A while back I posted about Macy’s carrying “Junior’s Maternity.” I had been trying to find maternity clothes and was coming up empty. Many of you suggested Old Navy and Ebay. I’ve got some swell Old Navy stuff and am currently getting a whooping on Ebay with those devilish last minute bidders. I’m not sure I’m cut out for searching, falling in love, bidding and then losing. Again and again and again. So this afternoon I popped on a few sites to check out some sure things.
“Under belly, mid-thigh” WTF? Am I a prude or is that unacceptable?
Call it “Tall Girl Complex” but I cannot wear pants like this unless Sean and I are walking hand in hand on the beach and I have flawless highlights and baby-skin soft feet (read: never).
Oh, and then there is this…
‘Cause, ah, I can’t find enough crap in my closet that barely grazes my exploding navel.
And if my belly isn’t making me self-conscious enough…
There are “balloon sleeves” to even out my proportions, along with the cursed empire cut which always cuts my boobs in half, except this isn’t even that it’s more of a “Let’s put a seam across the top of the boobs so if they aren’t already drooping from 2.5 years of breastfeeding, we can ensure they look like salami hanging behind gauze in a butcher shop.”
Luckily, the degradation doesn’t stop at the physical realm…
We have this lovely wrap top that would surely undo me with it’s calculus level wrapping mastery prerequisite.
I did find some jeans I liked…
What’s great is that they cost $211 and come in sizes “0” and “-4.”
Can someone pass me a queen size flat sheet and some friggin’ elastic?
You just crack me up. I have such a love/hate relationship with maternity clothes. I love love love a 3" stretchy band around the of of my jeans (why should I ever have to stop wearing those). But trying to find anything to wear from weeks 12-15 or 35-42 is just miserable.
If you lived closer, I would loan you my maternity clothes, which are The Best Maternity Clothes Ever. Seriously, they are SO much better then my regular wardrobe!
I think the wrap shirt is gorgeous. and agree with you on everything else. sorry the shopping isn't any fun. but the baby will be fun… once she starts sleeping through the night! lol enjoy
I agree on the wrap top, unfortunately I honestly believe that if I were to bring it home it would be a bit like a great hair cut…it'd never again look as perfectly styled as it does in the photo.
Duuuuuuuuuude. You beat me to this one. I am already showing a bit (that is a WHOLE OTHER POST) and is it me or are maternity clothes, like, extra ugly this year? And why why why the deep-V necks on every. single. shirt?
I want to divert attention from that area, yo.
Looks like J. Crew sweats and the husband's long-sleeved Ts for me.
i'll send my super comfy jammie panys and respectable cotton tent shirs your way! screw looks I was all about comfort
Tried Bonton? You could have my maternity stuff but I think it would be too big. Tell 'em Large Marge sent ya! 🙂
That miniskirt is sexay. Pregnant, yet skanky.
I was heavily pregnant in the hottest summer since they began taking records in the UK. Somehow all the shops only had heavy linen, or otherwise bulky clothing and it pissed me off to no end. I spent the last 8 weeks of my pregnancy wearing the same 3 outfits over and over again.
Oh, and I would also see lots of horizontal stripes for sale, which makes PERFECT sense when you're pregnant, right?
Good luck finding suitable clothing. You'll need it.
negative 4? Nega-frickin-4?
I'm sure that tiny little you could do with a twin size sheet though. 😉
Ugh, maternity shopping sucks! I feel for ya!
Oh, ouch, Mama!
I just found out today I am pregnant and was much looking forward to buying cute maternity clothes (like tomorrow as this is my 4th pregnancy) but now I am back down to earth. 😉
But what about the maternity clothes models that aren't even pregnant? That just have a fake belly under their clothes?
Is it me being nasty when I think there should be a special place in h-e double "l" for them?
LOL. I have to say that maternity clothing has really changed in the last ten years.
At least there are options!
Hi! I'm here via Misguided Mommy- you're hilarious! I had one of those wrap shirts when I was preggo and it SUCKED. WORST. MATERNITY. SHIRT. EVER. It was a pain in le arse.
Ugh I just ended up buying a bunch of regular, non-maternity stuff at Old Navy in a size larger and MAKING it work…
It was.. interesting.
I have a lovely house dress I would mail you that I wore almost every day of the last three Finn months. I got it at the Salvation Army after a chubby 80 year old Italian woman with chin hair died and her sons donated it because they just didn't have the heart to burn it the way it deserved. Just send me your address.
Pssst – just cause I like you I will reveal the secrets of the Coven of Devilish Last Minute bidders.
just tell me that you are NOT going to wear stilleto heels with those jeans! LOL
Running on empty
I actually like #2, but I'm begging to be 5'3" so maybe that's why I lived in mine throughout my pregnancy (summer heat + swollen legs = capris). But the rest?!?!
I lived in my Old Navy sweats and hoodie for the last part of my pregnancy and LOVED it.
I've been away…. so I'm so far behind on my reading.
But, I did just buy a couple great pairs of jeans from Motherhood Maternity.
I agree with Mrs. Chicken about the v-neck shirts. I couldn't find a single shirt that didn't plunge exposing way too much.
Ah, maternity clothes. No matter how much more stylish they claim to get, they are still a problem.
Have you tried ebayexpress.com? It's eBay but without the frantic bidding. You just buy it.