Blake Lively’s pregnancy style, decoded

Chicest pregnant woman ever?

When Blake Lively announced that she and husband Ryan Reynolds were expecting their second baby together, we, like many, couldn’t wait to see how the style setter would take on pregnancy dressing for a second time. And after many star-studded events, premieres and other high profile occasions, we can report that Blake is totally nailing it all over again.

The Gossip Girl actress rarely puts a foot wrong in the style stakes but, when she’s glowing like this, she seems to take her wardrobe to a whole new level. Mother-to-be looking for some style inspo? Look no further, as we decode some of our favourite looks from Blake’s first and second pregnancies…

Blake’s after-party LBD
Who ever said the pregnant lady couldn’t hit the after-party? Blake dons her hot mumma LBD, plus some incredible Louboutins, and hits the town with the rest of the cast after their The Shallows movie premiere.

Blake’s MET Ball 2016 outfit
In her first major public appearance since announcing that she was pregnant with her second child, Blake took on one of the fashion world’s biggest stages – the MET Ball red carpet. So what to wear for the momentous occasion? Blake chose Burberry.


Cannes Film Festival, 2016
How cool is Blake’s Juan Carlos Obando jumpsuit? A great alternative way to style the bump on the red carpet, and check out the clever cut around the waistline that gives her stomach some space.


Out in NYC, June 2016
Blake leaves her hotel in New York City looking incredible in a detailed midi dress and sandals and working big, curly hair. See more of Blake’s recent pregnancy looks in the gallery above.

Out in NYC, June 2016
Who says pregnancy means you can’t rock a mini dress? Not Blake. Here she is again leaving her hotel with her enviably long pins out.


Out in NYC, June 2016

Proving that no trend is off limits for a baby bump, Blake works an off-shoulder cobalt midi dress for a TV appearance in NYC.

Blake’s first pregnancy announcement outfit
That snap announcing the exciting news to the world in 2014, via Blake’s lifestyle website, Preserve. Rocking a pretty floral blouse, some big bouncy waves and a very maternal expression – the news was finally out there. Let the maternity style-watching begin.

Blake’s first red carpet appearance with her first bump
Then, Blake made her first red carpet appearance. A natural starting point for this talented actress – Blake totally nailed it opting for an embellished, slim-fit lilac gown by Michael Kors, showing just the right amount of bump, without compromising on style (which is no mean feat). So far, so chic.

Autumn dressing with the first baby bump
Next up, popping out in NYC. It would have been oh-so-easy to throw on a casual sweater and jeans combo (which no one would question for such a casual affair), but clearly this was not to be the case for Blake, who totally wowed us in a patterned duffle coat. Loose-fit without being dowdy, this on-trend winter coat is perfectly balanced with a denim button-up shirt and some tan knee high boots.

At the Angel Ball, 2014
Making her second red-carpet appearance for The Angel Ball in New York, Blake opted for a super-glamorous frock, turning to Gucci for this white showstopper. Plunging neckline, form-fitting and featuring a beautiful metallic trim – yes, it’s safe to say Blake was officially the best dressed.

So if there’s one thing we’ve learnt so far from this expectant mother, it’s that no trend is off-limits during pregnancy and no matter what the event, there is a chic way to dress for it.

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