Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently introduced us to their baby boy, officially named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. What also caught our attention was how the Duchess of Sussex flaunted her post-baby bump in style.
While the new mother opted out of the cutomary royal hospital photoshoot after the royal baby’s delivery, the world was happy to see her after about 48 hours, donning a trench dress, belted around the waist that accentuated her baby bump.
Meghan’s maternity fashion has made headlines for owning her bump during her pregnancy days. And now, many other mothers are elated to see the former actress not hiding her postpartum body either.
It takes time to shed postpartum weight, which is why mothers sometimes look for maternity clothes that can cover their postpartum belly, which fashion brands offer as well. One has seen how new mothers often receive comments on their ‘excess’ body weight, including many celeb moms who have been trolled for the same.
Meghan, however, made an important statement through her choice of attire post delivery; a post-baby bump is absolutely normal and mothers should not fret over it. And many moms on social media agree with it. Here’s what they had to say:
Say what you will about the royals but the only famous women I’ve seen proudly and publicly show off their post baby bellies have been Kate and Meghan. Not so long ago I was under the illusion that a pregnancy bump immediately flattened after labour.
— Kayleigh Pritchard (@locketmoon) May 8, 2019
I’m so pleased Meghan has appeared clearly still with a bump! YES to this! #royalbaby
— Kate Beavis 🍊 (@yourvintagelife) May 8, 2019
Meghan clearly carried her child. I admire her greatly for coming out with post-baby puffiness to show that women do not have to look like their pre-pregnancy selves to still be beautiful. #MeghanMarkle #RoyalBaby
— Anne Boleyn (@TudorChick1501) May 8, 2019
I don’t care about royal families, but I do care about the history of pregnancy & reproduction – especially our cultural obsession with postnatal bodies. So I love that Meghan Markle chose an outfit that shows off her post-baby bump. #NormalizeIt pic.twitter.com/hfQKhp5qZt
— Jacqueline Antonovich (@jackiantonovich) May 8, 2019
LOVE that Meghan has come to her photo call without trying to hide the ‘after birth baby bump’. Absolute icon. This is how 99% of women look after birth and she is helping normalise it. She looks amazing and is absolutely glowing. Power to her and all new mothers! 💗 #babysussex
— ☾madeleine (@idgimaddy) May 8, 2019