23 February 2010

Leather leggings, maternity unitards and stilettos OH MY.

Okay so as many of you know, following in the footsteps of Nicole Richie, Heidi Klum is doing a maternity line for A Pea in the Pod called Lavish. Now, Klum was quoted recently in Us mag as saying that her pieces would be a bit edgier and she was including, among other things, leather pants and glitter tops. But seriously, while I'm all for looking stylin hot when you are preggers, can you seriously envision yourself wearing LEATHER LEGGINGS when you are knocked up?! Or what's worse, could you picture yourself wearing a maternity unitard? I mean it's like if you don't have an absolutely flawless figure without an ounce of fat on you, how on earth could you possibly wear either of these pieces? And by the same token, leggings/leotards DO NOT (I repeat, DO NOT) qualify as being fully attired. Leggins are not trousers, by any stretch of the imagination. Leotards cannot replace tops/dresses without some kind of bottoms. So if you stay with me and my logic, a unitard is not a suitable replacement for a top and trousers. In fact, I'm not sure a unitard should be seen anywhere outside of a dance performance, and even then I think we're skating a fine line between 'too much information' and camel toe.

I rest my case.



MILF said...

Though I can't say I've ever felt the need to wear a leotard or unitard (post 2nd grade). I can say, that I've rocked most of my 20's in tight leather leggings, and will continue to do so throughout my pregnancy. Not every mom spends her days in the office. I'm 27, the front woman for a successful band, and work for a record label. I'm curvy (not heavy) with an extreme hourglass figure. I am currently 4 months pregnant, and you can bet your butt I'll still be rocking leather leggings at 8 months pregnant - big belly and all. Not every woman is "conservative". I feel more comfortable in leather than sweats, period. It's not a "fashion statement", an attempt to be unique, or an attempt to fit in and appear hip. It's simply who I am, and quite frankly, I'm rather proud of the fact that not only am I entirely aware of who I am as a person and what makes me personally feel good, but also entirely comfortable in my own skin.

Unfortunately, you come across extremely judgmental. . . no offense, but I'm glad you're not my doctor. Further more, I must admit, I cringe at how frumpy many conservative mommy-types dress. (NOT all, as generalizations are never key). *hint, hint* Just saying, careful, while you are busy "judging" you might be being judged yourself.

Anonymous said...

When I was pregnant I peed all day and night. I can only imagine the process of removing coat, top, unitard just to pee in some miniscule public bathroom stall.

Vanessa said...

I'd love to find a decent unitard for the gym. Good maternity workout clothes are hard to come by.

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