Pregnant with baby number two, the star reveals her refreshing fashion policy.
When pictures of Olivia Wilde on the red carpet at the CFDA Awards started popping up on social media last night, my first thought was something along the lines of, "Damnnnn gurl—did you really just go there?"
See, the expectant star—currently pregnant with baby number two—showed up to the ceremony in a slinky, skin-tight forest green Assoulin gown that put her bump on full display. No bigs, right? I mean, that's pretty much every celeb's go-to red carpet look while preggers these days.
But here's the thing: The Vinyl actress, at left with the dress's designer, chose a style that was accented with some seriously sexy cutouts—including one that went right across the side of her swelling stomach!
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✨✨✨✨Last night I had the honor of attending the @cfda awards with this woman!!!! Much respect to @oliviawilde this incredibly hardworking mom ,actor ,director ,producer, writer and humanitarian (with the @savethechildren organization ) who took time out of her busy life to be my pregnant date and alsooooo hi 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻@karlawelchstylist stylist !!!! ✨✨✨✨
I'm a big fan of gowns with cutouts—I even wore one to my daughter's bat mitzvah. In fact, I actually have a very similar dress to Olivia's in my own closet right now. Is the fact that Wilde looks better in hers while preggers than I could ever hope to look in mine while, um, not currently turning my eyes the very same shade of green as her dress? Heck yeah it is. But I have to give the star serious style props for pulling out all the stops in an edgy and yet somehow still elegant way.
Baby bumps are such beautiful things, and I'm a big believer that women should feel free to show them off if they want to. I totally would have worn this gown while carrying my daughter. After all, it was my first pregnancy, I only gained a total of 20 pounds, and I felt pretty sexy in my skin the entire time.
My second pregnancy, however, was a different story altogether. I gained 62 pounds thanks to a combination of bed rest and hormone injections, and you could not have paid me a million dollars to try and squeeze myself into this sucker.
Well, maybe for a million dollars I would have done it. But not a penny less.
Bottom line? You do you. For her part, Wilde has been pretty vocal about the fact that her pregnancy style game is basically "the tighter, the better."
"I don't think people should hide their bump," she explained to People. "It's a gorgeous time. It's all about flaunting your curves. If you saw someone walking into a party wearing one of these looks, you'd say, 'Who is that? I want to be that woman.'"
Pretty sure truer words have never been spoken.