Work It, Mama: A 31 Weeks Pregnant Chanel Iman Turns Heads In Gown With Hip-High Slit

June 13, 2018  |  


Who says maternity wear has to be frumpy, loose and boring?

Chanel Iman, pregnant with her first child (with new husband Sterling Shepard), is proving there is nothing wrong with switching it up and going for tighter, sexier pieces that reveal the right amount of skin, no matter how far along you are.

The 27-year-old model attended the 2018 Fragrance Foundation Awards in New York City on Tuesday, June 12, and the beauty showed off some major leg. She wore an asymmetrical dress that had a slit all the way up past the thigh to the side of the hip. She looked gorgeous, per the usual, as the gown hugged her growing baby bump.


Chanel is due to give birth in August and told PEOPLE that while she has been enjoying her pregnancy, the first trimester hit her pretty hard. From here on out though, it’s smooth, happy sailing.

“My pregnancy has been amazing. I’m just super anxious to meet my baby,” she said. “But the first term actually was very difficult. It was a struggle. I was super sick.”

And while she says she doesn’t know what she’s having, she has been saying it’s a “she.”


“I keep saying one thing, but I don’t really know,” she said.

But she did say that she has enough baby stuff stocked up, thanks to Sterling, that she will definitely be ready for the baby, girl or boy.

“He spoils me with lots of things, lots of goodies.”

Chanel announced her pregnancy on Mother’s Day. She told fans, “We both are blessed in many different ways, that our love has created a wonderful new life and can’t wait for this ultimate blessing to arrive. We thank God for allowing us this opportunity to become parents and can’t wait to hold our baby in our arms!”

And since announcing the news, this is actually the second time she’s embraced her bump in a slit-heavy gown. She made her mark on the red carpet at the CFDA Fashion Awards on June 5 in a Nicole Miller gown with a more conservative slit — it stopped at the thigh that time.

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Well go on ahead, mama.

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