The pregnancy may have come to its joyful, wine-toasted conclusion, but the only visuals we have are recent photographs of a radiant-looking Beyoncé, her growing belly swathed in sparkles and silks and feathers. And this, of course, is not a bad thing at all. In spite of — indeed, probably because of her discretion about all things baby-related (the due date was kept secret, and there were no tweets of sonogram photos or the like), Beyoncé's pregnancy was tremendously fun to watch. Even off the red carpet, she never once forwent glamour, and better yet, she looked like she was enjoying herself. Where some pregnant celebrities look like they can't wait to get home, hop into their sweatpants, and saddle up for a foot massage (not that we blame them, of course), Beyoncé always looked just tickled pink to be there with her tummy all gussied up. So until we can all freak out over pictures of little baby Blue, enjoy our roundup of the proud new mom.
L.A., August 28, 2011
L.A., August 28, 2011
Performing at the VMA's, and foreshadowing more gloriously sparkly bump moments to come.
Venice, September 3, 2011
Unlike many more comfort-driven women, Beyoncé didn't shy away from heels during her pregnancy...
New York, September 10, 2011
Or leather shorts...
New York, September 12, 2011
Or layered sparkly gold and silver necklaces at the U.S. Open.
New York, September 13, 2011
Needless to say, the Fanning sisters and Taylor Swift were upstaged at Rodarte.
New York, September 13, 2011
Like a true diva, Beyoncé has mastered the quick-change, which comes in handy between fashion shows.
New York, September 13, 2011
When she did choose to show skin, she always did it sparingly, and never more than one part of her body at a time. A relatively clothed pregnancy! Imagine.
London, September 17, 2011
You just know Tina Knowles is just itching to get sequins on that child.
New York, September 21, 2011
Her belly looks like a blue disco ball -- in a great way, of course.
New York, September 22, 2011
New York, October 10, 2011
It appears that whenever she's wearing a pregnancy-friendly muumuu, she counters it with decidedly non-pregnancy-friendly heels. (See also: slide 3.)
New York, October 14, 2011
Then again, she wears heels pretty much no matter what.
New York, October 17, 2011
Her casual maternity staples: Spandex pants, a loose top, and flashy accessories.
New York, October 20, 2011
This reminds us of pregnant Britney Spears's "I Have the Golden Ticket" t-shirt moment, although it feels mean to make the comparison.
October 24, 2011
High-waisted Spandex pants: not something many pregnant women would attempt.
New York, October 31, 2011
The only thing worse than pregnant Beyoncé skipping out on Halloween would have been pregnant Beyoncé in a bad costume. Luckily for all of us, she'd never do either.
New York, November 20, 2011
An expanding stomach provides an unforeseen opportunity for gold armpit paneling...
New York, November 29, 2011
And funky patterned leggings.
December 21, 2011
This is Beyonce's version of stretch panel maternity jeans.
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