Monday, January 12th, 2015
If you’re anything like me, you were as interested in the celebrity baby bumps being paraded around on the red carpet as in any of the actual awards doled out at the glittering Golden Globe Awards last night. Where else in the world can we see such chic, black tie maternity style?!
I’ll admit that Keira Knightley‘s gown struck me as an odd choice at first. The Chanel frock with lace at the neckline and hem (all three tiers!), and a print of butterflies and bugs, seemed questionable on first glance (it even made People.com’s list of “the night’s biggest fashion risk-takers“). But eventually I completely warmed up to the look, acknowledging it as somehow bold and fearless, and utterly romantic all at the same time.
Elsewhere on the arrivals carpet, Benedict Cumberbatch’s pregnant fiancée, Sophie Hunter, rocked her new bump, too. She chose a floor-length navy gown with an all-over red and silver floral print to sheath her barely burgeoning belly—and nailed the elegant look completely.
Together, the two red-carpet strutters represented a trend in maternity style I can totally get behind: owning those bumps, and flaunting them in eye-catching prints and colors, instead of playing it safe and avoiding attention.
During my twin pregnancy, I scooped up a lot of budget-friendly jersey staples in greys and blacks, to be sure, and I was glad to have those everyday go-tos. But when it came to occasion dressing, I felt I was most myself when I played up my bump—formidable as it may have been—with colors and prints and other embellishments that popped. For instance, at my throwback hip-hop-theme baby shower, I wore a T Bags Los Angeles maxidress with an all-over loud graphic print, and an embellished neckline done in gold and jewel-toned rhinestones.
No matter how we may feel in pregnancy (and let’s be honest—sometimes we may not feel very graceful), it’s a time when we look gorgeous to others, with our expecting-mama glow and proud baby bump. It’s a thing of beauty, and a time to celebrate! Like Sophie and Keira, I’m all about the maternity patterns and prints.
How about you?
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Alesandra Dubin is a new twin mom. She’s also a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.
Photos: Jennifer Graylock/INFphoto.com (Knightley), INFphoto.com (Hunter)
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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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