Mothercare mirrors :(

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  1. eandc123

    eandc123 Well-Known Member

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    I went to mothercare yesterday to buy a swimming costume. I walked into the changing room to try it on and was greeted by bright flourescent tube lighting on a three way mirror. Needless to say when i took my clothes off it showed every single imperfection, wobble and stretchmark. I could have sat down and cried right there and then :( You would have thought that they would have put soft lighting in to make expectant mothers feel a little better about themselves. It just dragged up a load of body insecurities i thought i had let lie. Now i just feel crap. OH was so sweet reminding me it wasn't because i was sat in a corner eating pies! I was making a baby. I know i'll lose weight and the stretchmarks and swollen ankles will disappear but it was such a shock :(
    I guess i just needed to come on here and get it out of my system. Thanks for listening girlies xx
     
  2. sarah1980

    sarah1980 Well-Known Member

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    Oh I know EXACTLY whay you mean! I went to Mothercare for a swimming costume at 15 weeks so I could start aquanatal classes the following week. I was traumatised to say the least and needless to say haven't got the cossie or gone to the class! Grrrrrr!!!!
     
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    I went to VS today for a swimsuit...omg...I almost cried. It was SO depressing, I hate the lighting! Even my husband says I look bad in it! haha
     
  4. DarlingMe

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    I asked OH today when getting dressing if I look "fat or pregnant". Being at the in between stage is no fun! I was at a maternity store a couple weeks ago and the dressing rooms were dark. I thought just the opposite, that I cant see the clothes I am trying on. I think any way you look at it, this is a hard time to buy clothing, especially swim suits. :hugs:
     
  5. LetsTryAgain

    LetsTryAgain Well-Known Member

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    Bless you. I avoid mirrors when naked at the moment, i love my shape in clothes and love my bump but the other areas where I have piled on the weight depress me. come on mothercare sort it out!!
     
  6. lindseymw

    lindseymw Mother of two boys

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    I wouldn't go in a 3 way mirror not pregnant! A model would look fat in harsh lighting & a three way mirror let alone a pregnant woman. Some stores just don't think! (& since Mothercare is a baby & mother shop, you'd like to think they knew this when designing the shop, unless it was a man who designed it! They never think!)
     
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    I find all shop mirrors horrendous ... not just at the moment. I do wish they would think about it and sort it out. The last thing any of us needs is to feel awful!
     
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    Thanks, you lovely people. It makes me feel better to know i'm not the only one. Bless our wibbles and wobbles and here is to the not-so-far-away future and our little bundles of joy :)
     

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