With summer almost here, Brittany Cartwright is getting into the swim of things.
In addition to collaborating on a Cupshe swimwear collection, the mom and “Vanderpump Rules” alum posed for a campaign alongside Heather Rae Young and Chanel Iman — an “amazing” experience where the three stars “[made] each other feel so comfortable and confident,” as she tells Page Six Style.
“I felt a lot of pressure to lose my baby weight,” Cartwright, who welcomed a son with husband Jax Taylor in 2021, says of her own experience becoming a mother in the public eye.
“I think everyone needs to realize that every pregnancy will be different, some women gain a lot of weight, some women hardly gain any … but what’s important is that our bodies do incredible things and we should be able to heal from childbirth without the criticism from trolls.”
Fittingly, Cartwright’s Cupshe collection — which complements Young’s picks and a forthcoming drop with Iman — is designed to “make every woman feel confident, comfortable, and empowered,” as she put it in a press release.
“I do have stretch marks and things that I never had before that I have my own insecurities about, so I feel most confident in high-waisted [swimsuits] and one-pieces — but still sexy ones, of course,” she says.
There’s plenty of both in her collection, which includes pieces like her favorite “so cute” Shine Line V-Wire Ruched Cheeky One-Piece Swimsuit ($30) and the hot pink Texture Cutout Cheeky One-Piece Swimsuit ($34), which she calls a “great pop of color for summertime.”
Beyond a cute suit, Cartwright says her summertime must-haves include “lotions to stay moisturized” and “night skincare routines to help with the sun,” plus something you can’t buy at a beauty store: confidence.
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“It can be hard so you have to put yourself out there and remember that your body did an amazing thing that you should be so proud of,” she tells us.
“It’s okay to let your body take time to heal.”