Sunday, February 10, 2008

Maternity Clothes

There was a time, long ago, when I detested maternity clothes. Granted I was poor back then and that meant I lived on other peoples hand-me-downs and, for some reason, hand-me-down maternity clothes were very rarely anything but hideous. I made do and just told myself that pregnancy was not the time to care about how I looked. Poor me!

Now, though, pregnancy has become the rather hip thing to do and celebrities have forced the maternity companies to actually produce beautiful, sexy, comfortable, and stylish maternity clothing. THANK YOU, PREGGO CELEBRITIES!

Though still in no financial situation to walk in to a store and start buying a whole new wardrobe I am able to buy a few things at a time from my local thrift store. I want to say, "Thank you!" to all of you who do go into the chic maternity shops and buy all the cute stuff and then donate it when you are through. In all my five pregnancies this has been the only time when I've considered my maternity clothes to be cooler than my regular non-pregnant getups. So in love am I that I'm seriously considering patenting a whole line of non-pregnant maternity clothes just so I can continue wearing these wonderful items even after birth. Seriously!

Oh sweet maternity clothes, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways...

1. Because the pants go up to my chest and the shirts down to my hips I can bend and squat without fear of Monster Man singing "I see London, I see France, I see Mommy's..."

2. I am finally able to find pants that fit my legs and my waist at the same time (my body is built like an orange on toothpicks).

3. I have gone from wearing shirts in sixe XL to Medium, because apparently only pregnant women have big chests.

4. When rushing to the bathroom there are no buttons or zippers to make me panic.

5. At the end of a good meal I don't have that intense urge to change into roomier pajama bottoms. It should be mandatory that everyone wear maternity pants at Thanksgiving dinner!

P.S. Obviously that is not me modeling in the pictures. The pics are from the lovely clothing store Motherhood.

13 comments:

An Ordinary Mom said...

Now I need to see you model your new chic wardrobe :) !!

Amber M. said...

You are adorable! I loved dressing when I was pregnant, too. By the way, I LOVED the story about your boys dressed as acrobats...

Annie said...

I have another couple suggestions for you! If you haven't seen these Bollywood flicks, pick these up, you won't be sorry. I get mine from Netflix, but I actually own these two, because they are that good!

1. Devdas
2. Paheli

Let me know if you need anymore reccomendations.

Family Adventure said...

This is such a cute post! And you are so right to remind all those mommies out there with old maternity clothing taking up closet space to donate them for better use!

Don't you love going DOWN a size while pregnant?

Heidi :)

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Ah yes...even in the relatively short period of time between when my little one was born and now, there seems to be better maternity clothes available. Enjoy dressing like a normal human being, rather than a sack :)

Tirzah said...

Fun post. I need to find some new maternity clothes. I didn't think about the thrift store. That would be a lot closer to my budget, too!

Becks said...

I'm with you on the non-pregnant maternity clothes line. I often see really cute stuff at my thrift store that fits, well, perfectly, and then I'm disappointed to realize it's maternity wear, so I put it back on the rack. *sigh* Someday I'll be secure enough in myself to buy it anyway.

Maria said...

You're so right. Maternity clothers have really come a long way. I never realized until now how practical they actually are when bending over!

Erika said...

One of my favorite things about being pregnant :-)

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

It is true. I love the strechy pants! I love eatting and not having that tight jean rip into yoU!

Kim said...

I actually saw a shirt hanging in a store the other day from several yards away that I had to dash over and check out because it was so cute. Wouldn't ya know it... it was in the maternity section. I couldn't find anything I liked in the non prego section. (sigh)

Lei said...

I bought a maternity shirt the other day and I'm not even pg! Lol! It was SO cute and in a smaller size you can't even tell.

mountain said...

A great list of reasons for wearing maternity clothes. I could especially relate to the one about not needing to change into something roomier after a meal.. :)

Mountain Dweller