Natalie Portman's Growing Fashion Quandary -- Her Expanding Baby Bump!

02/09/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

Natalie Portman's Growing Fashion Dilemma
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Natalie Portman might be known for her effortless red carpet flair–but when it comes to bump style, the first-time mom-to-be has discovered that there are new issues she has to contend with. One major Academy Awards fashion consideration? “Leaving space for growth,” the Best Actress nominee told PEOPLE at an Oscar Nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills on February 7th. But the star, who wore a teal Lanvin dress with pink satin pumps to the event, isn’t going it alone, and has her own master stylist hard at work searching for the perfect pregnancy ensembles. Tell us: Are you excited to see what Natalie Portman wears to the Oscars? –Reporting by Michelle Ward


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Carla on

Well, I think she looks fabulous. Her stylist obviously knows what they’re doing. The teal dress with the pink pumps shown above? Perfection!

Honest on

What stylist, what perfection? See the mess with the hem above her knees? Call a tailor or use a good iron!

emme on

Love Natalie Portman, but it looks like she’s wearing a robe here…that was stuffed in a drawer before she put it on!!

Really? on

@ Honest–that’s the cut of the dress duh

Susan on

Stylist? She looks like a hot mess. Other pregnant women have looked much better in Hollywood. She needs to fire her stylist and find another one. I love the girl, didn’t like the movie, but her pregnancy wardrobe leaves much to be desired. She needs to remember if she wins it will be replayed over and over for years and years. The dress should be really good.

Tammy on

I hope she looks better at the Oscars than the does in the pic above. She looks horrid there (not her, just the dress). I agree it looks like a robe.

anita on

i think i would have liked the dress better falling below her knees and a little less drapey. but notwithstanding, she is stunning.

agree on

I agree- that hem is a MESS. i think Jane Krakowski’s pregnancy style has been stunning— embrace the bump and show it off! stop hiding it under formless baggy things, or hoping we wont notice it with something like a gigantic sequined rose attached to your bust.

Monie on

Lol… Seems like a lot of bitter housewives here who wished they looked half that gorgeous when they were pregnant.

Marcela on

Finnaly she’s wearing something really beautiful! i liked the hair, the dress, de colour, the pumps too.

Darian on

She has looked beautiful in everything she has worn recently.

Melisa on

I am all with embracing the bump….the only time in your whole life when you don’t have to suck it in!! I saw a picture of her the other day in jaens and a tshirt….and she looks like she is due in March, not this summer! Whats up with that?

pg&happy on

she looks really uncomfortable…looks like a non-maternity dress that they hiked the front over the bump to create a less than stellar front hem…i like the look, but you can tell from the photo that she’s not super keen on it…do it one better for oscar night…embrace the belly (and leave room for your evening bloat!).

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Jon on

That’s nice to hear, I am excited to see what Natalie Portman wears to The Oscars! It’s nice that Valerie Bertinelli & Tom Vitale like to be Naked Together, another Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman, lol, when they were together, just kidding! Also, Valerie looks great on The March Issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine! I’m so thrilled to hear Sara Rue is getting ready to get married this May, and as far as Wedding Cakes Suggestions, it could be Chocolate cake with Chocolate Frosting, Vanilla with Strawberry Drizzle, Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Frosting, whatever she wants?

Jon on

I saw a PEOPLE VIDEO with Zach Braff and it’s nice that he’d pour someone a Drink after talking about a Great Restaurant in NYC!

nancy on

I really think she should speak up more to the people picking out her clothes. That dress doesn’t look very good on her. The top is all bunch up.

LDG on

Fire the stylist. She is a cute girl but the dress looks like a thrown on old robe. There have been several pregnant women of Hollywood that have been absolutely beautiful. Look at Catherine Zeta Jones.

ht87 on

What is the point of tearing it apart is what I would like to know… ppl are jerks :/

Hillary :) on

I for one love Natalie’s look here! I loved her Golden Globes dress and can’t wait to see what she wears to the Oscars-heck I wish I could look that fabulous whenever I get pregnant :)

Sharlene on

Some of you women really are petty and just plain mean.

Scarlett92858 on

Natalie looks gorgeous in ANYTHING!!! She’s pregnant & she has the pregnancy glow!! She is carrying a “Precious Miracle”!! Natalie welcome to Motherhood!!

funny on

the hem is a mess
the dress is not ironed
the fit makes her look fat not pregnant…what no pregnant women wants
absolutely horrible

Jason on

She needs to do the right thing and get married before having her baby.

Cathy on

She has zero style!

Claudia on

One time when I saw Natalie in the airport,she said to me,when I ask her:Hey Natalie,I’m one of your biggest fans.Can I have a picture with you?” And she say to me ( Can You move,please and keep your distance.OK”———–Can you imagine what would happen if she win the Oscar. ( Goodbye Fans;and please don’t forget to check and buy all my movies.OK..Oh,and please remember to keep you distance.LOL Thanks : )<3

Christine on

Jason – [“She needs to do the right thing and get married before having her baby.”] The right thing for who, for you?? You need to do the right thing and mind your own damned business and let people live their own lives. She’s already engaged. If they choose to wait until after the baby’s born to get married so that they can have the type of wedding they want and not add that stress to the load they’re already carrying, well, that’s their business, isn’t it?

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dr doolittle on

hay yall, ya wanna know what i think, i think natalie should lose that boy toy of hers and do her own thang, ha aay. women got to be women know what mean. i knew that you could girlfriend. and while she is at why dont she do her thang at the oscars hay a. girl do yo thang

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