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10 Celebrity Tips for Hiding Your Pregnancy


  • Carry a Camouflaging Purse Like Alanis Morissette 1 of 10
    Carry a Camouflaging Purse Like Alanis Morissette
    While Hercules-sized handbags became fashionable after the Olsen twins starting wearing them, pregnant women have always used them as a gossip shield. Here, Alanis positions her blue bag in front of her bump, making for a downright stylish disguise.
  • Black Out Your Bump Like Rachel Zoe 2 of 10
    Black Out Your Bump Like Rachel Zoe
    Since black can hide even a lengthy diet derailment, it makes sense that this slimming color should be your go-to hue for hiding a pregnancy paunch. Here, Rachel Zoe keeps her fashionable
    fans guessing.
  • Lead Eyes to Your Legs Like Ali Larter 3 of 10
    Lead Eyes to Your Legs Like Ali Larter
    Whether you’re actually hiding your pregnancy à la an A-lister or simply want to take attention away from your bigger belly and/or breasts, show off your stems!
  • Accentuate Your Bust Like Jessica Alba 4 of 10
    Accentuate Your Bust Like Jessica Alba
    On the other hand, if you’re feeling good about your girls and want to flaunt ‘em, why not? People might just think you invested in a great new push-up bra. Here’s Jessica Alba, early in her pregnancy with Honor Marie, drawing everyone’s attention, well, up.
  • Block Your Bump With Another Baby Like Jennifer Garner 5 of 10
    Block Your Bump With Another Baby Like Jennifer Garner
    Of course, safety first and don’t lift anything (err, anyone!) too heavy. But carrying another child as a human shield is a great way to keep fans, or your friends and family, guessing. Jennifer Garner is shown here toting around Violet, early in her pregnancy with second daughter, Seraphina.
  • Seek Out Spanx Like Camilla Alves 6 of 10
    Seek Out Spanx Like Camilla Alves
    Weeks after giving birth to her daughter, Vida, in February, Camilla Alves (aka Mrs. Matthew McConaughey) credited Spanx with her flat, firm belly. Now, moms-to-be can call on the magical line by picking up Mama Spanx, specially designed to suck you in (safely) when you can’t do it yourself.
  • Wear a Long, Lengthening Maxi Dress LikeKimberly Brook 7 of 10
    Wear a Long, Lengthening Maxi Dress LikeKimberly Brook
    A long dress can make you seem taller and take the attention away from your middle. Here, James Van Der Beek’s wife, Kimberly Brook, looks comfortable as well as fashionable.
  • Love Your Layers Like Ashlee Simpson 8 of 10
    Love Your Layers Like Ashlee Simpson
    Before disclosing her pregnancy with son, Bronx, the singer hid her burgeoning bump behind layers of clothes, jewelry, and jackets. This lovely layered minidress is a maternity look that’s stylish enough to wear post-delivery.
  • Hide Your Baby With a Babydoll Shirt LikeJennifer Garner 9 of 10
    Hide Your Baby With a Babydoll Shirt LikeJennifer Garner
    Mrs. Affleck makes our list one more time with this figure-skimming style suggestion. While you might feel like you’re already voluminous enough, a babydoll shirt or dress can make a bump invisible to prying eyes. For you, that might be your co-workers. For Jennifer Garner in this pic,
    it’s red carpet photogs.
  • Play With Patterns Like Amy Adams 10 of 10
    Play With Patterns Like Amy Adams
    Now you see it, now you don’t. Throw on a busy pattern and your bump will fade into the background. Here, Amy Adams wears a belly-masking pattern — and carries a big bag for backup.

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