View Full Version : fashion question - oddly long and rambly
01-20-2011, 04:51 PM
OK, first of all, is there anything more depressing than trying to buy a maternity swimsuit? I have to buy it online, which is frustrating as well since a) It feels like a total stab in the dark - how on Earth can I know if it will fit or not? and b) now I have to look at every pattern and imagine it blown up from "cute mannequin size" to "giant beached whale" size.
Anyway. To entertain myself when thoughts of "perhaps we can just convince the children that pregnant women aren't allowed in the pool" schemes begin to appeal, I'm also browsing the new spring clothes. You know, because it will be warm here in only 3-4 months, so I should plan now. Leading to what is obviously a very pressing fashion question: can I just wear cropped yoga pants and t-shirts everywhere I go? Normally, I would not leave the house in what is basically pajamas for me. But I'm wondering if pregnancy rules allow for different standards. After all, I'll be absolutely enormous by early summer and those adorable little sundresses (http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=48687&vid=1&pid=796625&scid=796625002) I'm coveting aren't going to fit me. So can I wander around in variations of this (http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/outfit.do?cid=50215&oid=OUT21310) without looking like I've completely given up?
Because let's face it, by the third trimester, I'm going to have completely given up.
01-20-2011, 07:11 PM
You are going to be beautiful no matter what! I :heart: loved :heart: my maternity swim suit. I looked awesome in it to all the other walruses on the beach! Seriously, I bought a two piece with a loose tankini top and really did like it. I'm not a fan of the maternity one pieces. You could go the Alyssa route and rock the bikini!
As for summer, of course you can wear yoga pants! I got some linen crops at Motherhood and some nice strappy tops, and that got me through the worst of our heat. The cotton and linens were much more comfortable in our humidity than any sort of clingy knit. I had a sundress that was very comfortable, but I knew what I looked like in it by the end. I just didn't care, as you said. And if you swell anything like I did, you'll only be able to get flip flops on your feet.
Have fun. If this really is the last pregnancy, buy yourself some cute clothes and enjoy them!
01-20-2011, 10:12 PM
I reckon pregnancy gives you the absolute right to dress in whatever is comfy and you like! Unless you are invited to a wedding then I see no problem at all with yoga pants. Those cute little sundresses do look nice and cool though. I am sure you would look great in one, and they come in all sizes so don't even try to tell me they won't fit! :lol:
01-21-2011, 06:58 AM
Susan, jersey dresses are great. I was bloody huge and my two jersey maternity dresses served me right up until DS was born (and for a few days after!)
01-21-2011, 07:37 AM
Sometimes (ok, not really) being overweight has its upside, I can wear my same clothes from start to finish... or at least I could with matty.
I think yoga pants w/t's/hoodies are cute on pg women. So is anything, if they feel comfortable.
01-23-2011, 05:06 AM
You've got to do what you've got to do. I would think it perfectly fine to go around in yoga pants and t-shirts. Actually, I found sundresses to be the best thing every in the heat of summer. Nothing binding and, um, cool breezes where it matters.
I, on the other hand, have to schlep into work every day until the end of July, in humid 90 degree Toronto heat, into an office with a dress code. Yes, I am very much looking forward to squeezing my feet into dress sandals and measuring the width of the shoulders on my tops to ensure they're at least two fingers wide, thank you very much. Not to mention the indignity of having to buy a suit I will wear exactly three times. Boo.
01-23-2011, 05:54 AM
Thanks Melanie! :lol: Oh Susan, I hope you find comfort in whatever you choose to wear. I would be doing what's comfortable. I'm so excited this time to be having a summer baby instead of a winter baby...what, no socks? Yes! No boots/shoes with laces? Yes! Can't wait to be wearing flip flops and wedges that I can just slip on and not have to bend over to put on! And I can't wait to live in comfy sundresses. Did I mention I'm happy that it's a summer baby?
01-23-2011, 06:12 AM
Alyssa, by far the best part of having Ben in the summer was wearing flip-flops for the last month. I wore them with everything and was so happy not to have to try to get into real shoes!
01-23-2011, 08:07 AM
I wore flip flops with matty.... biggest mistake ever! It was the hottest summer on record for like 100 years (46C in the walmart parking lot). I swelled like heck, I didn't know anything could swell that bad. My feet swelled so much, you could not see the flip flops :( hurt like a bugger trying to get those shoes off, ended up breaking them. For me, bring on the bare feet!
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