My husband and I usually agree on most things. We raise the kids in mostly the same manner, we agree on doctrine and religion, we love the same foods (for the most part), and we even like a lot of the same music. When it comes to the latest fashion trend for women’s tops, however, we sadly have to ‘agree to disagree’. The baby doll or kimono shirts that so many women are wearing now days are one of his worst pet peeves in fashion design. He absolutely HATES them. I, on the other hand, love them!
I had a baby doll dress in my early 20’s that I really enjoyed wearing (he hated it). It was bright red with flowers on it. He also hated my Bohemian patchwork-quilt purse I carried for a year or two. I usually like bold patterns, silky or shiny materials, velvet, and long flowing skirts. These new baby doll shirts are wonderful for hiding flaws and making a girl’s figure look better. They make the slightly overweight girls look more trim, and they make the smaller-chested girls look more curvy… Not to mention – they WORK GREAT AS MATERNITY TOPS!!!
I had wanted a baby-doll top for a few years, but I never bought one because of my husband’s aversion to them. After all, no wife wants her husband cringing every time he looks at her. Most of the time in the past, if I mentioned to Kev that I wanted one… he would say something like: “Those are so gross.” or “You don’t want to look like a hippie.”
Getting pregnant has given me an excuse to finally get one (or four). When his step-mom took me to get a few maternity clothes the other day, I made it a point to NOT take him with us. I kind of figured I was going to find at least one or two baby-dolls in the maternity section that I couldn’t resist. I came home with two silky kimono tops, one long-sleeved baby doll and one short sleeved one. Each one has a skirt type bottom that will expand with my belly as the baby grows. Of course… I’m not going to tell him now that I plan to wear them long after the baby gets here! Shhhh!
In case you wanted to order one yourself, I left the link under the title to this post (or you can get one at your neighborhood Kohl’s). And no, I’m not an associate or getting paid for any type of advertising. I’m just a fan of “Boho-Chic” style! Sorry Kev!