All eyes have been on Natalie Portman this awards season, not only because she was a shoo-in to sweep at all the ceremonies (and she did), but also to see how she would dress up her ever-growing pregnant figure.
Even before her bun in the oven, Portman has always been one to unpredictably switch gears when it comes to dress color, length, and silhouette on the red carpet. Over the past couple months, however, she's stuck to two winning silhouettes: short empire waist frocks and long column dresses that, for the most part, skim over her bump.
Portman's plum-colored Rodarte gown at the Oscars (where she took home the Best Actress award) flattered her baby bod most of all, the silk chiffon falling like a waterfall down her front and the Swarovski crystal-studded off-the-shoulder sleeves putting the focus on her decolletage instead of her arms. She finished off the look with matching Jimmy Choo heels, fringed earrings by Tiffany & Co., and a Roger Vivier clutch.
Another winning floor-sweeper was the strapless white Azzaro gown she wore to the SAG Awards. The minimalist dress accented with a crystal band on top showcased her growing tummy more than any of the other dresses. Again, she paired the dress with a Vivier bag, Tiffany baubles (including those to-die-for teardrop earrings) and Dior pumps.
The 29-year-old actress also chose a neutral hue for the Directors Guild Awards, where she donned a long black Michael Kors gown, which, dare we say it, made her look bigger than she actually is.
Always one to dress democratically (she wore H&M at a recent photo op), she paired the white gown with chunky black Aldo heels, a Vivier clutch, and flashy armor-like jewelry by Cartier.
And, of course, to round out the quartet of gowns, there was the controversial pink Victor & Rolf number she wore to the Golden Globes, where she publicly debuted her bump underneath a sparkly red rose embellishment that many fashion fans ridiculed.
The new face of Dior chose a Dior clutch, animal-friendly Stella McCartney shoes, and Tiffany jewels to complete the look.
The shorter babydoll dresses she donned during the more casual days of the red carpet parade included a printed yellow and nude number by Givenchy that we absolutely loved at the Indie Spirit Awards (McCartney heels and Cartier jewels helped her look even more gorg), and a semi-snooze-worthy blue Lanvin dress, along with red Charles David heels and a matching Dior clutch, worn at the Oscars nominations luncheon.
When it comes to fashion, it seems that Portman can't always win them all. Although, others would surely disagree.
In related news: see our Best and Worst Dressed List from the 2011 Academy Awards.
And don't miss Portman's pre-pregnancy, red carpet style evolution from '96 through '10 in our partner video below: