Kate Middleton’s Maternity Style Is More Daring the Second Time Around

The Duchess of Cambridge goes for sheer cutouts and thigh slits.

On Oct. 21, she sported a short (for her) dress with large thigh slit that showed off her legs when she walked. (Photo via ARTHUR EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
At the Duchess's third appearance on Oct. 23, she wore a black dress that appeared to sport sheer, cut-out slits — a look we haven't seen on her since her single days. (Photo via JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duchess is suffering from hyperemsis gravidarum again during this pregnancy, and did not appear in public after the early September pregnancy announcement until Oct. 21. At this appearance, she was prim and proper in a plaid A-line coat dress. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
At one of her final appearances in 2013 before the birth of Prince George, the Duchess wore an animal-print, below-the-knee shift. (Photo via Chris Jackson/AFP/Getty Images)
On May 22, 2013, pregnant with Prince George, she wore a yellow coat. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
On April 24, 2013, in the third trimester of her first pregnancy, the Duchess wore a demure, powder-blue frock. (Photo via Getty)
When visiting a Primary School on April 23, 2013, the Duchess went for a demure dress that was livened up with a bold pattern. (Photo by Paul Ellis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Duchess opted for a heavy coat during her first pregnancy on April 21, 2013. (Photo by Olivia Harris - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
On April 4, 2013, the Duchess kept warm in a tartan coat in Glasgow. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
On March 5, 2013, she wore a heavy red coat with black tights to fight the cold in Scotland. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
For her first public appearance following her hospitalization with hyperemsis gravidarum during pregnancy number one, the Duchess wore a long coat, tights, and high boots. (Photo by LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant again, as we all know. She was laid up with another case of hyperemsis gravidarum from her Sept. 8 pregnancy announcement onward, and she didn’t make any public appearances.

But now, the Duchess Formerly Known As Kate Middleton is feeling healthier and squiring her adorable baby bump around London for the second time. She’s only had three public appearances post-announcement, but at two of those outings, she wore daring fashions that showed she isn’t keeping her pregnant belly exclusively ensconced in long shift dresses and heavy coats, as she did the first time around.

She wore sheer cutouts in a black dress on Oct. 23, and an actual thigh slit on Oct. 21. Click through our slideshow to peruse her maternity style thus far, including looks from this pregnancy and her first one.

Also, maybe toss up a prayer that she gets to wear elastic-waisted leggings and enormous T-shirts when she’s home with her family.

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