Kim Kardashian has responded to criticism over her new Skims maternity range which officially launches this week

The range is similar to the rest of her shapewear line in that it comes in different cuts and various colours for a diverse range of skin tones.

“What you’ve been waiting for: Maternity is coming soon!

“Introducing Maternity Solutionwear™ that offers the best in comfort and support for your changing body during and after pregnancy”, Kim announced on her own and business Instagram accounts.

 

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However, the announcement saw the reality TV star and businesswoman being hit by backlash after critics accused her of ‘fat shaming’ pregnant women.

But Kim has a message for her haters, she’s clarified that new range is not aimed at slimming, but merely support

“To anyone who has an issue with maternity solutionwear, and if you haven’t been pregnant before you may not know the struggle of what it’s like carrying all of this weight the way I did along with millions of strong women, @skims maternity line is not to slim but to support.

“The belly part doesn’t slim your belly, it’s actually sheer and a thinner layered material compared to the rest of the garment. It provides support to help with the uncomfortable weight being carried in your stomach which affects your lower back and the compression on the leggings helps with pain relief caused by swelling. It is also worn after you have given birth and provides the comfort and support that most women need after delivery especially if you are recovering from a cesarean.

And Kim claims the product is simply a way of giving her fans what they want.

“We launched this category in response to the tens of thousands of pregnant women who wrote us requesting it and because it was something I personally needed when I was pregnant myself.

“Based on the majority of positive feedback we have received so far from pregnant women around the world, I am incredibly proud to provide a solution that will provide comfort and support during the times that we all need it most, during pregnancy and after.”

Kim’s Hollywood friend, model and TV star Chrissy Teigen – who happens to be pregnant –  defended the star, and so have scores of women, who wish the pieces had come out sooner!

Would you wear the Skims Maternity Solutionwear if you were pregnant?