The Little Black Dress, or more affectionately known as the LBD, is the go-to staple for women around the world when they are looking for that perfect dress for that special occasion. During this year’s celebrity baby boom, stylish stars have been sporting the LBD during all stages of their pregnancies. Always fashionable, flattering, and perfect for a multitude of occasions, the LBD is a must for every expectant mother’s wardrobe.
Late this April, the pregnant and always gorgeous Kate Hudson rocked a loose fitting LBD to her appearance on The Letterman Show. Kate is always effortlessly chic in a beautiful bohemian way, and this time was no different. The gentle flowing of her dress across her baby bump created the perfect combination of hippie chic. By pairing it with high heels and gorgeous makeup, she looked absolutely radiant. For a similar look, Olian’s Beaded Neck Cocktail Dress is a great choice. It skims one’s baby bump beautifully and the beaded neckline adds style and a unique touch. Pair it with heels and a sleek, pulled back hairdo, and one is ready for any special event.
Although stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe gave birth to her beautiful baby boy in late March, her love of the little black dress ensures that she must be included in the best maternity LBDs. Towards the end of her pregnancy, she wore a gorgeous LBD on the red carpet. Although perfectly tailored from head to toe, it is the gorgeous neckline that caught our attention. The deep V-neck style creates a slimming and elongating look without showing too much skin. Rachel paired it with opaque black tights to balance out the bareness of her shoulders. She looked beautiful! For a similar neckline, try Olian’s Lace Strap Maternity Dress. The detailed deep lace V-neck is perfectly balanced by the underlay camisole. The delicate lace echoes the same feminine touches as are seen on Rachel’s dress, and the just-above-the-knee length is perfect for a variety of occasions. From your baby shower to an evening out, this LBD is a great option.
Aside from dressy events, LBDs are also a great option for the workplace. Out and about in LA in March, the stunning Selma Blair rocked a wrap LBD. With ¾ length sleeves and a flattering V-neck, she looked absolutely amazing. The dress tied directly underneath her bust, accentuating the smallest part of her body, and she truly looked like a business woman on the go. For a similar look we absolutely love Maternal America’s Beaded Diamond Dress. The ¾ length sleeves make it work appropriate while the beaded cinching at the bust creates a beautiful empire-waist silhouette. Although perfect for the office, it transitions easily into evening wear, making it a very versatile choice.
As seen on a multitude of pregnant celebrities, the LBD is a stylish, sexy, and easy to wear dress option. To add a bit of flair, one can kick up the notch with a bright pair of heels, such as cherry red or lime green. Adding tights provides a sophisticated style, and looks great with the aforementioned heels or a pair of flats. To truly dress it up, add one great statement piece of jewelry, such as a cuff bracelet or a large necklace. From day to night, casual to formal, the little black dress is a fabulous and fashionable choice for one’s maternity wear.