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Golden Globes Recap: Baby Bumps Ruled the Red Carpet!

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Yes, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were hilarious as the hosts of the Golden Globes. Yes, the always glam Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams all won coveted best actress trophies (best supporting for JLaw), but if you ask

me it was really the pregnant presenters who stole the show! Olivia Wilde stunned in a long-sleeved, emerald-green sequined Gucci gown, which she paired with an Emm Kuo clutch and Forevermark diamonds. While we were all oohing and awing over her, the self-deprecating star admitted, “Until about a week ago, I just looked fat!” she said. “I wanted to be like, ‘I’m not fat, I’m pregnant!’” (Um, I think we’ve all been there at one time or another!)

The soon-to-be first-time mom was absolutely giddy about all things baby. Not only did the loose-lipped star reveal she and fiancé Jason Sudeikis are having a boy (who was kicking her all the way down the red carpet!), but during an interview with Ryan Seacrest Olivia also spilled her son’s due date. The Star Wars fan says it’s easy for her to remember. All she has to say is, “May the fourth be with you.” That’s right—May 4—just one week before Mother’s Day. What a fab early Mom’s Day present!

But she wasn’t the only bumpilicious beauty of the night. The always perfectly-styled Kerry Washington did not disappoint her fashion fans. Decked out in a custom-made white Balenciaga gown, matching Balenciaga clutch, open-toed Casadei shoes and Fred Leighton jewels, she proudly announced, “I have the best date of the night, my little accessory here,” as she touched her growing belly.

And Drew Barrymore, who is pregnant with baby #2 and is due in late March/early April, wore a lovely Monique Lhuillier gown covered in floral appliqués, red Roger Vivier shoes, a sparkly Edie Parker clutch and jewelry by Chanel. She couldn’t thank her dress designer enough. “She’s making a pregnant lady feel really good right now,” Barrymore told E!  She then explained to People why she chose the dress in the first place, “It’s hearts and flowers and pink, all of my favorite things. When I saw it, I said, ‘It’s perfect.’ It’s comfortable and it’s easy—two very important things when you’re pregnant!”

Olivia, Kerry and Drew were looking so gorgeous that women were even commenting that they wanted to get pregnant just so they could look as beautiful as these ladies with their full, flowing locks and natural glows. It doesn’t get much better than that!

TELL US: Which pregnant star did you think rocked her bump the best?

Image of Olivia Wilde courtesy of People’s Twitter; Kerry Washington and Drew Barrymore via Instagram.

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Maternity Clothes: The Do’s and Don’ts of Dressing Your (Growing) Bump

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

I remember vividly the day my favorite jeans stopped buttoning when I was about six or seven months pregnant. I even teared up (thanks hormones!). My response may have been overly dramatic, but a good fit, nice color, and pretty silhouette go a long way to making you feel like a million bucks.

When you’re pregnant, dressing can be a major fashion challenge even for the trendiest mom-to-be because your body is always changing, and you don’t know which clothes in your closet are going to fit from day to day. Suddenly, you’re dressing this body that seems totally foreign to you, and you have no idea what’s going to look good on it. Olivia Capone Myers, Design Director for A Pea in the Pod, to the rescue! Olivia’s pregnant herself, and due in about two weeks. So not only is she a fashion expert, but she knows firsthand how to flatter a woman’s new curves. Here are her six tips to dressing—and feeling—like the goddess you are.

DON’T MAKE YOUR OVERSIZED SWEATS YOUR GO-TO OUTFIT.“When you’re pregnant, being comfortable is key,” says Olivia. “I see so many women wear their sweatpants everywhere, or even worse, their husband’s clothes, because they fit and they’re comfortable. There are so many other alternatives! Leggings, jeans, dresses! Jersey knits are the best.”

Maternity Clothing DressDO EMBRACE YOUR BUMP.
“Sometimes women think that if they wear bigger clothes—like buying a size or two up in a regular [non-maternity] dress—they will be able to hide their bump,” says Olivia. “Instead, the stomach may fit, but everything else is baggy and it just makes you look larger. You’re better off buying a maternity dress that fits you everywhere—like this Isabella Oliver Vivian Print T-Shirt Dress—and that accentuates your tummy, and still shows off all of your best assets.”

Scoop, boat and V-neck tops are all a good choice for pregnant women, because they help frame your face,” says Olivia. “I live in camisoles that I can throw something over.” The only rule: watch your proportions. A long tunic with skinny jeans will help elongate you.

“If you only splurge on one item, make it a pair of designer jeans that make you feel fantastic,” says Olivia. “Jeans, like these 7 for All Mankind Secret Fit Belly 5-pocket jeans, can be dressed up and down, so you can wear them just about anywhere.”

Maternity Dress Clothing

“Women worry that they can’t wear patterns or horizontal stripes anytime—especially when they’re pregnant,” says Olivia. “But as long as you have an all-over print without a lot of negative space, or you have a simple stripe, they really flatter a pregnant woman’s body.”

DON’T BE AFRAID OF COLOR.“The instinct for pregnant women is to dress in dark colors, like navy or black, because they think it makes them look slimmer,” says Olivia. “But color actually really flatters your body, especially if you have ruching details around your stomach,” like in this Isabella Oliver sleeveless maternity dress.

TELL US: What have been your go-to maternity pieces? Do you have any style tips to share with your fellow moms-to-be?

Images courtesy of A Pea in the Pod.


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