Natalie Portman’s pregnant premiere style: adorable or disappointing?


As I said in the Ashton Kutcher-Demi Moore post, I’m splitting up the photos from the No Strings Attached premiere. This is the Natalie Portman post – because just like I could talk about Demi’s hair forever and a day, I could also talk about how much I’m enjoying Natalie Portman’s bad pregnancy style. Granted, this Vena Cava dress is probably one of the better things she’s worn since her belly “popped” but that’s not really saying much. I don’t mind loose-cut black gowns on pregnant women. Ladies have earned the right to be comfortable, and to not shove their “bumps” in our faces. My problem with Natalie’s dress is whatever the hell is happening at the neckline. Nude fabric and red halter/piping? The hell? I’m just going to say it: Natalie has a piping problem. There. It’s out there.



Here’s a closeup of Natalie’s engagement ring – it’s very fancy. Not my style, but I appreciate the craftsmanship.


And if you’re worried about Natalie doing to much in her condition, first of all, hahahahaha. She loves doing all of this. This is her Oscar campaign. Second of all, these events are all that she’s doing. Natalie told reporters: “I’m just doing these events, and then I’m going to try to take it easy.” She also said: “I told [director] Darren Aronofsky, I was like, ‘First you got me skinny, and now you’re getting my fat,’ because he introduced me to my fiance. It’s the greatest gift he ever gave me.”


One last Portman thing – her ad for Miss Cherie Dior has come out. It’s pretty sexy – she’s topless and throwing a little sexy bitchface. Nice.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. caramia says:

    Classy, very classic and sophisticated

  2. Lisa Turtle says:

    Everyone rips on poor Cameron Diaz for having “bad skin” in the uber-close up, high resolution photographs but Cameron is a decade older than Natalie who is only pictured in one close up and whose skin looks substantially worse. I mean really, you can see the pimples all over her forehead.

  3. Jezi says:

    Is Ashton starring at her ass in that second to last photo? Her bump isn’t even that big where she needs to wear a moomoo.

  4. Arianna says:

    she has a piping problem hahahaah for sure
    i hate this dress.
    i’m starting to just flat out hate her too

  5. anti says:

    her pregnancy could be affecting her skin now…

  6. brin says:

    She is really wearing some unflattering dresses! Love the Miss Dior ad with the semi-bitchface.

  7. kai says:

    I won’t rag on anyone for having bad skin, especially not pregnant women. But is Natalie kind of losing her looks? Or am I just having Natalie Portman fatigue?

  8. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    I dont hate her at all.. love her and her bitchfaces but I am not loving the dress.

    She can do better than that..

  9. jackie says:

    Aww give the girl a break, the bad skin I can completely forgive, she is pregnant! That’s kinda not her fault due to her hormones!

    And honestly, I would want to be comfortable, and maybe she just feels all bloated and gross and wants something loose.

    Remember she is tiny! So the extra weight may start to wear her down faster than other women.

  10. emine says:

    i think she is gorgeous in that Dior ad

  11. Brittney says:

    Her skin’s usually flawless… I say it’s just the hormones. And I’m thrilled to see her go from unhealthy-skinny (for her role) to healthy enough to carry a child. Her arms and face are really filling out, and it’s a great look for her (and one that all of us non-pregnant women would probably be thrilled to sport).

  12. kiko says:

    i don’t like the dress or the bitch face on the miss dior ad..

  13. Lesley says:

    That dress is not pretty. She looks wrong. She isn’t pregnant enough to be hiding it like this.

  14. Happymom says:

    That dress is hideous. There are tons of cute maternity dresses or things with empire or drapey waists that would look lovely. I’ll cut her some slack and say her hormones are impeding her judgement.

  15. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Hmmmm I don’t like the nude part of the dress. Its not hawt.

    Love the Dior AD.

  16. Reality says:

    Love the dress with the red collar. Her skin could be acting up due to hormones, so I’ll give that a pass too. I have yet to see any of this piping you’re talking about?

  17. Oi says:

    Really? Her skin is bad? Jeez people, that’s really nothing. Look at the rest of the population.

  18. Kaboom says:

    The ring looks gaudy.

  19. Marjalane says:

    Has she always had bitchface eyebrows?

    and yeah, that’s an ugly dress. Her skin probably is hormone related, but damn, it looks nasty to have all that makeup caked over it.

  20. guesty says:

    that dress is better…but still kinda fug.

    & her ring is pretty.

  21. mln76 says:

    Her problem is she is trying to look matronly and demure but eventhough she’s prego she looks like a 15 year old. She should try for the cutesy maternity dresses bright colors and shorter hemlines.

  22. Roma says:

    I like the halo engagement rings though I don’t care for the diamonds on her band. The one nice thing about the setting is that it sits low so you aren’t catching it on everything.

  23. Ariadna says:

    First of all, she has had pimples long before being pregnant. I helped photoshopping some of her pics from “The other woman” promotion and her skin was really greasy back then. The dress is fine. She can afford wearing something shorter and I totally agree that the neckline is horrendous. Btw, pregnancy extra weight suits her.

  24. baby says:

    i hope she wins the oscar. i never thought her acting was anything special (just not BAD, which is more than can be said for a lot of “actresses” lol), but after seeing black swan i had to admit she did an outstanding job. the ad is flawless, and the ring is beautiful too (tho not my style). i wouldnt wear the dress but i think its cute on her, since her fashion choices are usually a little quirky. i like that she doesn’t always pick an easy dress to pull off, it keeps things interesting. and as for pple commenting on her skin, its obviously because she’s pregnant, so calm down. only a jealous person would make a remark like that about a pregnant woman. it could be much MUCH worse.

    EDIT: her shoes are pretty terrible though. and i don’t think she’s quite pregnant enough yet to use that as an excuse lol.

  25. GeekChic says:

    The skin problems could just be from pregnancy. The hormonal changes with pregnancy can be hell on the skin. The dress is a little on the dull side, but overall she looks nice, I think. I find it hard to rag on a pregnant woman’s style. I know that I was super uncomfortable and bloated (with absolutely ginormous boobs — seriously, I was a 36 I!) when I was pregnant and I’m sure my style was questionable.

  26. Squirrel says:

    Am starting to feel sorry for her. The weight gain and pregnancy do not agree with her so far I think, she just looks worse as time goes by. The Dior ad is nice but if not even they could find something to flatter her and instead pictured her naked…?

    Also, their legs on the poster look really weird / unnatural, don’t they?

  27. Elfie says:

    For some reason, in that first pic she reminds me a penguin.

  28. MSat says:

    I think it’s kind of horrible to bash how a woman looks while she is pregnant. There are a lot of things beyond your control when you are expecting. Not to mention, most of the maternity clothes out there are pretty hideous. Criticizing a pregnant woman is right up there with picking on babies.

  29. rachiefromfargo says:

    She looks like Hayden Panetierre (sp?) in the side picture!

    I don’t like the dresses she has been wearing lately. But her Dior ad is gorgeous, and she is very pretty in general.

  30. mystified says:

    She looks so much like Brooke Shields in many of these pics. Their “acting” is similar too. But Brooke never seems to have a b face.

  31. Jezi says:

    @MSat I would never bash her looks, however, maternity clothes are by far horrendous. In fact, there are some really nice clothes out there for pregnant women. There are plenty of celebrities who dress unbelievably cute when they are pregnant. Heck when I was, I used to shop regular clothes (baby doll style) up until my belly got too big.

  32. TeeTee says:

    I think she looks cute, again, I don’t like the dress but honestly what was the DESIGNER thinking???

    Ashton looks pervy in that pic, he is a mess.

    to mention the skin of a pregnant woman in the early stages of her pregnancy is silly. The comparison between her and Cameron in any way is crazy.

  33. padiddle says:

    Some people have a really hard time incorporating their “no pregnant” style into their pregnancy. Some people transition fine. Like Nicole Ritchie – I think she always looks very stylish when pregnant.
    When I was younger (hs age) people used to tell me all the time that I looked like her. Too bad that didn’t last. LOL

  34. Mare says:

    I never liked her style but she’s a great actress and she doesn’t need Oscar campaign. Natalie is not Sandra Bullock or Halle Berry or some other actress with only one shot for an Oscar in their career. She was nominated for Closer and she was perfect in that movie. If she gets it this year, it probably won’t be her last.

  35. Whatever! says:

    Yes her skin does look bad in these pics. But the girl is prego, which reaks havoc on your hormones.

  36. serena says:

    Ohhh I like her sexybitch-face.
    Anyway I agree, the dress neckline is horribile. So the dress itself.
    And what’s up with her face?

  37. Lady D says:

    Her Vena Cava dress. A vein that takes de-oxygenated blood from your upper body back to your heart is called the superior vena cava. What a strange name for a designer.

  38. Rachael says:

    That dress is too sophisticated for her and her hair doesn’t match the dress. With a long dress like that you need sleeker hair. What is her problem?

  39. mln76 says:

    @Lady D I know right thinking the same thing? the only association that it has to pregnancy is that the baby can press on it which is why you aren’t supposed to lay on one side too long when pregnant. Really weird right?

  40. lucy2 says:

    Don’t care for this dress either. It’s a shame, with all the press she’s getting for award season, a good stylist could have had a field day with her and made her a fashion icon.
    @baby, I agree – always thought she was a good actress, but Black Swan really impressed me.
    She has a beautiful face, I think when she’s wearing a lot of makeup she doesn’t look as good.

  41. KelBear says:

    I gained a lot of weight in my arms when I was pregnant and it drove me crazy trying to get rid of it.

  42. Ron says:

    Overall not bad, but she killed the hipness AGAIN by wearing Aunt Geraldine shoes. I know she pregnant but WTF?

  43. Lisa Turtle says:

    @ MSat. Sorry, but I don’t understand why a pregnant celebrity should be given a free pass on snark the same way a child would be? Plenty of women stuggle with acne, weight gain, gas, etc. Plenty of women can put themselves together and still look cute while pregnant. Add to that Natalie’s wealth and the industry that she is in? Natalie has all the resources in the world to look put together while she is pregnant. But she’s chosing to wear sacs and be comfortable, maybe not washing her face or spending time in the makeup chair before stepping out for pictures. That’s fine – but I can snark on it. She’s not a kid, she’s not an unwilling participant, she’s not a private person, she is a celebrity who makes money off people caring about her and her projects.

    My comment was about her skin. I understand pregnancy hormones can affect it, but Cameron Diaz clearly struggles with her skin too and is always getting flack for it. My opinion is just that Natalie’s skin looks a lot worse than I’ve ever seen Cameron’s look at a red carpet event. I stand by that.

    I get the impression that Natalie has all but checked out of this press tour for awards season and Black Swan, she’s phoning it in style-wise. She’s blissed out and nesting or whatever. But her skin looks bad. Like greasy-hormonal-teenager bad.

  44. Isabel says:

    I am disappointed a little bit, but there’s time. This one, and the one from the other day with the gold cuffs and stuff…they are just huge misses. She could do so many cute, flowy things…come on, Natalie!

    I’ll defend the pregnant skin thing. I get the same stuff, too. It’s hormonal. Poor thing…she still is stunning.

  45. TotallyDo says:

    I am definitely not crazy about the dress. And I have to say if Natalie is going to use self tanner on her face and plans to wear a plunging neckline she should probably use it on her chest as well. That being said, she certainly looks pretty in the Dior ad, but I am not in love with the bow. It makes her look barely legal when she’s really almost like, what, 30. And for a woman who once stated “I don’t want to ever be working for money because then you are no different to a prostitute.” she certainly knows how to pick big budget, big name ad campaigns.

  46. Amy says:

    As someone who has been struggling with acne for about four years and who has super sensitive skin, I hate, hate, hate it when people point out pimples. We know they are there, we are not stupid. Skin problems can be caused by any number of things–honestly I think losing weight is easier. So seriously if you’ve never had a severe acne outbreak, shut it.

  47. jzhz says:

    She looks like Brooke Shields in that first photo.

  48. Liana says:

    The vast majority of actresses have skin issues. It’s usually because of the heavy makeup they have to wear for filming and photo shoots, not to mention the stress of promoting a project. Once they’re done with the shoot and with the PR, the skin settles down. And with Portman being pregnant, yeah, I would be shocked if she WASN’T breaking out all over the place.

    The dress isn’t hideous, but I would like it better if the top part was red and the collar black instead of the nude and the pop of red that seems to come out of nowhere.

    Yes, support for Portman from someone who really doesn’t like her very much. Oh, and I think she’s prettiest when giving bitch face.

  49. DD says:

    She looks good, but the pregnancy seems to be doing a number on her. She looks bloated and her skin is breaking out. She must be really uncomfortable, probably can’t wait for the baby to be born lol.

  50. DD says:

    @Amy … just read your post. I know I pointed it out too and this probably still makes you sensitive. But like you I’m pretty much at some stage of a breakout considering I break out every month at PMS time. It sucks to still be consistently breaking out and I’m already in my thirties.
    Hope your one of the lucky ones, who eventually gets over this phase, I know I’m not.

  51. Annabelle says:

    The dress is okay – except for the piping, I agree, it is gross.

    She does not look good in that close up pic. I mean, it is not her skin, probably just the face she is making but her eyebrows are too close to her eyes imo… it just looks weird. I don’t get what everyone is saying about her awful skin, it doesn’t look that bad ?

    I do not like the placement of the text in that Miss Dior advertisement, they should fire their graphic designer (and hire me :):):))

    @DD – I still get pimples too, granted I am only 23 but… its actually a myth that pimples are a teenage thing. A bit fat ugly myth!

  52. Isa says:

    I LOVE the ad!
    I feel for the arm weight gain. I hated it. Never quite lost mine and now I’m afraid I never will!

    Her face is already filling out! Bless her!

    Maternity clothes don’t have to be bad! I found a few really cute dresses. Also some simple empire waist tops.

    Remember Jessica Alba in that maroon dress at some awards ceremony? Oh, she looked beautiful!

  53. Mrs. Harrison Ford says:

    She needs to look at what Cate Blanchett wore during her pregnancies. Classy.

  54. Tracy9s says:

    Natalie is gorg, don’t get me wrong, but every dress she wears looks like it was made by a first year fashion student. They look cheap and are never very flattering.