Can I borrow $1,000,000?

WHY ARE MATERNITY CLOTHES SO EXPENSIVE?

Our weather is FANTASTIC right now – cool, sunny, low humidity, perfect for jeans. If I had any jeans. My favorite pair won’t even stay on with my Bella Band anymore. All I have left are stretchy pants, E’s running shorts and one pair of maternity capris. But who can afford to spend $150 on a pair of jeans!? I don’t even spend that much on clothes I plan to wear forever, let alone the kind that will stop being useful in 6-8 months. I guess if I was being reasonable, one pair of $150 jeans that really fit is worth it if I wear them 4 times a week all winter, but if I have an extra $150, I can think of a lot better things to spend it on. Like heating oil for my house. A stroller. Seven maternity shirts from Old Navy. Champagne to drink on April 2nd. 150 lottery tickets so I can afford diapers. Can’t I just stick to old fashioned muumuus and sweat pants? Why do I need fashion right now anyways?

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7 Responses to “Can I borrow $1,000,000?”

  1. sara d says:

    wow! those pants are cool, but what is up with the price? it’s just jeans plus a big elastic band…geez.

  2. Holy crap, those pants are so expensive! I’ve never understood really expensive maternity clothes, but then, I guess I’m more thrifty (i.e. poor) than your average boutique shopper.

  3. sarrible says:

    Those are Seven for All Mankind and True Religions. They’re expensive even if you’re not incubating. And William Rast? That’s just so Timberlake can buy more hats. Don’t Target and Old Navy make preggo jeans? Also, there is nothing wrong with muumuus. I support your right to wear muumuus.

  4. FourInchHeels says:

    I don’t know if it’s a practical option, but have you thought of buying a new pair at a reasonable price and taking them to a tailor to make them baby-belly-appropriate? I don’t know how much it would be, but I imagine that ripping out the waistband and adding elastic to a pair of $50 dollar jeans can’t come anywhere close to the $150 you’d be spending. And that’s just assuming you’re not cheap and lazy and buying the $20 jeans at Penney’s.

  5. AGreenEyeDevil says:

    I think 1 or 2 quality maternity outfits are necessary, but otherwise just be creative, comfortable, and keep it affordable!

  6. stacyinbean says:

    So I have a mild ebay obsession and I would suggest you look there for preggo jeans! People sell EVERYTHING and I bet you could find a good deal and you won’t even have to leave the house! Also, I think Levi’s makes maternity jeans, those can’t be too expensive and are probably still cute!! But really, I plan to go with the muumuu/sweatpants thing so I am in full support of this option too.

  7. TheDomina says:

    I wear muumuus whilst not pregnant so I fully support the muumuu. And ebay.

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