New Delhi: Alia Bhatt on Friday said that she has started her own brand of maternity clothing because she felt “overwhelmed” while purchasing clothing for her pregnancy. Alia said on Instagram that she had several concerns when looking for pregnancy wear, including whether or not she should “raid” her husband, actor Ranbir Kapoor, of his clothing.
She wrote, “Two years ago, I started a children’s clothing brand. Everyone asked why I’m doing a kids brand when I don’t have kids. Now, I’m launching my own line of maternity-wear. I don’t think anyone will ask why (smiley face emoticon). But let me tell you anyway. It’s not like I’ve bought maternity clothes before. But when I got down to it, I was overwhelmed.”
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She continued, “You don’t know how you’re going to look or feel over the next few months and let’s be honest, not being able to find the right thing to wear can be stressful. Do I buy brands I already wear but in a bigger size? Should I raid Ranbir’s wardrobe? And just because my body is changing doesn’t mean my sense of style has to, right?”
“So I started making my personal style more bump-friendly. I added elastic to my favourite jeans, designed shirts that I didn’t have to share with my husband, and wore flowy dresses so as to not invite any unwanted belly-touching. Comfort took priority over any ‘airport looks’. What started off as me trying to fill a gap in my existing wardrobe, led to an entire maternity collection. And I can’t wait to give you a sneak-peek tomorrow!” concluded her post.
Alia announced her pregnancy on Instagram in June this year. Alia captioned the post, “Our baby ….. coming soon.” Alia and Ranbir dated for almost five years before tying the knot on April 14 this year. They got married at his Mumbai residence in the presence of family and close friends.