Keri Russell turned heads on the red carpet at the 70th Tony Awards, debuting her post-baby body just three weeks after giving birth. You can see photos and video of ‘The Americans’ star in her stunning and figure-hugging, cleavage-bearing scarlet dress.
Yes, it was just three weeks ago that the 40-year-old actress and her husband and ‘The Americans’ costar 41-year-old Matthew Rhys welcomed their first child together. It’s her third child, as she has a son and a daughter with ex-husband Shane Deary.
Making her appearance at the Tony Awards, she would have won accolades for the fashion choice alone, as it is a beautiful floor-length gown. But of course, it’s much more than that. Just as celebrity watchers follow a star’s pregnancy from announcement through the months of a growing baby bump, in the aftermath, the curiosity spikes once again to see her make her first public appearance.
Fashionistas have identified the dress as a Monique Lhullier. It’s nearly the color of the red carpet itself, and the backdrop of roses. A floor-length gown, trimmed with silver floral motifs, it features a split in the front, and a plunging neckline, and Russell revealed her cleavage.
No, this was not some paparazzi shot of her out for a stroll. Keri Russell was on the red carpet and a stunner. What more can we say?! It’s impossible not to notice that her svelte physique for any woman at any age would be an achievement. But three weeks after pregnancy, just amazing.
Yes, this in our milieu of body celebrating and body shaming, for a celebrity who’s just given birth, it’s sometimes a no-win situation. If you still have the baby weight, you’re criticized. If you lose the weight and look like you never gave birth, you’re criticized for setting unfair standards. Well, regardless, the best solution is to simply be true to yourself, and that’s what Keri Russell did, as she strolled the red carpet.
Along with dazzling on the red carpet, Keri Russell was also among the presenters. A star of the movie version of the ‘Waitress’ she introduced the live performance of cast of the Broadway musical of the same title.
See Keri Russell debut her post-baby body in the photos below.
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