Coco Austin Keeps Refusing to Wear Frumpy Maternity Clothes

10/27/2015 at 09:30 AM ET

Nicole “Coco” Austin is not about to let pregnancy change her sense of style.

The reality star and mom-to-be showed off her growing bump in a black minidress with a plunging neckline on the red carpet of the Media’s Tribute to African-American Achievements in Television on Monday at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Austin, 36, has recently been making a habit of rocking her signature style despite her baby bump: Last week, she posted several photos on Instagram of her trying on various sheer, low-cut and super sparkly outfits for a “pre-birthday party” for her baby.

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Austin and husband Ice-T announced in July that they were expecting their first child together, due in December, and revealed in August that they would be having a daughter named Chanel. Ice-T is already father to Tracy and Letesha, his adult children from a previous relationship.

“Your body takes over and does itself,” Austin told PEOPLE about being pregnant. “You’re not putting the hands and feet together — your body’s cooking it and it’s amazing. It’s a miracle how life can happen.”

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— Andrea Park

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Pam on

She’s pregnant so all of a sudden she’s famous? Lol smh.

Jennifer on

She is tacky pregnant or not, who is this broad anyway?

michelle on

36? Looks more like 56. Your body is “cooking it”… Wow.

Leila on

It seems like she’s showing her boobs more than anything else. Must have been what she did before anyway. This is a woman who has the need to feel sexy even when she’s pregnant. That’s okay, but you start looking like a prostitute when you have to show your body parts all the time.

Nanu21 on

At least she isn’t SQUEEZED her outfits like u know who….

Jen on

This is the prettiest dress I’ve seen her in. I like her, but her choice of clothing leaves a lot to be desired.

And for those asking who she is, the article clearly states who she is: she’s the wife of Ice T.

They have a talk show, used to have a reality show, and she’s a former model. It seems silly to click on an article, read it, then comment asking who she is.

And, if you don’t know who Ice T is, he’s a rapper. For the non-rap music listeners, he’s the black actor on Law & Order: SVU.

CC on

Haters! Coco has always been CoCo and why would she stop just because she is pregnant. CoCo eats right and exercises, very healthy. CoCo always has her boobs out for display, nothing new. I think she looks good and props to her for not using pregnancy to get as big as a house.

Callie on

Now that’s a pretty dress! She looks classy, beautiful and happy

Anonymous on

You don’t have to wear frumpy maternity clothes but then again you don’t have to show off your boobs either.

Lots of pregnant women wear nice and non frumpy maternity clothes. I see them when I’m at stores and they manage to have good fashion sense without wearing designer lables.

Wow on

I love her pregnancy style. No one said having a baby means you have to dress like a nun. She reminds me of Gloria from Modern Family when she was “pregnant”. Kim K literally stuffs herself into awkward and too tight outfits and looks miserable/breathless because she is insecure. This woman just adores her own curves and is comfortable with herself, pregnant or not, to accentuate. Big whoop. She carries beautifully if you ask me. I loved the polka dot dress with Tutera. She has always been busty and curvaceous. ….you KNOW that is what sucked in Ice T to begin with and why their bedroom is adorned in mirrors lol Positive body image and confidence is highly important for expectant mothers and especially post partum mothers. Or just any woman in general. To each their own style.

Angela on

Her style of dressing is to try to look as sexy as possible, only hope she is not over the top on dressing to look like a hooker. Congrats to her and Ice T.

Anonymous on

Well, this picture ought to silence the pregnancy doubters once and for all! That is definitely a pregnant lady right there!