Wearing a bikini while you are pregnant?

I wish I had the self esteem to pull this one off.
Nicole Richie, who is about 8 months pregnant, proudly wore a bikini at the beach last week.


I think she looks awesome, don’t you?
Anyone else sport a bikini during their pregnancy?

(Even though I think other pregnant women are beautiful, I just cannot believe this about myself.  I am fast approaching my highest pregnancy weight and I still have 4 months to go! It’s going to be a rough ride…….)

Photo credit: People.com


  1. says

    I think she looks great. It’s not because she has a perfect body though. She is comfortable in her skin and she knows that pregnancy is beautiful..it just is. I proudly PROUDLY wore a bikini while preg with my second child. My first loved the pool, so not goign wasn’t an option. And at 8 months preg, I was not about to buy a suit just for another month or so of pregnancy, so I just pulled out one of my regular bikinis (one that was a little more stretched out) and wore it proud. I even have pictures to remind me on my not-so-great-self-esteem days that at my heaviest weight, I still looked great in a swim suit :)

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  2. Heather at RUNFASTERMOMMY says

    I think she looks fantastic, and like Nicole said above me, she seems very confident, which makes her even more beautiful. I rocked a bikini for both of my pregnancies. The baby needed some sunshine :)

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  3. says

    I am not one of those women who looks pretty and glowing when pregnant. I’m more the scary, zitty, stretchmarked kind of pregnant. I’m 7 months pregnant and I have a tankini and that’s about as daring as I get. For those who can pull it off, though, it looks great–I love a nice big round belly.

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  4. says

    On Friday we went swimming and I saw three very pregnant women in bikinis and they looked radiant! If it weren’t for the stretch marks and such, I probably would have wanted to sport one as well. If you can pull it off, it’s beautiful!

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  5. says

    I LOVED this pic when I first saw it. Yay for pregnant girls without muumuus!! But my fave part? How normal Nicole Richie looks! See – her thighs touch like mine! Her muffin top squishes out a bit over the top of her suit – just like mine!! And she’s so happy – as she should be! If I had a locker, I’d tape this picture in it:)

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  6. says

    I would if I looked like that! I wouldn’t feel funny about showing off my size. It’s just that my skin looked awful when I was pregnant – holy stretchmarks!

  7. Roxy says

    Hang in there. It’s not the weight that matters. It’s how well you take care of yourself for your unborn child

  8. Alyssa says

    I TOTALLY wanted to wear a bikini during my pregnancies, but couldn’t find one that fit my boobs.
    Stretchmarks or no, pregnant bellies are AWESOME and,IMHO, should be shown off whenever possible.

  9. says

    Oh my she does look amazing…and SO DO YOU!!! I can’t believe I didn’t even know she was pregnant though, it’s a sad world when I don’t know any celebrity gossip anymore, tee hee. Now, back to you…I haven’t even see a bump yet so stop yer’ whinin 😉 Seriously girl, you look great…I look more pregnant than you and I’m NOT pregnant, ehehehhehe.

    Jamie :)

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  10. says

    She does look amazing. But then again she started out ridiculously thin.

    I did wear a bikini when I was pregnant with my daughter….but only up until 5-6 months :)

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  11. says

    She looks great.

    I actually wore a bikini while being VERY pregnant with baby #1 (who is turning 18 tomorrow!), but I wasn’t as brave with baby #2 sixteen years later… :)


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