Best-Dressed Celebrity Baby Bumps
What pregnant celebrities are wearing today and tips on how you can look great pregnant too
-The Betty Editors
One of the hottest accessories in Hollywood is a bump … a baby bump. Nearly every day it seems there are sightings and speculations of a new one sprouting on some hot young actress. And while celeb moms may try to disguise them in the beginning, once the impending arrival is announced, their growing bumps are highlighted, honed and dressed in designer duds.
Mia Seipel, founder and designer of Boob Maternity & Nursing Wear (www.BoobDesign.com), knows a thing or two about dressing your baby bump fashionably. Here, she shows us some of her favorite recent Hollywood hot mammas-to-be, and we’ll tell you how to get each look so you, too can be a hottie with a baby on board.
Ellen’s a new mommy! She and hubby Chris Ivery welcomed daughter Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery into the world on September 15th. When Ellen was pregnant with Stella, she was often criticized for being too casual in her pregnancy duds. But, in this cute black dress and sandals, we’d say Ellen makes comfortable look good, and Mia agrees.
“I think she looks beautiful in this dress. The rouched part over the bust makes the dress look contemporary and dressed up at the same time. The asymmetric straps are beautiful and modern but I can see that she has trouble hiding the bra.”
To pull off this look without flashing your bra, find dresses that have thick straps. Some options are:
Always gorgeous, always so “in” — even when her bump is way out there. Who else could pull off the skin-tight dress she wore to the Emmys and still look like she belonged on a runway?
“Heidi always manages to look fab when pregnant, and this look [above] is no exception,” says Mia. “She is one of the few women who can pull off this rather tent-like dress. But it can be a problem for pregnant women that have less toned arms and legs. A bit more cleavage and more shape under the bust is something that generally works better on ‘real’ women.”
To find a dress with more shape that will let people know that you’re obviously pregnant, try Ellen Pompeo’s look above. But, if you really like the tent look, try these less-Heidi-more-real options: