Over the weekend, a pregnant model walked the runway at a show during London Fashion Week. NBD, right? We see pregnant models all the time. Who cares? Yeah, well, this one was naked as the day is long. Sorry, mostly naked. She was wearing a hat.
The model's name is Sophia Cahill; apparently she's about a month away from her due date, and not surprisingly, she looked fantastic. She was all round and curvy and glowy and confident while she strut her stuff. Gorgeous. But still. Even if I looked like Sophia Cahill while eight months pregnant, I still wouldn't strip down and walk a runway in the buff. Hell, I wouldn't strip down for anyone.
I admire the women who feel ultra-confident and uber-sexy while they're pregnant, and once in a while, I admit, I do, too. But for the most part, I'm so not into "showing off my body" at this point in my life (currently, I'm 31 weeks).
To be fair, I'm not really a show off my body kind of gal to begin with. I mean, I have no problem stripping down at the gym or hanging out in a bathing suit, but when it comes to day to day life, you won't catch me in tight-fitting clothes. Like, ever. And I'm not the biggest fan of people, you know, looking at me. So, the thought of being so ... exposed right now -- be it by wearing tight clothes, or getting professional "pregnancy photos" taken, or walking around in the nude -- couldn't be less appealing.
For whatever reason, my body feels more personal and vulnerable than ever right now. It's hard to explain, but I feel like it's just mine. My husband's, too, but mainly mine. I can't tell you how uncomfortable I would feel sitting in front of a camera for some artsy photo shoot or walking a runway naked. It's too much exposure. For the women who can do it, more power to you. You look beautiful. But it's just not my style.
Did you feel more protective of your body while you were pregnant?
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