In the last century, maternity fashion has ranged from camouflaging a mom-to-be's burgeoning belly to tent dresses that seem to double her in size. What has remained constant is an outdated set of maternity fashion rules you never have to follow. Modesty is the understood mandate, fashion and style have always come in second.
As recently as the early 2000s, pregnant women were hiding their baby bumps under denim jumper dresses and overalls. T-shirts only came in A-line silhouettes, pastel colors, and often sported fuzzy cartoon bears or giant daisies. It wasn't until Rachel's pregnancy on Friends, that you were exposed to fitted tees, tanks, and sheath dresses as fashionable options for maternity wear. Unfortunately, maternity clothing was limited to what one could find at the tiny specialty store in the mall or at discount department stores, two racks down from the toolboxes and tires.