Shout-out to my gal pal Stephanie (she comments here on MBB sometimes as SnoopySteph) for introducing me to these awesome Shirred V-Neck Tees by Caslon, a brand that does lots of everyday basics like tees, tops, blazers, pants, cardigans, sweaters — that kinda of thing. They’re carried at Nordstrom.
Steph mentioned that she wore these Shirred V-Neck Tees throughout her last pregnancy and loved them. Technically, they aren’t maternity clothing, but the ruching on the sides stretches out to accommodate growing tummies (which I’m finding very convenient right now).
I really like the idea of being able to still wear them after Baby Girl comes along, so I got a couple of them last week. I got the poppy one I’m wearing here, which is called “Red Bloom” (sounds a little like a menacing sci-fi character, doesn’t it?!), and a light gray shade called Cloudburst. They were both on sale for $9.90 each, and I see that some of the colors are still marked down. They’re regularly $29, so what a steal for $9.90!
Thank you for the recommendation, Steph! I can see why you love these shirts. They’re super soft and comfortable, and even though they’re 100% cotton and stretch to fit my curves, they still keep their shape and don’t get all loose, which has been happening with a couple of the maternity tops I picked up at H&M recently.
When I wear these, I like to pull them down so they cover my bum, but you can also keep the hem around waist level and have the ruching gather up at the sides. Great if you don’t have six-pack abs, and I never have (I like chocolate chip cookies waaaay too much, LOL!). They also come in regular and petite sizing.
As you can see by le bump, Baby Girl says “Wassup, auntie?” 🙂 She’s 16 weeks old now and officially the size of an avocado. She’s getting bigger by the day.
This is usually about when babies start kicking, and I’ve felt flutters in my abdomen a few times, but I couldn’t tell if it was just gas, haha.
And that, my friend, is a whole ‘nother story of epic TMI proportions.
Anyways, back to the shirts! Highly, highly recommended for everyone, and not just pregnant ladies.
Oh, and did I mention that nordstrom.com offers free shipping?
Yeah…you might want to get on that before the $9.90 colors are going, going, gone.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,