From Underneath Fringe to Oversized Tees: How Ciara Hid Her Baby Bump Before Announcing Baby No. 3

The singer is expecting baby No. 3, her second with husband Russell Wilson

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Ciara and Russell Wilson announced that they are expecting again on Jan. 30, 2020, with a photo of Ciara in a bikini, showing off her bare baby bump.

This marks baby number three for the couple. They welcomed daughter Sienna Princess in April 2017, while Ciara is also mom to son Future Zahir, 5, from a previous relationship with rapper Future.

While the news is certainly exciting, it has us thinking: How did we miss Ciara's baby bump?! Click through to see how the singer managed to hide her bundle of joy with everything from fringe to oversized tees.

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An Oversized Tee

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On Jan. 26, Ciara and her family attended the Pro Bowl. She wore this oversized tee that totally concealed her bump.

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Underneath a Flannel

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A simple but effective approach is to wear a flannel that falls just right ... and distract from your midsection by showing your husband some love.

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A Hoodie and Puffer Jacket

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Layer, layer, layer! A surefire way to win hide-and-go-seek with your baby bump.

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Under a Huge Coat

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It could just be cold ... or Ciara just knows that hiding your bump under a coat is the most effective method.

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Behind a Football and Her Son, Future

Ciara, wife of Russell Wilson, and son Future Wilburn pose for a photo after Pro Bowl NFL football practice, in Kissimmee, Fla Pro Bowl Football, Kissimmee, USA - 22 Jan 2020
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When in doubt, use your oldest child as a shield! And get a cute photo in the process.

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An Oversized Plaid Jacket

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Nothing to see here! Just another oversized coat!

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A Huge Red Puffer Coat

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Ciara has been using the coat method for some time now. She wore a huge red puffer (and pants to match) at the 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Fringe and Feathers

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Ciara hosted the 2019 American Music Awards, seemingly while newly pregnant, and managed to hide what any trace of a bump in a plethora of ways. Here, she wears a fringe number that makes bump-spotting impossible.

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Leopard Lewk

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If you don't have any fringe handy, try a loud leopard number.

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Underneath an Oversized Blazer

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Combine color-blocking with long, luscious locks and an oversized blazer and voila! Bump hidden!

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An Oversized Blazer and a Statement Necklace

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Or, just wear a statement necklace underneath your oversized blazer. Double the coverage!

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Distract 'Em with Sequins

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The "Melanin" singer wore a ton of sequined outfits before announcing her pregnancy. For Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, she chose this silver number with a thigh-high slit. Coincidence, or did she know that her shiny dresses would distract wandering eyes?

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Sequins, Lots of Sequins

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Exhibit B was this skin-tight, silver number she wore to host the American Music Awards in November 2019.

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Strategic Ruching (and More Sequins)

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Exhibit C is this sequined mini-dress that had some artfully placed ruching and plenty of sparkle to distract even the most eagle-eyed fan.

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Even More Sequins and a Huge Bow

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And finally, this orange pantsuit that included an eye-catching bow.

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Another Artfully Placed Bow

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Before hosting the American Music Awards, Ciara wore another outfit with a prominently displayed bow.

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Honestly, We Can't Explain This One

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If you wear an outfit that a pregnant woman would never normally wear, you'll trick people into believing you can't possibly be pregnant.

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Lots of Leather

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Pro tip: If you distract everyone with a big hat, no one will suspect a thing!

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