‘I Won't Com­plain About My Body Again'

With baby Fel­stead due any day, we’re talk­ing to Binky, 27, about her fi­nal weeks of preg­nancy – and why she won’t let the haters win…


Hi Binky! How are you? I’m slowly shut­ting down. My body’s telling me to slow down. I’ve been do­ing ev­ery­thing non-stop, so now I’m just chill­ing out. I’m look­ing for­ward to the lit­tle one ar­riv­ing. How was your baby­moon with your boyfriend Josh [Pat­ter­son, 27]? it looked ro­man­tic… It was per­fect. It was so nice to get away and spend some qual­ity time to­gether. What did you wear for hol­i­day date nights? My white In The Style minidress [£34.99, left] – it’s easy to wear, es­pe­cially with a bump. It’s re­ally flat­ter­ing and looks great when you’ve got a tan. You and JP must be get­ting ex­cited… We are. I’m look­ing for­ward to my house be­ing fin­ished – it still looks like a build­ing site. I’m stay­ing at my friend’s at the mo­ment but can’t wait to get ev­ery­thing sorted. I’m get­ting a new walk-in wardrobe, so that’s ex­cit­ing. You seem to be re­ally em­brac­ing your baby body – do you feel very con­fi­dent right now? I’m get­ting used to the fact that my thighs now touch when I walk, which has never hap­pened be­fore. I’m en­joy­ing not wor­ry­ing about how I’m look­ing. It’s nice to relax and em­brace it. It makes you ap­pre­ci­ate your body more. When I get my body back, I’m go­ing to stop com­plain­ing about it be­cause I did that all the time be­fore. What are you wear­ing less now? Have you ditched the heels? To be hon­est, I wear heels on the odd oc­ca­sion. Your bal­ance does

go when you’re preg­nant, so you have to be care­ful not to fall over. Josh doesn’t like me in heels for that rea­son. In terms of your bump,are there any lo­tions or prod­ucts you use? I’ve been us­ing co­conut oil and Bio-oil. A lot of mums have com­mented on your re­cent photo shoot (left), ask­ing why you don’t have any stretch­marks. How do you feel about that? A lot of it is to do with genes, and I’m still quite young. But yeah, I think it helps mas­sively keep­ing your body mois­turised and well oiled. Is it hard hav­ing a lot of peo­ple com­ment on your body in that way? It is when they’ve never been preg­nant and have no clue what they’re talk­ing about. It’s ac­tu­ally laugh­able. I don’t have a stretch­mark, but even if I did, it wouldn’t be the end of the world – it’s my body cre­at­ing some­thing mag­i­cal. But when I don’t [have stretch­marks], peo­ple think it’s Pho­to­shopped. It doesn’t matter if you have stretch­marks or not; at the end of the day, it’s all good. Is it nice that a lot of new mums have stepped in to de­fend you? Yeah, I had an in­flux of yummy-mummy fol­low­ers and they’re re­ally sweet, and I’ve got young mum­mies and every­one’s be­ing lovely and help­ful and re­as­sur­ing and telling these trolls to bug­ger off when they need to be told! How many pics does it take you to get your per­fect Insta selfie? It’s all about the light­ing. Prob­a­bly about 10 goes –10 at­tempts from dif­fer­ent an­gles. I’m not do­ing self­ies at the mo­ment be­cause I’m not feel­ing it. But a good mir­ror and good light­ing and you’re away. What do you think about peo­ple hav­ing surgery to look good on so­cial me­dia? Would you ever go down that route? I think if you’re not happy with your body, you’re en­ti­tled to do what you want with it. No one should say any­thing. If you’re not happy with the way you look, if you can change it, then why not? Per­son­ally, I don’t think I’ll be hav­ing cos­metic surgery any time soon. Is JP com­pli­men­tary – does he boost your con­fi­dence? Yeah, he’s re­ally good. When­ever I’m hav­ing a bit of a wob­ble he’ll tell me I’m beau­ti­ful, which gives me a boost. You know, he’s re­ally good at get­ting my con­fi­dence back up.

Binky was shot on lo­ca­tion at The Con­rad Al­garve. Her col­lec­tion is avail­able from 4 May at In­thestyle.com £8 Blinky posted this pic of her with boyfriend Josh af­ter they’d both en­joyed a mas­sage dur­ing their baby­moon in Mau­ri­tius. Pos­ing be­fore her baby shower with Look in­flu­encer Rosie Fortes­cue Bio-oil, £8.99; Kokoso Baby Or­ganic Co­conut Oil, Jacket, £35, ASOS Jump­suit, £34.99 In The Style

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