From Ashley Graham to Stacey Solomon.
Celebrity stretchmarks? They are standard, natch. Given that around 75 to 90% of pregnant women will develop the lines – that’s according to research published in the British Journal of Dermatology – and that about 80% of the total population are estimated to have them thanks to factors like growth spurts or weight gain, the stripes are pretty much a de facto part of living life.
Scroll down to see 19 famous faces who are demonstrating this truth, with pride.
1. Kourtney Kashdashian
The new queen of grunge glam was spotted on her holibobs looking phenomenal in a black one piece – and didn’t seem bothered in the slightest about her stretch marks that grace her thighs. Fire emojis all round.
After having a first baby, Hasley captioned an unedited post of her stretchmarks that was titled ‘well..this is what I look’. TBH we’re totally here for her refreshing honesty that helps to smash the unrealistic body ideals that people face post-pregnancy.
3. Katie Holmes
The mum of 1 looked like and absolute dream posing for Vogue AUS and clearly wasn’t going to let a few stretch marks get in the way of a killer shoot.
4. Ashley Graham
Model Ashley Graham has been documenting her pregnancy – the 34-year-old is expecting twins, with her husband, Justin Ervin, in all of its glory – and her latest IG continues the theme, beautifully. In it, Graham shows her tummy with the caption: ‘Justin says my stretchmarks look like the tree of life.’
We think he’s bang on.
5. Kylie Jenner
The baby of the Kardashian-Jenner clan has posted a snap of herself to her IG story in which she shows the stretchmarks on her boobs. Thanks to the image, fans were quick to praise the 22-year-old mum-of-one, with one Twitter user writing: ‘I finally like a normal human after seeing that @KylieJenner also has boob stretch marks!’
6. Melissa Suffield
Former EastEnders star Melissa Suffield has taken to Instagram to share a series of images highlighting her pregnancy stretch marks, with the caption: ‘They’re not ideal.They’re not what I wanted.But they’re what I got. And they’re mine.’
7. Gizele Oliveria
The former Victoria Secret model has taken to Instagram to share a snap of herself sporting (unedited out) stretch marks. In the Instagram carousel, the Brazilian is seen living the dream by a pool in LA.
8. Stacey Solomon
Presenter Stacey, 29, is currently pregnant with her third child and shared a snap of herself on holiday, in a red bikini.
‘I honestly love how much stretch marks shine in the sun! Natural glitter,’ the Dagenham native wrote.
9. Jameela Jamil
It’s nada surprise that the actress and founder of body positivity platform I WEIGH is all about showing her body in its honest, un-Photoshopped state.
‘Boob stretch marks are a normal, beautiful thing. I have stretch marks all over my body and I hereby rename them all Babe Marks,’ the 32-tear-old wrote in an Instagram post last week.
‘They are a sign my body dared to take up extra space in a society that demands our eternal thinness. They are my badge of honour for resisting society’s weaponising of the female form.’
Yes, Rihanna. The Bajan singer and founder of Fenty Beauty shared this series of holiday snaps in May 2018 – with the final one in the collection showing stretch marks on her glutes.
11. Lexi Mendi
Travel Instagrammer Lexi’s beach snap comes with a side of uplifting real talk.
‘I was thinking thrice if I wanted to keep this photo or dump it in the bin…ONLY because of my tiger stripes,’ the Filipino blogger wrote.
‘I caught myself right before tossing it and just could. not. believe. how I let myself get so insecure about something so natural!!!’
12. Iskra Lawrence
British model Iskra’s been doing her bit for shaking up the fashion industry with her refusal to airbrush photos and her championing of a fresh aesthetic – and this glorious shot, in which her ‘tiger stripes’ are proudly displayed, is no different.
13. Kayla Itsines
If you love Kayla’s workout programmes, you’ll know that the trainer and social media sensation is as fit as they come – which is why the Australian sharing a shot of her stretch marks feels all the more important.
‘This one is for the ladies asking me if I have stretch marks anywhere, yes I sure do 😍😘….. and if any of my friends or family are on here you know how much I love them!! I am a woman, and I am proud to be one and have these marks,’ the 27-year-old wrote.
14. Barbie Ferreira
American body positive campaigner and model Barbie never shies away from sharing intimate snaps. And this one, in which the stretch marks leading up towards her tummy are visible are no different.
15. Robyn Lawley
Aussie model Robyn’s self-love is infectious. In this snap, she shows off the stretch marks stemming up from her bikini line – with a caption reminding you to ‘love your body now.’
We’ll drink to that.
16. Khloe Kardashian
Khloe doesn’t hide the fact that she loves to work out, often showcasing her exercise routines and svelt bod to boot.
Yet she’s also not afraid to show off her ‘stripes’, the name she has affectionately given her stretchmarks.
We’re totally here for it.
17. Lady Gaga
Gaga fans went wild for this post (it got over a million likes) when Miss Germanotta posted a selfie that showcased her stretchmarks in all their glory.
18. Chrissy Teigen
She’s renowned for keeping it real, so it was of no surprise to see body positive advocate post this cute snap of her thighs complete with a caption that said “Stretchies say hi!”
She’s an OG when it comes to body positivity and we couldn’t love her more for it. Here Lizzo is, in all her glory, showing her off stretch marks – and proudly declaring that ‘big grrrl summer’ has begun.
Source @womenshealth.com.au: Read more at : womenalive.org