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Blake Lively is like a ray of sunshine

Blake Lively

Making pregnancy look effortless, Blake Lively was photographed recently at the Angel Ball in Manhattan with her husband Ryan Reynolds.  Looking amazing, as always, Blake wore a sunshine yellow long-sleeved dress which showed off her bump and her amazing figure.

The pregnant female form is so beautiful and her dress highlights that perfectly.  While some people are commenting that this dress is too revealing, my question to them is why should she hide her body under some shapeless dress?  Rather than subscribe to the view that pregnant women should wear baggy, non-revealing potato sack dresses, we should embrace that fact that we have a choice as to what we want to wear.   We should support that.  There is no shame in pregnancy.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Blake Lively. Stunning.

Blake Lively was photographed recently on the red carpet for the God’s Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards in New York City.  God’s Love We Deliver is the leading provider of nutritious meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.  They employ a team a registered dieticians who individually tailor meals to each client’s specific medical requirements.

In a shimmering, full length gown with her hair in loose curls, Blake looked beautiful and so centred.  She has such an incredible ease when she is in the spotlight – like she was born to do it.

In an interview with E!, she said:

‘I came from a big family, a big family of Southerners,’ she told them, adding: ‘I feel like I’ve always sorta… I’m the youngest of five, so I never raised any siblings below me, but I’m always the person who’s taking everyone else’s kid and putting them on my hip, so I’ve kinda always been a mama’.

This is my third post featuring Blake Lively (her pregnancy announcement is here and a quick break at Lake Placid is here).  She has amazing style and poise, although it’s early, she’s already at the top of my list of my most favourite celebrity pregnancy looks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gwen Stefani = Smoking Hot

I think that Gwen Stefani pregnancy style is probably like what Kim Kardashian (ahem Kanye West) wanted to emulate but didn’t pull off so well.  I’ve said before that Gwen Stefani’s style isn’t right up my alley, but in these photographs she really looks amazing.

I’m not sure how she is able to walk in those heels though!  The whole outfit is really well put together. A pair of skinny black jeans, a long black tunic or top and a black blazer.  The length of the blazer is really important when dressing your pregnant body.  If you are buying a jacket, make sure that the jacket does not end at the widest part of your hips as you will be just drawing attention to that area.

If you want to add some sophistication to your pregnancy wardrobe, here are some of the best selling related items on Amazon:

A maternity blazer is not necessarily essential – depending on the size of your bump and how far along in your pregnancy you are, you may be able to wear a non-maternity blazer throughout your pregnancy.  Peaches Geldof was the master of this (although she did have a skinny pregnancy, so it easily worked for her) by leaving the buttons undone on her non-maternity coats and blazers.