My Maternity Fashion Crisis

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on July 7, 2010

It’s been three long years since I was pregnant with Noah. Many things have changed – This time around I am definitely bigger than I was with any of my first five pregnancies, including the twins. And more uncomfortable. One thing, however, has stayed the same – I loathe maternity clothes. If I had my way, I would never leave the house and would live in yoga pants and tanks. No joke.

my regular maternity outfitUp until a few weeks ago, I would wear a regular pair of jeans, a few sizes larger than what I normally wear, “buttoned up” with a rubberband. Now, when I have to get dressed, I generally throw on a skirt and a clean tank. Or, my maxi dress from Moody Mamas’ Target line (which I really do love, by the way). Comfortable? Yes. Cool? Yes. Trendy? Not so much.

Just before EVO, I had to purchase some clothes for my three oldest kiddos, who had just grown what seemed like three inches overnight, and I couldn’t help but glance at clothes for me. In the regular women’s section. I didn’t even think to look at the maternity clothes. Any guesses as to what I bought? Yup… A couple of peasant skirts and a few tanks.

Now, with Bloggers on Bourbon and BlogHer coming up fast, I’m panicking a little. Sure, I could just pack my skirts and tanks, but what about a chic little dress for the 5-star restaurants and cocktail parties? Or, a trendy outfit for the long days of conference sessions and mingling?


I just can’t bring myself to buy maternity clothes. Especially since trendy maternity clothes can be so expensive…

Or so I thought.

Stay tuned for My Maternity Fashion Crisis {Averted}

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Rachel Ferrucci July 8, 2010 at 12:02 am

You and my daughter are about a month a part and she complains about the same thing…word for word, kinda scary. She did find a really cute and trendy dress that wasn’t too expensive, but I see you have another version of this post coming so I’ll need to send her over to you. She’s finding it very difficult since this is her first.
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Christine - From Dates to Diapers July 8, 2010 at 1:15 am

I’m sure we could learn a lot from each other, whether we’re baking #1 or #7… Love it!


Gena July 8, 2010 at 12:28 am

I hope you found something cute and affordable! ;) If I had known you had such a hard time, I would have just brought you some of my stuff to EVO!
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Christine - From Dates to Diapers July 8, 2010 at 1:15 am

I totally believe you would have… You are so sweet, Gena!


Bobbie (OneScrappyMom) July 8, 2010 at 12:35 am

I hated maternity clothes with my pregnancies, they were so UN-trendy. They make such CUTE stuff now. I hope you find something!
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Christine - From Dates to Diapers July 8, 2010 at 1:16 am

Cute, yes, but also very expensive… Unless you know *where* to look!


LaDonna July 8, 2010 at 12:51 am

Oh I know how you feel. I’ve moved to my dh’s boxers and some large tshirts. I have beautiful maternity clothing, but I’ve outgrown most of it. I’m just so big this time (#7 for me). I am going to the second hand store to purchase a great big dress to wear around the house. lol.
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Christine - From Dates to Diapers July 8, 2010 at 1:18 am

See, I think part of my dilemma is that I have six kiddos to run after. *That* requires comfort, as you well know!

A muu’muu’ sounds fabulous… Will you pick one up for me, too?


Kelly July 8, 2010 at 9:17 am

I found maternity clothing that was trendy, cute and inexpensive when I used the JCPenny coupons to purchase.


trisha July 8, 2010 at 11:09 am

Your like me though..your small. So i always found clothes that were just larger, but not maternity..stuff that tied AROUND the waist in the back. Try Dillards?

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Kasey@AllThingsMamma July 8, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Well, I think you look great!

I’ve been having a Fashion Crisis for the pasty 5 years – since I was pregnant with my 1st! hahah!

When is it too long to say I still have baby weight? My youngest is 2 now!
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Mum2be November 15, 2010 at 6:06 am

You rock ! Theres nothing this frustratin that I can’t wear my own clothes. Belly has been grown so much that there’s no change to wear my jeans. I’ve been looking for a good e-stores that would deliver to Finland. Theres only one good maternity clothes shop in Finland that I’m aware of:
I’ve ordered like every peace of clothes they have, but that’s certainly not enough. So if you would know any good e-stores, please let me know =)


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Sophie December 19, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Hi why dont yout try out a maternity-fashionlabel from germany?? theyve got great styles, on their page ive seen that even jessica alba wears this stuff!


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