This is totally a rant post. Not a horrible rant post but one that needs to be written because to be honest, I am grumpy about it. Big girls get pregnant too! I am so tired of trying to find comfortable, beautiful maternity clothing for myself when there just isn’t any.
Don’t get me wrong there are plenty of stores out there that sell great maternity clothes, if you are a size 2. I wasn’t always a big girl but after having my first child and gaining 60 pounds which I had a really hard time losing most of, I am no longer that skinny girl from my 1997 Sunshine Girl picture. I am comfortable with myself but it is extremely difficult to find maternity clothing that doesn’t make me feel bad about myself.
Although I am only 25 weeks, being pregnant with my 5th baby makes me feel and look much larger at this point and I don’t really have many maternity clothes or options left from my previous pregnancies.
I mean we are already large ladies and then you give us clothes with ugly prints, stripes, polka dots and ugly flowers. What we want are the same clothes the girls who are a size 2 get to wear just a little larger for us. I don’t think that is asking too much is it? I mean we all want to feel good about ourselves and most times buying clothes that fit nicely and look good make us feel good whether you are a size 2 or 22, so why wouldn’t we want the same when it comes to carrying a new life?
Penningtons is where I shop for some of my clothing and their spokeswoman, Tess Holliday is pregnant. Does it not make sense to bring out a plus size maternity line? I think the brand as a whole would make a killing in this department and would definitely make myself and many other plus size pregnant ladies very happy. I just want to look beautiful and pregnant and it’s difficult to do that with no options. I am thankful for the great line at Giant Tiger for the clothes I have been able to get that actually are really beautiful but not maternity just plus size.
Sure I could go shopping online and buy stuff that I would get to my house and try on and return because it doesn’t fit properly, looks wrong on me and just isn’t what I thought it would be. Having the ability to shop in a store, try stuff on and get something I truly love would be the perfect situation but right now we have no options. I really wish it was the one thing brands would get. If 50% of our population is overweight and of those 50%, 40% are women who could potentially get pregnant, don’t you think we deserve to have a line that fits, is beautiful and makes us feel wonderful about the new life we are creating?
I do and I really hope that someone is listening because I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way.