16/06/2015 08:44 BST | Updated 16/06/2015 08:59 BST

Keira Knightley's Stylist Reveals Her Pregnancy Fashion Secrets

Keira Knightley's ultra-feminine maternity style never failed to wow on the red carpet - whether in a flowing, layered dress or a fairytale inspired gown, her unique boho look translated to pregnancy perfection.

Now, her long-time friend and stylist for the past eight-years has revealed Knightley's fashion secrets.

At the launch of her new collaboration with designer Orla Kiley, stylist Leith Clark spoke to Fashionista about her relationship with Knightley, who she's worked with since her starring role in Atonement.

"We were friends beforehand and to me she didn’t look like herself when she did appearances, so it was finding a way to make it feel real — so that when she promotes something she doesn’t also feel like she’s acting as much," Clark said.

"I think when I met her she was always excited for the end [of the night], to take it off. I thought my job is good if she doesn’t want to take it off."

Clark is also the brains behind the actress' gorgeous red carpet maternity outfits and made sure the star felt as graceful and free as possible, rather than being constrained by uncomfortable clothes.

Knightley's pregnancy dresses weren't all custom couture either, the stylist revealed she often wore Orla Kiley dresses with the waistline moved up.

“If something’s fluid and loose and loves the bump it makes you feel more comfortable and more confident and more beautiful — she just really trusted me", Clark said.

"A lot of them, we didn’t even do fittings. I would literally go, 'this is the dress' and she’d say okay and we would make it work. She’s easy to make look great though, it’s nice to make her happy."

LA facialist Joanna Varga also spilled on Knightley's glowing skin secrets - eating greens with every meal and always using sunscreen (even when it's not blazing down).

The 30-year-old mother of one is also said to be a fan of Varga's Triple Crown facial, which helps reduce puffiness.


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