Vintage ’50s maternity fashion: Classic fashions for pregnant women

Vintage 1950s maternity fashion

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Once people accepted that pregnant women could be stylish (compared to the earlier days when pregnancy was something to be hidden), the kinds of vintage ’50s maternity fashion that debuted were surprisingly varied. Take a look!

Maternity outfit from the 50s

1957 fashion - Vintage pregnancy maternity

1958 Maternity clothing

Maternity nightgown and peignoir by Sybil Connolly - Mennen 1950s-gigapixel-width-1800px

Vintage ’50s maternity fashion from the Sears catalog

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Vintage ’50s maternity fashion: Active sportswear for the mother-to-be

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Fashionable red maternity ensemble

Fitwel Dress Co, Inc. “Lady in Waiting” ensemble. Designed by Tarquin Ebker.

Vintage Fitwel Dress Co Lady in Waiting maternity outfit 1950

A maternity ball gown

Ball gown by Miguel Ferreras. One of a series created by noted designers for Mennen. Diamonds by Cartier.

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Vintage maternity ball gown by Miguel Ferrera - 1950s

The pregnancy waiting game (1956)

How to play a beautiful “waiting” game… you’ll hold the top fashion hand with a wardrobe by Jeanette… and the bonus trick of Reeves Loni fabric which needs little or no ironing.

1956 Lane Bryant maternity clothing

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Mennen Lady in Waiting - Maternity fashion from 1959

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