Carrie Underwood wore a Steven Khalil gown to the AMAs, won for female country artist

I’m so impressed with the celebrity women (including this rockstar) who continue to work while pregnant and right after giving birth. (That’s not to say that any woman should have to do that or that we should expect it. Maternity leave should be more generous and mothers should have a choice.) Cardi B performed last night just three months after having a baby and Carrie Underwood showed up very pregnant, where she won for favorite female artist – country. When she walked up on stage I noticed that she was wearing heels, which I definitely did not do for most of my pregnancy. She has to be at least seven months along, maybe eight. She announced in August when she was likely more than three months. Carrie later revealed that she has sadly suffered three miscarriages in two years.

This black Steven Khalil gown was one of those maternity looks where she didn’t look pregnant from straight on, but was very obviously so from the side. I know a lot of us eyeroll when pregnant women hold their bumps on the red carpet, but I understand the urge. Imagine seeing photos of yourself later where you’re like “I just look big, you can’t tell.” This is a typical pageant-like look for Carrie but I like the details on this including the draped open sleeves, the folded fabric on the back, and the burst of copper sequins along the front.


Kathryn Hahn was in a Balmain dress that was like a kicky long tweed jacket. This was such a fun look and it highlights her incredible legs.


Erika Jayne of RHOBH was also in Balmain. This is more recognizably Balmain in that it’s busy, short and full of angular lines. That’s not to say it’s bad, just that it’s a look that was popular a few years ago. It doesn’t have the same impact now. Also that braid in her hair is too much.


Here’s Bebe Rexha in a Balmain gown with huge shoulder pads and clusters of silver sequin lines. I really like this, it’s retro and fun plus it shows just the right amount of leg vs. neckline. She looks amazing.


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  1. InVain says:

    Kathryn for the win! Want that in my closet.

  2. Erinn says:

    I had forgotten that Carrie was pregnant, and thought she looked different, but couldn’t place it until I kept scrolling. From front on she just looks curvier. I like the gown choice – it’s still in character for her – but it’s more of a twist than normal.

    Kathryn Hahn looks like she’s having a ball.

  3. Becks1 says:

    Carrie looks great. In that first picture she definitely doesn’t look pregnant (or if you didn’t know she was, you wouldn’t be able to tell.) then in the side shot its like – bam! bump! The dress isn’t necessarily anything special or cutting edge but it works for her and she looks lovely in it.

    Kathryn Hahn looks fantastic.

  4. Tanesha86 says:

    Kathryn looks fantastic and Carrie looks so cute while pregnant. I’ll be 27 weeks tomorrow and I definitely don’t have her glow, so jealous.

  5. Solace says:

    When Balmain is restrained, it looks like Burberry, before a good way 🙂

  6. skipper says:

    Carrie looks stunning! On a side note, I saw a picture she posted on instagram where she showed the scars from her accident. The scars were pretty bad, IMO. I can completely understand why it was so hard for her to show them. She still looked absolutely gorgeous with her scars.

    • Marigold says:

      Not sure if we saw the same picture but I saw one, too. It looked pretty intense and like a lot of work needed to be done to fix the damage between her nose and her lip. She looked great but I don’t think her concern about how she would look was hype; it was legit.

  7. josephine says:

    Not a fan of those Balmain dresses. They always look overwrought, matronly, and cheap. They remind of something the Kardashians would wear, and that’s never a good thing.

  8. Nancy says:

    Carrie for the win! I can relate to her and think she looks radiant and happy.

  9. Clare says:

    Given how much time/money Erika Girardi apparently invests in her ‘look’ she always looks like she’s trying too hard – and not in a good way.

    Girl needs a a new ‘glam squad’ because the current one is doing her dirty.

    • meh says:

      My theory is that her glam squad actually hates her. They dress her up like an idiot and give her horrible makeup and yellow hair and then blow smoke up her butt to make her think she looks amazing when she really looks like a clown.

  10. Pandy says:

    Who let Erika Jayne in???