Blake Lively Jokes Her Pregnancy Style Is ‘Stretchier’

10/17/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Blake Lively made her first red carpet appearance since announcing her pregnancy, and she was more than happy to show off her bump!

“Have you seen me?!” the expectant actress joked to PEOPLE of her growing baby belly Thursday in New York at the God’s Love We Deliver 2014 Golden Heart Awards.

So how does the fashion icon plan to evolve her wardrobe with her pregnancy?

“I’m gonna amp up my style by wearing things that are stretchier,” the one-time Gossip Girl star, who wore an oleander and lilac embroidered stretch tulle gown from the Michael Kors Resort 2015 collection, told PEOPLE. “Because that’s all that fits!”

Blake Lively Pregnant Golden Heart Awards
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As for cravings, the founder of, her new lifestyle site, told reporters, “I haven’t had [any].”

One thing she does have, though: a supportive husband. “He’s always good to me,” Lively, 27, told reporters of husband and father-to-be Ryan Reynolds, 37.

“You want to be able to complain about your husband and be that person, but he takes pretty good care of me,” she added.

Earlier this month, Lively announced that she and Reynolds are expecting their first child — a moment the mom-to-be has been waiting for since she was a child.

“It’s something that I’ve always wanted, ever since I was a little girl,” Lively said. “I never knew what I wanted to do for a living, but I knew I wanted to have a lot of kids because I come from a big family, so that was always important to me. It’s just the excitement of finally being able to.”

— Jeff Nelson

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Nancy on

YAWN . . .

Betty on

She sounds so fake…like everything she says is prepared and not spontaneous at all!

Jess on

So happy for them. I would love to have had a big family growing up ❤

Mary on

Yeah…I’m not gonna have patience for her if she’s going to go through this entire pregnancy pretending that she’s fat. She’s still as gorgeous as ever and no one is going to sympathize with or appreciate any comments otherwise.

Besides that, that dress is gorgeous and she looks great!

West on

I bet they have a boy .

jenni on

These two are simply insufferable. Pretentiousness at its finest!

SKG on

I am the first one to criticize and belittle celebrities, but I am not really sure what these two have done to cause so much hate. It appears to me that the public can’t handle a celebrity couple that’s real, happy and without drama!

SarahJane77 on

I think she’s gorgeous. She is a person whose life is rainbows and sunshine, because she chooses to see it that way. People may find her “boring” or “pretentious,” but I just see a girl calling it how she sees it. Probably bc, like Blake, I try to see the good & happy side of things.

Tiffany on

I do not like that dress at all.

Amp88 on

I’m going to admit, I didn’t really like her at first. But the more I’ve seen (and read) of her, the more I DO like her now. She’s down to earth, and SO pretty! She seems quite relatable, and a person we need more of in this world.

amyinoaktown on

I love how many folks commented on earlier photo of her that she looked like she was faking her pregnancy. She looks pretty pregnant to me. Congrats!

Renee on

I love her style, she seems to have such grace about her. I also think that Ryan and her are such the perfect couple and seem to be private and humble. I wish them both a healthy baby and a continued safe pregnancy.

Amy on

She’s like a mini Gwyneth Paltrow.

Les on

Really?? Thinking of having kids as a little girl? I was thinking about my next Barbie doll purchase! Unreal

Kat on

SarahJane77, you are EXACTLY right. No other explanation or discussion needed.

heather on

“have you seen me?” yeah, you’re not that big. relax.

NYU0385 on

Fashion ICON? Really, People??

Bridget on

Um, its not uncommon for little girls to want to be moms— my daughters play house and they want to be the mom, and when I had my son, my daughters pretend they are his mom sometimes. All of their friends play house and are the mom, and when the play barbies, barbie is the mom..

Blake wanting to be a mom when she was little is not some random, abnormal experience.

guest on

Jealousy does create so much wrath! All this woman said was that she needs some stretchy clothes which she probably does! How is that remotely pretentious?? I bet if she were less attractive and fat, the comments would all be around how adorable she is. blah blah. This woman is very attractive and congrats to her on the pregnancy! Period.

guest on

I always wonder about celebrities who have had plastic surgery and then have babies. Will it be strange for them if their baby comes out with the face they paid to get rid of? Google her before and after.

guest on


Kristina on

She looks friggen gorgeous! Didn’t expect anything otherwise ofcourse.

Cat on

I have to agree with the posters who wonder what she did to inspire so much hate. I think Blake seems very genuine and she really sees the world as a glass half full. Very healthy outlook and I think she and Ryan have a solid relationship for as much as we can know from the outside. And as for those saying it’s weird to think about kids when your little you just need to meet my oldest daughter. She LOVES babies and has named her hypothetical children and she’s 5. I knew from that age that I wanted to be a Mom too. Nothing unusual about it. Some people just know they want to be parents. Congrats to them on their little one. I wish Blake an easy pregnancy and delivery and all the best to them both.

charlotte on

@SKG – I could not agree with you more! I think she and Ryan are a great couple.
@Mary – Where does is say that she thinks she is fat? And I don’t think she, or anybody else cares whether you have patience for her or not!!!!

cindyann on

Tom, what drugs are you on exactly?! She looks great, they seem really happy and you barely ever see them in the limelight so why all the a**hole judging, there isn’t one thing anybody on here can do right concerning some people, they constantly need to complain and insult others regardless..pretty pathetic

thefrumpyfashionista on

I love that dress. The colors are gorgeous.

Jen on

I’m with West on this one. I’m calling this baby a boy.

Elle on

I really don’t get all the hate for her; she seems like a kind & genuine person & she’s commenting about being pregnant for the first time, what’s wrong with that?

Dawn on

THANK YOU! Peoplearenuts, you are so right!!

sophie on

I always liked her until I just read a long article about her in Vogue… she seems like the typical young Hollywood selfish and full of herself type. Maybe motherhood will bring her back to reality. I’m not a hater at all- just worked in entertainment for a long time and calling it like it is. She could be a great person- but is definitely wrapped up in herself and Hollywood fame at this stage in her life.


I admire that they kept their wedding intimate, and, for the most part, keep their relationship private. He’s so damn handsome, she’s adorable. I hope they last and have a happy marriage, with all of the children they seem to want. Everyone feels fat while pregnant! Being bloated 24/7 is a strange feeling, plus, it seems she was being cheeky with that comment… Let it go people! Good for her.

valeskas on

She looks great.

Noneya on

Hahaha! Don’t particularly care for this couple but they seem happy so….. Hope she has a safe & happy pregnancy and they have a healthy baby!

Amy on

Tom, she was never a lesbian. I think you’re confusing her with someone else. She’s never been known to date a woman, or made any comments indicating this. She has been married to Ryan for a couple years, so she certainly was not a lesbian last year.

Ayla on

Blake Lively didn’t hook up with Reynolds when he was with Scarlett. Do the math….

Lively was in a long – term relationship with Penn Badgley. They split in 2010. Then she met Reynolds (through the movie) but then she dated Leonardo di Caprio till October 2011. So when was she with Reynolds? He split from Johansson in 2010… DiCaprio was between them. They began dating in 2011…. When Reynolds was divored from Johansson.

I like Reynolds and Lively. I always thought Ryan and Scarlett – that seemed a little bit.. off to me.

MollyF on

Why so much hate? What did she or Ryan do to you guys? I see a lot of jealous people here who need to shut up.

Mandy on

Love the dress. Looks amazing!

Anonymous on

Ayla- Thank you! It boggles my mind how some people can’t (or won’t) do simply arithmetic. As an aside, it surprises me that she and Leo dated, since she doesn’t seem his type (usually he dates models).

Anonymous on

BTW, she looks gorgeous, and at the risk of sounding crazy, I think she may just have more than one baby on board! Why? Because (and this is going to make me sound even crazier, but its true!), her belly looks IDENTICAL in these pictures to the way Angelina Jolie’s looked at the Independent Spirit Awards back in 2008…when she happened to be pregnant with twins! 🙂

Anonymous on

Meant to say that of course it could just be that Blake and Angelina have similar body types and therefore carry the same way. Anyway, feel free to ignore me and my crazy theories! 🙂

Cindy on

She looks beautiful, love the dress!

KZ on

Lovely dress! Happy for her.

Anonymous on

Like the dress, gorgeous!