The Vast Middle
He certainly gives us plenty to work with.
As jumpsuits go, it’s well made and a little stylish. The problem is, it’s a jumpsuit for a pregnant woman. Look what that bump does. It’s pulling and stretching that fabric like there’s no tomorrow. No pregnant woman wants a look that screams “This doesn’t fit me properly!”
And we keep looking, but can’t seem to find how exactly she’s supposed to get in and out of this thing. If she’s as far along as Rebecca Romijn, she’s going to need to get out of that thing quite often in order to pee.
But the worst move of all, was that vest thing, which looks like she’s wearing a tablecloth. Sorry, Epperson. We think you’re cool and we think you’re talented, but this was impractical and unflattering from top to bottom.
We love the subtlety of it. The straps are interesting, the cardigan is practical and stylish, and the layered hem makes a nice touch. Finishing it off with tights so she doesn’t flash her hoo-ha to the world was perfect.
For one, we hate that pot scrubber/loofah she attached to the sash. It comes close to ruining a nice simple design. Another problem is that not only is the skirt way too short for a maternity dress, it rises in the front as if she had never considered the bump at all. One good wind and the world’s your obstetrician.
But ultimately, the problem with this dress is that it’s a little too cute. In that sense, it’s a bit retro, hearkening back to the days when pregnant women were expected to dress like desexualized baby dolls. A Betty Draper dress.
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