Strike a [Pregnant] Pose

Say what you like about Britney Spears, but I love this photograph of a newly brunette Britney and her adorable son, Sean Preston, from the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar via the Popsugar celebrity gossip blog. And is it just me, or does she look slightly like Katie Holmes here?

Did you have any professional portraits made while you were pregnant? A friend of mine had breathtaking black-and-white pregnancy portraits taken and some of the shots included her with her older sister, who was also pregnant. During the latter part of my first pregnancy I never felt exceptionally pretty or womanly. I felt fat. I didn’t have the pregnant “glow.” I had acne. Although I was overjoyed with the thought of having our daughter, I didn’t feel my best physically. Now during my second pregnancy I took better care of myself, watched my diet and gained less weight and retained less water. I actually had ankles during my entire pregnancy and my fingers didn’t feel like fat vienna sausages.

Personally I’m glad we live in a day and age when pregnant women are considered en vogue enough to grace the cover of a fashion magazine. The whole image of pregnancy being “cool” has been boosted by the popularity of celebrity moms, from Gwen Stefani to Heidi Klum. Maternity clothes have come a long way from matronly mumus to stylish designers making fashionable maternity wear maintstream (thank you Liz Lange!) And while Britney is no Demi Moore (remember her pregnancy photos taken by celebrity photographer Annie Liebovitz for a 1991 Vanity Fair cover), I think the photos are lovely. At least she’s not smacking gum. Now the Matt Lauer interview? I couldn’t bring myself to watch it because I couldn’t get past the gum and the country girl act and the outfit, which looked like it was straight off the rack from WalMart (not cutting on WalMart or cheap clothing in general as most of my clothes are from TJ Maxx or Target). Now why couldn’t girlfriend have worn something cute like this little number from Pea in the Pod? Only her stylist knows.

14 comments

  1. Charla says:

    I’m with you on the interview bit…what a joke! Yeah, that pic is pretty ok, much more tasteful than I thought it would be, but of course I haven’t seen all of them yet.

  2. Blonde Mom says:

    Charla:

    I didn’t mention or post the nekkid Harper’s Bazaar Britney pics…I like this one, though. I’ve seen enough of her boobs lately, quite frankly!

  3. Charla says:

    Saw those others…strange. I am a FIRM believer that those pics were heavily doctored! I agree, this one is better than the others.

  4. jennster says:

    i love that pic of her in clothes WAY more than the naked pics. she looks SEXIER in that outfit.. so fucking curvey and hot!
    thanks for coming over- my dad cheated on my mom too, but it was only a couple years ago and she is STILL a mess. it sucks and i hate it.

  5. mothergoosemouse says:

    I like that picture. I’m not sure what’s going on with the dress, but I like the brunette ‘do.

    When I saw Gwyneth Paltrow, she was PG - wearing jeans and a plain gray top. She looked beautiful.

    Jamie, again with the parallel lives – I looked like crap when I was pregnant with Tacy, but I was much better off with CJ. Still, I didn’t want my picture taken.

  6. Anne says:

    that is a lovely photo! My best girl Cess took a few preggo pics of me when I was full of Lily and they were pretty cool. She is so close to being a professional photog that I may as well pay her. I’m hoping to get a few with this LAST and FINAL pregnancy. Totally remember the demi moore cover. Wow.

  7. Nancy says:

    I do like that picture—Britney looks pretty good with dark hair—although I must admit I have a major urge to hike up her dress in back! 😉

    We had some pictures done of us (J and I) when I was pregnant with Mimi—just The Picture People, nothing fancy—but it is nice to have a reminder of how I looked. I thought about getting better ones done, maybe even a belly shot, but never got around to it with either pregnancy.

  8. Library Mama says:

    I understand why women want to have pregnancy portraits done. It just wasn’t for me.

    I agree with you, though, definitely, that it’s nice that pregnancy pics warrant promenence in fashion mags now. I remember when it just was not done.

  9. Mary says:

    I did a pregnancy picture every week when I was pregnant with #2 and it’s fun to go back and check out my growing belly. Now, I most definitely did have clothes on—I never felt like I was a “cute” preggo. But maybe if I had access to a really great photographer, I would have gone for some more arty (semi-nude) shots.

    But standing nude in my kitchen without makeup and with a toddler crawling up my leg would not have been pretty.

  10. Mrs. Flinger says:

    YESYESYES. I felt the exact same way with #1. Fat. Ugly. Huge. Blah. But with this next one, whenever it is, I want to do it better. Take better care, all that. And this time I’d LOVE to get some real photographs. ‘Cause it’ll probably be my last.

  11. jag says:

    If I can find the link, I’ll post it, but I believe I read that Britney decided to do herself up for the Matt Lauer interview, and her stylist was interviewed. She said something about Britney being a grown woman and if she doesn’t want us around, that’s her choice.

    Oh! I found it faster than I thought. Here it is.

  12. Stephanie says:

    Oh my goodness, I do not like britney but that picture is just beyond beautiful! Although I bet her butt would be hanging out if you took a look at her in that outfit from behind but the picture definitely makes up for that.

  13. Stephanie says:

    Also for some reason I just can not place who that is in the bottom picture. Oh well, whomever it is I just adore the dress she is wearing. I had one just like it when I was glowingly pregnant. Nice post by the way!

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