This Star Is Challenging Everything We Thought We Knew About Maternity Style

No muumuus here.

In between the bronzed Angelina legs and bare bosoms at Cannes, there was one star who might have shone even brighter than the rest: Thai actress Araya Hargate, whom we once (rightly ::shoulder brush::) hailed as a member of the rising class of style icons. Why, though? She's five months pregnant. Here, a tribute to her always Fashion, always regal red-carpet style, which might look even *better* with a bump underneath.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

1

I-con-ic. She's in Ralph & Russo Couture and out to prove that pregnant women ought not settle for whatever still fits them—they can and should go for body-con white, a freaking full-length ostrich cape, and crystals galore. 

2

The drama doesn't end when you're carrying a baby. Draped, tiered Olivier Theyskens gets turned all the way up with a topknot, matching gloves, and major jewels. 

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

3

That color combo! The Empire silhouette! This is Giambattista Valli Couture, and it's a moment. 

4

Kim K. isn't the only one can do maternity sheers. A faux-modest Ashi Studio dress gets the party treatment with nude underwear. 

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

5

One word: Ahhhhh. (Okay, three more: Zuhair Murad Couture.) 

6

We are so far from the days pregnant celebrities stayed home, or, at best, went out swathed in tents. Sweeping in a different way, this strapless Alexis Mabille Couture juxtaposes a cathedral-worthy quilted train with a belly-accentuating sheath. Celebrating all the amazing things a woman's body does has never looked so glam.

More from Marie Claire: