Now let me say that for most of my adult life, I have battled my weight. My friends will all balk and say, you’re not fat, but my clothes size is in the double digits and that can cause issues at times. I can’t pull off certain styles, so I dress to flatter my body type and typically I don’t have many complaints.
That being said, there have been two times in my life, where being a busty size 12 doesn’t work and sends me into near hysterics. The first was wedding dress shopping. Whoever decided that sample dresses should be a 4-10 and that would work for the majority of America was smoking something and if I ever meet them, they had better run! But this topic could be an entire blog and I don’t want to get off point. The wedding dress is obviously water under the bridge and my dress is somewhere in the bottom of a landfill somewhere, but now pregnant for the second time I am reminded how much of the fashion industry is built for my petite sized friends and it makes me so mad.
Can someone tell me why the designer maternity clothes don’t even go to an XL? Large is the best they can do?!? When I am rocking my enormous pregnancy boobs, how am I supposed to fit into large tops or dresses?? Come on people; give the big girl some love. I have a maternity clothes budget, I want to spend it, but I wind up in the cheap stuff because it runs bigger and I can get my pregnant body into it.
And can we talk about the empire waist? Why is it that three quarters of maternity clothes show this waist line? It is not big girl friendly. My boobs blow up like watermelons and I don’t want to draw any attention to them. Making the neckline focus on my breasts is not helping me!!
I think the worst part is that being pregnant and hormonal, the lack of options sends me reeling. You don’t want to be the sales associate to ask me if I need any help, because if you catch me on the wrong day, you will regret it. So come on designers, don’t fear the XL and show all size women that with the right fit we can all look fabulous!