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Kim Kardashian’s Maternity Style Attacked — Is This Taking It Too Far?

Wed, March 27, 2013 12:45pm EDT by Katrina Mitzeliotis 21 Comments
Kim Kardashian Maternity Clothes
Courtesy of New York Post

There’s no denying the fact that Kim has showed off a slew of questionable styles while adjusting to her pregnant figure, but it looks like she’s getting bashed worse than ever — and this is taking it too far! In fact, our experts actually say Kim’s latest look is a step in the right direction.

Kim Kardashian showed off three different looks in one day while in NYC on Mar. 26, promoting her role in Temptation, but it was her style choices that really had everyone talking. In fact, a belted, nude dress with a full skirt landed the pregnant reality star on the cover of the New York Post with the headline, “What The Frock?” While we have been very vocal about Kim’s questionable maternity style, we were so happy to finally see the 32-year-old mom-to-be embrace a looser silhouette. Personally, I think the bashing is really getting out of control!

Kim admitted that she struggled with figuring out how to handle all the changes brought on by her pregnancy — and it looks like that includes how to dress her baby bump! Clearly sticking to form-fitting, high-waisted silhouettes wasn’t in her best interest, which is why we were pleasantly surprised to see the star step out in a nude frock with a full skirt when she arrived for an appearance on Live with Kelly and Michael — it looks like she’s finally getting the hang of her maternity style!

Kim Kardashian Maternity Clothes: Experts Weigh In:

Nina Garcia, creative director at Marie Claire, exclusively told HollywoodLife, “In the next couple of months, Kim’s body will be changing and the proportions of her silhouettes will have to be tweaked. My style advice for her is to keep it monochromatic, simple, and streamlined with fabrics that have stretch and can highlight her curves,” she said. “This season, she is lucky that Spring is all about long flowy dresses and flats—and both would make her look very cool, like a goddess. Designers like Donna Karan always have clothes that have a bit of stretch, which is majorly important. It is not about trying so hard. Keep it simple, keep it comfortable and stay confident!”

Celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch added, “Kim is really carrying in her hips as opposed to someone like Jessica Simpson who is mainly carrying in her stomach. Kim can show more cleavage or something tighter on top so she can still be sexy without accentuating her hips even more. A great option is a fuller skirt with a cardigan or pairing a tunic with flowy pants or leggings. For once she can not show off so much of her notorious ba-donk-a-donk and proudly show off her baby bump,” he said.

Wearing a looser silhouette and embracing a monochromatic look is exactly what Kim did on this occasion — and the empire waist is so much more flattering on the star! Sure, she should retire her collection of belts sooner rather than later, but from head-to-toe Kim kept it simple and looked confident in her ensemble — so what’s what with all the fuss?

Enough Is Enough!

Kim’s body is obviously growing as she gains weight and her figure changes — and all of this is totally normal for the mom-to-be! Kim has managed to fall under scrutiny even worse than Jessica Simpson did during her first pregnancy — and I think the criticism is out of control. Enough is enough!

Don’t get me wrong, Kim’s difficulty to leave her sexy style and affinity for form-fitting silhouettes behind is the cause for all of the backlash, but at the end of the day why are we constantly ripping a pregnant woman apart for her fashion choices? Let’s get real, we all roll our eyes when we hear celebs gush about how much they love their changing body and how quickly they bounced back after giving birth, but now that Kim is very publicly struggling with the changes, (like I’m sure many women do), we’re quick to slam her, one outfit at a time.

I don’t know about you, but I’m honestly SO sick of talking about Kim’s maternity style. Sure, I’m sick of seeing her in high-waisted silhouettes and belts, but I’m also sick of seeing everyone play fashion police and rip the pregnant star apart.

What do you think? Do you think Kim’s latest dress should be considered a major fashion offense or do you think everyone is taking it a little too far?

Katrina Mitzeliotis