Jaime is the cover story in the August issue of American Baby Magazine and she let AB in on her best tips and product picks, Check out below the full interview and the new photo shoot by Coliena Rentmeester.
– Photoshoots And Portraits > 2015 > Session 006 – Coliena Rentmeester
Wise words: “If you don’t accept yourself and your body, no one else will,” says Jaime King. The formidable actress and style icon, who is now also a baby-clothing designer, shares her motherhood mantras with American Baby.
Through social media, you’ve encouraged women, especially pregnant ones, to love their body. Why is that message important?
“I know what it feels like to be body-shamed. People have made comments about how I’m too thin and need to eat a sandwich. I’ve seen it happen with other pregnant women in this business too — we’re either too thin or put on too much weight. But every woman’s body is different, and you don’t know what’s going to happen to yours. One friend of mine gained 55 pounds when she was pregnant, while my sister gained 30. All that matters is that you’re taking care of the nutrition for yourself and your child. So don’t let other people get you down, and don’t put other women down either.”
You have such amazing style! What are your best fashion tips for pregnant women?
“Most either go boho and wear long, flowy dresses like they’re going to the beach, or they throw on sweatpants because they feel like crap. To me, pregnancy is the ultimate symbol of womanhood, beauty, and sensuality, so make it a celebration of creating life. You don’t have to hide anything or try to suck in your belly. Why not put on things that are tighter, flashier, or more fun? Wearing formfitting clothes totally counteracts that voice inside of us that says, ‘Ugh, I just want to lie down all day and sleep.’ I feel it’s really important to feel good about yourself, and fashion is part of that.”
What should an expecting mom have in her wardrobe?
“A cute wrap dress is good because you can wear it after pregnancy as well. I love the maternity clothes from Hatch and A Pea in the Pod because they can also be used after you have the baby, and I’m all about not wasting things.” (King also loves a good pair of maternity jeans and will be modeling a new line called Luxe Essentials Denim by A Pea in the Pod, beginning this month.)