E.B. asks from Miami, FL on March 20, 2012
Is anyone else with me here? Why can't these maternity fashion catalogues make their models real pregnant woman? You know the onese who have put on some extra weight, who have that ugly fatty tissue in the back under the braw, who's arms are not quite slim how they used to be, or when we put on a dress we loook like a walking house. I know that there's plenty of woman out there who don't gaim much weight during pregnancy. But you can't help your gene some times. With my last three successful pregnancies I've managed to gain 40 pounds. How??? Who the heck knows. I eat healthy I don't snack on junk food, cake cookies, cupcakes. I can't stand sweets. I'm probably eating healthier now than I ever did. I crave vegetables more than fruits but still get my furit in. So why the excessive 20 pounds??? My Doctor reassured me that just because patient "A" gains 10 pounds and ate horribly, doesn't mean that I can eat healthy and not gain 10 pounds. He says everyones body is different. So when I'm looking online for clothes, why can't they dress up the most average pregnant woman so we can really see what it looks like??? Everything looks great on the rack but when I put it on, it's like I weigh 200 pounds and I'm not there....yet!!!!! LOL! Sorry.... just frustrating! and my lovely husband just doesn't get it. He always says I look great. But I know that's the sweet part in him trying to make me feel better. But HELLO the mirror is right there.
J.G. answers from Minneapolis on March 20, 2012
Yeah I've gained 40lbs with this pregnancy and it's almost over, I haven't eaten like a maniac or anything but everything just sticks to me. And yes, I agree. I'd like to see some real pregnant women in maternity "fashion" but to be honest...at 33 weeks...maternity fashion seems like an oxymoron. I just want a shirt that will cover my belly.
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J.B. answers from Atlanta on March 20, 2012
It's just like regular models in regular clothes and ads. Very few "real" women look like those models. Yes, you can be skinny or thin, in great shape, etc., but most of us just don't "achieve" being 5'11" and naturally weighing 120 lbs with long, long legs and symmetrical, just the right sized breasts. Same for pregnant women! Actually, most are not pregnant -they use the same enhancers that actresses use.
If you want to see "real" pregnant-looking models, look at plus-size pregnant ads and clothing. Most of those women wear a size 10-12, which isn't even plus-size, but that's who they use for models.
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B.B. answers from New York on March 20, 2012
I am pretty sure most maternity models are real pregnant women. They were models before (so skinny) so when they get pregnant they will look better than 99% of women out there. The reason they don't use "real" women is the same reason models are not "real" women. It doesn't sell. I don't know your unique situation but I can tell you that I am average weight and I loved being pregnant. I only gained 25 lbs (maybe luck...my mom gained a tremendous amount of weight with us) and I looked and felt great. Carrying a child is such a miracle. Dress as attractivly as you can and continue doing your best. It really is a beautiful time.
A.L. answers from Las Vegas on March 20, 2012
I know what you mean... they are thin with only a belly..
Speaking of fashions, I wore Michael Stars long sleeved tees.. they were not your typical looking tees in that they were cut more stylishly.. anyway, check those out. I had them in black, white and cream.. I always felt good when I wore them..
and while they were pricey (I didn't buy many) I always felt good in them.. Additionally, I wore some jeans from a place called Japanese weekend. I only had two pair.. they too were pricey, but really cute.. so those coupled with the Michael Star shirts, I actually felt like I looked good.. which as you know, when pregnant, you may not always feel god.. but if you can look it.. it sure does help :)
best of luck to you
K.B. answers from Tulsa on March 20, 2012
I hate all sleeveless things, even if I weigh 110. I just feelllllll fat in them.
Was it Mimi Maternity or Motherhood that uses only real pregnant moms to model the clothes?
S.W. answers from Minneapolis on March 20, 2012
Well, the same thing is true in regular fashion. We say we'd like to see "real" women modeling the clothes, but then....the clothes wouldn't look good and we wouldn't buy them.