What I'd wear today if I could: regular clothes, as usual. Keep to the status quo.
I've been asked if my WIWW posts will now become all about maternity wear. Never fear, internets!
Here's my explanation, long form:
I don't need to wear maternity clothes yet because my regular clothes still fit me. (Now just watch, nothing
will fit me tomorrow when I get dressed!) But even when my expanding tummy and disappearing waist make me reach for something bigger, I plan to try to wear as many regular clothes as I can for as long as I can. (Not to mention there's a ubiquitous maternity chain store where the salespeople are mean and the return policy is ridiculous. You know the one I'm talking about. Not gonna shop there anymore.)
With my first pregnancy, when I was expecting Fly, I admit I tended to look to the celebrity preggos for style cues. Namely, for whatever reason
, Angelina Jolie. She wore extremely simple all-black outfits. And that's a lot of what I wore.
This time around, my pregnancy style icon is a mom I know in real life who went her entire pregnancy wearing no maternity clothes whatsoever. She wore larger-sized, flowy, empire-waisted kind of regular clothes -- lots of mini sundresses. And she. looked. fabulous. All the time.
I was going to ask to borrow some of her clothes but found out she is expecting again, five months after giving birth. She is due only weeks after I am. So there goes that idea.
Now, I figure I'm going to need some maternity bottoms. Because I am a realist. And another friend of mine who is now a grandma told me she made her own reversible wrap skirts when she was pregnant, and I like really that idea.
I also have a couple maternity tops from last time that I love so much I never put them away with my other maternity wear. I can't wait to trot those out.
But otherwise, I hope to wear regular clothes as much as possible.
Take this top from Victoria's Secret
Or these cute tops from Forever 21
(Don't you love the heart over the tummy?!)
I think these could be worn through a good bit of pregnancy, if not the whole term.
If I see some maternity clothes I think are really great, I'll post them. If I see some amazing regular-sized items that I think would work for maternity, I will post them. And if I wish I could wear something that's impossible for me to wear at the time, I still might post it. Because if anything, WIWW is a wish list.
So if you're pregnant, what are you wearing now? If you're not, what did you wear during your last pregnancy? And where do/did you get your clothes?
Labels: pregnancy, What I'd Wear Wednesday