Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Maternity Clothes Rant, part 2

Part one of my maternity clothes rant can be found here.

Another thing that's been bugging me: why are all pregnant women expected to flaunt their cleavage? 95% of the maternity dresses, shirts, and swimsuits I've looked at have ridiculously deep cleavage. I have an incredibly short torso, and I've tried on some tops and dresses that almost show my belly button. How in the world is that attractive?  And what if we don't want to show the world our assets?

Layering is always an option (I do it half the time anyway), but extra layers are not something you want during a hot, humid summer when you're in your third trimester.

This actually goes along with my rant on why you can only find sleeveless dressy dresses for little girls in the winter. Designers must really want our little girls to freeze to death. What's so wrong with sleeves???

For that matter, what's so wrong with being modest?


  1. I can't remember a time when I didn't have a cami underneath a shirt...shirts are just so thin and flimsy these days, not to mention the whole v-neck thing! But that first summer after I got married, I about died in 3 layers of clothing! Bleck! I think the sleeveless dresses for little girls in the winter are a marketing ploy to get your to buy a cardigan/bolero to go with the dress...notice how those are conveniently located near the dresses most of the time?! Hmmm...
    Good luck finding some new clothes--it's so frustrating, but at least you don't have to wear maternity clothes for more than a few months! :)

  2. I agree with your rant. At least right now it is fashionable to wear a tunic. I remember with my first it was cool to expose some of your prego belly.
    And I find some cute dresses in winter at costco with sleeves, or at least combined with a bolero.