Dress right for your body type, they said.
Large women should wear large prints, small women should wear small prints, they said.
Don’t wear skin-tight clothes, they said.
Don’t draw attention to your body, they said.
No one wants to see that, they said.
Wear a blazer to cover up the extra bulge, they said.
Choose long stripes to elongate your body, they said.
Wear black, it makes you look skinnier, they said.
Here I am, I say.
And seriously, why is prenatal ballet not a thing? I’m envisioning a stage full of pregnant ladies dancing in sync.
No, I didn’t make the dress. It was bought off the rack. Time was limited and I wanted an outfit to celebrate this short season of life where my body expands further than I ever thought it could.