Tori Spelling loves being pregnant – and she’s certainly experienced at it! She’s expecting her fourth baby in a few weeks, and her third, little Hattie Margaret, is less than a year old.
And unlike other celeb moms-to-be who prefer to cover up their growing bellies with loose shirts and maxi dresses, Tori likes to show hers off every so often – even to the point of showing off pictures of herself in revealing swimwear.
Not everyone approves of mixing bikinis and bumps, however. Tori got tons of criticism over those pictures, with comments ranging from “Not suitable for a pregnant woman with a seven-month-old” to “Ewww. She’s pregnant! Cover that bump up! No one wants to see that!!”
Tori addresses the critics in her latest blog entry on her EdiTORIal website. “I have to say, I’m super proud of my bump,” she says. “Why should I be embarrassed and cover up the greatest gift a woman can experience? A pregnant woman in any shape or size is beautiful!”
Tori coins the phrase “BUMP PROUD” to express the sentiments of pregnant women who don’t see their figure as a shameful thing. Being pregnant is tough enough, she argues, without having to endure criticism for one’s fashion choices.
She also has a few words to the folks who scold her for setting a bad example for daughters Hattie and Stella.
“I’m making a conscious choice to show my daughters that they can express themselves and be proud as a woman of their bodies,” Tori declares. “I don’t ever want them to think that they should be ashamed or self-conscious about their bodies, no matter what shape [they're] in.”
What do you think? Me, I’m behind her all the way. This is a unique time in any woman’s life – not to mention a temporary one – so why not make the most of it if you’re comfortable showing off your beautiful rounded self?
True, one of the bikinis that got everyone so riled up was pretty revealing (it was a vintage black crocheted number). But it was no different from the barely-there suits that sell so many copies of Sports Illustrated. If it’s good enough for a flat-bellied supermodel, it’s good enough for a second-trimester actress.
And let’s face it – Tori looks amazing. If I was in that kind of shape, pregnant or not, I might be tempted to get into a two-piece myself.
Any thoughts? Should pregnant women cover up or go bump proud?
[Photo: via Twitter]
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