Don't Be Afraid To Show Your Bump! ala Kourtney Kardashian by Cupcake Jamie 01/26/10
When helping mamas-to-be look for clothing, whether they're in their first, second or third trimester, I tell them to try on everything to see how their new shape looks in the clothing. Clothing looks so different on when you're pregnant but also throughout the expanding process. It lays different and obviously fits different because you have to account for your ever changing bump. Some women are very self conscious and don't want to be wear something too form fitting because it emphasizes their belly, while others, like my boss, take that risk and want to show it while they've got it. I've personally noticed a trend in the past few months-- younger mamas-to-be have come in wanting more form fitting dresses and they want them short! At first I wasn't fond of this request, but after seeing celebrity socialite Kourtney Kardashian rock those snug minis, I was convinced! Kourtney strutted her short dresses with leggings and high boots which looked fantastic on her! You would assume that a very petite and somewhat vertically challenged woman wearing long dresses could just look short and fat, but instead she pulled off her short dresses, leggings, knee high boots, and even denim shorts like no other! She wasn't scared to show off her growing belly and embrace her new figure-- a lesson I think those of you comfortable enough to learn from, should definitely follow. Kourtney looked beautiful all nine months of her pregnancy and I think that she made other pregnant women want to dress just like her.
Kourtney and her boyfriend gave birth to their first child on December 14, 2009- a bouncing baby boy named Mason Dash Disick. She and baby were both healthy.
Kourtney definitely became a style icon in 2009 with all of her maternity looks. Now we all have to stay tuned to see how she dresses Mason. Knowing her style and the fact that her family owns children's store Smooch, I'm sure she will make him look as cute as can be. Just remember, the most important thing when choosing maternity clothing is comfort. If you don't feel comfortable in it, then don't get it. After all, you are the one who has to wear it. And if you're not rocking it, what's the point?