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shesinthebarn 02-24-2010 09:52 AM

Maternity Showmanship Clothes??
Hey! Does anyone know if there is such a thing as maternity show clothes? I'm thinking of showing my gelding in showmanship this summer. I'm pregnant so won't be able to get him ready for anything else but showmanship. I have NO idea what to wear with an expending belly (and butt!) that would look remotely professional. Any ideas? Oh, my horse is a dappled smutty palomino if you have colour ideas too!

PaintsPwn 02-24-2010 08:07 PM

.... I've never seen this before... but I suppose with the lend of a talented friend, or if you can sew, you could come up with something pretty awesome.

Palominos look good in almost everything.

Honeysuga 02-24-2010 09:47 PM

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I have an Idea!!!

You can take this maternity blazer or something like it and maybe add some swarovsky for the bling and wear it! It looks comfy and professional

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Button Front Bi-stretch Suiting Maternity Jacket | Motherhood Maternity and you could layer a shirt under it that matches your horses colors...

There are pants too

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Secret Fit Belly(tm) Bi-stretch Suiting Fit And Flare Maternity Pants | Motherhood Maternitythey could make a nice looking showmanship suit... of course it will be a little different, but you are pregnant after all so you will stand out anyway, why not really do it?!

shesinthebarn 02-25-2010 08:35 AM

like that idea - Just get a bedazzler and go crazy! I think the best bet for underneath the jacket would be a slinky as it's stretchy!
I just hope I can find maternity pants long enough to gather at the boot enough to look OK, as I'm super tall. I thought about mint green or light purple for the shirt...

Honeysuga 03-01-2010 12:18 AM

Mint would be very cute. And since you are going to do a contrasting color like mint or purple, you could always add a bedazzled "cuff" to elongate the bottoms of the pants and tie your outfit together...

Dunnincash 04-06-2010 10:35 AM

for myself last year when I was preg. I used yoga pants and like you I have a very long lower body.....Legs to the sky....... I was 6 months so there was no hiding that I was preg and the judges were quite suprised that I was still showing and I even did 2 riding classes(western pleasure and HUS) and it was at the APHA show in Saskatchewan, Canada. For a good mat pant for riding use a pair of mat jeans or if you have the money like I did for it get a pair custom made they actually only cost me 70.00 for get a pair of pants made up and they looked great. hope that helps and have fun showing.....

Zeke 10-28-2010 04:38 AM

Love the idea of blinging up a blazer!!
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