Six months into pregnancy with my second child and once again I was in such a pickle (not to mention eating them). I had NOTHING to wear. Every ‘maternity’ item I owned was hideous and with hormones raging, the only logical solution seemed to set fire to my wardrobe and burn those maternity ‘clothes’ to ashes. Ok, I did say with hormones raging….
Sure, there were a few pieces in the stores that looked ok, but they were grossly overpriced and I had a very hard time justifying spending that much money on a pair of shorts that had an inbuilt tummy belt. I used to spend money on fashion to look fabulous and now I was spending simply so I wasn’t nude in public. I didn’t get a style lobotomy when I got pregnant so why should I have to settle for expensive, ugly pieces that didn’t make me feel good? Screw it. I needed a different solution.
I don’t want clothes that scream “HEY! I’M INCUBATING A NEW HUMAN!” I want fabulous pieces that are ‘maternity friendly’. That means no annoying inbuilt belts, or thick hard straps in sight, and forget those tent dresses that make EVERYONE look ten months pregnant no matter what.
Expectations are so low for maternity clothes that we think anything the right size or a little different with a pattern or sold in a ’boutique store’ is suddenly ‘perfect’ or ‘cute’.
Nope. Oversized tent-dresses are not flattering. Hideous details are hideous and also not flattering. Just. No.
Every time I saw a gorgeous pregnant celebrity draped stylishly across the cover of a magazine, I’d think, yeah, that’s nice. Now where do I buy THAT dress?
Feeling frumpy or feeling as though you don’t ‘fit’ in your own skin does you NO FAVOURS when you are pregnant. It’s an emotional time. It’s such a blessing to carry a child, no doubt, but with all the emotional stuff swirling in your brain plus the aches and pains, it would be nice to be able to at least fake it with a fabulous wardrobe.
So I came up with a solution, and here’s my little secret: Less is more
The pieces from Capsule Collection Australia have saved my wardrobe (and sanity) over the last couple months. They are classic styles you can wear during pregnancy and they won’t stop working for you the day you deliver; they’ll keep on trucking for the months following while you get confident with your post-baby shape in comfort AND style.
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