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.


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 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!