10-11-2012, 05:27 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Royal Oak, MI
I remember my first time maternity shopping and feeling absolutely overwhelmed. Even with the fake belly they give you to try on with, everything seemed like it would never fit right. I ended up leaving buying nothing. When I finally really didn't fit into anything at home, I made my way back, and somehow those clothes fit and looked way better.
Originally Posted by KendallMarie
Okay this is my first time around at this... but someone please explain to me why it seems to be practically a sin to be pregnant and want attractive clothing.
I started looking at mat clothing last weekend... Pants aren't overly painful... though half of them seem to add an extra month or two to my pregnancy. I HATE 95% of the tops. The drapey look is just not what i"m looking for... maybe when I actually have a big belly. Right now... NO.
And then there's a matter of a coat... it's hovering around freezing and snowing here. The midweight fall coats the maternity stores here have are just not going to cut it... not now and most definatly not in January.
I swear the next person who says anything along the lines of "oh just buy a few sizes up/plus size who cares what it looks like" is going to die. I CARE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. I already feel fat and icky why on earth would i want to get clothing that make look me worse too.
As for cute maternity clothes, they are out there. I had the best luck at Kohl's and JC Penny for casual wear over Motherhood Maternity. I also have a lot of non-maternity shirts that I just bought a size larger that looked and worked great.
What type of clothes are you looking for? I stay at home, so I do not have business wear, so maybe another has some tips for that. Good luck! And I hope your next trip goes a lot better.
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