Forgive us, for we’re about to begrudgingly side line the incredible work of powerhouse human-rights lawyer and wife of George, Amal Clooney, just for a moment here, but the gorgeous lady’s particularly incredible maternity style needs our attention.
While a bunch of generations are waiting for Hollywood’s ex-most eligible salt-and-pepper bachelor to bring his first-borns – yep, they’re having twins! – into the world, his baby mama June-due Amal Clooney has been giving not just moms-to-be, but a lot of us, some serious pregnancy style goals.
Whether addressing the U.N. Security Council or attending an award show, Amal shows up looking more elegant than ever, basking in that prenatal glow. Here are some of the latest, best looks she’s sported lately while saving the world a with baby bump!
Who: Christian Dior
Where: Chatham House, London
What: A red long-sleeve Dior sheath dress that showed off just a hint of her tiny little baby bump, layered with an on-trend Balmain camel coat, floral pumps, and a brown Altuzarra leather handbag. Syrian war crimes couldn’t find a more well turned out champion.
Style Takeaway: Amal’s outfit is the perfect example of exploring the warm palette – pair nudes with reds and browns and you’re good to go.
Knot Your Average Mom
Who: Christian Dior by John Galliano
Where: The United Nations headquarters
What: A navy blue Dior dress featuring a ruched rosette detail in the front, statement earrings, a burgundy woven sling bag, and heels, with a perfectly pinned back blowout.
Style Takeaway: Sure, if you have a bump as tiny as Amal’s, you could probably continue with your regular wardrobe, but if you notice, what Amal shows us here is a pretty smart hack for when you want to hide the bump. It’s simple – pick a dress that’s bulky at the belly so everything’s covered up! Then keep the helm length conservative to slim down your silhouette.
Who: Bottega Veneta
Where: Arriving at the United Nations
What: A vibrant yellow Bottega Veneta structured dress and matching coat styled with a textured black leather handbag, black pumps, and oversized shades.
Style Takeaway: If you worked at the UN, fighting on behalf of ISIS sex-trafficking survivors, tell us you wouldn’t do a full Jackie O. look, just for the heck of it (and also because it’s total classic style goals). This smart, tailored outfit spells super woman on duty, but having fun while at it, and we’re all for it.
Who: Bottega Veneta
Where: Charity event in New York
What: A pink textured velvet dress with a matching cashmere overcoat from the Bottega Veneta Cruise Collection, and a matching pink tote, polished off with a matching pink lip and black pumps.
Style Takeaway: Feeling spring, mommy? Amal was too, while out in NYC recently. Her cheery look not only featured a heavy dose of hot-at-the-moment millennial pink, but also a gorgeous layering of textures with the velvet and cashmere. Notice how the textured bag matches the dress – the only matchy-matchy we’re doing this year.
Who: Christian Dior
Where: International Women’s Day at U.N. headquarters
What: A demure black skirt suit (designed by Christian Dior by Yves Saint Laurent), retro-inspired cat-eye shades, a top-handle tote, and sparkling Salvatore Ferragamo stilettos.
Style Takeaway: While Clooney’s regular style has always been effortless and elegant, she extends the aesthetic to her maternity style, in the most directional way. The tweed-like material lends a lady-like quality to the overall chic, girl boss outfit, but it’s the accessories that really elevate the ensemble.
Print On Newsprint
Where: Leaving a hotel in Paris
What: A printed floral Valentino dress topped off with a contrasting embellished jacket, printed bag, black leather over-the-knee boots and dark shades.
Style Takeaway: Always wondered how to do print-on-print in a chic, understated way? Let the stylish lawyer and activist give you lessons. The layering is strategic – each garment carefully taken into account – from the breezy, daisy-covered tunic to her olive embroidered coat and leather bag. How did she do it? By keeping the entire outfit palette dark and neutral.
Red Carpet, Baby
Who: Atelier Versace
Where: César Awards in Paris, 2017
What: A strapless custom Atelier Versace gown with an ombré feathered skirt, accessorized with diamond chandeliers and wrist cuff.
Style Takeaway: What would you wear to an award ceremony with your superstar husband? Definitely this stunning, form-fitting number. Clooney couldn’t have looked any more glamorous in this strapless, feathered, ombre Versace gown, which she wore to the César film awards ceremony in France. She kept it minimal on top with some sparklers, but it was her baby bump that was her best accessory.
Who: William Vintage
Where: Arriving at the Ritz hotel in Paris
What: A chic William Vintage monochrome cape dress with stockings and wine coloured booties, topped off with shades.
Style Takeaway: Right after that stunning ensemble at the César Awards in Paris, Amal changed into this chic monochrome cape dress to get into off-duty weekend mode. The leather trimming and geometric pockets added an edge to an otherwise formal Chanel-esque look.
Two Fur The Win
Who: Giambattista Valli
Where: Dinner at Lapérouse restaurant in Paris
What: A Giambattista Valli fur-panelled mini-dress paired with stockings and lace-up boots.
Style Takeaway: One of her go-to designers (remember that oh-so-pretty white floral appliqué high-low lace sun dress from their wedding weekend!), it’s easy to see why Giambattista's feminine aesthetic is a great match for Amal’s elegant style. She’s often sported Valli’s designs for red-carpet and casual occasions, but this one’s a perfect mix of the two. Behold the floral, fur panelled dress that basically negates the need for a coat. Her strappy shoes add all the drama for a night out – besides her hunk of a husband, that is. Parisian chic, or what.
Red Hot Mama
Who: Stella McCartney
Where: Out in London
What: A red statement coat with a grey jersey dress, black tights, edgy motorcycle boots, oversize sunnies, and a black fringe leather bag.
Style Takeaway: Probably the first maternity look Amal stepped out in, in London, the layered look featured a fluid dress with a zingy red McCartney duster. A big fan of outerwear dressing, Clooney likes to keep things sleek in elongating lines – a top tip for moms-to-be.
Who: Dolce & Gabbana
Where: The Netflix special screening and reception of The White Helmets
What: A colourful floral Dolce & Gabbana mini dress, black patterned tights, and black suede booties.
Style Takeaway: By now, you know Amal’s top hack: wear hosiery below dresses at night because who needs pants? But on a more serious note - clearly, combining textured hosiery, easygoing boots, and a loose (bump-hiding) shift minidress is an elegant option to brave the winter in.
Woman Of Impact
Who: Vintage Chanel
Where: Women of Impact dinner in Switzerland
What: A vintage Chanel ensemble, styled with Paul Andrew pumps and drop earrings.
Style Takeaway: According to Vogue, this "Chanel haute couture dress from 1963 (sourced from William Vintage) was reminiscent of the American socialites of the same era, or Truman Capote’s ‘swans’. The ivory embellished frock featured a top layer tunic and coordinating skirt with silk moiré panelling at the waist and sides.”
What’s cooler is how Amal transformed this vintage couture into a stunning modern number. Those twinsies have some serious talent to live up to.