Tori Spelling's Pregnant Bikini Photo Should Make All Women 'Bump Proud'

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Tori SpellingNormally when it comes to dissecting every outfit and wrinkle a star sports, I believe everyone is free to express her opinion, and that when stars put themselves out there, they have to expect criticism. But when it comes to all these haters coming down on Tori Spelling for daring to wear a bikini while pregnant, I'm feeling all sorts of furious.

First of all, she looks incredible! The woman is pregnant with her fourth child, and she looks better than half the women I've seen in bikinis at the beaches this summer.

Second of all, what kind of horrible people berate pregnant women? They should be able to wear whatever they want and get nothing but "you look amazing" in return. That's far from what Tori got, however.

On her website she posted a sampling of the hateful comments she received after being seen in a bikini and monokini while at the pool with her family. Things like:

“Too much showing. Not suitable for a pregnant mom with a seven-month-old.”

“Ewww. She’s pregnant! Cover that bump up! No one wants to see that!!”

“NOT motherly AT ALL. In future years she will surely regret that unflattering picture. COVER up girl!”

So rude! But Tori isn't letting all the talk get her down. Instead she took to her blog to defend her bump pride and tweeted this gorgeous photo. She shouldn't have to defend her swimsuit choices, but she did so with class and a self confidence I wish all women had. She wrote:

I have to say, I’m super proud of my bump. Why should I be embarrassed and cover up something that’s the greatest gift a woman can experience? A pregnant woman in any shape or size is beautiful! Pregnancy is an amazing journey and we preggers should be able to show it off. I call it BUMP PROUD! Embrace your growing curves and bourgeoning [sic] belly.

Right on, Tori! As for setting an example for her daughter, she said:

Please. I’m making a conscious choice to show my daughters that they can express themselves and be proud as a woman of their bodies. I don't ever want them to think that they should be ashamed of or self-conscious of their bodies, no matter what shape it's in.

If it was possible for me to love her anymore than I did before, I do now. What a wonderful example she is for moms and all women. Bump Proud, indeed!

Did you/do you, will you/would you wear a bikini while pregnant?

 

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nonmember avatar Shawna

I think she looks Beautiful! Let the haters hate...I wore bikini with my 4th child and was sad I hadn't worn it with my other three. I got nothing but compliments, so to read the negative comments is a shock to me. Pregnant bellys are not always pretty but they are miracles!

Nina Bouwens

I'm 5 1/2 months pregnant and I totally rock the bikini and I get nothing but complements about how cute I look.......it's my body and I don't care what anyone thinks.....if you don't like it then don't look at me.....I'm confident with my body!!!!!!!

nonmember avatar Lu

As a devout religious person, my personal beliefs (FOR ME, as in, what works for me, not everyone else, so don't jump down my throat) are that it's inappropriate & immodest for a pregnant woman to not be covered up.

She does look very fabulous, and I'd never harangue her for dressing the way she wants! Heck, I dress the way I want, why can't she?! Her body looks flawless and she isn't jeopardizing her pregnancy! So, who cares?!

NewMo... NewMomma.S

Beautiful! Wish I could pull it off but I won't subject other people to my muffin tops lol

nonmember avatar Anny

She is the one beautiful women during pregnant with Bikini. Good

nonmember avatar Joan Vera

Quite frankly, I think it's beautiful thing. There is nothing wrong with a woman wearing a Bikini when pregnant. She's rocking it!!

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