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Dylan Dreyer gets candid about dressing for pregnancy on TV: Criticism stings

Dylan Dreyer shares her pregnancy video diary at 25 weeks, and deals with the weighty issue of maternity wear.
/ Source: TODAY

Dylan Dreyer has been enjoying her first pregnancy, which she announced on TODAY in June.

One thing she's not enjoying so much?

The fashion critiques on social media. Look, dressing for work when you're pregnant is hard enough; imagine doing it when your outfits are scrutinized by a TV audience of millions! File that under things we definitely wouldn't want to expect when we're expecting.

And just in case you think TV anchors have a team of stylists and don't care what viewers say: Nope and nope.

"I don't have a stylist... everything you see me wear on TV I've purchased, and I don't like to spend a lot of money on clothes because I don't like to repeat," Dylan explains in her pregnancy diary, filmed in her very own closet.

"People let me know if it's a hit or a miss," Dylan continues, "and trust me when it's a miss it actually upsets me a little bit if you don't like what I'm wearing, because I'm trying my best here."

For more pregnancy diaries from Dylan, click here.

Dylan discusses the best advice she's gotten about work clothes while pregnant — No. 1, share with friends!

Looking for more tips on dressing for pregnancy and beyond? In our New Baby Basics series, TODAY's Patrice Poltzer got some expert advice from Rosie Pope, the star of "Pregnant in Heels," for dressing the maternal body. Apparently pleats are good, and side-cinching is bad... who knew? Watch their video here.

Of course, Dylan's not the only one pregnant, and expecting in December, on the TODAY show. Savannah Guthrie is expecting baby No. 2. And yes, she also's had to deal with the inevitable maternity wear criticism.

"I guess everything is bigger during pregnancy, including the commentary on your looks," Savannah wrote in 2014, when she was eight months pregnant with daughter Vale.

Always useful to have a coworker who has been there, done that!

Another TV reporter's response went viral in 2015 when she responded to viewers who called her pregnant body "gross."

“No matter how rational or confident you are, the mean things people say can have an impact. The negative thoughts seep in when you don’t even realize it. Even a little joking comment could do some damage. Hopefully this can help us all be more aware of our impact on others,” meteorologist Kristi Gordon said.

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And P.S. to Dylan: Don't listen to the haters. You look wonderful!