This week super model Doutzen Kroes and her fellow angels rocked the runway at one of the fashion industry’s most hotly anticipated events – the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show!
A celebration of all things sparkly, sensual and sensational; being invited to walk the Victoria’s Secret runway – earning your Angel wings – is a sure sign that you have earned true super model status.
But wait… – we here you cry – Didn’t she just have a baby???
That’s right! Incredibly, Doutzen was invited back to don her Angel wings Just a little over 4 months after welcoming her second baby – beautiful daughter Myllena Mae into the world! Her post-baby transformation has been truly amazing! So what’s her slimming secret?… Read on to find out!
Doutzen’s Maternity Style Secret
Of course the super model looked utterly gorgeous throughout her pregnancy, beautiful baby bump and all – Doutzen is a huge Seraphine maternity wear fan, and wore plenty of our styles while she was expecting over the summer. She loved our maternity maxi dresses, styling our Aqua Draped Maternity Maxi for a day out at the park, and even choosing our Crochet Detail Maxi Dress to attend a charity event with legendary trend spotter and head of American Vogue Anna Wintour! A little later on she was spotted out and about looking stylish in our Black Knitted Maternity Cape. And nearing the end of her pregnancy she shared snaps with her 2.1 million Instagram followers wearing our Neon Pink Striped Nursing Tank Top & our Sparkly Nautical Striped Tunic, and just the day before she gave birth she looked fabulous, posting a fun bump shot in our Black Maternity Shift Dress!
Doutzen’s Slimming Secret
Another of Doutzen’s favourite Seraphine styles are the Grey Bamboo Leggings, which she wore throughout her pregnancy to attend pre-natal ballet classes with Mary Helen Bowers of Ballet Beautiful in New York.
And this, it seems is one of the secrets to her incredible post-baby slimming success! Along with a healthy diet, Doutzen stayed fit and active throughout her nine months, attending regular Ballet Beautiful classes to keep her body lean and supple.
This sort of exercise during pregnancy not only helps when it comes to labour, but also makes it easier to shed those extra pounds after baby is born.
The Ballet Beautiful classes are a favourite workout among many of the Victoria’s Secret Angels including Lily Aldridge, Candace Swanepoel & Adrianna Ambrosio. And Mary Helen Bowers herself spent an intensive year training Natalie Portman for her role in Black Swan! The Ballet Beautiful studios are located in SoHo Manhattan, in the very same neighbourhood as our flagship New York store. And while they were in the area for the store launch party, our founder Cecile and some of the Seraphine team met Mary Helen and joined in with one of her classes!
Thank you @balletbeautiful for an energising session today! We ❤️ Mary’s Ballet Baby DVD for a fab pregnancy workout! pic.twitter.com/5jFVBWG7A8
— Seraphine Maternity (@SeraphineLtd) November 21, 2014
If you can’t make it all the way to New York, you can join in by streaming live or pre-recorded classes direct to your PC from anywhere in the world! Or alternatively, Mary Helen has a brand new range of Ballet Baby DVDs for you to enjoy at home. Designed to help strengthen and tone for a fitter, healthier pregnancy & birth – what a fantastic early Christmas present to yourself!
Watch Mary Helen dance at 7 months pregnant & a taster workout with Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge
Looking at the images from this week’s Victoria’s Secret show, there’s no denying that the Ballet Beautiful program has worked for Doutzen – just imagine what it could do for you!
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