Molly-Mae Hague has never been one to shy away from the more unfiltered moments of her personal life. Her tell-all attitude with fans has led her to open up about her endometriosis diagnosis, her struggles following the birth of baby Bambi, and how those first few weeks of motherhood were an emotional rollercoaster. And now she has got candid about her postpartum body.
The former “Love Island” star revealed on Instagram on 11 May that she is still wearing maternity clothes almost four months after welcoming baby Bambi. “I’ll let you in on a secret… I’m still wearing my maternity jeans,” she told her followers, beneath an ultra-stylish picture of the 23-year-old in blue jeans, a white T-shirt, and oversized sunglasses as she threw a grey jumper over her shoulders. The influencer, who wowed followers with a super chic messy bun a few week ago, also took the opportunity to show off her new hairstyle – buttery blonde long-length extensions by Beauty Works with some TikTok-worthy curtain bangs.
Her followers flocked to the comments section to praise the new mum. “Good on you 👏you’ve just had a baby and you need to feel comfortable ❤️ you’re looking amazing,” said one follower, while another added: “Bless you Molly-Mae for being honest! That’s exactly the role model children/young people need! Well done you.” A third added: “You’ve just had a baby, u look amazing. It’s good that enjoying ur time being a mum. Be comfortable.” Her followers are right, women should never feel pressured to “fit” into their clothes, but rather their clothes should be made to fit their ever-changing bodies.
Of course, it’s also worth noting that this isn’t the first time that Hague – who returned to work in April – has opened up about her postpartum journey. The influencer was the subject of backlash after she returned to the gym three-and-a-half weeks after giving birth. Stacey Solomon was also faced with a public postpartum body reaction after she posted a bikini photo while she was on holiday after giving birth two months earlier. It seems women still face scrutiny over the way they look, either via the pressure to “bounce back” or praised for “embracing” their natural body. Here’s hoping Hague and Solomon’s honesty will see the postpartum body obsession start to wane.