photo via The FriskyWomen with baby bumps are making their presence known on the catwalk. You! Lingerie, a maternity and nursing underwear line, used real life pregnant models to showcase looks from its Spring/Summer 2014 show at this month's Lingerie Fashion Week.
Strutting their bumps in heels, the scantily clad mama models showcased looks that included lots of racy lace detailing and thigh high stockings. Whoever said pregnant women could only wear granny panties was totally wrong. You! Lingerie designer Uyo Okebie-Eichelberger definitely caught the eyes of both show-goers and the media alike.
While it's refreshing to see these real life models work the runway, they're not the first to do so. Last year, Italian showgirl Raffaella Fico modeled bikinis for swimwear label Pin-Up Stars while six months pregnant during Milan Fashion Week. In addition, model and former Miss Wales Sophia Cahill didn't have a problem showing off her eight month old baby bump and then some as she strutted down the runway in nothing but a green hat in February 2012.
It definitely makes sense to showcase a maternity collection on expectant models-- but there's still a slight shock factor in watching the women rock their bumps in such a brazen way. No matter, because plenty of people sent out their tweets of support. "These pregnant models looked so beautiful at Lingerie Fashion Week," tweeted The Frisky's Winona Dimeo-Ediger. Even Sinbad (yes Sinbad!) weighed in on it. He tweeted: "This is what REAL pregnant women look like."