Post # 1
Old Navy has started their online Thanksgiving sale. If you spend $125 you can take 40% off the purchase price. I figured this would be the opportune time to take advantage of maternity shopping.
I am due at the end of June/early July. I think summer clothes are taking care of for me, but I need jeans and work slacks. My question for you bees, in ON Maternity, did you prefer the low or full panel pants? Reviews online seemed to be mixed. Some people said the full panel was uncomfortable because it wasn’t high enough and it was too tight.
Anyone else care to chime in before I drop some money? Advice is appreciated!
Post # 3
I have a pair of the low pannel in jeans and dress pants from Old Navy, both are amazingly comfortable.
Post # 4
I’ve preferred full from the beginning, the half ones I got at Old Navy don’t stay up very well. =
Post # 5
I really only liked the full panel pants during my pregnancy.
Post # 6
It really depends on your personal preference. My coworkers all told me to get only full panel pants because the low panel will fall down. I ended up rolling all of my full panel pants down because I didn’t like the way they felt. I had two pairs of dress pants with low panel from Old Navy and loved them, but it depends on how you like your pants to fit normally.
Post # 7
@tampalove35: I’m a fan of the full pannel – the half pannel gives me mega muffin top & doesn’t flatter the bump, it just looks like i’ve been hitting the buffet too often.
Post # 8
I only wear under belly maternity pants, it’s all preference. Here’s my reasoning, I am 5’0″ a sie 12 and very bottom heavy. The panel’s are too high and the lack of waistband means they slide down all the time. The under the bump ones are hard to find, but fit my shape much better. I am wearing the ON under belly bootcut jeans right now, and their t-shirts fit me really well too. If you like under-belly Moterhood Maternity sells great work pants and leggings that work if you are bottom heavy.
Post # 9
I LOVE the full-panel maternity pants I’ve tried on–I love the belly support feeling.
That being said, I’m 29 weeks and still not wearing maternity pants! My regular low-rise jeans still fit with room.
So I think it also depends on how you’re showing and how you’ll wind up carrying!
Post # 10
@BrandNewBride: Jeez. How much weight have you gained?
Post # 11
@cls9q: 18lbs! I’ve gained a ton of weight, so I’m not sure how I’m still wearing the same pants, either. And they’re not ultra-tight or anything. People keep saying I “must have a deep uterus” and that I “carry deep”.
Post # 12
I just purchased several pairs of the Demi panel from gap. I’m on the smaller side an the Demi panels come up at least an inch above my belly button if not two. I hated the full panel. I think you are going to have to try them both on. If you don’t have an ON near you at least go to some maternity place and try similar styles. Everyone has different preferences.
Post # 13
@tampalove35: The low panel ones do not stay up very well and they squeeze my belly in a way that makes me look fat and not pregnant.
Post # 14
@tampalove35: From pervious pregnancies the low panel fall some but I hated the full panel. They were so tight yet loose in the belly part. My favorites were ON lounge pants yip could fold down. I still have a pair 7 years old I still wear to bed. They fit when I was huge with twins but would still stay up after I lost all the weight, too.
Post # 15
I prefer full panel, but no matter what I choose, I have to wear a beband or a Bella Band to hold them up.
Post # 16
Am I the only one who bought Old Navy maternity jeans and *hates* them? I own a couple different styles (both are full panel). When I first tried on the jeans I thought they were great but now that I’ve wore them a few times, I find the fit extremely low and that I’m always having to adjust them otherwise they feel like they’re falling off. And that’s WITH a full panel to help hold them in place, I can only imagine how bad it would be if I’d gotten the jeans without a panel lol. I can’t even stress how uncomfortable they are…ugh. I am wearing the appropriate size too..I tried on a smaller size just to compare and they wouldn’t fit. Most of my maternity wardrobe has come from Old Navy and I love all of it, just not the jeans. My absolute favourite maternity jeans are from Thyme.