If you’ve ever been pregnant you’ll know that maternity fashion revolves around two things – striped tops and leggings/jeans with an elasticated waistband.
Now, don’t get me wrong, this girl is all about the elasticated life. Like yeah sure, there’s more room for the baby to grow, but there’s also more room for me to wolf down Nando’s Peri Peri Chips.
I’ve always been more confident in midi skirts and dresses rather than leggings or jeans, thanks to my ahem, womanly, thighs and butt. Which is why it was extra hard for me to pack up my beloved collection of swishy skirts into one of those bags that the hoover sucks all the air out of before confining it to the back of my wardrobe until some time in 2018.
ANYWAY YEAH LOOK WHAT I FOUND.
A maternity skirt. A kinda cute maternity skirt. An under £30 maternity skirt.
I’m jumping for joy over here.
Chris said I looked like a middle aged teacher, but to be honest I was just super glad to have something to team with my ever-growing slogan tee collection that wasn’t a ruddy pair of skinny jeans.
(Although I’ve gotta give a big shout out to ASOS for not only doing maternity jeans but for doing petite maternity jeans for gals of a minuscule height).
So yeah, I found this flouncy polka dot thing in the maternity section of Colchester H&M and it is ridiculously comfy. It makes me feel a bit more me, without the fear that I’m cutting off circulation to my lower half because shock horror, non-maternity skirts aren’t designed for you to cart around a 20-week foetus. Who knew?
I’ve also found a couple of similar long ruffly styles for you non-preggo girls, and I reckon you should check them out. Mostly because a) they’ll look cute with summer sandals and a tee whilst it’s still summer AND they’ll still look good with Converse and a blazer chucked over come autumn. But also b) it’s nearly pay day so you might as well do something wild.
Photos by Chloe Plumstead.