Keira Knightley Just Made the Chicest Baby Bump Debut in Chanel

I mean, what else is one to do? You're Keira Knightley: mega-star, Chanel muse, and en Paris for one night only. It only makes sense to pick the prettiest gown from your favorite Parisian fashion house and step out onto the town looking like an angel, right? That's exactly what the British actress did last night, opting for a diaphanous chiffon empire-line gown to wear with a pair of elegant metallic strappy sandals, perfectly tousled hair, and a smattering of delicate Chanel jewels.


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One other lovely thing may catch your eye: Knightley's baby bump. For many outside of Keira's closest circle—aka all of us—this exciting debut came as completely brand-new information. Knightley's second baby with her husband, James Righton (who was also by her side, looking rather dapper in a smart black suit), will join their 3-year-old daughter, Edie, soon enough. The debut comes just one day after Blake Lively executed her own surprise baby bump reveal on the red carpet. 


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Empire-line silhouettes have been a go-to for chic pregnant ladies across the decades, and a timeless dress such as this is the kind of charming style that lends itself well to different stages throughout one's pregnancy—even if you don't buy one from a maternity section or brand and instead just size up. Keira was photographed earlier this year in April wearing yet another Chanel gown with an empire-line bust, featuring chiffon ruffles cascading down the front. 


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Later on in the evening Keira left Chanel's cocktail celebration of the J12 watch (see the white timepiece on her left wrist—that's the one) with the addition of a neat little black Chanel evening bag—further proof if you ever needed it that black accessories really do go with everything, even the fanciest and lightest of pretty frocks.


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Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.