Kerry Washington wore a chic blue sheath to the Essence luncheon on Feb. 27. Credit: Earl Gibson III/WireImage

Now, this is maternity chic! 

Kerry Washington wore a vibrant blue silk Calvin Klein Collection dress to the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon on Feb. 27 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. See more recent photos of Kerry's baby bump.

While the Scandal star, who's expecting her first child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha, has already walked the red carpet flaunting her baby bump, the latest look is more flattering than ever. The drapey style hung off one shoulder and fell loosely around her bump, no doubt for a super-comfortable fit. She accessorized the sheath with Jimmy Choo pumps and an Emm Kuo clutch.

Washington, 37, left the sleek-and-straight hair to Olivia Pope and instead styled her tresses in tight curls. She wore smoky eye makeup and a spring-y pink lip color.

The Django Unchained star recently celebrated her baby shower at Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes' home with around 60 friends and family. "Everyone was so happy to see Kerry and immediately began admiring her belly," an eyewitness tells Us Weekly of the Feb 23 event. "They seemed to have a great day all around."