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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