Megan Hilty Steps Out 9 Weeks After Baby

11/21/2014 at 04:45 PM ET

Talk about smashing!

Former Smash star and Broadway darling Megan Hilty showed off her sleek physique, just nine weeks after she and her musician husband Brian Gallagher welcomed daughter Viola Philomena.

The new mom popped into the New York flagship store opening of maternity line Seraphine on Thursday night, wearing a slim-fitting plum-colored lace cocktail dress by the brand and showing off her new mom glow.

Megan Hilty Seraphine
Fernando Lucena/Startraks

“I feel great,” Hilty, 33, said while browsing the store’s collection and sipping on peach juice during a much-needed girl’s night out for the busy new mom.

But Hilty didn’t stay long, eager to get back for quality time with her little one.

— Janine Rayford Rubenstein

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Brittany on

Why do magazines, websites insist on publishing pictures of post-partum women who lost all the baby weight is days, weeks. It’s not healthy for the celebrity, their child or women in general. Stop pushing these unrealistic, unhealthy goals on women, please.

seabot on

She looks beautiful and happy. Congrats to her!

New Mom on

@Brittany – I am a new mom to a 13 week old and some mothers do lose their baby weight very quickly. I am one of the lucky ones who did that without excessively exercising (I do walk with my baby in her stroller about 3-4 times a week). I did not alter my balanced eating habits while pregnant, and did not do so after my daughter was born, so the weight gain/loss wasn’t too difficult. I certainly do not think every new mom will lose their weight easily and would never expect them to need to do so, as the first few months is all about enjoying time with your new baby. But, I also think it is not very nice for those who do lose their weigh easier than others to be considered unhealthy for it.

Susan on

I agree with Brittany’s comment-I cringed when I read the headline to this article, only because I knew what it was going to be about. Articles like this only reinforce to all the other moms out there who don’t lose their baby weight at supersonic speed that if you aren’t svelte and fitting into form fitting clothes after a few months of giving birth, you’re a loser! Plus, who knows if there’s Spanx going on underneath there 🙂 Seriously, People Magazine, please stop this unhealthy obsession with commenting on how great these celebrities look and how fast they shed the weight postpartum. Most of us “regular folks” can’t afford personal trainers, nannies or personal chefs to help us during the new baby phase.

portia on

Brittany, I agree about not pushing unhealthy goals on people, but People did not force this woman to be photographed. These are not paparazzi shots taken without her permission and she is clearly a voluntary participant.

Lunabell on

She looks like she had a baby 9 weeks ago.

Pal on

Love the unique name!

Lida56 on

At least they thought to say “showing off her sleek physique” and “new mom glow” — a step in the right direction from “debuting a post-baby body (i.e. just getting a starbucks)

Anonymous on

There are plenty of celebs out there who lose the baby weight too quickly and thus set unrealistic expectations for sure. However, Megan definitely is not one of them. She looks like a normal, healthy 9-week post-partum woman…which kind of makes the whole discussion going on here in the comments moot, IMO.

Also, maybe PEOPLE should stop running stories like this, but the only way that’s ever going to happen is if we stop reading, clicking, and commenting on them. So perhaps we should all make a pact not to click on (much less comment on!) the next one that comes along! 😉

valeskas on

The wonder of Spanx.

Hea on

Wow, you can clearly see her black panties. Bet she didn’t expect that.

Mandy on

Her dress is very nice.

Stephanie on

Though she looks great for having a kid only 9 weeks ago, that dress is terribly unflattering.

Anonymous on

Hea- I think that’s just the under layer of her dress, actually (a dress like that pretty much requires one, otherwise it would be completely see-through!). It DOES look like underwear at first, but if you look at the bottom of the dress, you will see that the black underneath is not flush against the skin like an undergarment would be, but instead flares (if that’s the right word) out from her body with the dress.

In any case, I hope she isn’t wearing spanx under her dress. I wish that just once a celeb would be unashamed to show their post-baby body as it truly is, showing “regular” women that you don’t have to look perfect after giving birth!

Hea on

To me, it looks like her panties. Could be my screen but I can also see the skin of her legs?