There is always a lot of buzz about award show fashions. And rightfully so- I mean, who doesn’t love a dramatic black tie look? It is such a great opportunity to make a statement. One look that generated immediate buzz following her stroll down the SAG Awards red carpet was Kerry Washington in a custom Prada pink crop top.
Let me start by saying I (and most everyone out there) think Kerry Washington is an incredibly gorgeous woman. And she almost always looks flawless at events. But what set the internet atwitter over this look was Ms. Washington’s exposed pregnant belly. A Scandal, no doubt! (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself…)
Kerry, who is said to be due sometime this spring, definitely proved herself both a proud and a brave mother-to-be. And while there is no question she has capitalized on her pregnancy glow throughout award season, I am not sure that this look ultimately worked. My main concern however, was not the crop top itself but where the skirt cut her bump. Aside from this critcque the look got me thinking about general rules for pregnant fashion.
I know when I was pregnant I still did my best to look cute (well, at least when I was in public). Initially (during the beginning stages where I may have just passed for bloated) I went with flowier options, trying to detract from to much midsection attention. However, once my bump was defined I made the shift to more fitted looks that proudly acknowledged my growing abdomen.
Even then, there were certain articles of clothing that I no longer reached for. Pieces I may have worn (wear) pre/post baby that I didn’t wear during my actual pregnancy. For example I think I abandoned all shorts for skirts. Skirts (both short and long) were just more comfortable and easier to get on and off when making the 82nd trip to the bathroom in an afternoon.
As for crop tops, while they aren’t even part of my regular pre/post natal wardrobe, the idea of wearing them pregnant petrifies me. Sure, they offer some built in a/c (which is nice when your body seems to be holding onto all the heat in the room), but at the same time I felt extremely protective of my stomach and even the absence of just a thin piece of fabric seems much more exposing and precarious.
Clearly this is just my personal response. So I am curious, assuming you had (whether you have, currently do, or not at all) a bun in the oven, would you wear a crop top? Do you believe there are certain pregnancy fashion rules? Or are you in the camp of pregnant belly (and body) pride, where everything and anything goes?
Let me know in the comments below!