Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I sometimes cry in the fitting rooms

I'll start by saying that I generally love being pregnant.  I love feeling the baby move and kick.  I love the ever-growing belly that holds her.  I especially love my husband's undivided attention.

But one thing that I do not love is maternity clothes.  Primarily of the pant variety.

The first time, around 17-18 weeks, that Jon and I ventured into a maternity clothing store (Motherhood), I cried.  I walked in the store, looked at the clothes, and started crying.  I loved my jeans.  I loved their fit, their look.  I loved the way they made me feel.  I hated maternity jeans.  They were loose in all the wrong places.  They made my bottom look droopy.  I tried on 3 pairs, then sat in the fitting room and had myself a pity party.  I grabbed the pair that looks the least terrible and ran out of the store, vouching never to come back again.  On the way home I called my best friend who just had a baby and whined about my hatred for maternity jeans.  She wholeheartedly agreed and told me that I just needed to get through it.  She gave me all the clothes she was able to find and I did my best not to weep some more.

That weekend I packed away my adorable jeans, tight-fitting pencil skirts, and cute little tops in the bin and parked it under my bed, promising to see them again soon.  Then I sat on my bed and cried some more.

But this story has a happy ending.  This weekend Jon and I went out to do a little bit of shopping for some odds and ends we needed and I decided to stop by H&M.  My mom had mentioned to me that she saw some maternity clothes that weren't too ugly there, so I decided to check it out.

Boy am I glad I did!

H&M Maternity Jeans
Check these puppies out!  They're amazing.  They fit - LIKE A GLOVE.  They hug where they need to hug.  They're tight and therefore do not need to be pulled up every 15-20 seconds.

H&M Maternity Jeans
The band is smaller, which is rather nice when you don't like pulling it up to your neckline.  It even has a button in the front!

H&M Maternity Jeans
They have super skinny fit in the knee and straight leg all the way down (if you're into that sort of thing. Which I am).  

H&M Maternity Jeans
But the best part is the bottom-hugging backside.  It's marvelous.

H&M Maternity Jeans
I'm genuinely excited to wear them.  They feel like my old jeans and I feel like my old self.

I wanted to share the secret with you in case you're having issues with maternity jeans as well.  Don't give up  They're out there.

12 comments:

  1. Wow, those look adorable on you! Thanks so much for the tip! I'm not at the point yet where my jeans won't button, but it's close! Now I know where to shop :)

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  2. Those look incredible! Good to know!!!

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  3. My wife wore those! She loved them and felt "normal" in them. But she really loved being pregnant, too.

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    Thanks, Nicole Mariana

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  5. When I was pregnant I must have tried on 50 pairs of maternity jeans! Everywhere and anywhere I could find them I'd try them. Motherhood is the WORST - lots of cheaply made ugly clothes in there if you ask me. Unfortunately, we didn't have an H&M here at the time. I ended up paying $200 for a pair of Joe's Jeans at A Pea in the Pod but after what I went through to find one pair that didn't make me want to cry, it was worth it. I wore the HECK out of those jeans and then sold them on ebay after the boy was born. :)

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  7. Those jeans are great!

    I just found your blog on Follow Me Back Tuesday! Have a great night.

    Amanda
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  8. Those are adorable!! I hate that it took so much trouble to find them. What a shame that cute maternity jeans are so hard to find!

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  9. Those jeans look great on you!! I had the same problem. Gap maternity jeans worked great too.

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  10. Who knew H&M rocked such awesome maternity jeans?! You look great! I'll tuck away this little tip for a later time :)

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  11. Who knew H&M rocked such awesome maternity jeans?! You look great! I'll tuck away this little tip for a later time :)

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