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“There’s a fine line between “”vintage”” and “”dated.””

Things that are vintage usually trigger some sort of knee-jerk nostalgia; a longing for simpler times, even if those times were never actually simple. Things that are dated, though, are usually met with an instinctual feeling of dread, regret, and a collective “”ugh!””

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Vintage maternity clothing fall into the latter category for me.

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Sure, today’s maternity wear may not be any better, but most of the time it felt like Madison Avenue was pushing soon-to-be moms to wear some of the baggiest, most formless garments available. Look at Lucille Ball below: She looks more fitting for a Druid ceremony than a maternity ward.

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Were they comfortable? Probably, but like Hawaiian shirts, they just never made any that had style. They were the muumuus of mom’s closet; the Snuggies of the Atomic Age. They were comfy, but probably not suited for outdoor wear.

But like I said: Today’s maternity clothing isn’t much better, and if I had to choose between a pregnant Kardashian with a cutoff midriff or a tender moment between Lucy and Ricky, I’ll take the Vitametavegamin girl any day.

Lucy’s Pregnancy Announcement

Lucy Goes Into Labor!

 

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