Jennifer Lopez's Maternity Style
Jennifer Lopez's Maternity Style
knows how to do things big-so it's no surprise that her first pregnancy resulted in twins! She and husband Marc Anthony welcomed a boy and a girl on February 22. The couple kept the pregnancy a secret for as long as possible, with Lopez wearing capes, tent dresses and empire-waist gowns, many designed by pal Roberto Cavalli. Lopez finally made the announcement on the last date of their dual tour. "I kind of feel like everybody knew anyway," Lopez told Harper's Bazaar. "I was on tour with a bubble gut!"
The singer hit Fashion Rocks in a little fringed dress by Roberto Cavalli worn with dramatic earrings by Lorraine Schwartz.
Lopez attended the opening of a Just Cavalli boutique in a deco-inspired dress by her friend. Although she was never spotted in public in anything less than towering Louboutins, she later admitted to People that, "I like wearing my little flip-flops with an easy dress. Long, comfortable, cottony dresses with a little bit of stretch in them"
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Christian Louboutin studded mary janes, $865; at footcandyshoes.com
Lopez set off rumors during the debut of her latest clothing line, Sweetface in a little green dress that showed a tiny bit of tummy. Although she kept up with her multifaceted career, she also admitted that the pace was exhausting. "Once I did the tour, I really just wanted to shut it down, and since then I've had to do three things, including a video," Lopez told Harper's Bazaar. "It may not sound like a lot, but you know, at this point, any woman can sympathize. It is a lot. I was ready to just sit."
A tip for demure mothers-to-be everywhere: if all else fails, cover up your bump with a giant bag. In J. Lo's case, the bag came courtesy of Gucci.
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Single Couture chiffon top, $195; at buysingle.com.
Lopez put in an appearance with young fans in a Dallin Chase dress worn with studded Burberry heels. The star has always been devoted to children. "I want to feel the love between a mother and child: the circle of life, watching your children grow up and have kids of their own," Lopez once told In Style. "That's going to be more fulfilling than anything I've ever accomplished in my life."
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Dallin Chase minidress, $150; revolveclothing.com.
Ever the rock star, Lopez promoted her Brave album in leather leggings. Little did her fans know that she was hiding a double surprise under her Jean Paul Gaultier cape. "Yes, twins," her dad David Lopez told Spanish-language show Escandalo TV. "I'm very proud. Jennifer has yearned to be a mother for many years."
So much for comfort shoes-Lopez turned Christian Louboutin thigh-high boots into a maternity must-have.
For Movies Rock, Lopez donned a flowing empire-waist dress by one of her favorite designers, Donatella Versace. "Sometimes I like to be glamorous and sexy in a Marilyn Monroe type of way," Lopez has said.
Lopez legged it into Manhattan's Gramercy Park Hotel in towering Fendi heels and an H&M swing coat. She and husband Marc Anthony attended a baby shower held in their honor on the rooftop of the luxury hotel.
"We found one that fit!" Lopez told reporters as she entered the Marchesa presentation. "I tried on some things, and some things just make you look like you're wearing a tent. [This dress] is very cute. And it has pockets and the whole thing!" She did not compromise on footwear, however. "These shoes are hard to walk in," she admitted. "It doesn't matter if you're pregnant or not!"
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Notte by Marchesa satin dress, $317.90; at saksfifthavenue.com.
Lopez and Anthony walked the red carpet in Gucci at Madonna's Malawi fundraiser just days before the twins were born. "Having children is the biggest thing that can happen, I think, to a woman," Lopez would tell People. "I can't even think of anything that can match the actual miracle of giving birth and having your own child."