Apparently, loose fitting baby doll, empire tops have been banned because it's makes it ambiguous- whether someone is pregnant or just fat. Some people have taken offence to have seats on trains given up to them because they weren't pregnant, just fat.
If my office imposed such a ban, I think there would be more unsightly bulges in existence. The law only works if everyone doesn't have anything to hide, pregnant or not. And the sad, ugly truth is that we all have something to hide. And I think I would be extremely upset if I wasn't allowed to wear loose fitting clothes at this point.
One, it's unhealthy to always be wearing tight clothes if one is pregnant.
Two, I really don't want to show the world, what now looks like a Care Bear tummy. I'd be too self-conscious and it either looks like I swallowed a football or have severe indigestion.
So, please let me wear my loose fitting baby doll clothes. I think if it's to save a little bit of embarrassment on the part of inquisitive busy bodies, then no, it's not a ban worth having. If it's because you might get told off for giving up your seat on the train for a potentially pregnant woman, I think the person who was thought to be pregnant, should a) graciously accept the seat b) think about losing some weight c) both of the above. And getting angry shouldn't be an option because that will probably cause generally civic minded, kind considerate people to stop giving up their seats and that is the greater crime here.
In other news, I was just given $150 worth of Mango vouchers that I'm hoping will go toward helping me find some decent maternity clothes for work because that's what's important. :)
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