“Once upon a time, maternity clothing was all bows, floral patterns, and muumuus. While it has evolved in the last few decades to include body-conscious styles that flaunt (rather than hide) “baby bumps,” it’s remained mostly conventionally feminine.

The founders of the new line Butchbaby want to change that. Vanessa Newman, a digital strategist, and Michelle Janayea, a design student at Columbia College in Chicago, are creating an alternative to hyperfeminine maternitywear aimed at LGBTQ folks who are starting their own families.”

The Cut, April 17, 2015

No, but really, have I ever told y'all about how much I love caftans (and muumuus and other such billowy old lady things)?  Because I do.  I wear them to the supermarket, to the mall, doing errands, on airplanes (tip:  you will get the full patdown no matter what), out to party.  

What, you don’t believe those last two?  Ask the Vegas gals.  There’s photographic proof!

I particularly like caftans of all the shapeless flowy dresses, because the swath of fabric and the slit sleeves make me feel like some kind of goddam wizard briskly making my way through the day.  Double extra fun points if I’m wearing the ones with a matching headscarf.