Maternity Clothes Are Actually Some Of The Most Stylish Clothes

01/28/2014 12:12 pm ET | Updated Jan 30, 2014

It is a common misconception that maternity clothes used to be... well, awful. People think that once upon a time pregnant women only wore oversized shirts, shapeless dresses and not much else. And while those items were constantly in the maternity repertoire, pregnancy clothes have actually always been stylish.

Looking back at maternity style over the years, it's clear that no matter the decade, moms-to-be always took fashion into account. In the '60s, it was all about Peter Pan collars and short hemlines. In the '70s, floral prints and shift dresses were major. While in the '80s, shoulder pads and neck ties were the must-haves.

We dare you to scroll through these photos of expectant mothers dating all the way back to the 1950s and tell us they weren't some of the trendiest ladies around.

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