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Lara Dutta dons stylish mom-to-be look

Lara Dutta’s chic maternity wear has made her one of the most stylish mums-to-be.

fashion and trends Updated: Dec 29, 2011 01:57 IST
Roma Arora
Roma Arora
Hindustan Times
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It seems actor Lara Dutta is going the singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham’s way, at least when it comes to her maternity style.

With her flattering dresses, Lara is channelling former Spice Girl’s maternity look effortlessly. Though Victoria has often been panned for wearing heels during pregnancy, her dresses have always remained an object of attention.

Lara too seems to be going the same way. Fashion experts say, While it’s commendable that unlike other Bollywood ladies who dress themselves in loose and unflattering clothes, Lara is showing her stylish side even in the last trimester of her pregnancy.

Her heels may not be a great idea but the choice of dresses is.

Designer Falguni Peacock says, “Bollywood ladies are otherwise sceptical of experimenting during pregnancy, but it’s good that Lara is bringing a change.”

Being fashionable
During the last one month, Lara’s been spotted in a short leopard print dress, neon pink dress at her baby shower bash and a LBD at the premier of Don 2.

Designer Namrata Joshipura says, “Be it her skin-hugging dresses or the bright colours, Lara is looking stylish and comfortable in dresses.”

However, experts say Lara’s heeled footwear is not recommended due to health concerns and that she can look equally good with flat footwear paired with dresses.

Doctors warn against high heels
Even though Lara Dutta is seen in kitten heels as opposed to Victoria Beckham’s six-inch-high heels, doctors still say no to wearing high heels during pregnancy.

“Wearing high heels in pregnancy can be dangerous because it exerts pressure on the spinal column, which is exaggerated due to pregnancy. This can lead to problems like chronic back pain and in severe cases the pregnant lady may need to wear supporting belt or garments. It is advisable to avoid high heels in the later stages of the pregnancy,” says Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour, ISIS hospital, Kailash Colony.

Stylish Momma
Victoria Beckham looks hot in a black wrap dress during her fourth pregnancy.

Designer Anjalee Kapoor says, “Soon-to-be mommy, Lara Dutta is India’s answer to Victoria, as Lara hasn’t lost her style during her pregnancy.”

First Published: Dec 28, 2011 17:46 IST