Since announcing she was pregnant last month, Chrissy Teigen has done us a serious solid, stepping out in all kinds of outfits that show she’s already mastered maternity style. Her take on dressing for two is as sleek and sexy as you’d expect, and we’re willing to bet she’ll give new mama Blake Lively a run for her money when it comes to sexiest baby bump. Whether you’re working to pick cute maternity outfits or most definitely do not have babies on the brain, her outfits are worth paying attention to: At the root of all of them you’ll see ace styling maneuvers, but also a positive feeling that her new shape is beautiful and there’s no need to try to hide it at all.
For a launch party at the end of last week she tucked a white tank into a high-waisted skirt with a seriously steamy leg slit. The slender white panel that cuts from waist to hem shows the magic of color blocking too, defining her tummy to make it obvious she’s pregnant (and the slight pattern variation on the top part of the skirt also helps). Both style tricks are good at creating curves when desired, but also helpful for expectant women who want to make it apparent that, yup, they’ve no-doubt-about-it got a bun in the oven.
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For a recent date night she relied on vertical stripes from Balmain to lengthen her bod. The trick is an oldie but a goodie, and is definitely a look for pregnant mamas to try when they’re wanting to feel as long as possible. The curve-hugging pencil skirt also shows off her curves in a saucy way, and we love the fun choice of metallic gold on black.
The bombshell wasn’t hiding anything in the clingy T-shirt dress she chose for errands—it even looks like she skipped a bra—and we love that she went for something comfortable.
The day before had Teigen rocking a cropped sweatshirt and black leggings, the sort of gym combo that’s no shocker to see on a Sports Illustrated swimsuit babe. But what makes it so noteworthy is that now, when she has every right to be a bit more body-conscious than normal, she’s thumbing her nose at the idea that she should conceal her shape. Yes, she looks flawless, and yes, we can’t really spot a rounded tummy, but women in the early months of being pregnant often talk about how it’s an uncomfortable feeling— you might feel a bit heavier than normal, but it’s not yet totally apparent you’re expecting. With that in mind, we love that she gave us a crop top moment and expect more to come. (Her sunglasses, FYI, are Victoria Beckham).
For a CFDA party in Los Angeles, she rocked suede pants and a wraparound obi belt, neither choices that scream pregnant lady (but they do yell fashion crowd: it’s a spring 2016 runway look from Jill Stuart). The photographed look is striking, but there’s a back story that needs telling to fully get why this is such a teachable moment for ladies everywhere. Per an Instagram share, the pants didn’t quite want to accommodate her belly. Instead of having a melt-down and deciding to go with another option, Teigen relied on a skilled tailor who managed to use fabric from the bottom of the pants to conceal the gap. Lesson: Make it work and don’t get discouraged if something is a bit too small. Pregnant or not, the numbers on size labels don’t define us.
And on the actual day that she announced her pregnancy she was out at a La Mer event, wearing a zip-front white Kayat dress that was super sexy. Her bump was maybe visible from certain angles, but for the most part it’s nonexistent. Still, we predict this is a style she’ll come back to as her pregnancy progresses. With banding slightly above her natural waist, it’s similar to an empire waist style and ideal for allowing the curvy of a pregnant tummy.
Another pregnant star who’s not shy about showing off major sex appeal? Kim Kardashian West, who shared her secret to mega pregnancy cleavage.
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