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July 25, 2013 / mommy brain

Kuddos to Kate Middleton!

How can a world famous, perfectly styled princess in an immaculate designer outfit with gorgeous to-die-for hair make ordinary women around the world feel great about themselves? By stepping out with her post-partum belly in full view! Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the royal post-delivery bump:

royal baby

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve seen the photos of Kate and Wills stepping out with their brand new royal bundle of joy. Even if you’re one of those people who “doesn’t care about the royals because more important things are going on,” you may be able to appreciate the bold move Kate took by not hiding her post-delivery bump, a long-time societal taboo and source of self-consciousness for new moms everywhere.

I’m sure you’ve all heard stories of a new mom hearing, “when are you expecting?” from someone at the store because her post-delivery bump was showing even though her newborn baby is in full view in the carseat in her cart? Some people are just dumb with their comments, but it’s still something women are unfortunately ashamed of. Even women with perfect bodies like Kate have a belly right after birth since all that padding that was necessary to keep babies, royal and plebeian babies alike, safe and padded for nine+ months, doesn’t just disintegrate upon the baby’s grand entrance.

The outfit was obviously carefully chosen. It’s a designer dress, perfectly conservative while also perfectly en trend, modern and in season with polka dots that are very much in right now, and it’s a nod to Princess Diana, but Kate could have easily added a gorgeous coat like one of the many amazing coats she wore throughout her pregnancy, or a shawl or simply opted for a looser dress to attempt to hide the bump, but she didn’t. She walked out with bump in full view, and she looked amazing.

I expect Kate to be back to her perfect pre-preggo self in four to six weeks max. This is something we’re used to with celebrities. We see a gorgeous photo of the baby, and then four weeks later, we see the new mom back in perfect shape in a size zero gown. I have never seen a celebrity out with the post-partum belly in full view, and I applaud Kate for this. I don’t mean to imply that celebrities owe this to us; they certainly don’t. I just think it was a nice gesture on the part of a very public figure who many young women around the world look up to.


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  1. Felicia / Aug 5 2013 11:30 AM


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