|No, this is not me. My "Body by Baby" is considerably more fluffy. As was my "Body Before Baby". What? I like food... http://fortwofitness.com/themes/body-by-baby/body-by-baby-racerback-tank-top|
1. Maternity clothing is either fitted to a specific body shape (i.e., no hips, short torso) or it is the clothing equivalent of a large paper sack with the only fitted region being between your boobs and ever-burgeoning belly. I know empire-waists can be trendy, but when they're one of your only options - not as cute.
|I'm sorry, but I really hate this top - it would fall under the "paper sack" category Consequently, the above boobs gather always makes me look like I'm wearing a moo-moo. Boo. Photo courtesy of http://maternity-dress.blogspot.com/2009/03/maternity-dress-trendy-maternity.html|
3. "Tagless" just means there's no tag at the neckline. But some idiot in the design department thought "HEY! Let's put a really big and itchy tag in the side seam right on the belly, which everyone knows isn't itchy already when you're pregnant. I'm SURE preggos will be fine with that!" Bah...this one may be the most annoying one for me.
4. You buy a bunch of clothes at the beginning of your pregnancy and think "I should have plenty of room to grow into these" and inevitably, the bottom of your belly is hanging out of most of them by month 7.
5. Maternity pants need maternity suspenders. Seriously, I can't tell you how many times a day I hike these suckers up so I'm not impersonating a plumber.
6. Maternity models - they're like regular models with a pillow tucked under their shirts. For real. Who looks like that when they're pregnant?! And if you want to get a kick out of a whole bunch of unrealistic preggo models, go here.
|Photo property of A Pea in the Pod http://www.apeainthepod.com/Product.asp?product_Id=660990022&MasterCategory_Id=MC3|
|This one's actually not too pricey - might have to go pick one up ;) http://www.trendytummymaternity.com/tayla-maternity-top-maternity-clothes.html#more|
And finally, This site has some great rockabilly and punk maternity clothes for the non-traditional preggo.
What about you, ladies? Thoughts? I'd love to hear about them!