Friends, I am struggling with my clothes these days. At only a mere 18 weeks (almost), I feel as big as a whale and am uncomfortable in most all of my "regular" clothes. It turns out I will NOT be one of the lucky ones that can get away with the "rubberband trick" or just buying one size up for my pregnancy. No, no. I will be a maternity clothes girl through and through. Of course.
Which brings me to my dilemma... What does a pregnant girl wear to look cute and still feel comfortable? Especially one that - in the words of my dear mom - "is pregnant all over, not just in the belly"?
It's incredible how cute maternity clothes look when you are NOT pregnant. Now, I just browse the aisles of Old Navy and Target mourning the loss of cute spring dresses and disgusted by the ugly prints and gigantic tie-in-the-back elastic bands in the maternity section. Ugg.
In their defense, you know how much I love Old Navy's maternity "skinny" jeans. (Thank you ON for calling them that!) But, unfortunately, I can't wear these every day of my life. And... I think I can make it (although it won't be cute) in cotton dresses and black stretch pants (they aren't really stretch pants, but that's what they feel like) for regular work... But, I have FIVE weddings and a prom to attend between March and May. I would really prefer to feel like a cute-pregnant there. Is that too much to ask?
**Oh, and don't get me started on the hot summer... I'm already having slight panic attacks at the thought of sleeveless tops/dresses. Dis.gus.ting.**
I know many of you have been there and managed to still look adorable. Please share your tricks! What did you wear to "special events" during your pregnancy? Where did you shop?