I’m only in Week 10, so maybe I’ll change my mind, but I currently think the vast majority of maternity clothes are a scam. Why is a flowy dress with a couple of extra panels $130 when that exact same dress without those panels might be $40 or even $60? I’m super thankful that for the most part the grad student life means I don’t have to put on real work people clothes. I’m going to do my best to make it work with the fewest “official” maternity clothes as possible. I’ll be super big during the blazing hot summer months, so I’m hoping to get away with dresses. For real, some maternity clothes are the ugliest and most overpriced pieces of clothing I’ve seen in my life.