Should Beyonce stop wearing mega-heels now that she’s pregnant?


I’ve been sitting on these photos for a few days, just because I really do get tired of questioning the state of Beyonce’s (deflated) bump. It really does go up and down in size each day, each week, and I’m tired of defending my eyesight and simple logic: bitch is padding her bump, but only sometimes. Just last weekend, Bey dressed up as a “Bump”-le bee, with a comically oversized bee costume, I guess taking into account her fake bump – you can see photos here.

Anyway, people are going crazy over Bey’s outfit in these pics. The skinny jeans (while pregnant?) are kind of cheap-looking, in my opinion, but the rest of the outfit is interesting. The scarf is Alexander McQueen, the coat is… God knows, but the boots! The boots are Alain Quilici. Here’s a close-up:


Us Weekly ID’d the boots as Alain Quilici’s Payson Skate Lace-Up Booties, which retail for $1,180. According to Us Weekly, “The most unique attribute of the ankle-high boot shoes: the heel and toe are bridged by a one-inch platform, thus creating the look of an ice skate.” Babble, meanwhile, is asking if Bey should give up the heels now that she’s so “pregnant” – a subject which I don’t have an opinion on. From what I see, many pregnant women stop wearing heels because their bodies are changing, they’re clumsier and more likely to fall. But some ladies work the heels throughout their pregnancies with little to no problems. Meh.

Sidenote: Glee’s Heather Morris has an interview in the new issue of Cosmo, and she talks about her first big break as a backup dancer for Beyonce. Heather said: “Beyoncé was just always full-out. She’s like a beast. So you learn that no matter how you feel, just do it. Just like Nike: ‘Just Do It.’” Everybody always says that about Bey. It’s funny.



Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News.

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  1. Kelly says:

    I wouldn’t. Granted, I can’t walk in heels anyway, but I think heels of that height and absurdity are dangerous. She’s fallen a number of times onstage!!! And she’s a professional!

  2. whitedaisy says:

    Yes, because they are ugly.

  3. Samigirl says:

    I mean, if she’s comfortable enough to wear them while pregnant, than why not? Her shoes are tame compared to what Victoria Beckham wore all throughout her pregnancy (and afterwards-holding little Harper).
    I lived in flip flops through my first one, and I’ll live in flip flops through this one, because I can’t walk in heels. And I don’t care enough to try. I’m the girl that starts out in heels and a half hour into the night, is walking around barefooted.

    She should stop wearing UGLY shoes though.

  4. Larissa says:

    Your growing uterus shifts your center of gravity when you are pregnant, so no woman should wear EXTREME HIGH HEELS while pregnant no matter how experienced she might be, there is NO excuse.

    Changing center of gravity: The first reason you may be stumbling is obvious—you’re getting bigger. As your belly grows outward, your whole center of gravity is thrown. After walking perfectly for years, your body now has to constantly realign itself to keep you upright—no wonder you’re tripping. (Source: BabyZone )

  5. miss_bhaven says:

    I guess she should if she were really preggo, but I think she will be just fine….

  6. Jackie says:

    her style has always been cheap looking.

  7. Silk Spectre says:

    She should stop wearing pillows under her clothes!

  8. grace says:

    I dont even think shes pregnant. I think she has a surrogate. Stupid people are the only ones who thinks shes actually carry this baby herself. The whole “Unveiling” on the awards show was too dramatic – cant stand her. Diva Bi*ch.

  9. Addie says:

    Those are ugly and dangerous shoes.

    Since it seems that the truth is coming out latley with celebs like Kim K and Jessica Simpson, can Beyonce admit to padding her bump for emphasis? Most of us already know this.

    @Sami: Good for you for sticking with the flip flops. Pregnant or not, flats are the way to go!
    A good pair of comfy heels are so rare, I consider them a myth.

  10. madpoe says:

    Why torture yourself with shoes like this? Pregnant or not? Why risk tripping especially when you’re pregnant? Maybe her pillow will soften any falls?

  11. Maritza says:

    Those are some awful looking boots!

  12. tripmom says:

    I don’t care what anyone says. No matter how comfortable you are in heels, to risk tripping, falling, and hurting your baby for pure vanity is insane and narcissistic. Put away the heels for nine months.

    I’m only 5 feet tall and my husband is 6’2″ so I ALWAYS wore heels so I wouldn’t look quite so much like his kid sister. When I got pregnant with our daughters I resigned myself to flats for a bit for everyone’s safety. (I am not graceful.) So on top of feeling fat, I felt short and fat. It sucked. But pregnancy is not glamorous, it’s gross. But that’s what you do for your kids. It’s about them and their well-being, not you and your vanity.

  13. Pyewacket says:

    Those are the ugliest shoe boots I have EVER seen!


  14. Tapioca says:

    Oh, if only we had a drunken John Galliano to hand to verbalise the true ugliness of those shoes! There are women who can make high-street look designer and designer look a million dollars. Then there are those who can spend thousands and still not find a flattering pair of jeans.

    And the two-tone polyester hair is bringing me out in hives…

  15. Victoria says:

    i wore heels but only three inch stacked heels anot my sky high lettos. i don’t care about it that much to risk harm to the baby but beyshameless doesn’t give a shit.

    even more tragic is her personal style which she gets help with~ trife.

  16. Phoenix says:

    If I was her I definitely wouldn’t be wearing heels but I’m biased because a) I hate heels. I think they’re beautiful and I buy them all the time. But I hardly ever wear them. I can’t walk in them properly and they hurt b) I’ve never been pregnant, so I don’t know what it’s like to try to walk around pregnant.

  17. Miffits says:

    Enjoy permanent back pain, Bey.

  18. Kimbob says:

    Hahahaha!!!! LOVE the comments! Well, here goes…I agree w/@Larissa because she eloquently and factually states the real truth regarding pregnancy & how women can’t help but become clumsy during pregnancy. ALSO the body, at around mth 6 or 7 begins to produce a hormone called relaxin, that makes tendons, ligaments…maybe even cartilagenous material in the body more “flexible” in order to accomodate the extra weight, & to help one (the pregnant woman) NOT injure themselves. All these reasons why a pregnant woman shouldn’t wear heels…PLUS..don’t they even give a shit about the baby? One fall is all it could take. But, of course, this is IF she’s even really pregnant!

    And if she’s NOT pregnant, I agree TOTALLY w/@miss_bhaven! LMAO!

  19. Tierra says:

    In Bey’s case, I dont see the big deal with her wearing heels, at least she has her tummy pillow to protect her abs if she falls.
    as far as the boots, I think the bottom platform makes them hideous looking. they would be really cute w/o that bottom.

  20. Beatrix says:

    nope – the answer is in the rest of her body – the areas outside the belly territory. this woman is not pregnant. it’s all so sad and deluded when you think about it. I’ll take my life of real partnership and real pregnancies over her millions of dollars any day.

  21. grace says:

    Tami: No one would be hatin on her if he wasnt lying. The dont care thats she prenant and not married – they care because she isnt pregnant. Did you not see the defaltion of the baby bumP/ Apparently not.

  22. Quest says:

    To each their own…it is her pain, her back and her problem in months to come…I am just tired of Beyonce looking for attention

  23. Brittany says:


    No need to insult Jessica Simpson, because people don’t love your idol. Beyonce’s stans are a MESS and so is celebrity worshipping.

  24. Melissa says:

    So glad I’m not a celebrity – my bump changed size (or at least appeared to change size) based on what clothing I was wearing. It would have sucked to be going through all the bad things about pregnancy with people assuming I wasn’t really pregnant! I think she really is pregnant, esp. based on those bikini photos. Is she padding? Don’t know and don’t care.

    Re: heels – I could never, but I don’t wear heels anyway. To each their own. I hate the judgment on pregnant women – they shouldn’t have caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, sushi, certain cheeses, processed meats, or now, apparently, heels. All judgment and no support via mandated paid maternity leave, etc.

  25. mln76 says:

    She’s pregnant people she’s just padding. You can tell she’s pregnant by the puffy face(which you can’t fake) and the thick thighs(and probably the butt) That’s how women in my family carry no defined ‘baby bump’ and all over weight gain. Oh and I think she’d be less likely to wear heels if she was faking it you know to play the part.

  26. truthful says:

    uh, they ALL do it, I thought it was a trend..

    even lil Jess is doing it.

    I would never because of the varicose veins that could occur–amongst other things.

  27. says:

    She’s probably not doing that much walking in them (like, just from her chauffeured car to the store and back).

    I wore flats throughout my pregnancy, with the exception of one dinner were my big, pregnant ass never left the chair. And then I wore flats for the next 5 months after giving birth because I was so afraid I would trip and drop my baby.

  28. podzol says:

    These aren’t heels so much as 1905′s reinvented skating shoes. Meh.

  29. ahoyhoy says:

    What ‘puffy face’? What ‘thick thighs’?

    This woman hasn’t gained even WATER WEIGHT!
    fake fake fake

  30. Mikki says:

    Really pregnant or fake, I don’t believe Beyonce needs to worry about falling in her heels – there’s always someone (husband, assistant, lackey…) at her elbow to grab her should she lose her balance. Does she ever walk anywhere alone?

    That being said…those are the ugliest shoes ever. I agree they look like old-timey skates!

  31. Kimbob says:

    @Beatrix & @ahoyhoy…you know, I’m seeing the same as you two, & feeling the same vibe, as well.

    I seriously don’t think she’s pregnant. Call me crazy, but it looks like I’m in good company, @ least.

  32. MissVJJ says:

    Her fake self should have groups of men carry her around everywhere a la Madonna on the Material Girl video. I would actually laugh everytime I saw her as opposed to feeling repulsed.

  33. samira677 says:

    I don’t understand why Beyonce is bashed for wearing heals yet Posh Spice is praised for being fashionable when she was pregnant. I don’t think anybody commented when she wore 7″ heals when carrying her newborn child.

  34. Victoria says:

    technically since bey is a christian and all the right thing to do is to wait until you are married to have sex and preferably with a human and not a camel makes money of the same people who he glorified dealing dope to. so stop putting her on a pedi, since she is no better.

    she is called out for her frauding, just like jessica for her stupidity and cracken lohan for refusal to admit her crackheadedness. she doesn’t get a pass because she got married

  35. You don't say says:

    Pregnant or not, those shoes are dangerous. They do not allow for a normal heel-toe gait as the toe box does not bend. She has to lift her foot up and down like she is marching, which is not a good way to walk.

    I agree that if it was OK for Victoria b to wear them (I don’t think it was OK then either, so I am consistent), then why would it not be OK for this woman? Those types of overly high heels are not good for your back, feet and are dangerous when your center of gravity is changed. Double standards are not fair.

  36. Jover says:

    Please can we be done with her she has all the class of a barfly and the intellect of a housefly – I’m just fascinated that all the talk about this fake is about her pregnancy (maybe), and not about the “landmark” cd she released earlier this year – oh, right, more disposable pop from one more useless pop star.

  37. Cat says:

    People bitched about Posh wearing heels too, I think the biggest issue here is whether or not Beyonce is actually preggers.

    And this site is has bitchy in it’s name, what do people expect all niceties and sunshine? Bitch, please. If you can’t handle any criticism toward your super ultra favorite celebrity, then GTFO.

  38. TXCinderella says:

    Man, she is going to have some jacked up feet in the future! It is also dangerous for her to be wearing stilts like these, you could lose your balance and fall very easily. Everyone knows that pregnant women are not the most graceful.

  39. dahlia1947 says:

    Wow, that looks dangerous!!! Especially right there after she stepped off the curb! I think she should keep wearing heels though as long as her people are close enough to catch her if she trips! I’m Serious! Keep looking Fabulous even while youre preggers!

  40. Nev says:


    your just as judgemental though…”the right way”..out-of-wedlock idiot?
    if anyone has sex there is a possibility of pregnancy…and married or not it happens…get over it.

    also, babies come when they are ready not when you are.

    see ya.

  41. Blue says:

    I retired my heels when I was about 3-4 months. It was fall/winter when I was pregnant, plus I had swelling in my feet. My supervisor wore her heels until she was about 6-7 months then she wore lower heels, then down to flat sandals. Even though she’s a shoe addict, since her teens she couldn’t do it anymore.

    Posh WAS criticized for wearing her heels, during and after her pregnancy. Beyonce doesn’t look pregnant to me. Her face doesn’t seem puffy or her thighs any thicker she looks the same, just with a bigger belly

  42. Criss says:

    No Way! She should stop right now before she ruins her feet. Any stress on momma baby feels. Put on the riding boots, your feet are so important. Take them off, go get a foot message and you won’t regret it. Just look at celebs with ugly feet.

  43. F5 says:

    I’m just so embarrassed for her after that bumpgate debacle -_-

  44. Embee says:

    Those boots are hysterical. Love it! I wore heels throughout my pregnancy, but I always do. Also, I did lots of yoga and stuff so I was very comfortable with my changing body. I actually found that my lowered center of gravity gav me better balance in many things (especially standing bow pose!).

    I really like the scarf and jacket with jeans.

  45. Madison says:

    Babble sucks! They called jennifer garner sexy when she was wearing heels, hypocritical double standard as usual. If only Bey was a white dimpled girl, all would be good. Every pregnant woman can wear whatever she wants.

  46. ruby says:

    Well, from a medical point of view in the long term high heels do damage your joints and lower back. Now, I’m not saying this happens to everyone that wears heels, it depends on your genes and how much you wear heels and all sorts of different factors.

    But the issue with wearing them when you’re pregnant is that once you really start getting big the added weight in the front is an additional strain to your lower back especially… Hence why some women get back pains. So wearing heels all the time while pregnant can accelerate the damage to your joints and back. I mean, just look at what happened to Victoria Beckham, I’m not making it up.

    This doesn’t mean that beyoncé will get health problems, it’s just to say that there is cause to be concerned about wearing heels all through one’s pregnancy. I think it’s a lot healthier to just wear heels for occasions and flats the rest of the time, which many celebrity mothers seem to do. That’s just my opinion though.

  47. Valerie says:

    I think you should wear whatever makes you feel beautiful and happy. I’m 8 months pregnant and I’m wearing heels today. I have absolutely no back pain, I haven’t had any swelling (knock on wood) and I haven’t fallen once. I’m also rocking skinny maternity jeans because I can and because they look cute. Not everyone has the same kind of pregnancy. Not everyone swells or gains 100 lbs. Some people only gain the recommended 25-30 lbs. Stop being so judgemental. It’s ridiculous.

  48. hateonit. says:

    none of this has anything to do with her race. it would not be okay whatever color her skin was. posh shouldve def not worn shoes like that with her newborn and that’s that. but she is known for her sense of style and nothing else. beyonce is not known for her sense of style which she lacks but her voice. and she is not pregnant. so it’s fine that she wears heels who cares. and tami get over yourself. celebitchy will continue without you and yes I am a bitch.

  49. Mingy says:

    Those heels do look dangerous..IF she was ACTUALLY PREGNANT!

    And the hair…man! matches the fug boots I guess.

  50. mln76 says:

    LOL at all the OBGYN’s on this board.
    Oh and Valerie you may feel comfortable in your heels but there have been women out there who have fallen and miscarried while wearing them including Tori Amos. Just like avoiding certain foods and alcohol it seems a small sacrifice for mommyhood right?

  51. ahoyhoy says:

    That happened to Tori Amos?!?
    I’ll bet she’ll never forgive herself. That’s so sad!

  52. Courtney says:

    there are times when a celebrity can’t exscape wearing heels unless they’re in a high risk pregnancy or have just lost a pregnancy film premiere academy awards presidential innaugration ect. Beyonce is about 6 months if she’s due February 15th. and when it comes to not eatting certain foods while prgnant it’s because they could cause deadly illness like Listeriosis which can cause miscarriage or still birth deppending on how far along the pregnant woman is. you can’t always plan when your going to have children making backhanded jokes that Jessica Simpson put her wedding off due to pregnancy is heartless you don’t have to be married to be stable loving parents

  53. JustBe says:

    I have to agree with the few dissenters here on wondering about the level of Bey hate because she’s pregnant.
    You can hate on a woman for her personal style, her actions and her words, but for being pregnant, really?
    And what is really the basis for the rumors of a fake pregnancy again? Because some video where she was sitting shows her dress folding?
    So suddenly, people are doubting (especially women who have never been pregnant!) that it’s not possible for a person to be pregnant and look this way or that way.
    Beyonce is in very good shape which (to me) would allow her body to hold its shape longer than those of us who are out of shape (like me). But, honestly, for many women during your first pregnancy, you don’t explode everywhere initially.
    Every women is different, every pregnancy is different.
    I don’t like Bey’s style, her last couple of albums or the sex kitten that she always portrays in her videos, but I won’t hate on her just for being pregnant and/or wearing heels. If you can do it, rock it. She’s not walking very far anyway.

  54. Valerie says:

    Blaming Tori Amos for her miscarriage is absolutely the most ridiculous & judgmental thing I have ever read…
    Accidents happen. Hundreds of car accidents occur daily. Should I also stop driving? I run daily, but I may trip one day. Should I stop running because I’m pregnant? (& yes my doc gave a thumbs up to my running)
    It’s officially my last visit to this website. It’s so toxic.

  55. mln76 says:

    @Courtney she’s walking down the street not a premiere in site. In the case Beyonce and Posh it’s pure vanity.

  56. Firecracker says:

    Yuck, ugly boots and it looks like she can’t lace them up tight enough, they look too small for her.

  57. ahoyhoy says:

    Valerie: Way to over-react.

    I don’t think anyone ‘blamed’ TA for her miscarriage, but my friends who’ve had them BLAME THEMSELVES and are quite unforgiving. No matter the reason, they never get over the grief and questioning EVERYTHING that led to it.

    I even had a friend who lost a baby due to a genetic thing—STILL blames herself a bit, even though she couldn’t possibly have known. Even after 3 adoptions, she still mourns the baby she lost and feels guilty.
    Calm down.

  58. mln76 says:

    @Valerie Tori Amos is the one who talked about it in a song she wrote!!! Mentioning that isn’t the same as blaming her. Just like mentioning other precautions that expecting mothers may want to take in order to protect themselves and their children isn’t the same as blaming!!!

  59. Patricia says:

    I think if I had a $1000 pair of boots I’d take the time to lace them properly.

    I can’t get past that.

  60. Bambi says:

    LOL @ #7

    I have no opinion on whether pregnant women should wear heels.

    And I’m not convinced that this woman is pregnant anyway.

    But it can’t be stressed enough how FUGLY those boots are! YUCK!

  61. Ange says:

    How can you all be doubting she’s pregnant? There are photos out there of her in a bikini with a clear bump!

    Seriously can’t understand this.

  62. Lila says:

    My sister and I are still arguing over whether Beyonce’s really pregnant or not. I mean with that “folding baby bump” video fiasco along with the fact that the size of her bump varies from day to day and her face still looks thin, I don’t believe she’s pregnant.

  63. mamakowalska says:

    She’s an idiot pure and simple!!!

  64. autummleaves says:

    Stans, please gain higher self-esteem and develop a thicker skin. People have the right and freedom to question any and every thing, especially your idol. This is very dangerous to defend someone who views you as a means to an end.

    I don’t think she’s pregnant, she looks like a woman who’s cut back on her workouts, added more junk food to her diet, and stop using contouring for her nose. Beyonce isn’t pregnant. Wearing those high, ugly heels proves it.

  65. Gynah! says:

    I like her enough, but Beyoncé needs to remember her ass has fallen on stage a couple of times well. I know she don’t want to fall right about now! But if she feels she could do it…. More power to her! I know I couldn’t walk in them heels – preganant or not!

  66. Tanaya says:

    I don’t know about anybody else but I am starting to see her pregnancy in her face. And her legs and boobs ive been able to see that. I rocked stilettos with my youngest son with no problems.Go head Bey do your thing.she’s knows what she can handle..

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