The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

20 April 2007

The pea is fine, but God help the pod

Caterina Fake on maternity wear:

Someone said to me once that when you're speaking in a language that is not your native language, you lose about 50-75% of your personality. The same thing could be said for maternity clothes. Talk about drab. And since you don't really want to spend a lot of money on clothes you're only going to wear for three months, you're not only drab, you're wearing the same thing over and over again.

There are workarounds, as it were, but:

I've taken to wearing flashy necklaces to offset the sad L.L. Beanness of my new wardrobe. And then a friend nodded knowingly and said: "I had a friend who wore big, noticeable necklaces when she was pregnant. She wanted to draw attention to her new, impressive boobs." This made me rethink my necklace strategy.

I'd say something about "How bad can it be for 90 days?" but I'm almost certain someone would come back with "Try passing a soccer ball through your [fill in name of body part] and see how you like it."

Posted at 9:04 AM to Rag Trade


It took me 9 months every time.

Posted by: miriam at 5:05 PM on 20 April 2007

But did you have to wear Appropriate Garb the whole time?

Posted by: CGHill at 9:18 PM on 20 April 2007

I can tell you from very recent experience that maternity wear is NOT for only 90 days. She started wearing in the the 4th month of pregnancy, and is getting out of it 10 months after BIRTH. By my reckoning that's approaching 500 days.

Posted by: Dan B at 7:06 AM on 21 April 2007