Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wardrobe Malfunction

So I've been having this problem lately and I was wondering if any of ye wise old internets could help a pregnant lady out. What I'm about to reveal is a bit personal and embarrassing, but weighing the options, I'd rather find a solution to my problem than spend the next three months battling my issue.

Almost every weekday I work out at the Y. My wardrobe consists of a mixture of maternity clothes and regular clothes that can accommodate my belly. And every single pair of workout pants or shorts I own give me the world's worst camel toe.

Now I've heard that some might find this kind of look attractive. I can see the appeal on someone like Jessica Simpson in a white bikini. But on a 27 week, sweaty pregnant lady who was a few pounds above ideal before she began gestating? Well, only the major sickos out there would get their jollies off of my unfortunate pants situation.

As it stands now, I spend about a third of my workout tugging at the crotch of my pants. None of which are skin tight, I might add. I think it's just a tragic combo of my baby belly and my hips forcing my pants to sit just so on my body for maxim toe-age. The only maternity pants that don't give me this trouble are the ones that have the waist up in the armpits and jeans, neither of which are suitable for exercising. There is no hope for any of my non-maternity pants. They might just end up staying in the drawer for the next 3 to 4 months.

So what do I do? Should I just buy a bunch of drop crotch pants and MC Hammer pants and call it a day? Skip the workouts all together? Wear a dress? Or should I just suck it up and force the universe to suffer the sight of my camel toe for another 92 days, give or take? Be honest. I can take it!

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High Heeled Mama said...

Ye old running skirt. I have one from Target that's non-maternity that sits low enough on my hips it doesn't interfere with the belly and no one has to see what's happening to the shorts underneath.

Good luck!

Amy Jo said...

See! I knew there was someone out there who was smarter than me! Thanks!

Lora said...

This is so gross, but I'm STILL prone to camel toe since having Jake.

I've taken to wearing mens gym pants, which hang lower and skirts.

susan said...

I was going to suggest a running skirt, too, but didn't know where you might find them other than at those rather expensive running stores (mine is a hand-me-down from a former runner turned spinner... guess it's not quite the thing for the bike). Now that I know they are at Target, I'm stocking up!

Arizaphale said...

I've never heard of a running skirt!

Heather! said...

I swore by those bella band thingamajigs and I had a couple pairs of really unfortunate high-waisted yoga pants from when I had C. Ugly as can be, but did the trick.