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.
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.
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.
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)