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Tabloids sell a lot of magazines with their "celebrity bump watch" features.

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Lange concurs. "If she had gotten pregnant six years ago, I would expect her to be more like the young Hollywood starlet, but I feel like she's dressing very much in keeping with the way she likes to dress now. She's gone fairly ladylike in the past few years, very appropriate for a woman her age. And she's a young woman, but she's not 19."

Regardless, Lange and fellow maternity designer Emilia Fabricant, of Cadeau Maternity and Babystyle, agree that the two extremes of celebrity choice reflect a greater reality. "It's indicative of how maternity clothes are today," says Fabricant of the market's increased styles. "There's so many different designers providing that service that allows a woman to actually choose which direction to go in when she's pregnant."

Designer Rachel Roy, who is expecting her second child with husband Damon Dash, appreciates the idea that a woman can easily stay true to her personal style during her pregnancy. Yet she wants to stay comfortable, too, and guesses that Lopez does as well. "It's hard. Some women live to be pregnant, and they glow," Roy says. "It's not like that for me. It's difficult, and your body goes through changes. You bloat and your feet are flotation devices and shoes don't fit and your skin itches because it's stretching. It's not something you want to slap something tight on."

Lopez photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage; Aguilera by DEN/Fame Pictures
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