I'm not hugely into celebrities, especially the Z-list ones. However, newspapers (particularly the online kind) seem to be somewhat obsessed by them so a few things manage to filter through to me as I'm scanning the day's news.
One such 'celeb' - and I use the term very loosely indeed - is Snooki of Jersey Shore fame (never seen the programme so can't really express an opinion on it other than it really doesn't appeal!) However, Snooki, who resembles an extra from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is pregnant and wearing heels...no big deal, right? Until you look at the heels she's wearing!
After 6 kids, I'm all for staying fashionable and looking great during pregnancy. However, never at the sacrifice of my own comfort or mine and/or the baby's well-being. Last week, Snooki nearly took a tumble while wearing the most ridiculous wedges - even for a non-pregnant woman.
If you're so inclined, wear them on a night out, wear them to a date, wear them to a party...but out shopping for groceries
? Why would you?
I really don't get why a certain type of person in the public eye insists on wearing sky high heels, not only when pregnant but when carrying baby around afterwards.
I am, of course, talking about another famous shoe lover, Victoria Beckham. She got a lot of flack when she was photographed holding a 2 month old Harper whilst wearing ridiculously high stilettos - in fact, the same 7 inch high stilettos that she wore to the Royal Wedding whilst pregnant!
Normal mothers everywhere unite against the absurdity and thank heaven for more normal pregnancy attire because this is one look I really hope doesn't catch on - it's one thing emulating your favourite celebs, another thing altogether when you're falling from those towering heels and realise you don't have the burly security guys ready to catch you.
Although I have absolutely no intention of having more children, I do love the range of maternity wear currently available. For example, Isabella Oliver has some fab clothing a far cry from the tent-like dresses of yesteryear. As a bonus, this week they're offering a 40% voucher code
so it's a perfect time to give your wardrobe a boost.
Even mother and child staples like Mothercare
offer really nice mat wear, bringing modern styles to an age-old condition!
So, heels in pregnancy? Not necessary - just check out the styles available (and the discounts
just waiting to be used) and look fashionable, comfortable and safe!