The Secret to Blake Lively’s Maternity Style

Learn exactly how the actress is nailing pregnancy fashion.

Ms. Lively at L'Oreal Paris's Ninth Annual Women of Worth Celebration at the Pierre Hotel on Dec. 2.  (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Ms. Lively at L’Oreal Paris’s Ninth Annual Women of Worth Celebration at the Pierre Hotel on Dec. 2. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Since announcing her pregnancy through a gorgeously filtered Instagram photo on her lifestyle website, Preserve, the actress and aspirational glamour-girl-next-door Blake Lively has not been shying away from cameras. Instead, she has appeared, looking incredibly blissed out, at several benefits and even at a talk with her bestie idol and next-door neighbor, Martha Stewart.

At thE God's Love We Deliver Golden Hearts Awards on Oct. 16. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

At thE God’s Love We Deliver Golden Hearts Awards on Oct. 16. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

At most of these events, she has chosen to wear long, figure-hugging gowns that don’t leave much to the imagination. She is not afraid to show us how her pregnancy is progressing, and she’s even down to bare some cleavage.

At the Angel Ball, hosted by Gabrielle's Angel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on Oct. 20. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation)

At the Angel Ball, hosted by Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on Oct. 20. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation)

Appearing on these red carpets with looks that could put her non-pregnant contemporaries to shame, Ms. Lively has totally nailed maternity dressing, and we think we have figured out her secret…

With bestie/fairy godmother Martha Stewart on Nov. 8 in NYC. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia)

With bestie/fairy godmother Martha Stewart on Nov. 8 in NYC. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia)

Quite simply, Ms. Lively is dressing while pregnant the same way she dressed before: in sleek, glamorous dresses, without shying away from colorful accessories. Obviously, her being tall, leggy and gorgeous helps. But her method is inspirational for everyone — why should women change their style while pregnant? In Ms. Lively’s case, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.