- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
@ellebeerob: maybe the band you tried was too tight, or too short? Mine is really tall, like I could practically wear it as a tube top if I wanted to. I tried it again yesterday for the first time in a week (I’ve been wearing nothing but my 2 pairs of maternity pants, and pyjama pants around the house), and much to my surprise I realized I can still wear most of my pre-pregnancy jeans!
I bought a bunch of maternity tops at thrift stores, and a couple of maternity skinny jeans new, but I’m trying not to spend too much money on stuff that I’m only going to be able to wear while pregnant. I think the best thing to do is think of styles that will work while pregnant, but still look good on you when you are not pregnant. i.e., instead of buying all empire-waist shirts or shirts that flare out at the bottom and are obviously maternity, mix it up with a few shirts that are just longer, or meant to fit more loosely. I really like the clothes (espeically hoodies) from lululemon athletica (do they have that store in the US?), they are really long and really stretchy and soft feeling. Not meant to be maternity but I expect to get a lot of mileage out of them during my pregnancy. Wearing cardigans you already own, just wearing them open, is a great idea. I bought a couple of zip-up hooded sweaters in a couple sizes larger than I usually wear, on sale. I figure they will get me through a lot of my pregnancy and I can just wear them open once they no longer fit. My favourite ‘pregnancy-versatile’ recent purchase is a long black raincoat that is meant to fit in a flared-out way, so it’s perfect for pregnancy (especially my last few months, in the spring), but I will still love it and it will still fit me properly after I’m no longer pregnant.