Big is Beautiful

I reached a major milestone this week in the postpartum world, I fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes! No more elastic wastebands for me. (Even though they are strangely comfortable). In fact, I was feeling so good about losing more than 45 pounds since the height of my pregnancy that I decided to make my first trip to the regular women's section of Old Navy in more than 11 months.

I was so excited, there were signs all over the store advertising hot summer styles at fifty percent off. I was preparing for tanks, capris, flip flops and fun floral dresses. What did I find? Maternity clothes. That's right, all the fashion-forward styles they are trying to market this summer are big and baggy with an empire waste. For those who haven't had the pleasure of shopping in the maternity section, empire wastes sinch-in below the bust and flow out to cover your stomach. And to top it off, Old Navy even reused the unattractive prints that you could only find in those loathsome maternity sections.

So I need some help, where should I get my new summer fashions? Has anyone seen any great new styles?

But, on a lighter note I did find some cute onesies. Perhaps you reach that milestone as you become a mother, your child's fashion is suddenly more important than your own. Maybe that's why so many moms end up with clothes more than a decade out of style.

 

3 comments:

D-Rock said...

I have a hard time believing that you will ever not care about your own fashion

Cary said...

Here you go... Mom Jeans.

Shannon said...

AMEN! I got to were for a long time I'd walk out he door and my kid had perfectly coordinating outfit with matching blanket, burp-rag, pacifier, and bow. She NEVER left without her hair done (all 1/4 inch of it) and looked adorable. Me? i would forget to brush my hair and be in pjs! (true story, more than once this happened to me)


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