Thursday, June 29, 2006

Maternity Clothes

WARNING: Venting blog. Probably worth skipping today.

Why do clothing designers think that all pregnant women are middle-aged or retired? Why do Motherhood jeans come with huge hips and tapered bottoms? Do they not know that the national average age of a woman when she gives birth to her first child is 25? Do 25-year-old women like flabby tapered jeans? Then why would they like them when they're pregnant?

Why do I find myself wishing that the Junior section of a store had maternity wear? It's not that I would wish pregnancy or motherhood on any teen-aged girl, it's that I wish the clothing I can find in their section came with an elastic waistband.

My only friend at this point seems to be Old Navy. However, their selection was quite slim this morning, and I was left sifting through all their piles of clothes for my size, only to walk away empty handed. This was superbly frustrating. Mind you, I was trying on clothing that was still marked at FULL PRICE. For those of you who know me well, you will know that I probably do not currently own a piece of clothing that I paid full price for. It's just not in my blood to do something like that. I have a really hard time spending money on myself, but I am getting desperate. Nothing fits the bottom half of my body anymore.

I find myself longing for the weekend not because of a break from work, but because I can wear my lounge wear all day, and I don't have to worry about finding something to fit into to go to work. I feel pretty pathetic right now cause I just realized that my inlaws have probably only seen me wear one pair of pants since we moved here, since I wear them every Saturday.

If anyone needs me this afternoon, I'll be the one screaming in frustration in the Maternity section of various stores around Mesa.

5 comments:

Emily said...

Sarah said Gap Online and Target were how she survived maternity wear.

Stephanie said...

i feel for you, abbie. the world of maternity wear still has a long way to go. you are welcome to come over and go through my maternity clothes box. we will be home all day, except for mabel's swimming lesson from 4-5.

Jake said...

...and I will be the one walking 8 to 10 feet behind the screaming pregnant lady, trying not to say or do anything that will piss her off any more.

Tori :) said...

Borrow some of Robin's clothes. She always looked so cute! I got most of my jeans at Old Navy, but for shirts: Try www.shadeclothing.com They have a new maternity line, but I used their regular camis, baby tees and heathered tees. They stretched with my belly and bounced right back.

Leslie said...

some ross stores have a maternity section, but it's pretty bad most times. my secret is to just buy long slim t-shirts (at ross), usually from the jrs. dept, in a size bigger than you'd normally wear. you'll be surprised how good they can look, and they only cost like 6 bucks! they make tshirts so long these days, you can get away with it into at least your 7th month. i am! ya, what's up with ALL of old navy maternity being sleeveless! so lame! oh, and the regular people skirts at old navy, with the smocking on top, totally work. i think they're on sale. you look cute, btw, like the haircut! how generous of you!