10 Oscars maternity looks worthy of an Academy Award

From Meryl Streep's as-gold-as-her-Oscar ensemble to Kerry Washington's stunning satin number, these pregnant stars gave red-carpet regulars a run for their money.
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Lights, camera… red-carpet action!

As Hollywood’s elite get ready to frock up for the 91st annual Academy Awards, we’ve decided to turn back time to some of the most memorable celebrity maternity style moments that made our jaws drop and eyes pop.

From Meryl Streep’s as-gold-as-her-Oscar dress to Kerry Washington’s simple, yet stunning satin number, these stars, in all their bump-showing glory, gave red-carpet regulars a run for their money.

Click through our gallery to see them all for yourself.

The Oscars maternity looks worthy of an Academy Award

Elsa Pataky

Best Use Of A Dropped Hem To Accentuate Baby Bump… Elsa Pataky, along with husband Chris Hemsworth, rocked one gloriously beautiful bump on the Oscars’ red carpet in 2014.

Natalie Portman

Best Use Of Pregnancy Glow… Natalie Portman, pictured pregnant with her first child Aleph Portman-Millepied, was literally glowing when she arrived at the 2011 Oscars in bump-loving style.

Nicole Kidman

Best Way To Turn A Regular Gown Into A Winning Maternity Frock… In 2008, our golden girl, Nicole Kidman took Oscars maternity-wear to stylish new heights with this black floor-sweeper.

Best Way To Sport A Baby Bump While Looking Effortless Doing It… Along with Nicole, another one of our national treasures, Cate Blanchett, took to the Kodak Theatre red carpet in her very best Oscars’ maternity gown.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum

Best Mother-Father Duo Doting On Their Child When It Hasn’t Even Arrived Yet… We don’t know what’s sweeter: Jenna Dewan-Tatum proudly showing off her baby bump at the 2013 Oscars, or her then husband Channing Tatum attempting to do the same.

Meryl Streep

Best Throwback Maternity Gown That We Would Definitely Wear Today… Oscars red-carpet veteran Meryl Streep gives off a pregnant glow as bright as her 1983 Oscar!

Kerry Washington

Best Pregnant Celeb To Rep A Thigh-Split Dress As Scandalous As Angelina Jolie… Kerry Washington’s 2014 Oscars maternity gown is sleek, chic and can’t be beat.

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis

Most Likely Bump To Distract Everyone From The Actual Awards Ceremony… It was very difficult to focus on the 2014 Academy Awards thanks to beautiful, pregnant celebrities, like Olivia Wilde, who managed to steal the spotlight from their well-dressed better halves (sorry, Jason Sudeikis!).

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

Best Pregnancy Photoshoot Lean… Far from ordinary, Chrissy Teigen, here with her husband John Legend, showcases her then-growing tummy at the 2016 Oscars.

Jessica Alba

Best Pregnancy Reincarnation Of A Sleek, Chic, Greek Goddess… Jessica Alba’s 2008 maternity gown is something from the Gods…

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