One of my biggest maternity style challenges so far – other than finding clothes that aren’t black, obviously – has been putting together outfits that still feel like “me”… so I can’t even tell you how happy the arrival of this ASOS maternity skirt made me.
(Actually, I can’t tell you happy ASOS in general has made me lately. SO happy, in fact, that a couple of weeks ago, I went ahead and renewed my ASOS premier membership just so that when I’m lying in bed scrolling through the ‘new in’ section of a morning, and I find that elusive item of maternity clothing that doesn’t look like a sack, I can have it in my sweaty little hands the very next day. Well, you never really know when a pleated midi skirt emergency will crop up, do you?)
Anyway, I bought this skirt because it seemed like the kind of thing the “old” me – the me who’s only just starting to realise that, actually, her pot belly didn’t make her look nearly as “pregnant” as she thought it did – would have worn. In fact, it didn’t SEEM like that at all: it totally IS like that, because, if you’ve taken the trouble to memorise my outfit archives (And who HASN’T, I ask you?), then you’ve probably already noticed that it’s basically this outfit, only with maternity clothes rather than regular clothes.
Well, ONE piece of maternity clothing, anyway: the sweater is actually an old one from Oasis which still fits over the bump, but, as I’ve said before, I can still comfortably fit into quite a few of my pre-pregnancy tops: it’s skirts and trousers/jeans I have the problem with, which is why this one was such a Godsend.
Unfortunately, while quite a few of my maternity purchases (stretchy dresses, longline tops etc) will hopefully still be wearable post-partum, this isn’t one of them, because the front of the skirt is cut longer than the back, to accommodate the bump, so let’s just hope my existing pink midi skirt will one day fit me again. Because TWO pink midi skirts is kind of excusable, I guess, when one of them is a maternity version, but three? Let’s not even go there. Or let’s pray we don’t HAVE to, anyway.
It should, however, last me until the end of the pregnancy at least, although I’m drawing ever-closer to that fateful day when I have to finally bow to the inevitable and buy myself some maternity tights. That day is coming, my friends: but it’s not here quite yet, so I’m determined to enjoy these last few days of easy-dressing as much as I possibly can….[P.S. My sponsors at Shopbop are currently offering 15% off Shopbop full price items with with your first mobile app purchase with code APP15: happy shopping!]