Aside from business reasons, I just find some clothing styles totally doing nothing for my already curvier-than-usual frame. Tent tops, tops with an empire cut and the like fall under this category, hence I would usually veer away from them during mall trips.
But I am definitely singing a differnt tune nowadays! =)
I just realized, while shopping for maternity clothes early on in my pregnant state, that even designers and manufacturers of these kinds of clothing are also biased when it comes to preparing clothes for the petite and curvier preggie. Most of the styles fit and look good only on Heidi Klum-esque mommies (the tall and barely-gained weight pregnant women) or looked so unfashionable (as in totally manang!)
That was it! My waist may have disappeared but my good fashion sense was still intact!
And which is why I thank the fashion gods for having designed and made loose tops the "in" thing nowadays. My maternity wear and choices may be sparse but at least I look decent!
|Black loose top from Bench, bought for around Php600+.|
|Esprit top which I got as a present from a friend.|
|Forever 21 top, also bought for around Php600+|
|Old Krizia empire cut dress bought for Php1,000 plus (had this waaaay before I was even pregnant)|
All of these items were not bought from a maternity wear line. Best of all, I still get a small semblance of fashion. Hallelujah! =)