I don't think I've mentioned it before, but I am a "fluffy" woman. I can pinch way more than an inch; I can grab hold with an open hand, and fill that sucker up. And I've been fluffy ever since puberty hit, and there's no looking back.
The worst part was when I was younger, in the 80's and early 90's, when plus-sized clothing was a joke. Sure, you could find clothing in larger sizes, but it all looked like something you'd find in your mom or grandmom's closet. When you're zaftig and in your teens and early twenties, you want to be fashionable, too! But the choices seemed to be limited to boxy suits, caftans, big shirts, and leggings. Not to mention, all of the above were in oh-so-attractive (NOT) loud colors with giant floral patterns gayly splashed on them. Apparently fat women like flowers. Who knew?
(I won't even go into the swimsuit options. Here's a clue, though: giant ruffled skirts that supposedly hide your massive thighs, in bright fuschia, with huge yellow cabbage roses all over. Yeah, that's discreet.)
Then finally, someone got smart and realized that Big, Beautiful Women like pretty, fashionable clothes, and are willing to spend the same ridiculously-high amounts of money on them that the skinny-minnies do. And we finally got clothing that didn't look like something that Lucy might have worn while planning her next escapade to get into Ricky's show.
But I still worried about one thing: what if I get pregnant? Will I have to resort to muumuus? Will the big shirt and leggings have a comeback? Wait, were they ever actually IN?!?
Then I got the best email ever yesterday: L*ne Bry*nt, a wonderful clothing store for us fluffies, is starting a maternity line in November. I am so freakin' stoked, and I'm not even knocked up yet! At least I know that if I'm ever preggos, I can find actual maternity clothes instead of resorting to just buying a larger size.