Deepika Padukone Just Proved That A Black Dress Is The Holy Grail Of Pregnancy Dressing

Deepika Padukone

A bodycon Loewe dress. A silver embellishment detail at the neck tying the whole ensemble together. A relaxed ponytail and subtle accessorising to complement the muted yet statement look. Deepika Padukone’s all-black sultry number yesterday, at Kalki 2898’s promotional event has garnered immense attention. Every other tabloid was quick to offer a comprehensive break-down of the said look, all under the glaring banner of ‘How much does it cost, read to know full price’ line of some stupefying investigative journalism. Not us though.

There’s one observation the writer here has made, and it’s about the timeless allure of a black dress or gown when styling it atop a baby bump. I’ve never been pregnant yet, but when the time comes, there shall be a legion of black dresses dominating my wardrobe. Deepika, if you’re reading this, thank you. And you look fantastic.

Here’s a look at multiple A-listers along with Deepika Padukone who’ve embraced this Morticia Adams coded aesthetic when expecting. A beautiful tale as old as time.

Sofia Richie Grainge

The old money purveyor knows the achromatic palette well and the same was corroborated by her Saint Laurent number at the 2024 Grammys. She’s the Lisan Al Gaib of the fashion world I tell you.

Blake Lively

Spotlight on this KaufmanFranco moment. Blake is a red carpet veteran and this body hugging, backless gown easily takes the cake on this list. Never not crushing on her.


Baring your bump for a fashion show? Take notes from Riri because she’s the one. For Dior’s AW22 show, the Rude Boy singer opted for a completely sheer black lingerie ‘esque dress and leather boots and the rest is history.

Ashley Graham

Ash never disappoints. This lacy 16 Arlington was her armour of choice for a media engagement whilst in the final trimester of her pregnancy. The uneven hemline and slit is surprisingly chic.

Vanessa Hudgens

Oscars 2024. Vera Wang for the to-be-mother. Simply stunning. Love a well executed turtle-neck moment and minimal jewels styled effortlessly.

Sarah Snook

Siobhan Roy: Rightful heir of Waystar Royco (yes, I make the rules), toxic leader figure and questionable romantic partner. She nailed the pregnancy dressing mandate with this one. The real her, not the reel her, we mean.

Also Read: 6 Times Celebrities Ditched Anti-Fit Silhouettes For Bump Baring Outfits

- Digital Fashion Writer


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