The Sports Illustrated Miami Swim Week Fashion Show took place on Sunday, July 15, and played host to countless models wearing some of swimwear's hottest trends. Mara Martin was one of the show's 16 finalists, but her look was complemented by something unexpected: her five-month-old daughter, breastfeeding, while she walked the runway.
Honestly, if you can pull off the look, go for it!
This is the kind of image we should become more used to seeing.
Many were enthused for Martin's choice to bring her daughter out with her, commenting:
This is a true working mom on the go,
Amazing...I absolutely love this, well done for normalizing breastfeeding.
The fashion show seems to have been making a concerted effort towards inclusion this year, as demonstrated in their final walk:
Twitter was also very supportive of Mara's statement!
@SkyNews Good on you Mara .. well done young lady ... 👌👏— Jay Bansal (@Jay Bansal) 1531861120.0
@BBC100women @Lucy_Clements_ That's being a parent of love.— claudio (@claudio) 1531877048.0
@SkyNews 😸 lil baby eatin up while mama serves looks— BLACK LIVES MATTER (@BLACK LIVES MATTER) 1531859262.0
@USATODAY Well done Mara. Thanks for empowering mothers to live a natural life that benefits their children. Wish you all the best!— ellie perla (hiatus) (@ellie perla (hiatus)) 1531832106.0
Though a world where breastfeeding at fashion-shows is commonplace might not be something everyone hopes for, Martin and her daughter used their position to make a big statement about the normalcy of breastfeeding, and we were so there for it!