Maxi dresses are one of the 'must haves' in a maternity wardrobe. They can be dressed up with a blazer and heels and are also a great casual look with sandals and a multi-strand necklace.
Pregnant celebrities love them - Camila Alves in a casual look and Nicole Richie in boho chic are both great examples of how to wear them. But there are times when even the best get it wrong. Jessica Alba, yes you read correctly, really got it wrong with this maxi dress. And unfortunately, I think that Kristen Bell is a little off the mark today.
I think it comes down to the amount of material and how it falls or flows over your body. With Jessica Alba's look it was too much material at the bottom of the dress. It swamped her and took away all shape.
That's what is happening here with Kristen. There's too much material and the material is too 'crepey' (that is not a word, but I can't describe it any other way). It is almost difficult to see whether she even has a bump so it has the unfortunate effect of making her look fat.
The look may have been saved with a belt slung below her bump - much like Neve Campbell did (in one of my my favourite pregnancy looks) to gather up and define her bump.