Pregnancy used to be an excuse to let it all hang out—literally! Nine months of not worrying about tucking in your tummy, wearing high heels, or having to look fabulous. But celebs lately have upped the ante. They have been strutting around pregnant looking amazing proving that a tummy can be very attractive. Pregnancy is IN and looking great pregnant never…well , looked so great!
This post is one of my most popular. It’s because women still want to feel great even while accommodating an ever widening mid section. The celebrities featured here are not only meant to inspire you, but also to give you great ideas on how you too can rock it while pregnant. All woman, pregnant or otherwise tummy endowed can get great tips on how to dress in flattering ways to enhance a prominent tummy. I will demonstrate how celebs including new Moms, Hale Berry, Jennifer Lopez, and Moms to be Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba and Cate Blanchett, strategically use color, design, pattern and layers to in their ensembles to enhance their maternal silhouettes.
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First, bold color is an amazing fashion trend that works really well for pregnant women who are confident that they can rock a bold color unabashedly. Jennifer Lopez shows off this look in her blue Marchesa dress.
She looks radiant and lovely. Cate wears a demure green dress and proudly shows off her new bump.
Jennifer also sports a white goddess dress and looks just as beautiful.
Angelina Jolie wears a Hermes ombre brown dress and you’d never guess she was hiding a baby bump under the amazing drape of her strapless dress.
Black is always bold and of course slimming. Hale, Angelina and Cate all use black to camouflage their new curves while still looking very sexy.
Angelina’s profile in her long black flutter sleeve dress is as beautiful as a painting—pregnancy at its finest.
Hale’s rocks black looks that are hot and divalicious!! Here she rocks a black leather jacket and a black/white tote and she just looks so bad (as in good bad!) proving that pregnancy can be absolutely sexy.
Prints are a great way to distract unwanted bulges, pregnancy induced or otherwise. JLo was the master of this during her pregnancy, wearing many Roberto Cavalli print designs to detract from her bump.
In this photo everything works—the hat, the cut of the dress and the fab print and the white shoes. Awesome!! Jessica Alba also sports a print in a more casual dress. What also works here is the empire waist—another fashion ‘trick’ for those with unwanted mounds in their mid-section.
Empire waits are flattering and hide without looking frumpy. Angelina in a gray Rachel Palley dress looks chic and stylish with kids in tow in her empire waist design.
Another great detractor tactic? Layers of course! Jessica Alba uses layers in a casual look that looks comfortable yet still very pulled together. And she adds a pop of color with her red shoes.
Hale wears a chain link print dress under a long print cardigan and it also works—love it!
I have to end with this shot of Kate Hudson. She revels in her new belly so much she totally leaves it exposed. It is such a sexy look. And it takes a woman like Kate with her free spirit to pull it off. You go Kate with her low riders and red plaid shirt.
I hope this post encourages women to embrace their tummies!!
Natalie Jobity, professional image consultant, AKA The Image Diva, Elan Image Management
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