Pregnant in heels? It seems like every celebrity mommy-to-be worth her fashion salt can handle that. But can they handle walking the red carpet of a major awards show in a belly baring ensemble?
For Scandal actress Kerry Washington, the answer is a resounding yes.
Kerry, who’s known for her red carpet style, took a major fashion risk at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards by choosing to wear a custom Prada design that featured amongst other things, a beaded cropped top that gave just enough of a peek of Kerry’s bare pregnant belly.
The pink top was paired with a black pleated full length ballroom skirt, and Christian Louboutin ‘Pigalace’ stiletto heels ($795) that feature a black dentelle lace body, and black satin covered five inch heel.
The question now becomes is this a fashion trend you can get behind? Pregnant women wearing crop tops, should this now be a thing?
There doesn’t appear to be much critical backlash against Kerry’s daring ensemble choice. Perhaps it’s a combination of not wanting to say anything negative about a pregnant woman, and the fact that Kerry’s so likeable and seems to be sincerely happy with her wardrobe choice for the night, that have kept the critics at bay.
But…I’m not sure I can sign off on this look.
I LOVE that Kerry threw the notion of typical maternity red carpet wear completely out the window and instead opted for an outfit she loved, baby bump be damned.
It’s not the cropped top or the baring of the pregnant belly that gives me pause with this look. It’s the weird silhouette created when the top, the bump, and the skirt all come together that makes go, hmmm…
I like the idea of this outfit far more than the actual execution. I think a fitted skirt would’ve gone a long way toward fixing the proportion and silhouette issues caused by the pairing of the wide skirt with the wide cropped top.
Thoughts? Are you all for the crop top trend making it’s way into maternity fashion?
[ photos: kerry-washington.org ]