Marcia Cross's Maternity Style

12/11/2006 at 12:00 PM ET

There must be something about over-40 pregnant redheads: First there was Project Runway’s Laura Bennett making the rest of us feel inadequate with her chic, red-lipstick-and-heels maternity style, and now there’s Marcia Cross. The Desperate Housewives star recently hosted the Modern Mom Mingle at L.A.’s Skybar and, at over five months pregnant, she looked smashing. She wore a plum-colored Isabella Oliver wrap dress with a ruffled hem and swollen-feet-defying gold heels—for a look that was fashionable, sexy and elegant. “I find the best way to dress while I’m carrying two other people around is to keep it simple,” Marcia tells PEOPLE. “I like to wear things I can just throw on with flats.” One aspect of dressing that she has changed during her pregnancy? “Cardigans,” she says with a sigh. “I find that I want to cover up. I feel protective.” Sure, she’s not as daring as that other mommy-to-be Tori Spelling, but we think she’s doing this whole maternity thing just right. Tell us: What do you think of Marcia Cross’s maternity style?

To see more expecting stars, click here for more Maternity in Off the Rack.

Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic

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Meg on

Funny, I just did a post about Marcia’s outfit on my blog yesterday. You can check out the post here: .I thought she looked amazing, and I broke down why the outfit flatters her body so well, and included some links to similar dresses and shoes. I think this is outfit would look great on any woman (pregnant or not), but kudos to Marcia for pulling off sexy and sophisticated at this stage of her pregnancy!

Glamorgirl on

I love Marcia Cross’s Maternity style. I am pregnant and not sure i would have the strength to strut my stuff on the red carpet. You go girl!

Terra on

Love it…. Being a pregnant woman as well, I find that she has great style – especially in comparison to Tori!

abc123 on



I loved it. It looks great on her.

andrea on

i give her kudos. half the time i was pregnant i lived in gouchos. course i got to a point where maternity clothes wouldn’t even fit my protruding belly, so i give her kudos that she can wear things like this. :) it’s pretty.

Stephanie on

She always looks classic. and so cute as a mom-to-be

Daneyell on

Marcia looks fabulous. Marcia…please help to Tori!

yen on

she loooks good , the colour of the dress is beautiful, i din´t think it would look good on redheads.

Rebecca on

Marcia looks gorgeous- very fashionable and she’s got that beautiful mom-to-be glow.

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