I am finding it incredibly hard to dress in the same style as I did pre-pregnancy. I used to buy most of my clothes from American Apparel and Urban Outfitters and would normally wear high-waisted shorts, skirts and jeans with cropped tops.
I now feel frumpy and unfashionable. This isn’t the end of the world, I know, but I no longer feel like me. I just feel like a nauseous fat person. I scavenged Topshop Maternity, who’s maternity section is absolutely tiny, with a selection of dark coloured items in boring styles. Completely unimaginative. Yet some of the items fit me so I bought them. I didn’t really have much of a choice, as Urban Outfitters and American Apparel do not stock maternity wear (at least not in the UK) and the shops that do stock in the UK are not really my cup of tea (think Gap, New Look…) and only hold their stock online. I honestly believe that their are no decent fashionable maternity lines; most of them look to me like they are for older mums, or those who don’t particularly care what they look like and would simply like comfort.
I can still just about fit into some of my regular clothes…
Whilst I know that it would be pretty difficult for a pair of high-waisted jeans to stay up on a pregnant tummy, it would be great to see some fresher takes on stylish maternity clothes than what is currently available in the UK!