While rumors spread and the world speculated, Khloe Kardashian miraculously kept her pregnancy a secret for six months. How did she do it? “It took a few styling sessions, serious strategy and a s***-ton of courage, but it worked,” the mom-to-be shared on her app.
Curious to know more? We uncover Kardashian’s best kept styling secrets for hiding her baby bump, ahead.
1. Oversized coats
Kardashian’s pregnancy style go-to? Oversized coats. The mom-to-be preferred the oversized look to better hide her belly before she was ready to share the news.
That said, just because she’s confirmed her pregnancy, it doesn’t mean she’s giving up on oversized coats. Kardashian has adopted the look as one of her pregnancy staples.
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2. Create an optical illusion
When it came to hiding her growing belly, optical illusions were a must — so much so that the star still incorporates this in her pregnancy style. To hide the bump, Kardashian wore tight-fitted bodycon dresses and large, oversized coats.
Although it might seem like a bodycon dress would be a dead giveaway, when paired with a large coat, it creates an illusion and draws the eyes elsewhere.
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3. Large bags make the best distractions
In addition to optical illusions, Kardashian was a big fan of large bags during her months of secrecy. In almost all of the photos taken of her during the first six months of her pregnancy, the star can be seen carrying a large purse or tote bag. Placing it strategically over her belly when she walked, it was hard to tell she had a bun in the oven.
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4. Add some flare
Another way to distract from her growing bump? With a girly fit-and-flare dress like the one she wore to her sister Kim Kardashian West’s baby shower. “I went super girly for Kim’s baby shower,” Kardashian wrote. “Little did everyone know, I had a bun in my oven, too!”
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5. Cinched waist dresses
A cinched waist can both hide and show off a baby bump. The key? Pairing it with an A-line flared hem. “A cinched waist with a flared, A-line hem is so $$$ [sic] for hiding a small bulge,” wrote the reality star. “It flows loosely at the exact right spot,” she added.
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6. Big hair
Another tactic Kardashian used while hiding her baby bump? Styling her hair differently. During her months of secrecy, she opted for big curls and more volume, stating “the bigger the hair, the smaller the bump!”
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7. She used her sisters as cover
We can’t forget the time Khloe had her sisters Kourtney and Kim strategically stand in front of her for a photo op in San Francisco. While the obvious cover-up sparked a storm of pregnancy rumors, it was also an excellent way to hide the bump.
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