I have always been very petite and slender. Many people think I must be anorexic or bullemic, as there is "no way" I could naturally be so skinny. Quite often, the first thing I hear when meeting new people is, "Oh, goodness, you're tiny!"
Now, I'm not trying to brag or whatever, so please don't think that about me. Honestly, my thinness has been a continual struggle for me, as it's difficult to find clothing that fits. I always thought that getting bigger would be a great thing, and the world of clothing would open itself up to me. Well, since becoming pregnant, I've found out it really hasn't made a difference at all. Granted, I haven't gained that much weight yet, but considering the fact that I can't fit into almost half of my clothing (the only things I can wear are the skirts and tops that were much too big for me before I was pregnant... this is the one time I'm thankful they never fit, lol!), it is a big source of frustration at the moment.
Hence the reason I'm posting this blog.
I'm wondering if anyone out there knows of stores that sell maternity clothing to smaller-sized women??? I guess I should say that I normally wear a size 2. As I said, I can still fit into most of the skirts that were that size because it was a little big for me. I've bought a few skirts that were a little larger (Japanese sizes though, which are still smaller than an American size 4), but can only wear them for so long. I've found that elastic skirts work better, as they don't dig in as much.
My concern is that I won't be able to continue buying the next size up, as they're just not comfortable! I think I need some skirts with maternity panels... soon! I tried on some skirts and dresses in the BX, but even the small was much too big. (And low! Why does every clothing designer think that pregnant women want to show their cleavage?!)
I'm hoping some of my blogger friends can help!!! I've found that Old Navy sells some extra small sizes, so I'm going to be looking more into that shortly. They're more in our budget anyway, so that will be good. The only thing is that they mostly sell casual skirts, and I've been wanting to find some floral dresses/skirts...
I would appreciate any help, sites, and even (affordable) seamstresses you can find!