Friday, January 04, 2008

Why, why, why do no stores make any clothes that look good on pregnant women with LARGE bellies??!!?? Right now, I look full term, and I still have quite a ways to go. I've heard this complaint from other women who had this problem near the end of their pregnancy. So it scares me a little because I'm having this problem now.

I've been trying to find something to wear to my shower next weekend, and it's not working! I went to so many stores: Motherhood, Target, Old Navy, and JC Penney. I could find nothing! I can't wear dresses because it makes me look like a tent. The I think if the dress were more form fitting, it would look fine, but all the dresses just hang off my belly and make me look huge. So I try to find a shirt. Well for some reason, they want to put these crazy prints on maternity clothes. Not real smart! Crazy prints do NOT look good when you have a huge belly! Please designers - can you make plain shirts! And dark colors! I also couldn't find any form fitting shirts which look better on me since really the only part of me that is getting bigger is my belly. I guess I should be grateful for that at least! But it does make it difficult to find a good size. Right now mediums fit everywhere except for my belly. Larges fit my belly but are huge everywhere else and make look big. It's annoying.

Anyway, after spending way too long at stores tiring myself out, I came back home. I was so frustrated. I almost started crying in JC Penney! Thanks hormones! I do have a top from Motherhood that I like, but it is getting tight on me, so I decided to go online and see if they had it in a large. Thank god they did! So I am getting that shirt. Of course, since I waited so long I have to pay extra for quick shipping, but oh well. It's better than looking like a tent!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had the best luck at Pea in the Pod. Expensive maybe, but worth it to not feel like crap ;) The happiness and confidence was worth the extra $50. At least to me. Also, you can always sell the *brand* names when done too on Ebay and such.

Anonymous said...

Try gap.com They had some cute stuff when I was preggo. Also Japanese Weekend has some cute stuff or babystyle online.

THE JOURNEY TO A HAPPY HEALTHIER ME.... said...

Heather- don't know if it would work or not, and they have stuff that would maybe not be your style- but it might be worth a try- it is a store that I shop at- it is called Torrid- yes it is for bigger people- but hear me out- they have sizes that are 0-4 (L and up), they have the form fitting shirts that you are looking for in these types of sizes- and they are dark colors- you might try a size 0- it might just fit, don't know, but might be worth a try to get a shirt that you are looking for- they do have a website that you can look at- they do have the weird print stuff- but a lot of the plain darker colored t's and such in the store- just a suggestion- good luck- hang in there!

eduGATOR from t-net said...

Congratulations on your twins Heather! I had no idea!!! As for the maternity clothes--Old Navy has some nicer, inexpensive clothes for work. Trust me, once you have the girls, you won't want to wear them again, so I wouldn't spend a lot of $$$.

Anyhow, someone at teachers.net pointed me in this direction. I have been searching for you night and day for a non-baby (obviously) related question! Can you email me about your organization system? I remember you posting about using the bound pocket organizers, and I thought I had saved the post! I thought I had your email from the interactive notebook ring a while back, but I couldn't find it! I don't know how to leave my email on here without making it public!