It’s a well-known fact that I am somewhat conservative in my outlook [chorus of “No, Kim… not you!], but not really when it comes to women’s clothing. Having come of age during the late 1960s and 1970s, I kinda like it when women show off their bodies (allowing for the Lizzo Exception, of course).
However, this one made me stop in my tracks:
Granted, she’s another one of those Brit Celeb/Actresses/Houris [some overlap] but at least she’s apparently married to the father, so there’s that. But I still feel a little… uncomfortable? looking at that display.
Now I’m not one of those “cover up everything because pregnancy is somehow shameful” people — sheesh, that went out with the Victorians — and I recall seeing some awfully-sexy pregnant women in Chile who were not at all shy about wearing tight little mini-dresses and high heels as they strutted their stuff around downtown Santiago. I love the whole thing about pregnant women, too; I think it’s glorious.
Still, I can’t help feeling that the above is a little too ostentatious or even vulgar. Can we not say that women need to be a little more ladylike about the whole thing?
I know, I know:
“Kim, women show off their tummies in bikinis and midriff tops all the time — and you’re a serial offender when it comes to posting those pics, you dirty old bastard. So why should it be any different when they’re pregnant?”
Because it IS different.
I welcome comments on the topic.