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April 25, 2011


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Abby@moncler pas chere

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It was too good to see the materials of the dresses they were awesome very nice blog thanku very much....:)


What a fun post! I had a pink t-shirt with a BIG arrow pointing down that said, "BABY"!

Southern Lady's Market

Great post!! Enjoyed it!


What a great post, Melony. I loved seeing the bygone maternity fashions.

When pregnant in the mid-70's with my son, my mom sewed all my maternity cloths, which was primarily short sets, as my expansion took place through the hot summer of Texas. When pg with my dd in the early 80's, I purchased all my maternity wear for the office at a boutique. Though the styles were different w/each of my pregnancies, one thing I remember is how much I loved wearing maternity wear. I always felt 'pretty' in my outfits. :-)

Oh, and I remember a conversatino between me and a neighbor girl friend when I was ten (45 years ago). We were talking about someone who was pregnant (mom of a friend, I think), and each time we used the word "pregnant", we lowered our voices to a whisper. It just wasn't done, to speak that word at full volume. ;-)

Mrs. Means @ Our Thrifty Life

This was a great post. Love it!

Kathleen Linscott

Thanks for an excellent post on maternity fashion! I just love the maternity fashions of the 40s. I think what most impresses me is that they took a dress and simply figured out a way to make the waistline expandable. Somewhere in the 40s to 50s, with the importance of the slim pencil skirt, they came up with the "kangaroo" opening, which is little more than a big open scoop that allows for the expanding tummy. It wasn't until the 60s that they came up with the idea to simply add a stretch panel to that area. :D I had my children in the 70s and 80s - ahhh, the memories!

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