Pictured above is me and my sister at my mom’s house Monday night for her birthday. We went out to eat and then had cupcakes at her house. The weather just turned cooler this week so I was glad to finally slip on my beloved jeans. Apparently my sister was too. Although we’re known for wearing matching outfits on accident. That’s a whole other post! But there’s a secret about the tops we’re wearing.
We’re both wearing maternity shirts.
Yep. My sister started wearing a maternity shirt after my pregnancies a few years ago. Then recently, she bought this blue striped tee. She said it’s comfy and she thinks the cut is flattering. I agree.
I thought I never wanted to see another maternity shirt again after my pregnancies. But. My girls are obsessed with anything to do with pregnancies and babies right now. We have a local maternity shop call The Bump in town and they just beg me to even go look inside. Last week we went in and I was bemoaning how cute maternity clothes had become compared to 8-10 years ago when I was pregnant.
I was pushing through the Clearance rack and saw this green and white striped top. The girls know I love stripes and just begged me to put it on. To appease them, I did. I got it on and was shocked. I loved the length. I loved the folds in the front. They weren’t slouching too much as you might expect of maternity and the cut was actually flattering. The stretchy fabric was extremely soft and well, stretchy.
The salesperson said many maternity pieces are being made now to perform double-duty and this one in particular was meant to have a tighter fit. I remembered Heather wearing maternity before, and well, I was sold. Well, it was sold.
My girls were beyond thrilled. We’re still working on not telling everyone we see that I’m wearing a maternity shirt when I have it on.
Now, I’m not saying I’m buying strictly maternity but I’m just sayin’ you might want to give that clearance rack a little whirl. For those of you that have been recently pregnant and aren’t entirely sick of your maternity wardrobe, dig up those bags of Goodwill clothes and see what you can reuse. Worked for me!