Everywhere I look now whether its Instagram, Facebook, or even email I see pictures of Kim Kardashian and her everyday maternity outfits. Now, I have never been pregnant but by the looks of it the clothes, especially the heels, do not look comfortable at all for pregnant women to be wearing. What statement is Kim making, and how does it effect women in general?
To some women the message is positive, but to me its a negative one. Although her message is to show women that they can look good while pregnant, some women cant’t afford her look. She says that she gets stylests to customize her maternity fitted clothes. By doing this, I think women who can’t achieve that look will start to feel worse about themselves. It all goes back to the media protrayel of women. She’s also sending out the message that women need to look this way while pregnant. She wears skirts and heels as if its the norm. I also looking at some articles online and I came across TMZ.com. TMZ has a “Who would you rather” on their website and on one of them, it was pregnant Kim Kardashian Vs. Jessica Simpson. Kim Kardashian is wearing her usual dressy outfits, while jessica is wearing sweat pants and a large sweat shirts. The caption on the picture is “It was a battle of the baby bulge on Wednesday, as maternity fashionista Kim Kardashian bedazzled on the streets of NYC — while Jessica Simpson shopped in her comfy sweats in Los Angeles.” It might be surprising to know that 81% of people would prefer Jessica Simpson’s comfy look than Kim Kardashians “bedazzled” look. It goes to show that pregnant women would prefer to be comfortable, rather than be in tight fitted clothes. At the same time, women should not have to make these decisions or be pressured in making these decisions. Women should wear what they feel most comfortable in and the media should not take part in that.