photographs by Jessica Peterson
With my previous two pregnancies, I owned one maternity item which was a top that I never ended up wearing anyway. I didn't want to purchase a maternity item only to wear for a few months, it seemed like a waste of money. Why buy an item that I only get to wear for a few months when I can buy another item I can wear forever? So even if it was tight or somewhat uncomfortable, I stuck to my non-maternity clothes that worked with my growing belly. But now that I own several maternity wear, I totally understand why other mothers buy maternity clothes! It is so dang comfortable! And being pregnant is uncomfortable to say the least, so even if you only get to wear it for a short period of time, it is so worth the money!
I love the drape of this dress I'm wearing, I think it is so elegant and beautiful. I usually try to avoid certain patterns or colors when I'm pregnant because it can make me look a little funny, like if it's a wide black and white striped pattern, I just look like a zebra, if it's a yellow maxi dress, I think I look like Big Bird, you get the idea, but with this bright pink/red dress, what's the worst I can look like? A giant cherry or a popsicle? I'll take it! ;)
What are some of your favorite maternity stores that you shop at?