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Baby Bumps Trended on Red Carpets in 2023 With Rihanna in Sheer Alaïa, Jessie J in Red Crop Top and More Maternity Dressing

2023 has been a year that featured a slew of viral fashion trends: everything from Barbiecore pink to the sheer trend, with more stars embracing high fashion during pregnancy on red carpets.

From Rihanna making an edgy baby bump style statement in Alaïa at the Academy Awards, to Ciara gracing “The Color Purple” movie premiere in Georges Hobeika with her pregnant belly decorated in gold foil flakes, celebrities in 2023 have contributed to reshaping modern maternity fashion.

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As 2023 comes to an end, here WWD rounds up the most memorable baby bump red carpet moments of the year.

Rihanna

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Rihanna at the 2023 Academy Awards on March 12 in Los Angeles.

Rihanna embraced her signature edgy style at the 2023 Academy Awards on March 12 in Los Angeles wearing a custom Alaïa dress that featured sheer fabric covering her belly. The black ensemble also included a long side-train and leather details. In August, Rihanna welcomed her second son, Riot Rose, with partner A$AP Rocky.

Nicole Hocking

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Nicole Hocking and Luke Combs at the 2023 Academy of Country Music Awards on May 11 in Frisco, Texas.

Nicole Hocking made her baby bump shine on May 11 in Frisco, Texas, at the 2023 Academy of Country Music Awards donning a crystal and grid Oscar de la Renta fringe dress alongside her husband Luke Combs. She gave birth to the pair’s second baby, Beau Lee Combs, on Aug. 15.

Serena Williams

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Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams at the 2023 Met Gala on May 1 in New York.

Serena Williams made headlines at the 2023 Met Gala when she announced her second pregnancy in a custom Gucci gown. Her glamorous frock with diamanté trim was accessorized with Tiffany & Co. pearl necklaces that aligned with the event’s theme: “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.” Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian, who already share daughter Olympia, welcomed their second daughter Adira on Aug. 22.

Karlie Kloss

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Karlie Kloss at the 2023 Met Gala on May 1 in New York.

Similarly, at the same event, Karlie Kloss also announced her pregnancy, opting for a Loewe dress. The long-sleeve frock, accessorized with Garrard jewelry, featured an artistic trompe l’oeil effect. Kloss and her husband Joshua Kushner welcomed their son Elijah Jude on July 11.

Caroline Jones

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Caroline Jones at the 2023 CMA Awards in Nashville on Nov. 8.

Caroline Jones attended the 2023 CMA Awards wearing a long-sleeve fishnet gown with sequins throughout, channeling beachwear. She paired the dress with glittering peep-toe heels. This will be Jones and her husband Nick Dana’s first child together.

Jessie J

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Jessie J at the 2023 Brit Awards on Feb. 11 in London.

Jessie J went full-on red to the 2023 Brit Awards, embracing a bold lace top, which bared her belly and leggings by Brielle. To complete her bold ensemble, the songstress added a matching voluminous Selezza London coat with pleated ruffles and Le Silla stilettos. The singer welcomed her baby boy, Sky, on May 12 with boyfriend Chanan Colman.

Ciara

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Ciara at the 2023 premiere of “The Color Purple” on Dec. 6 in Los Angeles.

Ciara went for an ethereal vibe at the 2023 “The Color Purple” premiere in a white Georges Hobeika suit. From the designer’s fall 2023 couture collection, the singer’s outfit featured a long cape-train with her pregnant belly decorated in gold flakes. Ciara already shares two children with husband Russell Wilson and her eldest son with rapper Future.

Rihanna, Karlie Kloss, Ciara and More Baby Bump Dressing on Red Carpets in 2023

Ciara at the premiere of "The Color Purple" held at The Academy Museum on December 6, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Ciara at the premiere of "The Color Purple" held at The Academy Museum on December 6, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Karlie Kloss at the 2023 Met Gala: Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2023 in New York, New York.
Karlie Kloss at the 2023 Met Gala: Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2023 in New York, New York.
Rihanna at the 95th Annual Academy Awards held at Ovation Hollywood on March 12, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Rihanna at the 95th Annual Academy Awards held at Ovation Hollywood on March 12, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

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