Taste of Style – Best Maternity Fashion
This week, it's all about those bumps ... those lovely baby bumps! Singers, actresses and celebrity wives can teach the rest of the world a thing or two about maternity fashion. Now that Carrie Underwood is eating for two, we're taking a look at our all-time favorite country maternity looks!
When Jennifer Nettles and Hillary Scott were sporting their bellies, they weren't afraid to put on a maternity evening gown and strut their stuff. Underwood's barely there bump is starting to show, and her fashion is evolving with it. Meanwhile, a hot country hunk's smoldering wife made an A+ with her baby-on-board threads, but it took more than that to be named this week's fashion diva ... check out all these great baby bump looks in this week's Taste of Style.
Although Jennifer Nettles has a toddler now, when she was pregnant, she sure knew how to rock that baby belly! Nettles showed off her very big baby bump at the 2012 'CMA Country Christmas' show. The female half of Sugarland dressed her future baby in the most chic way possible -- sparkles!
Nettles (who seemed to only gain baby weight in her belly) donned a honey-hued, floor-length sequin dress during the holiday show. She looked fabulously festive in the sleeveless dress, which showed off her still-skinny arms. Nettles wore her blonde bob down with a little wave, next to a glow on her cheeks. This preggo outfit tells us one thing: all that glitters surely is gold!
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott
Lady Antebellum frontwoman Hillary Scott is another gorgeous gal who sported her baby bump like it was an always-there perfect accessory. At the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards, Scott had all eyes on her (and her belly) while on the red carpet.
Scott, who was pregnant with her first child at the time, debuted her belly for fans in a Pea in the Pod midnight jersey dress. The dark-colored frock, although simple, had an intricately beaded, low-cut neckline that showed a little va-va-voom. Hey, moms can still be sexy! In her hand, she carried a Kelly Wearstler clutch, diamond moonstones by Elahan Jewels hanging from her ears. Her bangle was from CB Luxe. Scott, who once tweeted about her preggo Pop Tarts craving, did pregnancy perfectly!
Superstar Carrie Underwood is presumably in the beginning stages of her pregnancy, but she's already showing that she'll stay stylish (albeit a little emotional) while carrying Baby Fisher. At the 2014 ACM Honors in early September, the 'Blown Away' singer accepted the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award with misty eyes. The sweet moment also had the singer looking way too cute for words.
Underwood was pretty in pink at the non-televised awards show (maybe a baby girl in there?!) in a Talbot Runhof dress. The dress' top portion appears to be tweed, while the skirt is a shiny baby pink material. The 'Good Girl' wore Jimmy Choo shoes on her feet. One of our favorite things about the blonde bombshell is her ability to make light of a situation, and she even joked about her tears.
"Had such a great night at the ACM Honors!" she wrote on Instagram. "Now everyone can go back to making fun of me for crying during my speech!"
One thing no one will make fun of, Carrie, is your fabulous sense of style. We can't wait to see what maternity look she totally rocks next.
It's no secret that mommies-to-be get a little more shapely. 'Nashville' actress Hayden Panettiere dared to bare a few of those newfound curves while on the 2014 Emmy Awards red carpet. Panettiere -- and her baby -- walked the carpet in a low-cut Lorena Sarbu gown. The sequins gathered at the top of her baby belly and accentuated her growing curves. Her glittering clutch matched her dazzling dress, and she opted to pull her blonde hair back in order to truly show off her baby body.
During this awards show, Panettiere also accidentally let the gender of her baby slip, revealing that she's expecting a baby girl with fiancé Wladimir Klitschko! Of course, she isn't just pregnant in real life, but also on the small screen. Panettiere's 'Nashville' character will also be sporting a bump -- and probably some fashionable threads, too!
Jake Owen's Wife, Lacey Buchanan Owen
She may not be a country star, but Lacey Buchanan Owen is married to one of country music's hottest hunks. At the 46th Annual CMA Awards in 2012, Jake Owen's gorgeous wife showed off her burgeoning bump. Lacey's husband may have looked the most ferocious with his leopard print blazer, but he couldn't hold a candle to his wife's glowing beauty.
Lacey showed some skin in a dark green Raoul gown with a sheer deep-v neckline. Her long locks were down and wavy, but they didn't take away from the bump that she sported for photos. On her wrist, she wore a single bracelet, and on her ears, she donned triangular earrings. Judging by Owen's beaming smile, he was just as in awe of Lacey as we are! The couple welcomed Pearl Owen on Thanksgiving Day, 2012.
This Week's Fashion Diva: Jessie James Decker
Vivianne Rose's mother is one hot mama! Jessie James Decker donned heels, mini dresses and sexy hairstyles up until she gave birth to her first baby girl, but it's one outfit in particular that made our jaws drop as we said, "Whoa, mama!"
During one of her baby showers, Eric Decker's wife looked perfect in pink -- hot pink! The country singer (and reality TV star) wore a mini dress at a Denver party to celebrate her daughter. The dress, an Amanda Uprichard, was form-fitting and had a cutout back, accented by a darling bow. The feminine look was both sexy and classy, perfect for a mommy-to-be, and judging by the comments on her Instagram account, her fans agree.
"OK, you seriously need to come out with your own clothing and shoe line and have a maternity section," one fan wrote on the photo. "You knew how to make pregnancy hot, which is something I'm struggling with desperately! Just a thought because you have wonderful style."
Although it doesn't look like Mrs. Decker has a maternity line in the works, it does seem that she's putting her fashion creativity to good use. According to her Instagram, she may be helping with a bathing suit line! We bet that will be even hotter than her maternity look.
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