Pregnancy symptoms are not pretty — along with fluctuating hormones, unusual food cravings and a bulging belly, many women experience swollen legs and feet. And if you're like Kim Kardashian, you show off your not-so-glamorous pregnant body while many women try hide it.
Along with tight dresses and super high-heel shoes Kardashian, pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Kanye West, isn't shy about exposing her pregnancy symptoms.
On Twitter Sunday, Kardashian shared a photo (see above) of her swollen feet and wrote: "Swollen feet or a new Givenchy tattoo?," raising the question of whether pregnant women should sacrifice style for comfort.
The 32-year-old reality TV star has been judged for her eccentric maternity style. According to the Huffington Post, Kardashian recently told "Extra TV" of the criticism: "It’s pretty ridiculous. I love fashion, I love experimenting with fashion so for me to try all of these new things, pregnant or not pregnant, it’s been fun for me, whether they like it or not. It’s so funny because people would say, 'Take a cue from Kourtney, she looked so good pregnant!' So, I would borrow her clothes and that’s when I would get dogged out the most. We have such different bodies and the things that would look great on her, didn’t look great on me."
I'm about five months pregnant with my second child and as I look down at my comfortable, plush Nine West heels, I realize I'm one who prefers comfort over style these days. Sure, with the summer coming I'll wear flip-flops and my favorite warm-weather shoes, but for now, I'd rather have the stamina and energy to run after my 2-year-old after work tonight.
I think Kim can still be stylish without wearing shoes that actually accentuate her swollen feet — but, hey, who am I to judge? It's her first pregnancy and all new moms understand how difficult it is trying to figure out for yourself what works best for the new, pregnant, you!
What do you think of Kim Kardashian's maternity style?