she barely had a bump. She was into her 7th month before it was easy to tell she was defintiely pregnant.

Either way it isn’t our place to judge Beyonce and her choices (which we know nothing about). Quit speculating. Can’t people just be happy for the expecting parents?