Gone are the days of floaty, conservative dresses while expecting. These days, many pregnant women are celebrating their bodies and continuing to dress like they did pre-pregnancy with Heather Rae El Moussa the latest mum-to-be doing maternity fashion her way.
The Selling Sunset star, who is currently expecting her first child with Tarek El Moussa, worked the bump-baring trend at the 2022 People’s Choice Awards last night.
El Moussa, who is also stepmother to Tarek’s two children with ex-wife, Christina Hall, wore a sparkly sheer David Koma gown, with a thigh-high slit and a black bandeau top and black underwear underneath.
She complemented the look with black strappy FEMME LA stilettos and SHAY Jewellery earrings.
The real estate agent, 35, appeared at the awards alongside her Netflix co-stars, Jason Oppenheim, Davina Potratz, Chelsea Lazkani, and Mary Fitzgerald.
Posting to her Instagram Stories after the event, El Moussa said that she “felt so beautiful" in the ensemble.
The reality star's look follows similar outfits worn by a number of expecting women. Rihanna, who welcomed her son in May, famously worked a number of bold maternity get-ups after announing her pregnancy to A$AP Rocky in January this year.
Victoria's Secrets model Adriana Lima was also quick to follow the trend at this year’s 75th Cannes Film Festival, where she looked stunning in a black Balmain gown.
The floor-length dress was made of a pleated fabric which was draped around her torso to reveal her pregnant stomach. Lima gave birth to her third child, a son called Cyan, in August.
Stacey Dooley has also been seen sporting her bare bump since she announced her pregnancy with former Strictly Come Dancing pro Kevin Clifton in August.
The former contestant on the show has kept to her casual cool style during her pregnancy, wearing a pastel pink softly pleated co-ord set to a Strictly Ballroom party in October this year which bared the bottom of her bump.
However, Rihanna, Dooley, and Lima aren’t pioneers of the style movement. Kim Kardashian wore a lace see through outfit to the LACMA Art + Film Gala when she was pregnant with her son, Saint West, in 2015.
Kate Hudson was also an early pioneer of the trend, showing off her bump with a silver skirt and sheer silver bandeau top during the 2003 Venice Film Festival.
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