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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tasteful Celebrity Nudes

Everyone seems to have an opinion on stars posing nude while
pregnant. Which is unsurprising considering everyone has opinions about
celebrities, nudity and pregnancy, so the combination of all three is
like a trifecta of controversy.

Some people find posing naked while pregnant tasteful and beautiful,
while others find it offensive. But you can’t deny that some celebrities
have gotten it right.

Kourtney Kardashian’s
latest nude pregnancy photo spread brought to mind the stars who’ve
who’ve come before her who’ve proudly showed off their baby bumps to
create stunning pictorials that celebrate a woman’s body in all of its
beautiful forms.

Let’s take look at the celebrities who’ve proven that being naked while pregnant can be gorgeous, graceful tasteful.

  1. Kourtney Kardashian

    Where: DuJour magazine, December 2014Why It Works:
    Pregnant with her third child, Kourtney revealed that she feels most
    confident when she’s pregnant, and that “nudity is nothing to be ashamed
    of.” While she initially just did them for herself, she revealed she
    wanted to show off this “amazing feeling.”

  2. Kelly Rowland

    Where: Elle magazine, October 2014Why It Works: Just one month before she gave birth to her son Titan Jewell, Kelly told Elle
    that she couldn’t understand why women get flak for posing nude while
    pregnant, which is why she wanted to celebrate the “Godmazing” change of
    her body. She’s positively glowing in this picture, which is classic
    and angelic.

    Related: What Pregnant Kourtney Kardashian’s Nude Photos Say About Our Comfort Level With Women’s Bodies

  3. Alicia Keys

    Where: Instagram, September 2014

    Why It Works: Alicia knew when she posed naked while
    pregnant with her second child that everyone would be staring at her
    baby bump. So why not draw a peace sign on it to raise awareness for a
    good cause? Alicia turned this moment into not only a celebration of
    motherhood, but to draw attention to her “We Are Here” song and movement, which focuses on peace, social justice, and funding causes that promote a better world for children.

  4. Beyonce

    Where: “On the Run” HBO special, September 2014Why It Works:
    It’s been over two years since Beyonce gave birth to Blue Ivy, but
    during her “On The Run” HBO special, Beyonce let us in on an intimate
    and powerful moment showing the true bond that was forming between her,
    Jay Z and unborn Blue.

  5. Christina Aguilera

    Where: V magazine, August 2014Why It Works: This was the second time Christina posed nude while pregnant, and each time she nailed it. Christina told V magazine
    that she was feeling fearless and confident, and this picture is proof
    that you can embrace your body through “all stages of life.”

  6. Jessica Simpson

    Where: Elle magazine, 2012Why It Works: What
    better way to announce that your second child is a girl than with a
    glamorous nude photo shoot? Jessica took a page out of Demi Moore’s
    famous nude pregnancy photo and proudly admitted that even at her heaviest she felt the most confident. “I just love my body more than ever now.”

  7. Mariah Carey

    Where: Life & Style, 2011Why It Works: Less than a month away from giving birth to “Dem Babies,” Mariah, who admitted
    she didn’t have an easy pregnancy, flaunted her expectant figure. At 43
    she admitted she was “very vulnerable” about taking the photos, but she
    ultimately did it because she wanted to share this intimate moment with
    her Lambs.

  8. Britney Spears

    Where: Harper’s Bazaar, 2006Why It Works: Pregnant Britney bared her bump in 2005,
    and she must have loved it so much that she did it again in 2006 while
    pregnant with son Jayden James. Britney looks classic and gorgeous,
    telling the magazine that the photos made her start to feel like herself

Christina Garibaldi - MTV

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