‘I’ll be showing soon’, said Rachel Weisz last week when she announced that she and Bond, James Bond (otherwise known as her husband Daniel Craig) are expecting their first child. Since her breakout role in The Mummy back in 1994, Rachel Weisz has been living under the glare of the paparazzi lens. But, now she’s midway through the press tour of her new film Disobedience and pregnant, every sartorial move she makes creates headlines (guilty as charged).
Some celebrities take to pregnancy fashion like a fish to water - Chrissy Teigen and Leandra Medine among them - others take their time easing into the nine months of gestating. Weisz, falls into the former camp, unsurprisingly.
Michelle Williams, Sienna Miller and Natalie Portman’s stylist Kate Young has been working with Weisz to create a mother-to-be look that is a natural continuation of her personal style. Often Weisz's wardrobe has been marked by pretty dresses or slim-fit tailoring. While her body may be changing, her style is not. Though she’s shied away from the Cardi B school of bump-first pregnancy fashion, Weisz hasn’t resigned herself to muumuus and dungarees (just yet).
See: Rachel Weisz Pregnancy Style File
For one of her recent public appearances (before announcing her’s and Craig’s news), she chose a dress by The Vampire’s Wife. Though figure-hugging, its puff sleeves, ruffled skirt and waist belt easily off-set any suspicions. Next came a slightly more eyebrow-raising ensemble: a shift dress and cape. Evidently, she was following the rubric set out by Kim Kardashian - regardless of the Californian heat, Kim spent her second pregnancy robbed in jackets that skimmed over her silhouette. In keeping with the grand tradition of celebrities who’ve yet to confirm their mother-to-be status, Weisz also spent this period of her life rarely without a well-placed bag that could hide her form from the prying eyes of the paps.
After telling the New York Times, ‘Daniel and I are so happy. We’re going to have a little human’, Weisz has found success in dressing her newly formed baby bump in empire waistlines. First, there was a maroon Chloe gown and next came a romantic Miu Miu floral frock grounded by a Burberry trench coat and Tabitha Simmons shoes.
As the Disobedience junket continues, let's hope so does this style masterclass.