Sky-High Stars: Pregnant Celebs in Heels

See Duchess Catherine, Kim Kardashian, Fergie and more stylish stars taking motherhood to new heights

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DUCHESS CATHERINE

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Pregnancy may have forced her to give up skiing (she didn’t hit the slopes on a recent jaunt to Switzerland), but the refuses to ditch her pumps too. She attended a wedding during the trip wearing heels, though an onlooker tells PEOPLE, “She was being very careful” in them.

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KIM KARDASHIAN

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It’s already been made abundantly clear that isn’t into typical maternity clothes (photographic evidence here and here), but now she drives home the point that she’s not into typical maternity shoes either, wearing stilettos at the airport, while running errands and on date nights.

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FERGIE

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Another star who eschews traditional expectant-mom garb, covers her barely there bump with a unique frock and completes the look with ankle-strap spiked sandals.

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TAMERA MOWRY-HOUSLEY

TAMERA MOWRY-HOUSLEY
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In between blogging about her pregnancy and preparing for the November birth of her little boy, the former Sister, Sister star hit the pink carpet in a body-hugging graphic dress by Rachel Palley and fuchsia platform pumps at the July 22 Teen Choice Awards.

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REESE WITHERSPOON

REESE WITHERSPOON
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Goodbye, running shoes and hello, heels. While in Cannes in May, the (who welcomed son Tennessee James Toth on Sept. 27) amped up a short, bump-revealing black dress with Manolo Blahnik “Nscanti in hot pink patent leather.

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ANNA PAQUIN

ANNA PAQUIN
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Before welcoming twins in September, the True Blood showed no signs of slowing down, flaunting her burgeoning bump at the show’s season five Hollywood premiere in vampy black satin Casadei peep-toes.

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SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR

SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR
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Despite being in the midst of her second pregnancy (her son arrived in September), the Ringer star didn’t kick her high kicks habit. The actress hit up the Los Angeles Zoo’s Beastly Ball in May wearing a pair of towering sandals.

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VANESSA LACHEY

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She’s admitted to PEOPLE that she has “too many” shoes. And apparently she took full advantage of that collection even while pregnant! Lachey, whose son Camden John arrived Sept. 12, slipped into teetering two-tone Gucci heels while posing at the Take a Load Off Laundry Lounge in N.Y.C. in April.

09 of 22

TORI SPELLING

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Three kids to chase after and a fourth on the way in August didn’t leave Tori reaching for flats. Back in April, she was spotted dashing through the Big Apple in gray stilettos.

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MOLLY SIMS

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One thing the model mom-to-be wasn’t willing to abandon? Inch-adding pumps. “I will never forget my heels, but I have to admit my flats are much more comfortable, Molly, who welcomed son Brooks Alan Stuber on June 19, revealed. She stayed true to her word, rocking purple skyscrapers with her all-black ensemble back in February.

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ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO

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Kicking up her heels in a bump-baring mini dress, the then-pregnant model (son Noah Phoenix was born on May 7) showed off her toned legs in blue stilettos just two months before giving birth.

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JESSICA SIMPSON

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“It’s a lot of weight to carry on six inches!” the told Jay Leno of wearing heels while pregnant with baby Maxwell Drew, who was born May 1.

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BEYONCé

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She may have stopped touring and ditched the leotards while pregnant with daughter Blue Ivy (born Jan. 7), but couldn’t give up her heightening heels, which she wore to run errands around N.Y.C. last fall.

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NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE
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No flats for this Fashion Star, who didn’t let pregnancy slow down (she launched a collection for A Pea in the Pod a few months before giving birth to second baby Sparrow in 2009) or change her polished style.

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VICTORIA BECKHAM

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You didn’t really expect to wear flats, did you? While pregnant with daughter Harper (born July 10), the designing mom didn’t sacrifice fashion for comfort, instead striking a pose in jaw-dropping 6-inch nude Christian Louboutins.

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HEIDI KLUM

HEIDI KLUM
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became famous for her ability to strut down a runway in skyscraper kicks, so it’s no surprise the supermodel (seen here pregnant with her fourth child in fall 2009) didn’t have any problem wearing high heels with a baby on the way.

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ANGELINA JOLIE

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The working mom worked it as a mom-to-be in May 2008, donning peep-toe pumps to promote Changeling, despite the fact that she had two babies on board.

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KATE HUDSON

KATE HUDSON
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After giving birth to son Bingham, the beau Matthew Bellamy tweeted that “Mum was a warrior” – but we say she was a warrior even before that, considering the super-high stilettos she sported just five weeks prior!

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JESSICA ALBA

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The perpetual couldn’t possibly take nine months off from experimenting with the latest fashions, like these printed peep-toes, which she wore in N.Y.C in summer 2011.

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RACHEL ZOE

RACHEL ZOE
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“The one shoe I will never wear is sneakers,” the stylist-turned-designer once said – and she stuck by her rule, adding inches to her height one month prior to son Skyler’s March 2011 birth.

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HILARY DUFF

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Some mamas-to-be complain about sore feet, but Hilary was all smiles in February, showing off her baby bump around Beverly Hills in spiked peep-toe booties.

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KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN

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Minis and pumps are de rigueur for (seen here on Apr. 30 in N.Y.C.), who spent much of her second pregnancy with daughter Penelope in the same clothing styles she wore pre-babies – like these crazy-high neon pink heels.

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