New fashion has pregnant women hitting their closets before the hospital.
Considering the "hot mom" trend (yuck) that's emerged in the celebrity world, it's no wonder "normal" women these days are feeling the heat when it comes their appearance on the big day. And with families eagerly waiting to snap the first (and forever) photos of you and your newborn, it's no wonder pregnant women are flocking to the beauty salon days--even booking appointment months before--their due date.
Even the latest edition of What To Expect When You're Expecting includes a section on pampering yourself during pregnancy.
Since the baby is sure to suck out any energy for primping, it's possible women fear this will be their last chance to get glam--is that so wrong? Daniela Corte doesn't think so. That's why this Boston designer created a birthing dress--an honest-to-goodness stylish frock to wear in the labor and delivery room. Corte invented the little number the night before she gave birth when she had nothing to wear. She found a piece of cotton jersey and began cutting. Soon she had created a prototype for the "Dar-a-luz" (which in Spanish means "to give birth").
Available in blue or violet, it's a vast improvement over those white pasty hospital gowns. But is it any more fashionable than the hospital's version when it's balled up on the floor or strangling a husband?
Tell us what you think: Are birthing dresses a genius invention, or a waste of cash?