Take Notes From The Best Of Blake Lively’s Maternity Outfits | Clozette

Blake Lively surprised everyone by announcing her pregnancy during her husband Ryan Reynolds' Detective Pikachu premiere in New York. Yes, that’s right. The Gossip Girl actress debuted her new baby bump by donning a metallic yellow Retrofête dress with a pair of high-heeled Stuart Weitzman NUDIST sandals. Now with her third child, Blake is living proof that prego mums can slay. If you’re also carrying a baby and unsure of how to dress your growing tum, here are some of the actress's previous maternity looks you can take as inspiration.


Monochrome dressing

When in doubt, go with black and white. In the earlier stages of pregnancy, Blake shows us that one way to somewhat dress up the bump is to camouflage it with prints that go just a bit past the hips. That way, it’s marvellous enough to distract people from the awaited surprise. 

Body-huggin’, body-lovin’

Blake shows us to not be afraid of the bump. Embrace it with a body-hugging dress that emphasises it. A nice peachy hue will be perfect to show your glow. Pair it with a couple of heels to feel and look fab for the day.


Comfortably sexy

Choosing comfort doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your style. Pair your comfortable sneakers with a floral dress for that chic summer look. Take it up a notch and feel sexier by showing some legs through a high-slit dress.

Lined with stripes

Add contrast to your curvaceous silhouette by wearing a vertically striped ensemble. Blake Lively does this by wearing a striped vest over a shimmery blue dress. Keep your look from being too overwhelming by following a simple colour palette.

The empire rules

Lastly, be confident and feel free to accentuate your figure with an empire-waist dress that doesn’t constrict your bump. Like the actress, who went breezy and boho with a sheer ensemble, make your look a tad bit more interesting by playing with prints.

(Cover photo from: @blakelively)



Fashion is a fickle thing. As they say in Project Runway, "In fashion, one day you're in, and the next you're out." Hot trends can fade from popularity as quickly as they came into prominence. But then, that could also work in reverse. Lately, we have been seeing various former fashion faux pas transform into cool kid favourites. Ahead, the trends that are tacky then but trendy now.

Fanny packs

Fancy Fanny Packs

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Nothing on this list had a more dramatic transformation than the fanny pack. So much so that in order to shed its former reputation, the piece was even renamed "the belt bag". Even luxury brands have been releasing their own versions of this now-coveted accessory. Why the sudden change? We're guessing the appeal of going hands-free never really faded and it was just a matter of time before the fanny got a chic makeover.


Logomania Outfit

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We've talked about how to rock the logomania trend in detail last year. Back then, it was just all about adding some brand monogram pieces into your ensemble. It wasn't until late last year that it became a full-blown head-to-toe aesthetic with some fashionistas decking themselves in different logos. If you're wondering why logomania became so big, we say it could largely be attributed to the '80s retro look that's also become another huge trend in the past months.

Tracker pants

Tracker Pants

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This street style staple was once shunned for its bulky silhouette but somehow in 2019, the tables have turned. Tracker pants are now a must-have in every gal's wardrobe! While skinny jeans are yet to be replaced as the most popular pants style, there's no denying that trackers are one of the biggest contenders right now. We guess comfort is the new hottest trend?

Dad sneakers

Dad Sneakers Outfit

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Unlike the mom jeans (which was received well right away), many have hesitated to rock huge dad sneakers. In time, we got endeared by this chunky footwear. Although if we're going to be honest, we're still not sure why. Maybe it was because of the prettier designs? You tell us.

Transparent footwear

See-Through Sandals

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In our teen years, see-through sandals were a major style no-no — especially if you pair them with socks. It was the kind of footwear dorky characters in rom-coms would wear. Naturally, we stayed away from these things until it got a major makeover and comeback at CHANEL's Spring/Summer 2018 collection. Now that we're seeing it in a new light, we're ready to give it another chance.

(Cover photo from: Theskinniestjean)

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These days, 'girl boss style' has become a fashion genre of its own. Distinguished by sleek pieces that are as stylish as they are functional, this type of look has become a mainstream favourite for ladies of today. But we all know that popularity is a double-edged sword and in the case of boss babe fashion, it's becoming harder and harder to put together a fresh look that won't seem like a uniform that everybody else wears. To help you spice up your girl boss look, we scouted some awesome styling ideas from the Clozette Community.

Prints galore

Girl Boss Outfit Inspiration

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Mixing prints is a bold but tricky technique to pull off. It will certainly freshen up your girl boss style if you do it right but one wrong move and it's a guaranteed disaster. Take a cue from Clozette Ambassador Cherzinga and pair two similar prints with each other. Make sure that the colour palette is complementary; as a rule of thumb when mixing prints, one piece should be darker than the other to create depth. Another thing to note is to wear one solid piece that can serve as a visual break.

A modified 'Steve Jobs look'

A modified 'Steve Jobs look'

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Elizabeth Holmes may have nailed adopting that 'Steve Jobs look' but we've found a much more interesting modification to this style inspired by Star Clozetter Trixie. Instead of pairing a black turtleneck top with the usual grey slacks or skinny jeans, mix it up wearing a cute bandage wrap skirt. It adds an interesting detail without sacrificing elegance. Add some statement earrings and you're all good!

Cute crops

Cute crops

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If you're working at a creative company, there's a good chance that you're allowed to sport pieces that are considered to be too 'daring' in a corporate setting. Take this opportunity to experiment with bold styles like wearing a crop top underneath a suit. It's a new take on the usual lady suit look and it's just as fierce. Look to Clozette Ambassador Qi Yun for inspiration on how to pull off this style.

The little white shirt

The little white shirt

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Going for a laidback girl boss look? Try this ensemble by Star Clozetter Leanne. At first, you'd think it's too carefree for an office setting but with a few additions, you can totally rock this at the workplace. Like Leanne, opt for sleek close-toed footwear such as a pair of black boots. You can also add some accessories like statement arm candy and a unique belt for a more distinct look. Lastly, don't forget to choose a structured bag to balance your laidback outfit.

Pile on the pastels

Pile on the pastels

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Since it's summer, why not brighten up your wardrobe a bit? It will surely shake things up from usual monochromatic lady boss outfits! Remember to pick bright colours that go well together like pink and yellow or baby blue and lavender so the ensemble will still look elegant no matter what. If you're not sure how to put together a colourful girl boss look, check out Clozette Ambassador Kelly's outfit as a guide. 

(Cover photo from: Cherzinga)