Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I am a plus size pregnant lady.  It is very hard to find plus sized maternity clothes.  Very hard.  Especially since Old Navy just discontinued theirs and now only carries regular size maternity clothes.  Motherhood is one of the few stores I have been able to find that carries plus size maternity and I have picked up a few things from their last season clearance rack that I plan to wear once I get bigger.

So I was pretty happy this morning when I got an email from Motherhood saying their fall line of clothes has just become available and they have free shipping today.  Fall/Winter clothes are something I will need quite a bit of.  I have to keep up appearances in the office and would like to not wear the same 4 shirts over and over again.  I'm going to need some variety in my wardrobe.

Long Sleeve Open Front Maternity CardiganLong Sleeve Open Front Maternity TopLong Sleeve Cowl Neck Lightweight Maternity Top
Look at all the regular sized cute stuff!  These are just three examples of things that would be perfectly fine for me to wear to my office.  But none of them are available in plus size.

Plus Size Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Side Ruched Maternity T ShirtPlus Size Elbow Sleeve Mock Neck Drape Front Maternity T ShirtPlus Size 3/4 Sleeve Scoop Neck Banded Bottom Maternity T Shirt
Oh for God's Sake!  First of all, I am very confused as to why a fat pregnant girl would want to wear horizontal stripes or a casino carpet pattern.  Second, why the lack of long sleeves?  I noticed this in the regular size girl section as well, but in the plus size section there are only a handful of long sleeve items for WINTER.
Plus Size Long Sleeve V-neck Trapeze Maternity Tunic
This would be one of those long sleeve items.  It is described as a Trapeze Maternity Tunic.  Translation = big ass tent of cotton with no style at all.



  1. Try Target's Maternity section. You might get lucky there! I was frustrated by them for regular plus size stuff - which they have very little of - but there were some nice things in the Maternity section. Also you could try looking at The Avenue since their plus size stuff is way cheaper than Lane Bryant, and just get bigger sizes and make sure the cuts are belly appropriate. Think sweaters this winter!

    Also also - having been pregnant in the winter twice I feel your paint. Suckers.

  2. Old Navy is supposed to be affordable, why would they do something stupid like cut out the entire plus size section of their maternity clothes?

    Not having to buy too many new items is one of the only reasons I'm thankful I don't have a job at the moment. And the three options you posted for plus size, I don't think a regular sized girl would want to wear those patterns either.

    Good luck clothes shopping!!

  3. I'm going to try Target for definite. And I was so disappointed when I saw places like Lane Bryant and the like do not have a maternity line. I guess I'll just have to wait till I get big to figure out what I can and can't do from the non maternity lines. So yes, winter pregnancy not so awesome when it comes to clothes.