Glam Slam: Dressing The Bump For The Oscars

God Bless pregnant Jenna Dewan Tatum! The expectant star made looking stylish at the Oscars so effortless. She wasn’t the only pregnant one to hit the red carpet… There I am with Shaun Robinson, “Fashion Star’s” Louise Roe, and Susan Moore.

Of course, I’m sure Jenna had loads of designers wanting to dress her. Obviously, I did not have that luxury! Ha ha!

I wore a grey pleated dress that I also wore to a wedding in October. Somehow “recyling your wardrobe” sounds so much more chic when Kate Middleton or Michelle Obama does it, right?

I was just excited to get the dress to zip up over my ever-growing belly. (Yay, I’m 20 weeks — halfway there!). I broke out my black glittery Jimmy Choo heels that I bought for last year’s Oscars and then borrowed a beautiful sparkly J. Crew statement necklace, bag and wrap from our wardrobe team at the show.

Somehow I cobbled a look together that even received a compliment or two. One fashion expert with his own TV show asked if my gown was Lanvin. Ha! Maybe he was just taking pity on a five months pregnant woman standing on her feet for hours, but still, how much do I love him for that?

Actually, my dress is from Zara and cost $89! Sure, I was no Jennifer Lawrence or Kerry Washington in some fancy designer dress, but not too bad for a pregnant girl with no “red carpet” budget, if I do say so myself.

-- Ryan Patterson

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