What I Said

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.

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