Happy New Year y’all! I’m getting a slow start on blogging. Maybe because the sudden media prominence of Rick Santorum is making me want to hide until the nightmare ends. Anyway, today I’ve gt a post up at The DC Moms complaining about how freaking fugly maternity clothes are right now. Oh, yeah, I’m pregnant for those of you who missed the news. Don’t tell Rick Santorum. He’ll probably show up and campaign to my abdomen because he’ll think 18 weeks gestation is legal voting age.
I think the root of the problem is the disappearance of Mimi Maternity. Mimi was the midprice store in the Motherhood-Mimi-Pea-in-a-Pod triumverate, which are all owned by the same corporate maternity overlord. Motherhood sold t-shirts and jeans, Mimi sold trendy work stuff with a higher price tag and Pea-in-a-Pod sold laughably overpriced high-fashion clothing for people who think pregnancy is fancy. But Mimi is no more and Motherhood has stepped up to the trendy maternity plate. Gone are the basics I so loved in my first pregnancy, replaced instead with bump-accommodating versions of regular clothes, complete with every on-trend element found in boutique wear. And the other low- to mid-price maternity lines have followed Motherhood’s suit and have turned out clothes that are more Kardashian than Claire Dunphy.
Check out the whole post and pics of truly fugly clothes at The DC Moms!