I have a confession. 5 months after the birth of our son I still sometimes wear my maternity pants. Most of you will probably tell me that it’s perfectly fine…but is it also fine that I LIKE them? Yes they are ugly, and comfortable…but besides that, I have to go on record that I think they are completely practical! Why aren’t all pants more like maternity pants?
What is up with the low rise pants. Maybe for teenagers (boy do I sound like an old woman), but they certainly aren’t for any woman with any sort of tummy. Can you say muffin top? As I write this I am wearing a pair of maternity leggings, and boy do they smooth me out! No muffin top to be found! That just makes sense don’t you think?
Let’s face it, many women think that their problem area is their bellies..I know mine certainly is! And post baby I think it’s even worse. How could it not be? So why do most pants out there cinch you at the stomach and make even more unflattering. You know what doesn’t cinch my stomach?? Maternity pants!
I know I can’t wear them forever. As a matter of fact I shouldn’t be wearing them now, but I am having trouble giving them up. Especially since I don’t truly fit into my old pants. My body is just different than before! I did buy a new pair of overly priced jeans…but at least they are comfortable. I found it worth it to spend the money to find a pair of pants I was comfortable in. But one pair of jeans doesn’t make a wardrobe…
For now I will continue to rock the maternity leggings…I am proud of it! Ok well not proud…but I am certainly willing to admit I still like them. I guess I am just ready for summer clothes so that I can wear comfy dresses. Do women have to be uncomfortable in their clothes??
Im almost 7 week post partum and Im still wearing mine because my jeans dont fit anymore!!
I have no idea why women’s clothes have to be uncomfortable. I loved my maternity jeans, and work pants and leggins. And in fact, some of the tops. Because they were long and cute. I still wear some of those. Some that i bought close to the end of pregnancy are way to big. But the early ones are great now!
Be comfortable. I am with you.
My one problem is i used to wear heals all the time. I loved them. My feet were swollen from about 18 wks- on. I couldn’t wear my beloved heals. I got so used to flats….I have barely worn the heals since I 18 wks preggo. (have a 5month old).
Part of it is that it’s just not practical to carry a infant carried in and out of the house and into daycare in heals. I need to be more mobile than that. Part of me is afraid half way thru the day my feet will hurt. (I used to never care….shoes first! pain second!)
Alas, most every night when i pick out my work outfit, i go to my closet and pick out a cute pair of heals for the day. In the morning when i get dressed….I put on flats.
I hear ya’, sister. Next week marks 4 months, and I am currently sitting at my desk in maternity suit pants because they’re comfortable and the only other two pair of suit pants that currently fit… need to be washed.
So… until I lose some more baby weight, which I have decided may never happen… ugh…. I’ll keep on rocking the maternity wear too. 😉
I’ve never had a baby, but post-fibroid surgery I’ve gained…a lot…and my body is DEFINITELY not the same. I vividly remember wearing hip hugger jeans (in a VERY small size) with a halter top to a concert back in college…but I don’t remember what it feels like to be able to do that! Nor do I have photos…sigh…why did phones grow cameras AFTER I got fat?
But do you know what? I’m so much happier than I was back then, so I’m fine with it. You keep wearing whatever makes you happy, because really–being happy is what matters.
I have had 3 kids. And seriously, what does it matter that the tag says “maternity”? I buy clothes not just for certain periods of my life, but things that will last. And maternity clothes are no different. I LOVE the way maternity clothes look. They don’t even look like maternity clothes! I say, if they make you look good (which good clothes are supposed to do!) then keep wearing them! If it bothers you that they say “maternity” on them, cut out the tag. I wear some of mine because they are so versatile and have for a couple of years.
Rock those maternity clothes (and cut out the tag so you don’t feel bad about wearing them)!