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It’s Wednesday and it’s time for a new edition of BN Style Your Bump, a series where BN Style looks into maternity style from different women to help inspire you! So far we have profiled Chrissy Teigen, Patricia Bright, Kourtney Kardashian, Tamera Mowry, Maky Benson, Blake Lively, Lami Phillips, Nikki Perkins, Lilian Esoro-Franklin, Kate Middleton and Teslimat Yusuf – click here to see them glow in style.

Today we have Hollywood actress, Olivia Pope on hit TV show Scandal, the lovely Kerry Washington. The actress who is married to NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, is currently pregnant and already a mother of one. Her maternity style has definitely become one of my favourite style your bump features and you’ll see why as we go on. She’s not afraid to mix things up with all silhouettes and try new things like wearing a cute pink crop top to the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2014.

Let’s start with her maxi dresses which is definitely a comfort zone for most pregnant women and Kerry wears them well.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Kerry Washington attends the Universal, NBC, Focus Features, E! sponsored by Chrysler viewing and after party with Gold Meets Golden held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for NBCUniversal)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 12: Actress Kerry Washington attends the Universal, NBC, Focus Features, E! sponsored by Chrysler viewing and after party with Gold Meets Golden held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

The peplum like details of this dress and embellishment on the chest region help take attention away from her bump and more on her lovely slim face. The V-neck also helps, which is something I’ve always liked for pregnant ladies.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Kerry Washington attends the 2014 InStyle and Warner Bros. 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 12: Actress Kerry Washington attends the 2014 InStyle and Warner Bros. 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actress Kerry Washington attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 02: Actress Kerry Washington attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.

An empire waist is always a good idea, ass seen on this blue dress, interesting sleeves as well.

PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actress Kerry Washington attends the 45th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

PASADENA, CA – FEBRUARY 22: Actress Kerry Washington attends the 45th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California.

This bless dress is a sexier take on the maxi dress with a thigh high slit, something I always recommend as well. A thigh high slit and V-neck helps flaunt your slimmer features at this preggers moment, your legs and your neck.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Kerry Washington attends "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Kerry Washington attends “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala

This is one part of her style I love most, the colours and the prints and I love all the looks of course but this cute crop top is definitely my favourite one!!!

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Kerry Washington arrives at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 18: Actress Kerry Washington arrives at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

CENTURY CITY, CA - JANUARY 25: Actress Kerry Washington poses in the press room during the 66th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on January 25, 2014 in Century City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

CENTURY CITY, CA – JANUARY 25: Actress Kerry Washington poses in the press room during the 66th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on January 25, 2014 in Century City, California.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 31: Actress Kerry Washington attends the premiere of HBO Films' "Confirmation" at Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot on March 31, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 31: Actress Kerry Washington attends the premiere of HBO Films’ “Confirmation” at Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot on March 31, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 17: Actress Kerry Washington attends the Entertainment Weekly celebration honoring this year's SAG Awards nominees sponsored by TNT & TBS and essie at Chateau Marmont on January 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 17: Actress Kerry Washington attends the Entertainment Weekly celebration honoring this year’s SAG Awards nominees sponsored by TNT & TBS and essie at Chateau Marmont on January 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 02: Kerry Washington attends dinner celebrating Kerry Washington hosted by ELLE, Editor-In-Chief, Robbie Myers and Movado, Chairman & CEO, Efraim Grinberg at A.O.C. on April 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for ELLE)

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 02: Kerry Washington attends dinner celebrating Kerry Washington hosted by ELLE, Editor-In-Chief, Robbie Myers and Movado, Chairman & CEO, Efraim Grinberg at A.O.C. on April 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

<> on April 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

<> on April 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 08: Actress Kerry Washington poses during TimesTalks Presents: Kerry Washington And Anita Hill "Confirmation" at The Times Center on April 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 08: Actress Kerry Washington poses during TimesTalks Presents: Kerry Washington And Anita Hill “Confirmation” at The Times Center on April 8, 2016 in New York City.

BURBANK, CA - JUNE 13: Actress Kerry Washington, Actors Inspiration Award Recipient, arrives at SAG-AFTRA Foundation 7th annual L.A. Golf Classic Fundraiser on June 13, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

BURBANK, CA – JUNE 13: Actress Kerry Washington, Actors Inspiration Award Recipient, arrives at SAG-AFTRA Foundation 7th annual L.A. Golf Classic Fundraiser on June 13, 2016 in Burbank, California.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Actress Kerry Washington, Actors Inspiration Award Recipient, attends the SAG-AFTRA Foundation 7th Annual L.A. Golf Classic Fundraiser on June 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for SAG-AFTRA Foundation)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 13: Actress Kerry Washington, Actors Inspiration Award Recipient, attends the SAG-AFTRA Foundation 7th Annual L.A. Golf Classic Fundraiser on June 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

She also wears quite a few black dresses that look gorgeous on her! My favourite is this one with the ruffled hem.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 30: Actress Kerry Washington attends the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 30: Actress Kerry Washington attends the 102nd White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on April 30, 2016 in Washington, DC.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Kerry Washington attends "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Kerry Washington attends “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: Actress/Execuitive Producer Kerry Washington poses at the NYC Special Screening of HBO Film "Confirmation" at Signature Theater on April 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for HBO)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 07: Actress/Execuitive Producer Kerry Washington poses at the NYC Special Screening of HBO Film “Confirmation” at Signature Theater on April 7, 2016 in New York City.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Actress Kerry Washington poses on the red carpet during the "Scandal-ous!" event hosted by the Smithsonian Associates with Shonda Rhimes and the cast of ABC's Scandals at the University of District of Columbia Theater of the Arts on April 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Kris Connor/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 28: Actress Kerry Washington poses on the red carpet during the “Scandal-ous!” event hosted by the Smithsonian Associates with Shonda Rhimes and the cast of ABC’s Scandals at the University of District of Columbia Theater of the Arts on April 28, 2016 in Washington, DC.

This Kerry edition has really given me life with all those colours and florals! Now I don’t know who my favourite it, I used to think it was Blake Lively but Kerry Washington was pretty good this week!

Here’s are a few styling tips to remember:

  • Accentuate your slimmest body parts; your legs, ankles, neck, arms, wrist and the point between your baby bump and bust, where the empire waist line falls.
  • Jackets are a great way to conceal the bump while thigh high slits and V-necks are great for flaunting your slim body parts.
  • Don’t be afraid to wear bodycon dresses and feel sexy with your body just remember to be tasteful about it. If you’re a beginner with this, try a bodycon dress in a dark colour and maxi length. This reduces attention on your bump.
  • Balancing outfits is key. Counter volume by showing skin or wearing fitted pieces. A great example of this is Blake in her big jackets, jeans and boots. If she wore wide leg pants with those big jackets, it wouldn’t be flattering for her baby bump.
  • And if you have no baby bump, check the BN Body Series for useful styling tips!

Hope you loved this edition as much as I did, look out for more stylish mums.

Photo Credits:  Kris Connor/Getty Images, Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images, Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards, David Livingston/Getty Images, Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Angela Weiss/Getty Images for NBCUniversal, C Flanigan/Getty Images, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Jason Kempin/Getty Images, Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for ELLE, Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images, Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images, Jason Kempin/Getty Images for SAG-AFTRA Foundation, Angela Weiss/Getty Images, Larry Busacca/Getty Images, Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for HBO, Kris Connor/Getty Images

10 Comments

  1. Noelaaa

    June 29, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Best bump edition everrrrrr… I love me some Kerry this is styling your bump with class and sassines….not too much skin and not looking like a potato sack

  2. mary

    June 29, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    beautiful black woman with a class. she really knows how to look good even with the bump. this is one of the best styled bump.

  3. Just Anomalies

    June 30, 2016 at 8:11 am

    She makes you look forward to being pregnant!

  4. Great Lady

    June 30, 2016 at 9:44 am

    The best edition ever. I love your pregnancy style Kerry. You look absolutely beautiful. I love the fact that you’re not exposing or overly styling the bump. Just the right amount.

  5. Oma

    June 30, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Kerry, oh my Kerry 🙂

  6. tk

    June 30, 2016 at 10:06 am

    thumbs up so far, may I ask for a non lepa edition – make it more real for some of us. Thanks

  7. niyoola

    June 30, 2016 at 11:07 am

    But why do you always (maybe not always) suggest ways to conceal a bump?

    why conceal?
    #Honestquestion

    • dj

      June 30, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      Thank you for asking, was beginning to think i was the only one who is wondering why CONCEAL? I for one, am really looking forward to this period of my life. i pray for grace n strenght.

  8. Teekay

    June 30, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    You look absolutely amazing and stunning????.
    And to does asking why conceal?
    Cant you just admire and move on?
    Is that too much for you guyz

  9. Teekay

    June 30, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    You look absolutely amazing and stunning????.
    And to does asking why conceal?
    Cant you just admire and move on?
    Is that too much for you?.

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