How to Create Your Own Killer Pregnancy Reveal à la Beyoncé
When you're Beyoncé, you don't reveal the news of your pregnancy in a typical way (for example, her first announcement at the 2011 MTV VMAS).
As Queen Bey revealed to the world Wednesday that she and Jay Z are expecting twins, she went full-on goddess in floral garden glory with a photo she shared on Instagram. In it, the "Hold Up" songstress palmed her baby bump with a smize in a burgundy sheer bra topped with bows, blue ruffled underwear, and a sheer, pale green veil.
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After taking a peek at the snap (repeatedly, natch) and becoming semi-obsessed with the massive floral wreath behind her, along with her greenery-covered throne, we couldn't help but wonder how to recreate the pop superstar's pregnancy reveal look.
For starters, Bey is rocking a scalloped Agent Provocateur bra ($130; net-a-porter.com).
On the bottom Bey is donning a set of blue Liviara ruffled underwear ($95; liviara.com).
The green veil is tougher to find, but not impossible to recreate. We found light green tulle fabric ($1.50; amazon.com) that is about the same color as the mom-to-be's sheer accessory.
The Floral Backdrop
Her attire aside, you'll absolutely need to have a huge floral wreath as your backdrop. To get one that big, you'll either have to custom order it or make it yourself. We recommend the latter—and here's a great DIY guide, thanks to Pinterest.
For supplies, you'll need an assortment of pink, yellow, red, and white artificial roses ($8 to $22; amazon.com), baby's breath ($19; amazon.com), and plenty of greenery ($20; amazon.com) to layer beneath you.
The Flower Crown
Remember the cloud backdrop in the photo where she lounged on a red pick-up truck? Check. ($30; amazon.com)
The Multi-Use Fabric
You're going to need a ton of sheer green fabric. Beyoncé not only wrapped it around her bump in photos with Blue, but also in the pool. (Moss Green Chiffon Fabric: $7; amazon.com)
The Sheer Gown
Yes, just as we found ourselves awestruck by Bey's pregnancy reveal, she continued on, giving us one hot shot after the next.
In a couple of the photos, she rocked a sheer coverup as she struck fierce poses for the camera. To recreate the frock, you can either fashion a gauzy sheer shawl or pick up a sheer dress like this French Connection dress (sheer dress, $83; asos.com).
The Odd Accessory
Oh heyyy tribute to Nefertiti. We spotted you. (Nefertiti head statue: $143; amazon.com)