It’s no surprise that Natalie Portman won the Golden Globe for Best Actress. She’s been the favorite all along. But seeing a pregnant woman on the Golden Globes best dressed list? That’s unusual.While pregnant stars usually hold their own on the red carpet, Natalie is the first one I can remember who truly excelled. (Feel free to remind me of other outstanding maternity moments on the red carpet if you feel my memory fails.)
I’d go so far as to say Natalie Portman’s Golden Globes look could be translated into some Golden Rules of Pregnancy Glamour.
Here’s what I think her look can tell you about how to use your pregnancy as a beauty asset instead of a liability:
1. Eyes on the boobs.
Not to be crass, but let’s face it. A pregnant woman’s golden globes are her biggest fashion accessory. The key is to make them the center of attention without making them obscene.
2. Go with the Goddess
Your fertile state makes your body a natural ally for the goddess archetype. Look at classical art for inspiration.
3. Choose colors from nature
Speaking of natural: Warm, soft colors will help amplify your glow (or help you fake one if you’re not exuding).
4. Draping is your friend
Creative use of fabric allows you to show off your curves without revealing every lump.
5. When in doubt, accessorize
You may not have access to a zillion dollars in diamonds or an elaborately hand-beaded rose to anchor your satin gown. But you can use any kind of jewelry to draw the eyes where you want them, and add interest to an otherwise simple look. And with the exception of the occasional ring (or belt?) you won’t have to buy accessories in maternity sizes.