Getting dressed in the morning is a difficult business if you ask us, and when you're pregnant things get ten times harder. So imagine the pressure of having to style your growing bump for the red carpet. For the past few weeks all eyes have been on a pregnant Natalie Portman, and she's been giving a masterclass in maternity dressing.
She hasn't been doing it alone though - she's had the help of stylist and former assistant of Anna Wintour, Kate Young. In an interview with New York Magazine's blog The Cut, Kate revealed her approach to styling Natalie. 'Being pregnant, your body is very specific, and it changes everything. I’m trying to keep her looking clean, modern, and flattering — and trying not to fall into pregnancy clichés.' Which would explain why there has been not a dungaree or smock dress in sight.
Instead Natalie has been sporting a succession of loose fitting but ultra-flattering dresses: full length gowns from Viktor & Rolf, Vena Cava and Gianfranco Ferre, a pleated number by Azzaro, a stunning monochrome mini dress by Vionnet and, our personal favourite, a gently ruffled, electric blue dress by Jason Wu.
With the number of pregnant celebrities seemingly growing daily - Victoria Beckham, Kate Hudson, Marion Cotillard, Selma Blair, Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Conelly and Rachel Zoe are all expecting at the moment - we're expecting to see some incredibly well dressed bumps in the months to come.