Kim Kardashian shows off her blossoming baby bump in a bikini as she proves fat critics wrong

Kim Kardashian shows off her blossoming baby bump in a bikini
She has received a slew of criticism for her choice of maternity wear over the past few months of her pregnancy.

But Kim Kardashian seemed distinctly unselfconscious as she showed off her blossoming baby bump in a bikini during a recently family holiday to Greece.

Pictured with her long dark hair in long braids, the star displayed her curvy frame in a burgundy two piece in a photograph featured on the cover of this week's issue of Us Weekly.
Pregnant Kim Kardashian shows off her baby bump on the cover of Us Weekly
'Kim is feeling very confident in her body,' a source, who spent time with the Greek islands with the Kardahians, told Us Weekly. 'She had no second thoughts about wearing bikinis on the trip.

'Three months ago she just wanted to have the baby and be done. Now she is feeling more feminine and more maternal.'

Kim has been plagued by Internet trolls and critics of her pregnancy weight gain - she recently admitted she has trouble finding flattering clothes for her figure.

'I've gotten wider but my belly hasn't popped yet,' she blogged back in March. 'So I struggle finding things that don't make me look heavy.'
 Kim received mixed reviews for the floor length floral Givenchy gown she sported at the Met Ball on Monday night

Kim has previously acknowledged her body changes have been 'hard to accept,' and a source told the magazine that the stinging criticism had prompted her to swap her favourite clinging clothes for looser ensembles.

Focused on staying in shape throughout her pregnancy, Kim has ensured she's made time for regular exercise with celebrity trainer Tracey Anderson.
Despite spending time apart due to work commitments, Kim and Kanye talk to each other '100 times a day' said a friend

'Kim is working hard but listening to her body,' Tracy told Us. 'We focus mainly on her arms and legs, training one hour four times a week, depending on how she feels.'

Meanwhile, the star's mother Kris Jenner also revealed Kim is in a good place with her first pregnancy.

'She's just embracing the whole thing,' she told Us. 'It just makes me very proud. She's happier than she's ever been.'

The 32-year-old Keeping up with the Kardashians star is in the third trimester of her pregnancy - she and boyfriend Kanye West are expecting their first baby in the summer. 
The black and white dress Kim wore in February, drew unkind comparisons to a killer whale

However, the source said that Kim has a 'high pain threshold' and is not worried about childbirth.

'Kim is not scared at all and has no fears,' the insider said, adding that Kim and Kanye will definitely not be airing footage from the birth on E!

And although Kim and Kanye have spent a great deal of time apart recently due to work commitments, things are said to be going better than ever in their relationship.

'They talk 100 times a day,' said a friend. 'They never let more than two weeks go by without seeing each other.'

Meanwhile, Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci has described Kim as 'the most beautiful pregnant woman he has ever dressed.

The Creative Director for Givenchy was thrilled when the reality star approached him to design her gown for the 2013 Met Ball on Monday and he thinks she looked fabulous in the floral dress while accompanying her boyfriend Kanye West, who performed at the prestigious event. 
Kim posing in a bikini in December before revealing she was pregnant

He gushed: 'She is a really good friend, and I am very happy she came to the Met for the first time. I love Kim. Doing maternity was fantastic.

'She is the future wife of a really good friend of mine. I wanted to have a moment of family... Kim, Kanye and the baby. It will be a family that I will be close to. Kim said, "Ricky, I love what you're doing so much, I am in your hands."

'I have dressed many pregnant women in the past. People can say what they want. To me, pregnancy is the most beautiful thing in the world, and when you celebrate something, you give people flowers. I think she looked amazing. She was the most beautiful pregnant woman I dressed in my career.