Pregnant Jessica Simpson Can Wear Whatever Shoes She Wants


OMG, you guys, I just read the most terrible news about Jessica Simpson's pregnancy! According to reports, Simpson is unknowingly—or worse, knowingly—putting her health and possibly even the health of her baby at risk ... all for the sake of VANITY.

What's she doing, you ask? Binding her belly with painful canvas restraints? Eating mercury-laden raw fish in an attempt to curb the carbs? Smoking a pack a day and guzzling directly from a bottle of grain alcohol while bungee-jumping and undergoing unnecessary X-rays AND changing the cat litter?

It's even worse: Simpson has been spotted wearing a pair of heels. OH, THE HUMANITY!

Apparently Simpson was "risking serious injury" recently when she went to lunch in a pair of "dangerously high heels." I was initially unclear why the shoes were so deadly (filled with poisonous toxins?), but it seems there's at least one school of thought that by wearing heels during pregnancy, she's increasing her chances of getting a slipped disc in her spine.

Ah, the pregnancy panic police strike again. Poor Jessica Simpson can't catch a break—if she's not being bashed for packing on too much weight, she's being criticized for her shoes.

While the article describes her as "tottering" in her "towering" heels, they actually look pretty darn sturdy to me. They have a chunky toe, ankle straps, and while the heel itself is fairly tall, I'm sure she's quite capable of walking in those types of shoes. Now, you put me in a shoe like that and I'd probably trip over the nearest rug, but that's because I've been working from home for over a year and 85 percent of the time I'm not wearing any shoes at all. It's all about what you're used to.

I actually wore lots of heels during my second pregnancy because 1) I was so happy that I didn't develop horrifying cankles like I did when I was pregnant the first time (August 31 birthday, man), and 2) wearing nice clothes and accessories made me feel good about myself.

I'm sure it's possible for a pregnant woman to injure herself in a pair of heels, but come on, saying that Simpson is engaging in a dangerous activity by wearing a pair of leopard-print shoes is taking things too far. Personally, I think she looks great: happy, healthy, full of self-confidence, and enjoying every bit of her pregnancy. I say as long as it doesn't hurt, what the hell—keep on rocking the heels until labor starts.

What do you think about heels during pregnancy? Did you ban them for safety's sake?

Image via Flickr/Lil~Wolfy

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mich.... mich.el.le

I wore my heels with thicker heels but left the stilettos in the closet through my pregnancy.

hutch... hutchfam2007

heels are not the death of prgnancy! Im required to wear a dress shoe with a heel to work every day. when you are used to wearing them, the chances that you will fall because of them is small. so sick of hearing about pregnancy and banning heels....

claud... claudiaf17

I choose not to wear them because I my feet swelll up and they are just not comfortable and i became more clumsier but if she can wear and is comfortable. why not

Nancy... NancyJ422

I would have given my eye teeth to be able to wear heels of any sort at the end of my pregnancy! I was so swollen I had to go to a function in a nice dress and flip flops - good thing it was July!

nonmember avatar Kate

I like her. She doesn't give a fluck. She's beautiful and happy and it shows. I wore heels in my 2nd pregnancy too, no big deal. And Linda, my first was a end of Sept due date and I hear you on the super cankles. I was also just so happy I hadn't gained the water weight the second time around-and flaunted it!

nonmember avatar adrain king

some people need to get them some business she looks healthy and happy she having a baby is there a law that you have to wear flats because youre pregnant i'm a mother of five you go girl you look good.

casan... casanderson1

I wish I could wear them lol I wore short ones on thanksgiving but now my feet are swollen and huge so all i can wear are flats or slippers. I'm 32 weeks preggo :P

magic... magicalmommy12

I wore heels almost every day when I still had classes and therefore a reason to get dressed. The funny part is Ive fallen twice during this pregnancy and neither had anything to do with shoes. The first time I went down I was wearing an old but very comfy pair of sneakers while waking my dog. He was trying to chase a cat and accidntally got his leash wrapped around my legs causing me to fall. The 2nd time I was barefoot and walking down the steps to get to the kitchen when I got light headed, blacked out and fell. I have not once fallen in heels and my spine is still in the same condition it was in when I got pregnant. I do have back pain but Im pretty sure thats because Im 22 days over due, not my choice of shoes.

Liviann Liviann

Ahhh, nothing like the policing of pregnant women's choices. I would fall in high heels, even when I'm not pregnant, because I never wear them and don't have the skill. I tripped and fell wearing clogs during my first pregnancy. But, any woman who regularly wears them will most likely not fall if she wears them while pregnant. 

puggy... puggylove10

I get the same thing from my younger sister-in-law now that I'm pregnant with my second. All because my mother-in-law wouldn't let hert wear them during her pregnancy. First & formost, I am 34 years old. I can wear what I want! And that's the same thing Jessica Simpson should say.

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