by Julia Beck, of Forty Weeks
Actress Elisabeth Röhm, 34, was quite the expectant starlet on the red carpet at the 10th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA this week. Elisabeth was pure glam and glow, dressed in A Pea in the Pod’s Silk Jersey Bow Gown ($160). The classic cut and color of the dress were subtly enhanced by an attention-grabbing bow, adding just the right about of "pop" to Elisabeth’s ensemble. Simple, sophisticated hair and maximum personal glow (her skin is quite stunning) offered up the ideal finishing touches for this Award-winning look.
With a weekend of Red Carpet (watching, not walking for most of us) ahead, it seems an ideal time to get gown and out in Beverly Hills.
Here’s What to Keep in Mind when stealing Elisabeth Röhm’s Gown and Out Look Forty Weeks Style:
*Skin is in so make it count! Use luxurious oils and moisturizers to care for skin and highlight your sexy maternal glow. Consider a very subtle bronzer or body shimmer as well.
*Go beyond basic black. Don’t shy away from color — consider the rainbow — from daring reds to angelic whites and take chances with classic cuts in a different hue. Think Naomi Watts in canary yellow, for example.
*Shop for a gown that offers support (or room for it) and coverage. As always, you need to be more in, than out of, the dress.
*Splurge on a great bag -– this will add a little extra bit of fabulous and make you feel great now and later!
*Sweep softly! Forget severe (or stiff for that matter) hairstyles, softly sweep up some or all of your hair to frame your face and show off your shoulders and collar bones.
*Find or define one key focal point of your look and play it up.
*Spanx yourself –- enough said!
Steal That Look Forty Weeks Style –- Gown and Out in Beverly Hills
Cadeau’s Draped Satin Gown (right, $325) is modern and elegant and anything but basic! Choose this luxurious and luscious, fully lined, silk satin gown for an enchanted evening. This beautifully proportioned dress features dramatic front draping that creates an easy yet stunning line.
Here is a major steal! NOM’s Black Evening Gown (left) is now $40. The empire bust line and spaghetti straps make for a perfectly framed bump -– no matter how far along you are! This one is special event ready and features French fairy netting overlay with hand tucking. (Save 15% with code "CBB")
Yes, this one is over the top (price tag and all) –- but still can’t you just see it? Isabella Oliver’s Belle Époque Dress (right, $850) is drama, fantasy and femininity, all rolled into one. Silk chiffon and satin drape and twist down to a full skirt and train -– assuring a head-turning entrance.
Mimi Maternity’s Long Matte Jersey Dress (left, $59 on sale) is easy to wear, and a good bet for travel as well. I am quite partial to the wide straps and the knot front, both of which really show off a super-feminine figure. Take this black dress anywhere –- just add a little bling and this baby’s good to go!
Ripe’s Long Ruby Satin Gown (right, $169) is cut to please! We showed you this in a shorter, brown version a few weeks ago. In this beautiful long evening gown, a flattering empire waist drapes to a flowing skirt and shows off your bump to perfection! A back-tie creates extra detail and appeal. And we love the red! (Save 15% with code "CBB")
And, don’t forget the accessories!