Mom of Multiples
Celebrity Style Gurus: Julia Roberts and Marcia Cross
Expecting twins, triplets, or more? Look no further than Julia Roberts and Marcia Cross, two celebrity moms of twins, for your style inspiration.
Movie star Julia Roberts and Desperate Housewives actress Marcia Cross both know that less is more when it comes to twin-sized maternity fashions. Pregnant with twins Hazel and Phinnaeus in 2004, Roberts ditched her usual high-end designer clothes and replaced them with such wardrobe basics as comfy flannel shirts.
Just before giving birth in February 2007 to twin girls Eden and Savannah, Cross told People magazine, “I find the best way to dress while I’m carrying two other people around is to keep it simple. I like to wear things I can just throw on with flats.”
Roberts and Cross both created dream nurseries for their twins with special touches customized for each baby. To personalize her twins’ space, Roberts hung whimsical polka dot letters spelling out the names Hazel and Phinnaeus. Cross opted for different bedding patterns for each baby’s crib. To remind her daughters of their special bond, a sign hanging on the nursery’s wall reads, “sisters are for sharing secrets.”
Mom of Multiples Pregnancy Tip: Both Roberts and Cross were on bed rest for part of their pregnancies—a common recommendation for women expecting multiples. To fight the boredom that can accompany limited physical activity, make the most of your situation. Roberts gave press interviews for an upcoming movie from her bed, and with a little creative rewriting (and some serious ingenuity on the part of her show's production team) Cross was able to film her Desperate Housewives scenes from the comfort of her very own bedroom!
You can give yourself a sense of purpose by creating a daily routine. Change from your pajamas into a daytime outfit of comfortable clothes. Brush your hair. Make the bed, if this is an approved activity, and open the curtains to let in the sunshine. Have fun by renting movies and invite friends and family over to watch them with you. Bed rest is not solitary confinement!
As you look to the stars for style pointers, don’t forget the must-have accessory for every celebrity mom: self-confidence! Have fun mixing and matching maternity fashions and hunting down cool gear for your kids. While the paparazzi might not camp out at the end of your driveway waiting to record your every move, stepping out with your fashion sense intact can serve as a much needed self-esteem boost!