We often look to celebrities for style tips and how to wear the top trends, but just how do stars manage to look perfectly put-together all the time, especially when they’re taking care of their kids? 2012 was the year of the celebrity moms – not only do we love to see their cute kids, but we look up to these mothers for their sense of style. Check out the top 12 best dressed celebrity moms from the past year!
Miranda Kerr balances a successful modeling career with taking care of her 23-month-old son Flynn. Her hot husband Orlando Bloom must help her out because she certainly doesn’t sacrifice her style while spending her days chasing after a toddler!
Model Gisele Bundchen welcomed her second child with husband Tom Brady in December 2012. The couple, who was already parents to 3-year-old son Benjamin, is also now parents to daughter Vivian Lake. Bundchen manages to look fabulous whether she’s walking the red carpet, playing with her kids, or showing off her baby bump.
Alessandra Ambrosio gave birth to daughter Anja in 2008 and welcomed her second child, a son named Noah, with fiancé Jamie Mazur in May 2012. Not only does this model manage to look flawless as she runs around everyday with her kids, but she’s also posed nude and starred in several bikini photo shoots since giving birth.
Beyonce and Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy made quite a splash when she was born in January 2012. While paparazzi clambered to get a picture of the new baby, we couldn’t stop looking at Beyonce’s new, more casual style. She wore flats a little more in order to keep up with Blue Ivy, but she didn’t look any less fabulous than before.
Kourtney Kardashian, who gave birth to son Mason with boyfriend Scott Disick in 2009, welcomed daughter Penelope in July 2012. As most members of the Kardashian family manage to do, Kourtney is always dressed to the nines when she’s spotted out and about with her kids. Even little Mason has a great sense of style!
Elizabeth Banks has two sons under the age of two, Felix and Magnus, both born via a gestational surrogate, with husband Max Handelman. After Magnus’s birth in November 2012, Banks spoke out about how thankful she was to have her kids in her life. Being a mom certainly hasn’t cramped the actress’s style, as you can see just how happy she is every time she’s photographed with her family or at a glamorous Hollywood event.
Actress Jessica Alba is the mother of two daughters with husband Cash Warren, 4-year-old Honor and 1-year-old Haven. Alba loves to dress the girls in adorable ensembles, but we also love to see what she wears. She always look put together in great outfits for an on-the-go mom.
Nicole Richie and husband Joel Madden are parents to daughter Harlow, 4, and son Sparrow, 3. In addition to being a mother, designer Richie spends her time building her clothing and jewelry brands. Her amazing sense of style is obvious each time she’s photographed on the red carpet or simply out for a day of fun with her family.
No Doubt rocker Gwen Stefani has two kids with husband Gavin Rossdale, 6-year-old Kingston and 4-year-old Zuma. She revealed in September that they’re done having kids and that their high-energy sons are enough to look after. Whether she’s on stage or chasing after the boys, Stefani still maintains her amazing sense of style.
Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Chris Martin are already parents to 8-year-old Apple and 6-year-old Moses, but they would love to have another child. We’ll be on the lookout for a possible Paltrow pregnancy in 2013, but we’ll also be paying close attention to her wardrobe. The actress always looks flawless!
Beyonce isn’t the only member of the Knowles family who knows how to dress! Beyonce’s younger sister Solange, who has an 8-year-old son named Daniel Julez, is known for her bold yet effortless style and knack for rocking pieces that came straight off the runway. The sisters love to talk about how close their kids are, but we also love to see the style choices they make themselves.
Heidi Klum and Seal may have split about a year ago, but their divorce came after 7 years of marriage and raising 4 kids together. Henry, Johan, and Lou, in addition to Klum’s daughter Leni from a previous relationship, definitely keep the model on her toes. Still, Heidi has always maintained a great body and sense of style.