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Hot mama: Kim Kardashian-inspired maternity style

By Merisa Fink, TODAY contributor

A Kardashian pregnancy is no doubt an exciting fashion challenge, and a blossoming Kim — who announced her pregnancy with rapper Kanye West on Dec. 31 — is bound to rise to the occasion. With Kanye as her trusty fashion compass, you'd better bet that baby will be born swaddled in black leather.

TODAY contributor Merisa Fink rounds up 8 dashing pieces for a Kim Kardashian maternity wardrobe:

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Fashionably cute: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian talk prior to the New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat game on Dec. 6 in Miami, Florida.

If "Kimye" issued a uniform, leather leggings would be standard issue. Since their inception as a pair, Kim and Kanye have been militant in their dedication to the leather legging. Maternity leather leggings – reporting for duty.


The Night-Out Leggings, $148, HatchCollection.com

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Kanye and Kim celebrate New Year's Eve at 1OAK Nightclub in Las Vegas.

Since Kanye began influencing Kim's style, peplum has been consistently popping up. As Kim demonstrated on New Year's Eve, pregnancy is no reason to play it safe. Long live peplum!

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Peplum Maternity Dress, $99, APeaInThePod.com

Is this pretty, demure dress perfect for the rounding reality-TV star? Yes. Some things are black and white. No 50 shades of grey here.


Asos Maternity Skater Dress with Pussy Bow Tie, $43, Asos.com

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High-heeled: Kim and Kanye watch the video board from their courtside seats as the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Denver Nuggets in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12 in Los Angeles.

Kim’s pregnancy may require her to temper her bootie and stiletto heel addiction. These steadier wedges will serve as a safer substitute for her tired tootsies.


House of Harlow 1960 Women’s Fionna Open-Toe Booties, $77, Amazon.com

Does this faux-leather dress prove that pregnancy is sexy? Faux ‘sho.

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Velvet by Graham & Spencer Short Sleeve Empire Seam Maternity Dress, $148 (originally $195), APeaInThePod.com

Ever the trendsetter, Kim has been trying new trouser cuts under Kanye’s fashion tutelage. 


Shadow Floral Sheer Chiffon Trousers, $70, Nordstrom.com

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Vision in white: Kim and Kanye attend the 2012 BET Awards on July 1 in Los Angeles.

The celebrity pair has been reveling in matching monochromatic ensembles. This cute, comfy top pairs perfectly with Kanye West for Gueseppe Zanotti heels:


Maternity Sequin Yarn Jumper in Cream, $90, TopShop.com

No one will accuse Kim of being "heartless" in this hot nursing number. Designed to grow with her through the next two trimesters and them some, this functional bra is pretty enough to get caught off guard in, as the notoriously un-bashful mama-to-be sometimes is.


Lorna Drew Astrid Plunge Nursing Bra, $68, Figleaves.com

Merisa Fink is a TODAY Style contributor and new mom who remembers what it was like to covet clothes that were not onesies.

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