Red alert! Pregnant Carrie Johnson covers up her baby bump in flowing red gown and lets her bouffant hairdo take centre stage as she arrives with Boris for Tory conference speech
- Carrie Johnson stepped out in patriotic red at the Conservative Party conference
- Loose-fitting frock featured frilled detailing and skimmed over her baby bump
- Mrs Johnson, 33, is expecting her second child with the Prime Minister
- She wore the dress with black patent leather boots and simple jewellery
Pregnant Carrie Johnson covered up her baby bump in a £350 red dress from a sustainable British brand as she arrived hand-in-hand with husband Boris ahead of his Tory conference speech today.
The 33-year-old, who is expecting her second child with the Prime Minister, brought a splash of colour to the Manchester Central Convention Complex in the flowing scarlet frock by independent label Cabbages & Roses.
Typically understated, Carrie kept her accessories simple, teaming the dress with two silver necklaces and a pair of £185 black leather ankle boots from high street chain Jigsaw.
Her blonde locks were styled in loose waves and looked particularly voluminous – perhaps down to the increased thickness women experience during pregnancy.
Pregnant Carrie Johnson stepped out in patriotic red dress as she joined husband Boris at the Conservative Party conference today
The dress, which features frilled detailing at the collar and across the bodice, skims over Mrs Johnson’s blooming baby bump
Mrs Johnson’s hair looked particularly luscious as she arrived with her husband at the even
The Cabbages & Roses frock features a demure frilled stand collar neckline, long puffed sleeves and a ruched detail at the wrist.
The dress, which is made from cotton needlecord and was hand sewn in the UK, skimmed over Mrs Johnson’s blooming baby bump.
It continues her patriotic dressing streak, following her decision to wear red, white and blue yesterday.
Carrie first stepped out in a £59.99 red blazer and a £27.99 white collared shirt with a bow, both from Zara, before changing into a blue, flowing dress for her maiden Tory conference speech.
Boris’s pregnant wife voiced her pride at moves like equal marriage that were brought in by Conservative leaders as she addressed a Pride reception.
It is believed to be the first speech by a prime minister’s wife at a conference.
With Mr Johnson, and his sister Rachel in the audience, she said it was ‘blatantly untrue … that being LGBT+ and a Tory is somehow incompatible’.
Carrie wore her blonde locks loose around her shoulders and finished the outfit with a simple pendant necklace and patent leather boots
Carrie wore two necklaces and gave a flash of her engagement ring as she arrived today
The Prime Minister has come in for criticism in the past for comments he made while a newspaper columnist, including referring to gay men as ‘tank-topped bum boys’.
But Mrs Johnson told the packed crowd: ‘Whether you are LGBT+ or an ally like me we are all committed to equality and acceptance for everyone whoever you are and whoever you love.
‘There are still those who tell me that being LGBT+ and a Tory is somehow incompatible, well, looking around me tonight, we can see that is blatantly untrue.
‘Many of you here tonight have helped play a part in the journey our party has taken on gay rights and we can now say with huge pride that it was a Conservative prime minister who delivered equal marriage in England and Wales.
Mrs Johnson arrived hand-in-hand with the Prime Minister ahead of his keynote address today
Pregnant Carrie tucked her hair behind her ear as they arrived at the Manchester Central Convention Complex
‘I want you all to know that we now have a Prime Minister who is completely committed to accepting those gains and extending them further.’
‘As a backbencher Boris broke the whip to vote in favour of repealing Section 28, as mayor of London he supported same sex marriage, as foreign secretary he lifted the ban on British embassies abroad flying the pride flag and as prime minister he has appointed the great Nick Herbert as the UK’s first special envoy on LGBT rights. Last year he extended same sex marriage to Northern Ireland.’
She then added: ‘Boris also wanted me to remind you that as mayor he led the Pride parade wearing a rather fetching pink Stetson, which I think we should encourage him to do again.