These stylish celebrity mums can teach even the yummiest of mummies a thing or two about post-pregnancy style. These women manage to hold down successful careers, gorgeous families and still maintain sartorial excellence. Feast your eyes over their fabulous wardrobes...
With new baby Apollo comfortably slumped over one arm and the rest of her blonde-haired brood following closely in step, Gwen Stefani makes motherhood look oh-so easy. She maintains her cool statement style in an orange jacket, yellow pumps and park-friendly boyfriend jeans.
While in Paris for her high profile wedding to Kanye West, Kim Kardashian keeps up appearances, as well as her baby duties, with an adorable North West in one arm as she struts around Paris in a characteristically figure-fitting black mini skirt.
Kate Middleton is always immaculately turned out – not a hair out of place, and not a creased hem in sight. But what we love about her most? This Duchess isn’t afraid to wear an ensemble more than once. This week she boarded the plane to Australia for her first Royal tour with Prince George in a Catherine Walker coat, and stepped off in a MaxMara wrap dress (previously seen at Hope House in 2013).
Miranda Kerr has to be one of the most glamorous celebrity mums going. Besides being in impeccable shape, the Victoria’s Secret model is always carrying an ‘it’ bag, donning some super-glam shades and wearing a suitably feminine ensemble to boot.
Selma Blair perfects the casual yummy mummy look, teaming her ripped jeans with a slouchy bag and the obligatory ‘baby on one hip’ stance.
Kim Kardashian appears to be taking motherhood in her (heeled) stride. She has been sporting some of her best ensembles since the birth of North West and certainly won’t be seen without her heels.
Beyonce is one of the newest celebrity mums on the block and already we’ve seen her style change as motherhood has set in. We can’t remember the last time we saw Bey working a pair of flat shoes but, since the birth of Blue Ivy, the singer has seemed to embrace a more chilled but no less superstar-worthy look.
Mrs B recently said that she will never be caught in tracksuit bottoms or Ugg boots, and she’s not kidding. As a mother of four, VB is consistently chic, elegant and immaculately put together. She’s practically made an art form of it.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s off-duty style is much more laid back than the glossy, ultra-glam looks we see her regularly rocking on the red carpet, but even when she’s just chilling with son James and twins Marion and Tabitha in a pair of khakis and a jumper, she manages to bring her own blend of A-list class to the table.
Miranda Kerr has not let her sartorial standards slip at all since giving birth to the adorable baby Flynn. If anything having her gorgeous son on her arm only adds to her well thought out yet breezy style. Whether she’s strutting along the streets of NYC in a mini skirt and vertiginous heels or catching a flight to her Aussie motherland in skinny jeans and pumps, this she’s always the picture of perfection.
Katie Holmes has made no secret of her love fashion, she is a regular on the front row at Fashion Week and she’s even launched her own label, Holmes & Yang. Ms Holmes’ eye for style has already rubbed off on her daughter, Suri, who has been putting her own outfits together since she was one-and-a-half, and even styles Katie on occasion.
Nicole Richie has her own fashion label in the form of House of Harlow, so it’s no surprise that the mum-of-two is rarely if ever pictured having an off day. The former reality star doesn’t let her two young whippersnappers, Sparrow and Harlow, get in the way of her effortless boho style. Not ever.
Angelina Jolie’s look is not trend-led but it is simple and classic. As she whisks her six-strong brood around the world for her various movie and charity projects, Ange always remains chic, calm and without so much a hair out of place.
Naomi Watts is the lone woman in her male-dominated family, what with husband Liev Schreiber and sons Sasha and Sam, but her love for fashion has never dwindled and she always manages to look casual yet super-trendy. Being a hands-on and outdoorsy mum means that she often opts for jeans or denim cut-offs and a slogan tee.
Reese Witherspoon breezes around LA with children Ava and Deacon in tow and makes full-time style look so easy. The Oscar-winning actress never looks contrived or overdone, rather she looks fun, chilled and in control. We salute you, Reese!
Madonna’s sense of style may not be to everyone’s tastes and she has been known to rock a few questionable off-duty looks in her time, but when she commits to a look, no matter how garish or inappropriate, she goes for it. It’s a style lesson her daughter Lourdes could do well to take on board.
Our style obsession with Michelle Williams has never dwindled. Whether she’s working high octane glamour on the red carpet or casual boho chic for downtime with daughter Matilda, Ms Williams gets our seal of approval everytime.
You’ve got to hand it to Myleene Klass, she’s gone from being one fifth of a slightly dodgy pop group (Hear’Say) to an immaculately turned out mum-of-two. The Marks & Spencer model clearly dotes on Ava and Hero but being a mother hasn’t stopped her putting full pride into her appearance.
Jennifer Lopez is as glamorous now as she’s ever been. Becoming a mother to twins Max and Emme has meant no less couture, high-end labels or killer heels for this Latino bombshell.
Jessica Alba has gone so far as to say that her fashion sense has improved since becoming a mother. Where once she was scared to try out quirky styles and bold colours, she now embraces them. In the last few years Alba’s style credentials have gone through the roof and she’s continued to wow us in the likes of Lanvin, Chanel and Michael Kors.
Kate Hudson is the definition of yummy mummy with her spot-on red carpet and school run style. When they’re older her sons, Ryder and Bingham, will realise just how fashion savvy their mum is!
You could argue that Kourtney Kardashian has no choice but to look stylish, what with her whole life being recorded on a reality TV show and all, but there’s still no denying that her sartorial standards are impressive. She looks as chic carting son Mason around LA and NYC as she does promoting one of the kazillion products the Kardashians seem to have put their name to.
Halle Berry doesn’t slavishly follow fashion, in true Californian style the Oscar-winning actress and mum of the beautiful Nahla wears what feels comfortable, cool and relaxed. You can’t argue with that!
Former Victoria’s Secret model Heidi Klum says she’s a mum first and then a business woman and celebrity later. That doesn’t stop fashion occupying one of the top slots in her daily agenda, though. The German-born star can be spotted ferrying her four beautiful children around in anything from a maxi dress to six-inch heels and a pencil skirt.
Courteney Cox is beautiful, stylish and setting a wonderful example for her daughter Coco. Her usual daytime look is casual and confident but come a public appearance and the stilettos come on and those perfect pins come out.
Elle Macpherson has made going on the school run a fashion event in itself. Photographers now wait outside her son’s school in London just to see what sort of inspired look the supermodel has put together that day. Who needs the catwalks of Paris when you’ve got the school gates in Bayswater.
Whether she’s playing with sons Kingston and Zuma on Primrose Hill or taking them to a petting zoo in Los Angeles, Gwen Stefani has a bespoke outfit just perfect for the occasion. She’s queen of the statement coat and we don’t know what we’d do if she suddenly stopped wearing her trademark red lippy.