Dressing your best when pregnant can sometimes be an exercise in futility. You feel like a beached whale, your feet are swollen and, honestly, even the idea of having to dress in a fancy outfit just to sit around for four hours during an awards show seems like actual torture, no? Apparently not for all mamas, as Kerry Washington proved at the 2016 Emmys. Her mama march down the red carpet had tongues wagging in a good way (for a change), and it’s giving us major pregnancy fashion envy (is that a thing?)

68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals

Let’s break this down, because Kerry’s incredibly on trend with this look. Her natural hair is gorgeous and mirrors her belly in the perfect way by being super full. The cutout/skin she’s showing on the sides of her floor length gown is super sexy while still covering all the right places, reminding us that pregnant women are just as sexy as their non-pregnant counterparts. And that cape? Where do we begin with that flawlessness?

Kerry’s makeup is on point too. The bare skin on her chest and subtle accessories top off a look that’s giving us major pregnancy envy. Who knew that you could slay every single high fashion trend all while being super pregnant?

Kerry Washington, that’s who.

Would you wear a sexy gown while pregnant? Tell us @BritandCo!

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