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I find it very funny that I'm suddenly getting much more flattering pants by breaking into my stock of maternity clothes.

I've made it to 16 weeks still wearing my usual pants, despite a visibly growing belly, for the simple reason that most of my pants started out too large for me. I had managed to lose some weight before I got pregnant, enough to make my jeans pretty baggy, and buying new ones seemed silly once I found out I was due for nine months of significant growth. So I've just been wearing the same ones, still baggy through the butt and thighs even as they stretch around my belly. They have the effect of blurring out my silhouette and making me look mostly like I've gained weight.

But they're starting to strain a bit over my belly, so now I'm trying on some of the maternity clothes my sister passed on to me... and, woah. Suddenly, I look distinctly pregnant, and way more attractive. Not the effect I was expecting from maternity clothes!

Groovy.

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keimel
Jan. 27th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
the pregnant form is one of THE most attractive that we humans have.

Save all those clothes til after you're done with the baby popping. :)

I smile at you. Already an attractive woman, your pregnancy must have you glowing in an amazing way.

bhakti
Jan. 28th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you! You flatter. ;)
chris_warrior
Jan. 27th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
so funny.

you're adorable. :)
jwitchbaby
Jan. 27th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
This all is so fabulous by the way.
brickhousewench
Jan. 28th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
I was going to ask where you got a stock of maternity clothes, but you answered that question.

I'll second what Keimel said, I'll bet you look fabu!

I do think there are limits to what how flattering maternity clothes can be. My mom still had all her maternity clothes from when she had me in the 60s. I know they were fashionable at the time, but I told her that she could throw them all out because you would never catch me dead in a mini skirt if I ever got pregnant. ;-)
hyoter
Jan. 28th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
there is something to be said for the pointing out that the belly is baby and not fat thing. also at least for me my regular clothes tend towards the "whatever is at the salvation army that fits and is not hideous" style. this is not at all fashionable or flattering on me but whatever i don't live to be a beauty queen. the few maternity things i bought were nothing special either.

however after going through two pregnancies they were pretty worn out. v1.6, who is a little fashion princess, was offended that i only had two ratty pairs of pants this third time around and i was starting to think she was right and contemplated looking for a bit more clothing when a woman on freecycle offered a bag of maternity stuff. this woman had the best and most fashionable and flattering stuff. way more money went into that maternity stuff than into all the regular clothing i've ever worn. bmenyuk and iccubis were really into the low cut shirts. made me look way sexier than i really have interest in looking. i think the guys are bummed that i had to go back to my usual clothing.

the one thing i hate in maternity clothing is that style of shirt and dresses where they put a ribbon or seam just below the breasts. i don't find that flattering on anyone whether they are pregnant or not.
bhakti
Jan. 28th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm with you on that. I'm a pretty pragmatic dresser most of the time myself; a lot of what I wear is second-hand, and none of it is expensive. And the maternity clothes I have now don't sound quite as lavish as what you're describing (those sound like a trip!), but they're definitely a cut or two above my usual.

And I've been sorting through the two bins of maternity clothes my sister gave me, I've been struck by not only how nice it all is (not surprising, given my sister's taste in clothes), but more than that, how much of it there is. I can't imagine spending so much to clothe myself for a period of maybe six months! But I'm definitely enjoying the treat of having so much new clothing at once.
hyoter
Jan. 28th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
will we be seeing you at the flurry?
bhakti
Jan. 28th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
Yes!
alekryan
Jan. 29th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
My wife held out for a while on wearing them, but once she did, she wondered why she waited so long.
aleyhr
Feb. 18th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
So wonderful
I know this is an old entry, but I just got around to reading. I too agree that there is something magical about that pregnant belly. I hated when I first started "showing" because I felt like I just looked like I'd gained weight. But as you said, once I put on some meternity clothes, or any clothes that were actually tighter fitting (yet had room for the belly) I looked pregnant. I ended up loving my pregnant silouette, and I'd love to see yours. You are suck a statuesque beauty already I can only imagine :)

Glad you are and baby are doing so well
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