The Royal Baby is Revealed! Now What About Kate’s Postpartum Dress???
The world waited and Kate and William delivered! My eyes were glued to the television like all my fellow Brits (and, of course, a healthy portion of the American population and the world in general), staring at that door into the Private Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s hospital waiting to see England’s new Prince and his adoring parents. When the moment finally came, the couple embodied that incredible moment when parents first realize the magnitude and the magic of being parents. They were glowing and smiling ear to ear, answering questions with humor and class. As with the Aston Martin moment in their wedding, Kate and William decided to break tradition and drive their baby home, not in a chauffeur-driven car but in their own. This can-do, hands-on attitude symbolizes the air of the modern royals. They are, in a way, as relatable as they are aspirational. Which brings me to the dress……!
It wasn’t so shocking that the dress was by Jenny Packham (one of her favorite designers), or that its blue mirrored William’s shirt, or that it had polka dots in perhaps a nod to Princess Di’s gown on leaving St. Mary’s with William. What really floored me was how thoroughly it accentuated her post-birth belly bump! I don’t know a single mom that would choose a style that accentuates the post-baby bump, especially when they haven’t chosen this type of dress through out their pregnancy. As unexpected and shocking as it was, I think it was an amazingly relatable and strong thing to do. Kate, this seemingly perfect being, did not come out in skinny jeans with a flat belly but showed the world she is just like us and she too still has a belly, and there is nothing wrong with that. I commend her for this, a very real, likable fashion move that quite frankly, unlike most celebrities, makes us feel much better about ourselves and more connected to her. Bravo Kate, and congratulations on being a Mum!
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