While my belly has been massively expanding over the last eight months, my wardrobe hasn’t. My pregnancy dressing tactic has been to buy a few key maternity pieces and then fudge the rest with my regular threads. Fake it ’til you make, if you will.
I hate spending money on something with such a short lifespan. But then I found a middle ground where maternity meets postpartum wear.
Aussie brand Elk Accessories makes a line of A-line T-shirts
that are insanely soft (thanks to a blend of cotton, modal and spandex) and
incredibly forgiving. The swingy bottom half of the tee accommodates
bumps big and small, while the top part form fits the bod in the most
flattering way. These are not maternity specific tops–in fact there’s
not one bulge or bump on the model on their website. But they sure do the job.
$65 price tag seems justifiable, considering that The Tee will take me
into my post-pregnancy months. You know, when I need a kind and gentle shirt that
won’t make me feel self-conscious, all the way back to my (hopefully) before-pregnancy shape –Melissa