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Reese Witherspoon In Atelier Versace – ‘Mud’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere

Reese Witherspoon wore her second Versace dress of the day when she attended the Cannes Film Festival premiere for ‘Mud’ yesterday evening.

The blonde actress wore a wore a custom-made navy silk chiffon Atelier Versace gown covered in Swarovski crystals with a cut-out back.

This maternity gown is Versace through-and-through as it also has a central split.

As her body is constantly changing, the gown provides extra support with double straps and empire-waist to elegantly showcase the baby bump.

She completed her look with silver Versace shoes, Chopard jewels and a sweeping updo.

There must be something in the water at Cannes, as actress who are usually blah on the red carpet like Eva Longoria and Reese blossom at the Palais des Festivals.

Credit: Getty

Reese Witherspoon In Versace - 'Mud' Cannes Film Festival Photocall

Reese Witherspoon In Versace – ‘Mud’ Cannes Film Festival Photocall

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48 Responses to Reese Witherspoon In Atelier Versace – ‘Mud’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere

  1. Jess2 May 28, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    I think she is radiant and looks stunning!! I love this colour on Reese, the detail on the dress is beautiful and the styling is perfect! This has to be my favourite maternity dress on the red carpet.

    • gabis May 28, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

      +1! The silver platform sandals bother me a bit, I must confess, but I will give her a pass because she’s pregnant and because she is looking that breathtaking!

  2. Beta May 28, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    resee looks radiant!
    this gown is exquisite, the beading, the colour and the shape!
    one of my favourite maternity looks ever

  3. Rachael May 28, 2012 at 4:36 am #

    She is amazing! THat royal blue suits her so well and she looks to happy and content… hope I look as good as her when I’m pregnant!

  4. Dhppy May 28, 2012 at 12:40 am #

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone carry a maternity gown so elegantly.

  5. Jones19 May 27, 2012 at 11:37 pm #

    Wow she’s really glowing!

  6. EmmaWoodhouse May 27, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    She look gorgeous. I love the color on her! My problems are with the strappy, lowcut top (which doesn’t flatter and looks a bit “prommy”) to me and the back cutout, which I think highlights a problem area during pregnancy. However, That flowing skirt, soft sparkle and magnificent color are amazing on her! A HUGE congrats to her! 🙂

  7. Tina May 27, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    OMG I LOVVVVEEEEE this look!! The colour is gorgeous, and she is totally working it! Really hope this pattern continues in her non-Cannes days.

  8. NH May 27, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    she looks stunning…she reminds me of Angelina when i saw her picture. I think the dress has the same feeling as the green dress Angelina wore

  9. Vidhya May 27, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

    I totally adore this!! She looks radiant.. I can almost compare this to Angelin’s green chiffon Kung Fu Panda look. One of the best pregnant/ non-pregnant looks from Reese!

  10. Fanny May 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    Wow! She looks royal. Please put in BDOD11 poll!

  11. Jeremy May 27, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    I guess like it’s said: “When in Rome, do as Romans do” Maybe a lots of these actresses really want to impress the fashionable French people- which is good for all of us.

  12. Molly May 27, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    This is really stunning. My only problem is the back. Its not flattering at all with the lower back cut out as it highlights one of the most unflattering effects of pregnancy.
    Versace really knows what they are doing when it comes to maternity fashion.

  13. deolinda May 27, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    top 5 of best dressed until now, stunning!

  14. Sher May 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    Versace just knows how to bring that glow out of pregnant actresses – I remember Halle Berry’s stunning blue dress and Kate Hudson’s yellow gown last year

  15. Quinn May 27, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    i’m not a fan of hers on the red carpet but she looks radiant in Cannes. on this occasion, its perfect from head to toe! i hope she keep this up!

    this is one of my best dressed of Cannes.

  16. Shaina May 27, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    She looks beautiful! Maybe she should be pregnant all the time, this is the best she has looked in a very long time.

  17. Sabina May 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    Now this is undeniably Versace!(unlike the black one from the photocall). I wish her bust had more support because she looks like she’s gonna burst out, but the colour looks great on her and she is again so radiant.

  18. justme May 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    She looks stunning.

    It reminds me of a blue gown Halle Berry wore when she was pregnant. It was also Versace lol.
    Clearly, it’s the brand to go to when you’re pregnant and wants to look as fabulous as ever.

  19. Christine May 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    Maternity dress heaven! She looks radiant.

  20. Emmeline May 27, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    This is the best she’s looked in years, if not ever. I never would have thought that Reese and Versace would be such an amazing fit – but this whole look is stunning! Reese should definitely step out of her Wu/Posen/Valli comfot zone more often.

  21. Reagan May 27, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    She looks amazing. The color of this dress suits her.

  22. allie May 27, 2012 at 1:45 pm #


  23. bee7 May 27, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    she looks beautiful and i love the divine colour!

  24. mandy May 27, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    what? no strapless dress? no knee length dress? no vivien westwood-ish dress? no peep toes? Nothing but a custom Versace dress with silver heels with up do and a gorgeous pair of earrings? Reese is back ! We all knew she had this in her. We knew it ! Motherhood does on well =)

  25. Ramsay May 27, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    Wow!!!! That’s how you do pregnancy red carpet – everything works in this look

  26. Yeliz May 27, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    She looks stunning! I love this look like I didn’t loved a Reese look for ages.

  27. bm May 27, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    It reminds me of Jolie’s maternity green dress also in Cannes couple years ago.
    She looks flawless, and dare i say that this gown is a BDOTY worthy.

  28. Zineb May 27, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    Reese looks gorgeous! She is sparkling.

  29. Minka May 27, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    This is gorgeous way to dress a baby bump. She looks beautiful!

  30. Hannah May 27, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    She is so radiant, and that is more than ading to the whole look. I remembered her maternity style years back adn so I’m so glad it’s just as good this time around. To me this is the wow dress of Canns this year. I prefer it even to Tilda’s Ackermann, which is rare.

  31. Amy May 27, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    She looks fantastic!! and congrats to Donatella for that dress : you can’t do better for a red carpet maternity dress! The dress is elegant and so sexy!

    • CreoleLady May 27, 2012 at 11:28 am #

      +1, especially the kudos to Donatella. Versace is everywhere on the Cannes red carpet, to incredible effect. Three of my fave looks aside from Nicole Kidman’s gowns are Versace looks — Jane Fonda, Freida Pinto and now Reese.

      • Amy May 27, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

        Indeed. you’re right, this festival was all about Versace, the couture collection was everywhere (premieres,parties…). By the way Freida dress was also one of my fave (it’s stuck in my mind)

  32. Kaz May 27, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    She looks great. The colour is so beautiful and I love the style of the dress! In the second pic at first glance I thought she looked like Princess Di!

  33. SS May 27, 2012 at 10:47 am #


  34. bas May 27, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    WOW. I’m not usually a fan of Reese’s style, but here, she is glowing! Perfect.

    • Christine May 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

      +1 The power of Cannes

    • Alina May 27, 2012 at 4:44 pm #


  35. Fer May 27, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    This must be one of the best maternity dresses i have ever seen on the red carpet, she looks AMAZING, and for me this is one of the best red carpet looks Reese has.

    I was amazed by this look earlier watching the pictures in Getty, and i am so happy that you fc loved it too.

    It’s the Magic of Cannes.

    • Fashion Critic May 27, 2012 at 10:46 am #

      “It’s the Magic of Cannes.” – So True

  36. Bec May 27, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Hot! Love that she is working her mega preggy boobs and not wearing shapeless sacks a la Bryce Dallas Howard!

  37. jo May 27, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    Wow, simply stunning. She’s glowing

  38. Delphine May 27, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    Wow ! She looks stunning. I love the color with her eyes and the brillant detail.

    • J May 27, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

      She’s beautiful. She def knows how to work the maternity look. Blue is an excellent color for her.

  39. Fari May 27, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    She looks amazing! Normally I find Reese quite boring on the red carpet but on this occasion she looks great. That dress is the perfect maternity dress! Tres elegant!

    • Emi May 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

      I agree with you. Maybe pregnancy is making her stepping out of her comfort zone. She looks great.

      • Hannah May 27, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

        Probably because with the bump she can’t wear pencil skirted, strapless cinched in at the waist dresses.

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