Elsa Pataky In Elie Saab – Oscars 2014

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A very pregnant Elsa Pataky was glowing at the 2014 Oscars on Sunday, March 2 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.

The actress and model, who is roughly seven months into carrying Chris Hemsworth’s twins, wore a sparkling Elie Saab number with earrings by Graziela Gems and a bracelet by Dana Rebecca Designs.

This was a less common silhouette than we see on most pregnant stars who generally either loosely drape the baby bump, often with an empire waistline, or go with a fitted sheath. Elsa’s drop waist gives the gown a cool, bohemian vibe but it hides her bustline making the shape feel a bit off.

Relaxed hair and make-up complement the feel of the dress and the earrings are a perfect accent but I struggle to fully embrace the dress without some definition under the bust.

How do you feel about this silhouette?

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40 Responses to Elsa Pataky In Elie Saab – Oscars 2014

  1. Beatriz March 6, 2014 at 10:00 #

    I think she looks beautiful, the dress it’s beautiful too and I think she just tried to show her baby-bump in another way, I think she did a great job and it’s a beautiful way to show her pregnancy!

  2. zoe March 3, 2014 at 23:27 #

    OMG, this picture genuinely scared me. definitely looks like an alien is about to bust out of her or that she has a strange and unfortunate disease. this could have been beautiful if it was empire waisted or had a drape detail and didn’t cup directly under her stomach. come on…who told her that this was ok?! her makeup and hair is absolutely beautiful so I am sad the silhouette of her dress had to be so devastating.

  3. Ziggy March 3, 2014 at 21:45 #

    I don’t like to bash Elsa because she’s carrying a life inside her but man, the dress is horrible! She looks like she she does he have boobs at all. And I don’t like the nude lining because it makes the bump exposed in a bad way. On a positive note, I think the color and the fabric looks great on her and if she opted for a more classical maternity cut, she would have looked miles better.

  4. Joy March 3, 2014 at 17:47 #

    I hate to pick on someone with child, but this is my worst of the night. She looks beautiful, I feel like she’s a victim of a bad idea. That silhouette could not have been more unflattering. The color is gorgeous on her, it is a real shame this could have been so great.

  5. Dawn March 3, 2014 at 17:33 #

    They are her Twins as well. Just a note on that.

  6. Anne Gallagher March 3, 2014 at 16:53 #

    I hate to be critical of an expectant mother, but damn! This is just such an unfortunate choice.

  7. justme March 3, 2014 at 14:26 #

    Pregnancy suits her, she is glowing and her face is freaking stunning.

    But that dress? Oye. She is expecting twins so her belly is big. The drop waist makes it look even bigger.

  8. EmmaWoodhouse March 3, 2014 at 13:58 #

    Very happy for her and Chris, and pregnant bellies are wonderful, but this is VERY unfortunate.

  9. Betelgeuze March 3, 2014 at 13:47 #

    This is exactly how you should NOT do a pregnancy gown. Had her belly been smaller it would maybe look a little less awkward, but as it is the dress looks awkward and stretched and overall a bad choice for the expecting beauty.

  10. kane March 3, 2014 at 10:07 #

    The colour is gorgeous but there is a reason why pregnant ladies don’t go for this silhouette and this look is a perfect example for it.

  11. lin March 3, 2014 at 08:29 #

    This is a bad maternity dress. Much preferred Kerry Washington’s look.

  12. kelly March 3, 2014 at 05:59 #

    worst dressed, by far. one of the worst maternity looks we’ve seen in a long time.

    • carla March 3, 2014 at 06:46 #


    • carla March 3, 2014 at 06:46 #


  13. Nat39 March 3, 2014 at 05:09 #

    This is NOT the way to present your baby bump. One of the worst maternity looks ever.

  14. Laurie March 3, 2014 at 05:07 #

    What a terrible dress on a beautiful woman.

  15. amy March 3, 2014 at 04:34 #

    this is bad. pregnant look prefer empire waistlines for a reason. it’s flattering. this dress isn’t. it looks like her belly is about to drop on the floor. too bad cause she’s gorgeous

  16. Moxie March 3, 2014 at 03:49 #

    This is not flattering.

  17. Lauren March 3, 2014 at 03:47 #

    Her face is flawless and she is so tiny but the silhouette is a no.

    • Cássia March 3, 2014 at 03:49 #


    • Alina March 3, 2014 at 04:31 #


    • Jess2 March 3, 2014 at 06:24 #

      +3 – flawless is definitely the word, I think her hair is great as well.

      • ayatlaw March 4, 2014 at 17:30 #


  18. Noemi March 3, 2014 at 03:40 #

    This is probably the worst pregnant outfit of the history together with Charlotte Gainsbourg at Cannes Film Festival. This is really awful and unflattering.

  19. Kelli March 3, 2014 at 03:37 #

    I had been having a really hard time finding my “worst dressed” or even some that I didn’t think looked great– I definitely found it here. It’s unfortunate because the dress is gorgeous but FC hit it right on the head that the shape is way off!

  20. Alicat March 3, 2014 at 03:26 #

    How unfortunate. The undefined curve over her bust and belly makes her look positively bulbous. Pregnancy bumps are beautiful, but this is just not flattering at all.

  21. paulyne March 3, 2014 at 03:22 #

    I kinda like it. I like the colour, the gown in itself but i don’t like the silhouette.
    However, she looks beautiful and she seems to have fun! I love that even pregnant she doesn’t stick to the classics even if this is not what i expected.
    FC, I think this is a Fall 2012 Couture gown.
    Your coverage is on point! Thank you for posting so fast! YOU’RE THE BEST!

  22. Cindy March 3, 2014 at 03:14 #

    Sadly, this is just awful! I mean AWFUL!

  23. Anj March 3, 2014 at 03:14 #

    I honestly don’t know how I feel about this silhouette. It looks like a baby bump lifter. I can say however, I do love the color and the intricacy of the beading.

  24. Peony March 3, 2014 at 03:14 #

    This is so awkward. She looks like a very glamorous watermelon.

    • DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) March 3, 2014 at 04:42 #

      +1. AWFUL.

      • julyol1972 March 3, 2014 at 06:01 #

        ITA!!! I saw a side view of this get up and it was horrible. The weight of the dress over her belly was giving her major flattened sideboob. And she looked like she was about to head off to the hospital any minute. It was not a good look.

    • Miguel March 3, 2014 at 05:14 #

      +2 and LOL by the way

    • Jones19 March 3, 2014 at 09:35 #

      LOL glam watermelon. This is the worst pregnancy red carpet look EVER.

      • gabis March 7, 2014 at 03:03 #

        Worst pregnancy red carpet look ever without a doubt.

    • Amanda March 3, 2014 at 14:08 #

      ‘Glamorous watermelon’….best description ever!

      • Fatou March 3, 2014 at 19:45 #

        +1 hahaha

  25. Gemma March 3, 2014 at 03:11 #

    I love pregnant bellies, and definitely think they should be celebrated on the red carpet.. but this unfortunately looks like an eyeball or something similar…

  26. Christine March 3, 2014 at 03:09 #


  27. Yeliz March 3, 2014 at 03:09 #

    Sadly this silhouette does nothing for her heavily pregnant body. I like the colour and that’s it.

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