Kate Middleton PHOTOS Post-Baby Body; Slimmer Figure Revealed Since Prince George Birth

Seraphine designer Cecile Reinaud called it an ‘immense honor’ and said Middleton’s fashion picks helped boost the store’s sales. By Rheana Murray / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 10:59 AM Handout/Getty Images Kate Middleton and Prince Williams with newborn son Prince George in the familys first royal portrait. Fashion fans vying for Kate Middleton s maternity style will have to wait a few weeks to get their hands on the fuchsia frock the new mom wore in the royal family portraits. It was bound to happen almost immediately after the photographs were released on Monday, the cap-sleeved, knot-front Jolene Dress from Seraphine, one of Middletons favorite maternity brands, was sold out. The $79 dress is backordered until Sept. 16 due to high popularity of this style, the brands website says. Designer Cecile Reinaud, founder of Seraphine, called Middletons dress choice an immense honor. Seraphine.com Call it the Duchess Effect: the dress Kate Middleton wore in the portraits is already sold out. Its a dream come true to see that she likes my designs so much that she continues to wear them after the birth of Prince George, Reinaud said in a statement. Another Seraphine dress Middleton wore, the Blossom dress, also sold out in hours. PHOTOS: KATE MIDDLETON’S ROYAL MATERNITY STYLE The companys sales were boosted 100% in July after Middletons appearance in the dress, Reinaud said.
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On the day she left the hospital after the birth of her son, Middleton still had a bit of a baby belly; however, that quickly went down and her stomach is now completely flat. “She’s hardly done anything to lose the weight She looks incredible,” a source told Us Weekly. “Kate’s still breastfeeding and the small weight she gained while pregnant has just melted off.” Apparently, Middleton does a lot of yoga and she continued practicing even shortly after she gave birth. Of course, she’s blessed with a very thin frame and was quite skinny pre-pregnancy, but she’s proof that losing the baby weight right after having a baby is very possible. No doubt, the Duchess of Cambridge has plenty of help with her new little bundle, so she has more time to exercise, unlike regular busy moms. But she’s still a good inspiration for moms who want to slim down after having a baby. The royal family is currently residing in Anglesey while their luxury Kensington Palace 20-room apartment is being renovated. They will move in sometime in September. Meanwhile, Prince William recently said in an interview with CNN that the little prince is growing a lot, but is a “bit of a rascal,” when it comes to sleep.
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The message that you just had a baby and you should lose the weight in two weeks breaks my heart, postnatal-fitness expert Lisa Druxman told Yahoo Aug. 27. Its unfair and unrealistic for a woman to put that type of pressure on herself. Claire Mysko, co-author of Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? agrees, saying exalting celebrities for shedding baby weight in record time puts the focus on weight loss instead of enjoying parenthood. The main message is that losing the weight should be our primary focus, said Mysko, former director of the American Anorexia/Bulimia Association. If youre constantly in the space of How am I going to get my body back? it really robs you of the experience of being a new mom. The trend of celebrities timing their baby-weight loss to lucrative diet endorsements (such as Jessica Simpson ‘s $4 million Weight Watchers deal and Jennifer Hudson ‘s Jenny Craig campaign) is driven by greed and preys on women’s insecurities. Theres a huge profit web behind it all: Youre seeing the reveal, hearing the diet plan, and its all connected to diets and products, and driven by making money off of womens insecurities,” said Mysko. Sociologist Karen Sternheimer says diet companies aren’t the only ones to blame for this obsessive attention to rapid weight loss. The media fuels this frenzy in order to drive readership to their magazines and websites. “I’m not sure that the public is as obsessed with postpartum celebrities as it is a chance for media outlets, who already capitalize on celebrity stories, to add a ‘chapter’ to a celebrity saga: ‘When will she lose the weight?’ ” Sternheimer told Yahoo . Ironically, non-celebrities aren’t the only ones who suffer from this intense focus on post-baby slimdowns.
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. . She looks incredible,” a Middleton family source tells Us Weekly . “Kate’s still breastfeeding and the small weight she gained while pregnant has just melted off. She’s not dieting. After giving birth, she did continue with her yoga.” The first-time mom debuted little George outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s hospital, one day after giving birth on July 22. In Prince William’s first TV interview about his son’s birth, he said George is growing “quickly.: “He’s a little fighter. He kind of, he wriggles around quite a lot. And he doesn’t want to go to sleep that much, which is a little bit of a problem,” William joked.
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