Maternity Fashion, A Divisive Issue

In a world where anything and everything is ripe for contention, I came across this story by Savannah Guthrie in TodayParents.com. Do you or a friend have a bun in the oven? Apparently people feel strongly about what pregnant women should wear. Gives a whole new meaning to the happy thought of a belly laugh, no?

Growing...growing... maternity wear has been a surprisingly hot topic of debate, Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

Growing…growing… maternity wear has been a surprisingly hot topic of debate, Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

Read on for more from Savannah….

Maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised, but boy, one of the most unexpected aspects of pregnancy is how strongly some people feel about what an expecting woman should wear. Of course, pregnant or not, when your job means that you are on television every day, folks definitely feel free to comment on what you’re wearing. I may not always love that, but I get it. It comes with the territory and I am used to it. But I guess everything is bigger during pregnancy, including the commentary on your looks. People are weighing in more than ever — and sometimes quite, shall we say, candidly — about what a mother to be should and shouldn’t wear during those long 40 weeks.

The good news is, most people are really, really kind — and for that, I say THANK YOU! Because when you’re expanding to the point that you weigh more than every one of your co-workers, when your legs sprout cankles and your face breaks out like a teenager — it is so nice to hear a kind and encouraging word. So from the bottom of my heart — thank you, thank you, thank you!!

On the flip side, for those who feel the need to air their critiques in sharp or explicit terms… um, all I will say is, thank you for your feedback???

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Susan Viebrock

Susan Viebrock

Susan is Telluride Inside… and Out’s founder and editor-in-chief, the visionary on the team, in charge of content, concept and development. For 19+ years, Susan has covered Telluride’s cultural economy, which includes non-profits and special events. Much of her writing features high-profile individuals in the arts, entertainment, business, and politics. She is a former Citibank executive specializing in strategic planning and new business development, and a certified Viniyoga instructor.

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