Update: See follow-up post “Maternity Clothing: Ideas and Resources” here!
I loathe maternity clothes. I dred getting dressed. I normally take delight in choosing my outfits. When I found out that I was pregnant I searched high and low for cute maternity ideas. I imagined that during pregnancy I would wear tight shirt dresses. But in those visions it was always summer. I’ve ended up being pregnant during all cold months instead. I have heard about Hatch and other modern online boutiques from some sweet friends but they all strike me as overpriced and the designs are way too tent-like for my taste. I have decided that there really are no good options when it comes to pants for pregnant women.
This image above from Lucky magazine is such a joke to me. What are those pants? I don’t know what person would want to have buttons and other metal work pressing into their tight bulging belly??? Those would obviously fall down if they were under the belly. Also, $165.00 is a ridiculous amount to spend on a pair of pants you can only wear for a few months. That skirt looks so uncomfortable and I would never wear kitten heels! The only thing here that I can say is practical is that Jansport backpack. On our trip to San Francisco I was sporting a book bag!
A really cool friend gave me a bag of her maternity clothes to borrow and two pairs of jeans that another friend had given to her. I’ve been getting by on these and have purchased 2 of the low-end maternity pants (one from Motherhood and one from Gap Maternity). Both pairs are a joke. I can only stand wearing them for a few hours and then I feel like my skin is crawling. I’m also the type that has always invested in expensive “designer” jeans. That’s because I’m so tall and thin that I have to buy jeans that are long and lean. I also prefer skinny jeans. Now, I’m forced to wear baggy high waters! I know this sounds silly, but I do feel incredibly dorky most days.
I wonder if I should consider starting a maternity line or engineering some better options? How is it 2012 and we still don’t have good options for this?
And again…update post written: See follow-up post “Maternity Clothing: Ideas and Resources” here!