Hilary Duff’s very tight short dress: pregnancy pass or what was she thinking?

When I first saw the thumbnails for this photo set I thought I was looking at a woman crammed into a too-tight dress. From far away, from the front, that’s what it looks like. It wasn’t until I saw the photos on Evil Beet that I realized I was looking at a pregnant Hilary Duff crammed into a too-tight lime green sequin dress. (There are more photos here) This is not a flattering look for her at all, and I think pregnancy passes should be reserved for shapeless shifts, but at least she’s trying to switch it up. I love this color too, but as an accent piece or a shirt that pops not as a whole dress! Still, she’s going for bold and she’s knocked up and loving it. Plus she looks cute and like she has a devoted husband in hockey player Mike Comrie. (Not so much here, but in the other photos.)

Hilary was attending the launch of The Beauty Book, which features photos of celebrities with proceeds to go to brain cancer research. So she’s doing a good thing here, even as a shiny bright green fashion miss.

From what I can find, Hilary is probably around six months along. She made the announcement in mid August and if she waited a traditional three months first she would be six months’ pregnant now. Hilary is only 24! I know a lot of people know her as the kid from Disney’s Lizzie McGuire, but I honestly thought she was at least 28 or so. Still, she seems grounded and like she’ll make a good mom. You know she’ll do a baby photo spread if one of the magazines will have her.


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  1. Happy21 says:

    I think she’ll make a great mom. She has been without scandal for her entire career and I think she’s pretty level-headed.

    The dress though is TERRIBLE. She does look like someone squeezed into a too small dress. Unfortunate.

  2. madpoe says:

    Hil – don’t be yellow with your mustard~

    tragic. she has no electricity and got dressed in the dark. damn.

  3. luls says:

    Hard to believe Hillary & Lindsey were once in the SAME category of up and coming young starlets…. Look where they are now.

  4. teehee says:

    Well she definitely looks way different now. Thats the scary ass thing about pregnancy- it will change how you look, but you never know how, or how much- or how permanent. And it ages a woman- she no longer looks like a girl but like a woman, or … yeah like a mother… which is freaky 😛

  5. I.want.shoes says:

    That dress is going to burst or split at the seams any minute now.

    Nothing wrong with the color. It would look good on someone with a darker complexion and with a smaller body. But on her body, it just looks like one big walking neon sign.

  6. Nev says:

    love her attitude!
    she was recently on piers morgan and she held her own to him…

  7. RobN says:

    No pregnancy pass; that looks absolutely awful. Not flattering in anyway whatsoever. Like her, love her husband, but stunningly awful.

  8. brin says:

    Oh Hils….no!

  9. Larissa says:

    looks painful to put on!

  10. SueAnn says:

    I know she is pregnant, but holy hell….BAD CHOICE…

  11. Wildone says:

    No just no there is no pass because these people have stylist so there is no reason for her or and other pregnant celebrity to dress this poorly.

  12. N.D. says:

    Doesn’t look good on her.

  13. Cerulean says:

    Um no. No pass. Not cute. I think she’s ok but the dress makes her look less pregnant and just chubby.
    I kinda don’t want to snark on her because she seems like a level headed woman but…it’s ugly and there’s no getting around it. I tried and failed.

    But at least she is nourishing her baby and gaining weight like a normal pregnant woman would. No vanity pregnancy here.

  14. Pyewacket says:

    Horrible choice but there are a lot of celebrities not preggo who dress atrociously, so I am not going to snark on a seemingly nice person for a bad choice.

  15. You don't say says:

    Like her smile and she seems happy, but not even pregnancy hormones can be an excuse for that mess of a dress. Sorry, no pass.

  16. NM9005 says:

    If cheating is the new equivalent of being devoted than Mike gets an A+!

  17. lucy2 says:

    Terrible dress.
    I thought she was older too. Good for her for doing well in her life though, especially compared to Blohan.

  18. Rhiley says:

    That is the funniest thing I have seen today. She looks like a pitcher of lemonade. The color is HORRIBLE on her and pregnancy has completely morphed her face.

  19. Obvious says:

    I didn’t even recognize her. Between the dress and the pregnancy it’s just all around bad. And i’ve seen other pictures of her this far along where she looked fabulous. No pass on the dress.

  20. Reece says:

    Is it bunching because it’s trying to fit over her stomach but she can’t let it otherwise it would be waaay too short?

    I don’t think this would be so bad if it fit. I like the color. She’s pale & blonde so yellow anything can be terrible but the color works for me.

  21. Cheyenne says:

    Looks like she’s wearing a sequined sausage casing.

  22. Stubbylove says:

    Just looks so uncomfortable – the shoes just add to the pain.

  23. spinner says:

    I didn’t even recognize her. Some women look beautiful while pregnant & some women errrr…don’t.

  24. bagladey says:


  25. umabrasileira says:

    There’s something so Jennifer Garner-esque on her in that first photo…

  26. Trish says:

    Okay, yeah, the dress is awful. But can I just say I’m glad she’s finally wearing something that actually makes her look pregnant? Because before this, I was having serious doubts. Like maybe she had phantom pregnancy or something.

  27. Artisan says:

    I think she looks great preggo but gosh, can the baby breath?? Lol. That dress is hella tight.

  28. constance says:

    The dress doesn’t fit. She just has it hiked up over her belly in a wrinkled mess.

    I agree I didn’t recognize her at all.

    Pay the money for a stylist to go out on the town. He may not be the “proper cleaned up” suited type husband but she doesn’t have to look cheap.

  29. operagirl says:

    @spinner . . .

    Have to disagree, I think *she* looks lovely. Happy, healthy, glowing. Even if pregnancy has morphed her face, which it has, she is still a beautiful young woman.

    The dress, however, is unfortunate.

    Put her in something that fits her burgeoning belly, and she would be lovely.

  30. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    This is just too much reality.

  31. Ron says:


  32. judyjudy says:

    I’m relieved to see that I’m not the only woman who looks terrible whilst pregnant.

  33. fabgrrl says:

    Did she lose a bet? She doesn’t look pregnant, she just looks like a fat girl who thinks she’s hot. Some women look gorgeous when pregnant, and some look like @ss, but NONE would look good wearing THAT.

  34. Sue says:

    Thank goodness her name was mentioned in the headline – it doesn’t even look like her!

  35. Alexis says:

    I like how women aren’t allowed to show that poof area we all have unless we are pregnant.

  36. Quest says:

    Hilary is glowing but the dress is not

  37. arock says:

    seriously, shes pregnant. if it was any one of you youd have pitch forks and torches after the offender. face it, as much as we “glow” during pregnancy we also bloat, retain, seep gas and anger, then collapse into bed with giant ankles. cut her some slack. yes the dress is tragic, BUT as pointed out shes seems like a normal person, out for an evening with her man. and even preggers in tight dresses deserve that.

  38. Faye says:

    I don’t like to rag on pregnant women, and I’m happy Hillary has stayed grounded and normal, but that dress is one big no. Arock, I can cut pregnant women some slack for not being teeny-tiny, but there’s no excuse to wear something so obviously ill-fitting and frankly downright skanky.

    Still, she’s a cutie and I wish her and her husband well!

  39. Lio says:

    She looks gorgeous from the neck up, very glowy and happy…BUT – that ill-fitting sequined sausage-casing should never be allowed to see the light of day again, probably the ugliest dress I have ever seen and it looks really uncomfortable as well.

  40. L says:

    @luls Yea, it’s hard to believe she and Lohan were once each other’s main competition (for boys and for roles)

    Compared to Lohan she’s a 12. The dress on its own…meh.

  41. Trek Girl says:

    I’m not sure why, but I think it’s cute lol.

  42. The Original Mia says:

    Ugly color and bad fit. She should have just bought a maternity dress, which would have given her some space in the belly area.

  43. kel says:

    Yikes! You have to give her a pass on this one. I think she was a bit too anxious to show her bump fashionably and made a wrong choice. Hopefully she won’t do it again after seeing the pics.

  44. Embee says:

    I am very happy for her that she feels so confident in her pregnancy.

    But she looks like toxic sausage.

  45. anne says:

    OMG – Why?????

  46. Madison says:

    It wouldn’t look so bad if it was in another color, like black or dark blue but bright shiny colors and a really tight short dress when your pregnant is an awful choice.

  47. Annie_Grey says:

    I bet she was looking through the closet and tried it on. “Look! This actually fits! I’m not as big as I thought. I’m going to wear it!” Probably logical when you’ve got pregnancy brain.

  48. Lairen says:

    Love her, hate the dress.

  49. G says:

    Total pregnancy pass. There are so many others much more worthy of hating on….

  50. the original bellaluna says:

    Looking like a tamale in glittery corn husks. No, Hilary, NO.

  51. Heather M (Heather) says:

    She is a sweetie and we all make fashion errors, but I think she saw girls who have just that little bump and don’t they look cute with those tight dresses? Well, she either isn’t carrying her pregnancy that way or this dress needs to be a stretchy material bc it is highly unflattering.

  52. tracking says:

    The combination of short, tight, and loud color is all kinds of wrong (no more than one at a time, please). But pregnancy fashion can be rough going. If she’s six months along already, she looks pretty darn good even if she chose an unflattering dress.

  53. B says:

    Nah, I don’t give pregnancy passes. I love Lizzie McGuire though.

  54. ZenB!tch says:

    Not far enough along to get a pass – she looks fat instead of pregnant.

  55. hillbilly in the corner says:

    She is glowing really glowing and so pretty, but the dress would make anybody look like a pregeant pickle….!
    It nice to see one of that Disney generation of girls having a normal and happy life and a sucessful career….instead of like the older girls Brittney (though she doing a lot better now) and Christina and then those her age Lindsay Lohan …….

    Good for Liza but that dress looks like a lime pickle !!!!!

  56. Scarlet Vixen says:

    Wow, did her boobs get HUGE! I really like this girl–I appreciate that she’s kept her nose clean and led a pretty low-key life. I even secretly love her movie “Cinderella Story” even tho I’m way too old. 🙂 But, this outfit is just tragic. I have two wonderful babies, so I know how exciting that brief period is when you’ve poppped and are obviously pregnant but aren’t yet huge and miserable and feel disgusting. So, I get the “I wanna wear something tight and cute to show off my baby belly!” But, this dress just makes her look like a fat girl who thinks she’s a skinny girl. It fits SO badly, and looks SO uncomfy! Something in a darker color jersey would’ve been cute, a lil sexy AND comfy.

  57. Green_Eyes says:

    Wow! Didn’t even recognize Hillary in the first photo. She is glowing though..and no not from the dress..

  58. Minx2 says:

    Oh, poor thing.. She probably thought it was a cute dress. She’ll hate it once she sees the photos.

  59. Isa says:

    It looks horrible. This is why maternity clothes are necessary! Yes, some women can go through their entire pregnancy wearing normal clothes, but Hilary is not one of them.
    The dress is bunching up because it has no where to go but up! It looks uncomfortable and tight and makes her belly look like beer bloat instead of fetal bloat.
    She should probably quit with the heels since her feet look like they are starting to swell.

  60. Penguin says:

    At least she s trying to make an effort. Most of the pregnant women who live near me walk around in t- shirts and sweatpants looking like total slobs.

  61. Andie B says:

    There are some gorgeous maternity clothes out there. Especially for someone with the money to buy designer clothes. She does look like a chubby girl wearing an unflattering dress.

  62. Ruby Red Lips says:

    I think she looks happy, glowing and beautiful.

    Ok the dress isn’t the most flattering, but she is obv happy with herself so I say let her wear what ever she wants. & nothing can distract from her beautiful smile 😀

  63. kiki says:

    Oh dear. I’ll give her a pass b/c it’s her first & a changing body is tough to deal with. But geez, if you’re 5? months pregnant there’s no sense trying to disguise it — assuming you’ve chosen to tell the world of course, as she has.
    This dress doesn’t make her look pregnant, it just makes her look fat. She doesn’t have to go to a maternity shop (yet) but at least get a flowing mini, something that doesn’t bunch up at the tummy.
    Lovely gal though, & wish her & her baby the best.

  64. Emma says:

    Aww she’s a cute, sweet girl. Just an unfortunate dress. She’ll pick better next time! (Hopefully)

  65. F5 says:

    lol I think women will try to go out of their way to prove they’re really pregnant after Beyonce’s inflatable bump debacle

  66. Lex says:

    She could do a tight dress but a lycra one – wearing a regular dress like that when pregnant, it all bunches up at the front but if it was stretchy it would be okay. She’s got a better body than mine even when she’s a few months up the duff! She can basically wear what she likes and still look awesome…

  67. Mari says:

    Hilary, honey!! What were you thinking??

  68. LMS says:

    Oh, that dress is so wrong! I don’t have a problem with the color. The cut is just so unflattering. I’m as far along in my pregnancy as she is, and there is no way in hell I’d wear a dress like that right now!

  69. Malificent says:

    She’s at that awkward phase around 5/6 months when you don’t look pregnant, just fat. I’m not a big fan of tight-belly clothes on pregnant women, no matter how good a shape they’re in. But that look is actually easier to pull of later in the pregnancy when you actually look incontrovertibly pregnant. She would have been better off with something looser at this point in her pregnancy.
    And, barring a few select redheads, there is no white girl on the planet who looks good in chartreuse.

  70. Amanda says:

    Yeah, she does’t even look pregnant, just bloated.

  71. Katie says:

    That first picture looks more like Heather Graham than Hilary Duff! I think she sort of gets a pass, but this dress is really bad. It doesn’t even fit her well anywhere!

  72. Tia says:

    Everyone is divided about the dress but I lean toward the love it camp. A little tight but it happens when you’re pregnant and you can literally expand an extra size in a couple days. I have read good reviews of her novels on a few sites. If anyone has, is it necessary to read the previous book? I want to give it as a gift but not sure I want to buy 2 books.

    I like that some great celebs did this for the BBBrainCancer. I liked Amy Adams’ outfit too would have loved more color. The rest of the ladies were not very dressed up for it.

  73. Cinderella says:

    No pass for the dress or her husband.

  74. shalibali says:

    I dont think she cares a flying F****** what people think. Good for her. I wish more celebrities would dress like this more often. She looks really happy!

  75. lush33 says:

    Good grief only 6 mos along it seems like she’s been pregnant for a year. When i clicked on it i though she had already had the baby and these were the after affects.

  76. scarlett says:

    She looks like a cased sausage that’s gone bad. No pass for this one. A pregnant Giselle Bundchen could pull this off but not Hilary. Stick to fitted shifts.

  77. lol says:

    is she going for Jessica Simpson look? Maybe she wants some of that attention.

  78. Guesty says:

    Why is she sweet, because Linnocent is a cracked-out mess? There was a fabulous story on Gawker not too long ago, where she basically terrorized another table at Schiller’s in NYC. She’s a mega-bitch. Mega. The fact that she’s looked like a minivan-loving, very conservative soccer mom since her late teens doesn’t mean she’s sweet.

  79. lc rime says:

    uhh wtf. I thought she just gained weight? You dont wear this dress with a baby bump. No pass. You could be beautiful while pregnant, but you chose sausage casing as a dress. Your fault. Your Husband wont even hold your hand in this dress.lol JK

  80. Adriana says:

    -I love that someone switched it up! A little originality in pg outfits. No muumuu. I give Hilary a B because I liked most of it. I would forego the half on off stitch pattern makes me want to pull it and the shoes no no. That first picture is a bit of a bad shot/ lights because the color looks more yellow and extremely bright. Unsure if it’s from the location,basement? I think if it wasn’t shimmery-glassy, it would appear way LESS tight because it highlights focuses on the high weight area. Good point that she could have just increased in size from the fitting it happens with pregnancy. Jen Garner looked gorgeous at one of the events but I hated that wrap shawl outfit and I wish more pregnant ladies wore less shapeless gowns.
    Oh yeah you know magazines especially PPL will want photos but I think chances are low on a spread like Jessica Simpson will do reports were Jessica wanted $$ for the announcement itself(!) and got rejected. I heard a quote from Duff on cnn she wants to keep the baby out of the spot light as much. She did announce on her website and not on the front pages. She did a spread on her wedding but it is different with kids and it ain’t like she ever worries for money yeah it is good for treating fans but she has twitter to post the first picture and get the bounty by paps out of the way. I saw her on Piers and it is hard to believe she is a child star she is very sensible and like someone said level headed. I was a little fascinated and thank god a celeb parent who does not want their kids in the biz like them.

  81. Jen says:

    NO PASS!! Perhaps if it was a different color that didn’t wash her out.

  82. Charlottean says:

    I’ll give her a pass…few of those child stars actually turn out to be nice and relatively normal these days plus she doesn’t seem to be faking or padding her pregnancy *cough cough*

  83. Kosmos says:

    Oh, gosh….very poor choice with her weight and stomach issues right now. When you could choose just about anything else, why why why choose that ??!!

  84. RuddyZooKeeper says:

    I forgot she was pregnant. And have sequins actually fallen or popped off of the dress from being over stretched? I see a bare spot near her belly, and of course the seams look a mess.

  85. Hanamaru says:

    She looks like Jennifer Garner in the face! Wow, pregnancy changed her!

  86. Heatherrr says:

    Shame about the dress.. the rest of her is gorgeous, as usual.

  87. CeeCee says:

    @ fabgrrl “Did she lose a bet? She doesn’t look pregnant, she just looks like a fat girl who thinks she’s hot” bahahhahahhaaaaaa!!!!!

    maybe she bought the dress before she got up the duff & was determined to wear it before (she thought) it was too late…

  88. CeeCee says:

    that pun was unintentional btw, just realised

  89. Belle Epoch says:

    HAHAHAHAHA! She looks like a lava lamp.

    Absolutely no excuse, with her money and all the beautiful clothes out there.

    Agree with Artisan – this is no time to squash the baby into a pancake

  90. Ginger says:

    This is the second time there has been a comment that Hilary’s husband is a cheater when there has been a posting about her. How do you people know this? I’m not saying you’re wrong, I’m just wondering……I’m not a fan of hers, I find her pretty irritating, BUT I think she looks adorable pregnant (not in this dress) and she looks so happy. I truly hope he’s not really a cheater.

  91. MissVJJ says:

    OH MY..

  92. Heine says:

    Oh goodness, Hilary. No.

    She looks so beautiful from the neck up. Her hair looks amazing, her skin is glowing, she’s got a beautiful smile and bright eyes and then your eyes move south and it’s a complete horror show.

    It just looks uncomfortable. I’ve never understood how people can wear too-tight clothing and not be hideously uncomfortable. I don’t wear certain clothes because I feel, and look, like a stuffed sausage. I can’t breath, I get lines on my body and chafing.

    Wear clothes that fit! That dress would have been really cute if it was two sizes bigger.

  93. Giggles says:

    ‘Change you/age you’ freaky’ – lol ok what? And motherly ‘now?’ only because the way a person views someone changes because you had her in mind as a young star. She is in her 20s for 3-4 years she was older a couple years ago when she married lol. What is the difference and she has not gained much lbs to affect her facial structure drastically. Hil could have gotten a Gabriel Aubry type but it looks like she chose a good nice guy and he looks really cute here. I think I had the Maden guy in mind. Onto the dress, both Bey and Hil should have a dance off on who wore the tightest dress.;) Great to see confident pregnant ladies and it’s not short enough to see anything or indecent. I am all for it. My problem: Is the dress yellow or green? key lime? peas green? It is weird because you are explaining it as worst dress ever and mtv is in love with the dress. Honestly I will describe it as ‘a ok.’ I don’t think it is horrible she got dressed in dark bad or the dress is the best ever. Butttt, the picture they used makes the dress look 2x better peep it here: http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/2011/11/15/hilary-duff-lime-green-dress-pregnant/ Chances are big the dress is coming across worse in pictures than it was in reality. The color red would have photo’d well.