(Closed) So I finally broke down…

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

haha – a friend at work (who is blessed and “growing a human” as she calls it) was talking about this the other day “I don’t WANT to buy maternity clothes, I want to wear mine throughout!

um yeah, sorry – doesn’t happen that way.

At least, though, there’s a lot of CUTE maternity clothes out there nowadays!

congrats!!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@andreaandchinelo: when are you due? I am 16 weeks (Due Jan 3rd) and totally in denial about having to buy maternity clothes. I am secretly hoping to be one of those people who where their own clothes the whole time….it happens right? 😉

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

yeah my friend said it is SO expensive! She wore a lot of stretchy regular pants that were kinda dressy enough to slide

What about consignment shops (for basics like t-shirts?) and ebay for used jeans and stuff?

I’m already wearing a L/XL in women’s clothing…i’m screwed when my time comes! I can’t steal any of my friend’s clothes!

Oh and my friend who was 7 months preggo borrowed one of MY dresses (yep, i don’t wear it anymore!!! if my preggo friend can wear it, i’m NOT touching it!) because dresses are more forgiving. We had a pregnant lady in the office wear sundresses like 24/7.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I basically wore regular pants the entire time I was pregnant and a lot of dresses too. I hated maternity pants; they either would slide down too much or up to my boobs which  way super uncomfortable. I wore a lot of leggings and yoga pants (very inexpensive). I also heard that Forever 21 is coming out with a maternity line soon!Smile

Post # 7
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Worker bee

Really? I bought maternity clothes at Target, Old Navy and a maternity outlet and I was pleasantly surprised by how cheap things were. Target had some great dresses that I can wear to work.

I mean, A Pea in the Pod is another thing entirely. Entirely not worth shopping there to buy clothes you will use for a few months!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I hear your frustration.  I have been living in stretchy or empire-waist non-maternity dresses, but at 22 weeks, broke down and got official (panel) shorts because it’s been so hot lately.  My mom got me a ton of maternity items on sale at Target and other stores… she only shopped the sales.  I was thankful for the additions to my wardrobe–now it’s not the same three dresses over and over again. 

Just take a look at Old Navy and Target sale areas.  That way, you don’t have to spend top dollar on stuff you only wear for a few months. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@andreaandchinelo: One way to look at it is at some point you are going to need the maternity clothes (most do!) so might as well get them sooner and get more months of use out of them! I had a friend who gave me all of hers from a recent pregnancy – I find many people are more than happy to loan their clothes out because it makes them feel like it was less of a waste of money!  For summer, I have found that true emprie waisted dresses are easy to find in non maternity stores for a lot less money.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Definitely check out eBay, I’ve bought loads on clothes on there and never had an issue (of course, not maternity clothing, but I’m sure there’s tons of maternity clothes on eBay!).

Also try checking your local craigslist page – on ours, there’s ads all the time for women looking to sell (or even give away) maternity clothes, and nice ones, from the Gap and stuff that are barely worn. Obv. meet in a neutral, public location, but that goes without saying for meeting up with anyone you meet online! 

Also on craigslist, there is a page for garage sale listings – many will specify if they have lots of baby/maternity clothing right in the listing, so you can easily map out and prioritize.

Even though I’m at least a year away from being pregnant, as you can tell, I’m already scoping out places to get maternity clothing on the cheap. Like pp have said, I will irk me to spend lots of $$ on clothing I will only wear for a few months! Good luck!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I understand not feeling like “you” in these new pieces, especially since they’re not ones you get to wear again and again (although you could wear them if you decide to get pregnant again).  I find that maternity clothing isn’t usually really trendy, though, because of the limited number of shapes that are flattering (empire-waist being at the top of the list).  It’s also weird to get used to the new proportions.  I don’t feel like ‘me’ in most of the stuff my mom kindly got for me, probably because I didn’t pick it out myself.  But I’ll suck it up and wear it because I didn’t pay for it.

Motherhood Maternity (maybe a step up from Target in your book?) has a sale going on right now.  Check out their website.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

i wore sundresses.. ALOT! I hated buying clothes id only wear for a couple months too but to make myself feel better i thought 1. i know i’ll have more kids and will wear them again 2. buy empire waste sundresses that are NON maternity bc your more likely to wear again 3. My sister got pregnant a few months later so i let her borrow all my clothes and felt like they were gettin more use! luckily for me, i never had to buy a pair of maternity jeans and just wore my reg jeans with the belly band(even if it was expensive, totally worth it) till the day i delivered 🙂

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