Best Dressed Belly! Chrissy Teigen Gets Sewn Into Marchesa Gown for the Oscars

02/28/2016 at 08:00 PM ET

Chrissy Teigen has officially elevated maternity fashion to a new level.

The stunning mom-to-be — who’s expecting a daughter in the spring — opted for a long-sleeve nude gown with maroon floral embroidering and beading on the Oscars red carpet Sunday.

The bump-skimming Marchesa dress perfectly hugged her pregnancy curves — so well, in fact, that Teigen, 30, was being sewn into it just hours before making her debut with husband John Legend.

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Chrissy Teigen John Legend Oscars
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Teigen shared a photo ahead of the Los Angeles ceremony of two women working away at the intricate embellishments on the gown from below her “#Oscars belly.” After changing into a black sequin Talbot Runhof dress, she and Legend later made an appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscar party, where they kissed for photographers.

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Teigen stayed in the same color family for The Weinstein Company’s Pre-Oscar Dinner sponsored by Fiji Water the night before, stepping out with Legend in a cherry Michael Kors gown with regal, floor-skimming cape-sleeves and a deep-V neckline.

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It’s no question that the model likes to show off her pregnancy curves. “I truly embrace this body,” she previously told PEOPLE. “I think I might be happier pregnant. I love it.”

— Lindsay Kimble

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Jax on

Bump or no bump, this woman is the Best Dressed of the entire lot of them. Gorgeous.

MW on

That dress is gorgeous.

Sally on

She looks great! We know who she isn’t taking fashion advice from!!!!

YP on

Yup she looks gorgeous.

Robinepowell on

Her pre-Oscar night dress could have covered up a bit more cleavage. I never understand why women feel the need to flaunt of their “girls” so much.

Oscar dress was really neat, especially since she was sewn into it.

Jane on

Sorry, but Chrissy does not look stunning in my eyes. She doesn’t really look pregnant either, just fatter than before. I’ve never understood her appeal, but I’d love to know….

Michelle on

Lindsay, ‘nude’ is not white/beige/light-skinned. If Chris Rock was wearing a black tuxedo, would you describe it as ‘nude’? Because ‘nude’ refers to ‘naked, or unclothed’ re: Please stop enforcing the belief that white/beige/light skinned colors are the norm. Naked is a myriad of colors, not your narrow definition.

AdderallDiaries on

The Oscars is the one place where Chrissy Tight-end fits right in with her aptitude..besides a brothel.

Aonymous on

She looks great! So happy for her!

Jen on

The first two gowns are lovely. The red one screams “hooker”. Ugh.

Minnie on

Dear Vix,you look as sweet as cotton candy in that dress!I love the pattern on the fabric toauz.zHoh, for being able to steal socks from your loved ones drawer :)…xXx