Kim K Maternity Fashion

I was not a glowing, positive, adorable pregnant woman (see here). I mean, I tolerated it, didn't complain much, and was extremely excited to have kids, but it hurt. I had symphysis pubis dysfunction, restless leg syndrome, and got acid reflux so bad that I've had EIGHT surgeries since Nolan's birth to help clear the scar tissue in my trachea, caused from inhalation of stomach acid. See? It's gross. I don't know that many women who actually LOVE the process. You're uncomfortable, sore and tired. Your hormones are crazy and your face breaks out. You constantly sweat and swell. You can get heartburn, nausea, gas, and UTIs. And you gain weight, which (for most people) changes the look and shape of your body forever.

I gained a whopping 40 pounds when I was pregnant with Nolan. I only lost 25 before I conceived Milo. Oops. I tried really hard to keep my weight in check the second time around and gained 19 pounds. I wasn't exactly skinny before, but it sucked putting on the pounds and watching my body morph. Luckily I didn't have to work so I lounged around in yoga pants all day and threw on some elastic waist jeans and a maternity tee when I left the house. And even though I only saw friends and family (and fellow Target shoppers), I felt terrible about myself. I can't imagine how celebrities deal when their pregnant paparazzi pictures are splattered across magazines and gossip sites. I feel for them in that situation, I really do.

38 weeks with Nolan, then Milo

But then there's Kim Kardashian. I may not be a fan of hers or what she does, but I do appreciate that she's not stick skinny and is still seen as a sex symbol. As every pregnant woman does, she's gaining weight and her curvy body is becoming a lot curvier. Since she's a celebrity it's front page news.

I don't agree with these headlines at all. Her pregnancy and weight is her concern only. It's pretty ridiculous. But she's not helping them out with her wardrobe! Girl, you are not flattering your body!

Her cute short dresses may be a little unflattering and not age appropriate, but she didn't look terrible.
Flaunt those legs!

But as her bump and lady lumps grew, she opted for skin tight dresses.
This puzzles me. Especially that bedazzled number.

She's also been wearing some weird looking dresses with too much fabric.
Don't add bulk!

I don't even know how to categorize these looks.
She liked that super weird first outfit so much she bought it in both colors?
Peplum jeans? No. Black tuxedo? No.

Why isn't she borrowing clothes from her sister, Kourtney? She always looked cute while pregnant!

Luckily she seems to be embracing maternity clothes lately and they are helping out a ton.
She looks great in these casual, but put together outfits!

I've got to hand it to her for keeping her hair and makeup natural and pretty. I saw her on Chelsea Lately last week and she definitely has a sense of humor about all of this, which is awesome. I'm pretty sure I'd cry every night if I constantly saw unflattering photos of myself (pregnant or not). 

What do you think about Kim's maternity choices?
Would you or did you take fashion chances while you were pregnant? 


Jodi said...

Kim needs some help. I hope she isn't paying someone to dress her b/c if she is she should fire them! The problem for her is she is gaining weight all over her body not just in her belly. But like you said those headlines are wrong and go a bit too far. She just needs to dress to make herself look as good as possible during this time and not show off the problem areas w/ tight clothes!

And by the way you looked so cute pregnant!!!

Misty said...

She has been dressing much better the last few weeks. I think you're absolutely right. She's embracing maternity clothes. Some things just aren't meant to be stretched over a preggo belly, Kim.

I hate how the media is tearing her apart for gaining weight. She's pregnant, you asshats!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I have constantly been asking myself why she has not been following in Kourtney's footsteps wardrobe wise. She always looked great.

She has been looking better, I think she is wearing more maternity clothes.

I am really annoyed at the media for acting like she's just fat. Even if she was, none of your business, and also she's f'ing pregnant. It's what happens!

Karen M. Peterson said...

I've never liked her style at all. It's amazing that she managed to dress worse.

MiMi said...

I never liked her style, lol.

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

She is just such a ridiculous human. I should adopt her baby (and keep Kanye in the picture, naturally). So many other celebrities have such graceful pregnancies and she HAS to be ridiculous. I can't even with her!

tara said...

she cannot be comfortable in those skin tight dresses! eek. you're right, kourtney always looked so cute! kim needs to follow in kourtney's footsteps when it comes to prego fashion!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

I hate the ridicule of the magazines too, but yes if she's going to wear skintight things then it is her fault. Promise you'll tell me (in a nicer way) if my outfit looks bad if/when i get preggo :)

Melanie Montgomery said...

I think for a while she was trying to avoid maternity clothes...why? Nowadays, there are so many chic maternity stores out there and she has all the money in the world to afford them! Your pregnant girl, embrace it!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I have three daughters and all of them have children and none of them wore maternity clothes they just wore normal cloths in a size larger then they normally took

Jen said...

I just wonder why her people are letting her out of the house like that. I totally agree that the headlines are out of line. Everyone gains weight when pregnant. And if you don't there's a problem. The media is ridiculous.