In my opinion, they were mostly ugly. I was annoyed by the small selection of mostly strange prints. We started at a maternity/children’s consignment shop that had almost no maternity clothes at all. However, I did enjoy looking at the kid’s Halloween costumes.
Next, we went to Target. I heard a rumor that Target had some nice maternity clothes. It was a lie. I complained rather loudly about the lack of selection. They had ONE style of maternity jeans, which I didn’t like. They had ONE style of polyester dress pants. The shirts were hideous. I’m a jeans and T-shirt kind of gal, and I was looking for some simple, plain tops. It was pretty frustrating, since I need to buy clothes but hated pretty much everything there. Then, my mom decided to take out her camera, and we had fun. Here were some of the choices at Target.
Who doesn’t like purple flannel? Or a black ruffled dress?
I really need a practical, belly-showing faux leather motorcycle jacket.
How about a crazy printed tunic?
What maternity wardrobe would be complete without a mumu? Or perhaps the correct spelling is moo-moo.
I left Target feeling pretty ticked off, but my mom convinced me to go to Kohls. As we were walking in, I said, “If they ask me if I want a Kohl’s charge card, I’m going to punch them in the face.” Two seconds later, we walked through the door and a lady asked me if I wanted a Kohl’s charge card. As you probably guessed, I didn’t punch her in the face.
Kohls had a small maternity section, with normal-looking clothes. I ended up getting a pair of jeans, khakis, black pants, and three solid tops. Everything was on sale, too. My only concern is that I now have to wear pants with this kind of waist-band:
My mom has told me that I should realize how lucky I am, since maternity clothes have come a long way since I was born. However, I still don’t like feeling as if I have to buy something I hate, just because I will soon outgrow my old stand-bys.
Moms and moms-to-be out there, what’s been your experience? I’m thinking shopping online is going to be the way to go here. Can you point me to a good website or store? My mom would appreciate it, since she told me I embarrassed her in the stores today. At least I’m learning the motherly art of embarrassing people.