The Not Pregnant Girl’s Guide To Target Maternity

Some Sundays are best spent wandering through Target, which as I have mentioned in a prior post, is what I did this past Sunday. Now, I used to have a significant issue buying clothing where one could also buy all of their groceries, tires in all shapes and sizes and a big screen TV. Maybe it was Target opening their arms to designers such as Rodarte, Missoni and John Paul Gaultier that changed my mind, who knows. I wouldn’t say my closet is overflowing with clothing from Target, but this store is definitely good for a few classic and eclectic pieces here and there.

I unfortunately had no luck in the women’s section, which was frustrating because I was in “impulse buy mode.” After contemplating a pink, floral dress and realizing, “right, I hate the color pink and floral print,” along with some other random shirts I didn’t like that much or need, I decided to throw in the towel and try my luck at the shoe department … until out of the corner of my eye I saw all of these colorful and cute dresses coming from the Maternity Section. I must have walked back and forth a couple of times until I just couldn’t resist taking the plunge into the land of baby bumps.

I bet you are thinking, “what the eff,” but I’m telling you, let it draw you in. There is no shame in looking, hell, you could be a couple of weeks preggo for all anyone is concerned. Leave the shame in the aisle because this is the secret garden of fantastic dresses and shirts. If you don’t want a cropped Beatles t-shirt, which I gotta say is so over done right now … give it a breather people, frolic yonder.

Since Fourth of July is behind us, we are now in this awkward stage where we still want to freshen up our wardrobes, yet the big shots in the fashion industry are slowly trying to give us fall looks already. But guess what, women who are pregnant in the summer don’t want to think about cardigans and flared jeans … they want flowing dresses that are comfortable and cute … a.k.a gold for us non-pregnant folk in a time where cute summer clothes are fading fast.

The sizing really isn’t an issue because extra smalls, smalls and even mediums tend to fit like normal clothing, except a little extra flowy (which isn’t a bad thing and happens to be quite en vogue). There are no crazy panels or neon, blinking signs that says, “Hello, this is a maternity dress, judge me!” And if you are worried, superstitious or just weirded out by buying maternity clothing … cut out the damn tag for the love of God.

I would tell you to go online and check out the selections before trekking to the store, but I despise Target’s photos on their site as they tend to look cheaper and less vibrant than they actually are … but is having to go to Target the worst thing? ┬áSo go with your girlfriends, it can be a fun little experiment along with lots of laughs. I’m telling you that you will walk away with a really great and comfortable, everyday dress that is just CRYING OUT to be accessorized.

Pregnant ladies, I apologize in advance for invading your “section,” but I believe in diversity in departments of stores … even when it comes to adding maternity clothing into my wardrobe when I am not even close to being with child.