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The Frump – My New Maternity Look!

By Molly Thornberg |

frumpI admitted it. I am SICK OF BEING PREGNANT.

To make matters worse – I’ve done what I’ve promised myself I wouldn’t do… I wouldn’t sport the maternity look that I loather:


What is this new maternity look I speak of called THE FRUMP?  Well I will say this, Frump is NOT cute.  (Find out what FRUMP is after the jump)

I love how urban dictionary defines FRUMP:

A woman who is generally not concerned with her appearance and doesn’t make any attempt to look womanly or sexy. Frumps are very common in the Seattle area. They need not be overweight but commonly are somewhat “doughy” and are characterized by lack of makeup (except for ugly art-school or Goth-style makeup), poorly-fitted, unstylish clothing, general lack of muscle tone or a tan. They sometimes wear very bright red lipstick or substitute teacher cat-eye glass to make themselves even less appealing to men although they are not dykes. They’ll often complain loudly that they can’t find a man yet make no attempt to present themselves in a manner that might attract a man (showing skin or cleavage for instance). They might even be somewhat attractive (do-able)if they made an attempt at dressing better and wearing makeup and/or a better hairstyle.

That is the state of my style people, and it ain’t pretty.

I feel like BURT (yes, of Burt and Ernie)

burt and his unibrow

Eye brows are over due for a waxing.


carrie bradshaw roots

The roots of my hair when grown out, do not resemble the cuteness that only Sarah Jessica Parker’s hair can sport as Carrie Bradshaw.

Yoga Pants and Sling Sweaters

yoga pants rock

While out on maternity leave,  I loved frump and didn’t care WHAT Stacy and Clinton would think. But I WORK!  I have a professional job, that requires professional apparel and well I’m just in too much of a frumpy mood to be dressing professional!

Bad Attitude

debbie the downer

This negative nelly is so NOT me!


The 142 weeks of pregnancy is getting to me. Time for a change.

I need a new attitude. A new look. A way out of my frump. Pray for me people, I still have 17 weeks left of this. I’m calling my hair dresser tomorrow.

What Do You Do To Get Out Of The Pregnancy Frump?

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Molly Thornberg

Molly Thornberg is a wife and mother of four. She worked in web design and social media marketing before quitting to pursue blogging full time. On Digital Mom Blog, Molly shares "geeky" DIY projects, discusses the latest technology news, and talks about her life as a parent. Read bio and latest posts → Read Molly's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “The Frump – My New Maternity Look!

  1. MichiganMama says:

    I feel like I’m just entering the Frump! I’m 4 months and this is my first pregnancy so I don’t have any maternity clothes yet other than the hand-me-down stuff my sister wore for her 2 pregnancy’s. I work in an office setting where the dress code is semi-professional. No suits but still need to look nice. I really NEED to go shopping. I’m down to 2 bras that still fit, 3 pairs of pants, and 2 skirts…most of my tops still fit. When the weekend rolls around and I have time to go shop, I loose my motivation because I’m wearing comfy yoga pants and oversized sweaters! Thanks for the humorous post and a reminder that I don’t want to become the Frump (at least not this soon!!).

  2. Madison Rose Maternity says:

    We can totally help you stay away from being “Frumpy”. Maybe a pair of our super stretch skinny jeans that we make ourselves for $69 or perhaps a great maxi dress or better yet, try on the new romper that has been a hit for us…you do not need to spend a fortune either at our stores! Our new stretch denim shorts should be in this weekend, we make these too $49.
    Stop by and we will help you!
    Madison Rose Maternity

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