This is the furthest thing from a fashion blog, but I wanted to send out a PSA about my new favorite pants. (I didn’t think the title of my two current posts would have pants in them, but never say never.)Now, I’m sure you’re thinking “yeah maternity pants do look pretty comfy…duh", but these pants are for everyone – gestating or not.
I pretty much gave up trying to make most pants at Old Navy work long ago. They always gapped at the waist and just fit funny. I know people love them, and I wish I did because they are affordable. Then one day, I saw these:
I of course was probably more excited about the prospect of elastic waisted pants in my current state than I would have been normally. But seriously…non maternity, non workout, non sweat pant elastic waist pants. What’s not to like? They also had them in denim, but I wasn’t a fan of the wash. And, it appears they are on sale for $20 now. The great news about these pants is the waist also sits low enough that I think my bump will stay above it. Time will tell. So far, they are my go-to pants.
Since I am on the topic of clothing, it’s such a strange phenomenon to have everything fit except in your waist. I have always had the opposite problem with pants most of my life. If I wanted my thighs to fit, the waist was usually too large. I have gained weight, but based on how my clothes are fitting, it seems to be all in the bump ‘n boobs. I guess that’s what is desirable. I don’t want to be putting on extra weight in my arms and legs because that would serve no physiological purpose. At least I wouldn’t think so. If I do I won’t be upset of course, but I’m glad my body is cooperating. Only 24 weeks to go!
P.S. I know this post would be a lot more relevant with me pictured in the pants, and so you can see my expanding waist. I wore them today, but am really trying to avoid the whole taking cell phone in work restroom thing. I can’t imagine a more awkward moment if someone else walked in. Moar photoz to come!