By Julie Gilbert. It caused shockwaves at the time. It seemed a lot of people men and women were uncomfortable with a woman exposing her pregnant body in such an unapologetic and celebratory way. If there was an award for a copycat photo, then Abbey Clancy would undoubtedly be the winner. Not that was her intention of course…. The model stripped down to her birthday suit to show off her beautiful pregnancy body, a little keepsake to mark the 8 month point in her pregnancy, for hubby Peter Crouch and herself. But they came out so well she decided to share. Lucky for Abbey she had photographer Karis Kennedy as a friend to take the perfect shot.
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It's been 20 years since Demi Moore posed naked and pregnant on the cover of Vanity Fair. Although controversial when it originally hit newsstands, Annie Liebowitz's cover paved the way for women to celebrate their pregnant bodies - and a whole host of copycat celebrity covers followed suit. From Monica Bellucci taking a stand against Italian politics to Sienna Miller's naked portrait for artist Jonathan Yeo, we've taken a retrospective look at the shoots inspired by Demi's now-iconic pose. In the exhibition catalogue, Yeo noted. The power of the painting partly lies in the fact that Sienna is widely regarded as being one of the most naturally beautiful actresses in the world as well as being a fashion icon to a generation of girls. It is a tribute to her courage and self-confidence that she agreed to sit for this". Renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz shot the picture whilst Moore was seven months pregnant with her daughter, Scout LaRue. The cover attracted widespread controversy in the press, with complaints of sexual objectification. Supermodel Cindy Crawford posed nude for W magazine in when she was seven months pregnant with daughter Presley Walker.
Did you know that Misty Day was pregnant? Yes, and Nude Muse has this super tasteful nude set of Misty wandering in the forest, taking off her flowered dress to become one with nature. Erin Star and Sophie Rose are ready to pop! Some lingerie in the bedroom, and hey, if you got a pregnant friend too, you can re-create this set! I always get requests for pregnant beauties, so I want to show you Lana Zuyeva when she posed on Zishy. This candid nature to the gallery gives you the chance to play voyeur to a curvy pregnant beauty in a cute dress, and inside as the sun hits her body.
I regularly find myself applauding Ashley Graham. Not only is the model an impassioned spokesperson for loving your own body, but she also refuses to be pigeonholed. Which is why it should come as no surprise that Graham just shot a beautiful, and very naked, pregnancy portrait. The model captioned the revealing photo, "open to surrender caught by angel mama cassblackbird. The fact that the photo hasn't been retouched is especially crucial, because the world is all too used to seeing Photoshopped images. But it's undeniable that Graham looks stunning in the new portrait, and any sort of airbrushing would only diminish the image's impact. Graham is currently pregnant with her first child with husband Justin Ervin.