Newlyweds Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch cuddle up on the Oscars red carpet

After what can only be described as a bonafide A-list baby boom, we thought we'd been treated to enough stellar maternity looks to last a lifetime — or, at the very least, a pregnancy or two. 

However, Benedict Cumberbatch's new wife Sophie Hunter showed us that there's still so much mum-to-be inspo to be had with her Oscars get up that re-defines everything we thought we knew about maternity style. 

Instead of shrouding her growing baby bump in a smock-style dress or an empire line gown, Sophie went all out risque with her ensemble in a sexy dress that showed off some serious flesh to boot. 

Sure, it was a risk but we reckon her Lanvin frock totally paid off. Cuddling up to her hubby (who was clearly very pleased with Soph's choice of get-up), the 36-year-old theatre director looked mega in her asymmetric one-shoulder gown modelled in a sizzling red silk.

Skimming elegantly over baby bump, catch her from the right angle and you wouldn't even know she was expecting. When she turned side on however, there was no missing it... 

Her tum wasn't the only thing that caught our eye when she treated us to an outfit 180°! Her side-on stance revealed some extra raunchy touches to her designer gown that would be daring for even the most seasoned fashion trailblazer. 

Complete with a thigh-high split, the side seam of her dress with adorned — nae held together — with a series of gold pins cascading from her upper thigh to her bust. WOWZA. 

Complementing her saucy look with a polished retro updo, glamorous make-up and gold tone accessories, Sophie struck the perfect balance of sexy and chic. Proof that maternity dressing can be anything but stuffy.

Nicely done, Sophie. Nicely done... 

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