Congratulations are in order for Kerry Washington and her husband Nnamdi Asomugha. After possibly the most stylish pregnancy in history, it has been announced that Washington gave birth almost two weeks ago, on April 21st, to a baby girl. The proud new parents named their bundle of joy Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha. This is the first child for the couple, who wed secretly in an intimate ceremony in 2013.
Since announcing in October that she and Asomugha were expecting their first child together, the ever private star has shown us that she isn't one for typical maternity wear. From a Jason Wu stunner at the 2014 Oscars to a custom Prada skirt and crop top, Washington's pregnancy style has kept us on the edge of our seats. Take a look at her most stylish maternity looks through these past 9 months–both on the red carpet and off.
1. March 2
Not one to shy away from revealing clothing because of a growing baby bump, Washington wore an ultra-sexy Jason Wu gown with a high slit to the Oscars. The gown is the first Wu has ever designed for the red carpet. Later on in the night, when host Ellen DeGeneres asked if anyone wanted pizza, Washington was one of the first to raise her hand. However, when the pizza arrived the star declined a slice. Her reasoning? Washington tweeted, "No worries on the pizza peeps! I'm gluten-free! LOL #SnacksInMyPurse #Oscars," and posted a photo of herself to Instagram snacking on gluten-free pizza backstage.
2. February 27
Washington wore a loose-fitting Calvin Klein Collection dress, Jimmy Choo pumps, and Emm Kuo clutch to the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills.
3. February 22
At the NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA, Washington won the award for outstanding actress in a drama series for her role in Scandal. Her navy-and-peach Thakoon gown was also a winner.
4. January 25
In complete contrast to her form fitting Golden Globes gown and revealing SAG Awards crop top, Washington donned a flared out black-and-white Oscar De La Renta dress for the Directors Guild Awards in Century City, CA. Washington was there to present the diversity award to Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes and executive producer Betsy Beers.
5. January 18
One thing is for sure—Washington did not let her pregnancy get in the way of her style. Case in point, the custom pink Prada crop top and black skirt she wore to the Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Although she didn't win for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series, her ensemble stole the show.
6. January 17
At the Entertainment Weekly SAG Awards pre-party at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the actress wore a white Tory Burch dress with black embroidery, finished with multicolor shoes and a hot pink necklace.
7. January 12
Washington debuted her baby bump on the Golden Globes red carpet in a white Balenciaga gown. Before the show, she remarked that her growing belly was her best accessory. This marked the first time Washington acknowledged her pregnancy.
8. November 2
As host of Saturday Night Live, Washington wore a black dress, tights, and black heels. The dress had a single front pleat, further spurring rumors that she had a baby bump to hide.
9. October 31
One day after the news broke that she was pregnant, Washington made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Although the actress herself hadn't confirmed or denied the rumor, she wore a conspicuously loose fitting black-and-white Erdem tank and skirt combo, which she paired with black cat ears to celebrate Halloween. The actress didn't mention her pregnancy once during the six-minute interview.
10. October 4
Washington was honored at the Variety Power of Women Luncheon Presented by Lifetime at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles for her support of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. For the event, she wore a black-and-gold Vince Camuto polkadot dress.
11. October 3
For a panel with the cast of Scandal at the Apple store in SoHo, New York City, Washington wore a simple but elegant cherry red Max Mara sheath dress along with multicolor Christian Louboutin pumps. This was only one of three appearances she made that day–Washington also appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Good Morning America.
12. October 2
Almost a full month before the news broke that Washington was pregnant, she hosted a panel called, "She's Making Media: Kerry Washington" at the Paley Center for Media in New York City. The actress wore a white J. Mendel dress along with white Christian Louboutin heels.