Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Self Portrait Challenge: Wardrobe
Dressing a baby bump is hard. Maternity clothes rarely fit well, and are often super expensive. I found one store with lovely stuff -- but really, I am not paying $300 for a pair of mat jeans. Really.
So, usually you can find me schlubbing around in a pair of Old Navy medium mat. jeans -- and when jeans come in small, medium and large, you can't expect a good fit. Especially when you're working the elastic waist. Luckily, there is an alternative for me this time out, at least for the first six or seven months. For some reason, the young, thin ladies of the world are finding it fashionable to wear really loose clothes this season. Clothes that look like maternity wear. Clothes that you can throw on with a pair of leggings and pass off as maternity wear. Clothes that are allowing me to actually feel halfway fashionable.
This number is an H&M dress, not to be found in their relatively cruddy mat. section, but in their "junior trendsetters" or whatever they call it there. And, at about five months along, I still have a lot of room to fill out this sucker. With boots, a pair of leggings and a houndstooth sweater coat, I actually look kind of mod. Like a pregnant mod, but mod still. Thank you, young ladies of the fashion world for covering up your bodies so that I can show mine off in style.