Photo: Sandra Rose
All right everyone with a conscience and/or the ability to one day yourself become pregnant, can we stop all this Kim Kardashian hate? It is as if once the media mogul got pregnant and started showing, we all somehow forgot that the girl has never been a stick thin model, nor has ever tried to be. Kim Kardashian has curves and no one will deny that - neither now nor before her pregnancy. For anyone with the two cents to understand what happens to the female body when it is growing a child, Kim's weight gain isn't sudden, unexpected or in any way different from the weight gain of similarly shaped pregnant women.
STOP. I know what you are thinking. It simply is not true. Kate Middleton is not a good example of a pregnant woman, thus inferring that Kim is a bad one. That train of that needs to be laid to rest. Kate Middleton has always had an athletic figure and while even for royalty it is a bit absurd to see body weight gain only in the region of the growing fetus, she is also perfectly healthy representation of a pregnant woman.
Every single body experiences pregnancy differently and in fact, every single body experiences different pregnancies differently. It is true. While as of now, Kim may be the one to add the extra pounds, it's possible that for her second child Kate will have a much harder time keeping the additional weight off. Who knows. Only time will tell. In the meantime ladies, let's grow up and face the facts. If you are ever wanting to bear a child from your own womb, you will also one day be pregnant and susceptible to a very natural weight gain.
Here's how to look fashionable if and when that happens.
In keeping with the black and white trend that both pregnant Kim Kardashian as well as popular non-pregnant celebrities such as Beyoncé have been wearing, grab your newly pregnant self a maxi with an empire waist in oppossing prints. The loose, chiffon fitting in the lower portion will ensure that as your baby grows, you won't need to toss this one dress out for someting in a larger size.
Leopard Hi-Lo Dress, The Orange Hanger
Pregnancy causes many changes throughout a woman's body for the nine plus months that she is with child. And while the most infamous may be th ebig belly everyone loves to touch, there's no reason a woman can't play up her sensual femininity throughout her pregnancy. As the belly grows, so do the girls and while most pregnancy dresses put the focus on the taut tummy, use a dress with a deep V in both front and back to draw eyes up. A deep V in front will show off your new, naturally bigger girls while also putting attention on your flat back. Show some skin new mommy - you deserve it.
Long Sleeve Backless Maxi, BE Styled
Room for Growth
A textured dress in a muted hue with a low-waist belt is perfect for taking you from the first to the third trimester. In the early days, show off your smaller belly bump with a belt that ties in the fabric to show off the soon-to-be newest member of your family. As your belly grows and less concerned is placed on if people are noticing (I mean, there isn't anyway they can't), then push the belt beneath your belly to act as a small bit of support and to define your waist.
Printed Shift Dress, Piper
Geometric prints are your best friends during a pregnancy as the angular nature of the print will flatten out your tummy when your seen from straight on. For this dress, we chose an all-over geometric print in a belted dress that will allow you to wear looser during your pregnancy and then keep over as you transition back to your pre-baby body. Come on, you can do it! Need a workout buddy? Call us up! (For real...firstname.lastname@example.org!)
Loose Belted Dress, Callalilai
Being pregnant doesn't put a sign on you saying, "This girl can't wear colors!" So stop acting like it does! Sure, neutral hues are easy to pair with fun accessories and who doesn't love to dish on the accessories when buying actual clothes is so difficult? Trust us, we understand your plight, but that natural glow is just too beautiful to hide away under a muted foundation of beige. Here, this pastel and printed frock is loose enough to grow with your expanding belly and bright enough to make sure all eyes are on you. You're pregnant woman, not dead! Make your fashion prove it!
Printed Dress, Cancan