thoughts on maternity wear
Who wants to look like Kim Kardashian?! Probably the worst dressed pregnant ever imo (and I even saved you the picture of her swollen feet pressed in transparent PVC shoes...)The sad thing about maternity items is that you only wear them during a few months. Probably this is the reason that I'm not crazy about buying anything labeled 'maternity' yet. Still, I'm not planning wearing only oversized and stretchy items for now. That's just not me... While stretchy, jersey items are certainly comfortable I'm not a huge fan. I absolutely hate when pregnant women are dressed in tight fitting knit-dresses or tops which show every lump and bump, muffin-tops and saggy breasts. Hope to be able to avoid that myself!
When browsing through pics I tend to choose a little 'spicier' approach, with more separates and definitely more patterns and structures.
While during the warm months you can wear flowy dresses, during the autumn and winter you can layer! Right now I'm wearing non-maternity items as long as possible. The best thoughts I came across until now are these:
- When you're pregnant is just like dressing when you are not, it depends on your shape and how your body changes
- Buy clothes that fit in places that won't grow, like your shoulders.
- maternity bra
I'm planning to buy just a few maternity items, and only when it is really necessary. Still, we are in the middle of the sale month july (the other sale month is january here) and I bought two items for the fall/winter months:
- maternity parka - on sale!
- maternity blouse - on sale!
Another bargain for 10 euro's:
on my wish list:
- a pair of maternity jeans:
For now, I absolutely hate those huge belly-flaps (the so-called 'ultimate panel') and even now can't stand anything touching my belly. I hope to find one with a demi-band or the elastic pocket-inserts by the time my regular jeans won't fit.
Unfortunately there are no GAP-stores here, but we can diy, can't we? Bring on the scissors!
- a denim maternity shirt:
spent before week 17:
I decided to keep track on my investments on maternity items. Planning to bore you with a weekly overview from now on!