(Closed) Maternity Clothes

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: When did you start wearing maternity clothes?
    Before 8 weeks : (4 votes)
    6 %
    Between 8-12 weeks : (20 votes)
    32 %
    Not until the second trimester : (34 votes)
    54 %
    I was lucky...not until much later in my pregnancy : (5 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I started wearing my maternity pants around 11-12 weeks because I just couldn’t deal with the tummy sleeve anymore (which I started wearing around 6-7 weeks on days that I felt super bloated).  I love wearing them now!  I have a few shirts and some look okay but others still look really long since I’m not really fully popped out yet (I’m 17 weeks 2 days). 

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I started wearing a bella band around 8 weeks – then at 10 weeks, started wearing maternity jeans.  Full on maternity clothing at 12 wks!  I had some bloating from weeks 7-12, but did start showing on the early side (am 5’2).

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I started wearing maternity pants around 8 weeks. I’m 13 weeks, and I’m in all maternity pants. Tops are little more iffy. I have grown to a DDD so I’m about to start needing maternity tops. I just need my bump to look a little more pregnant than eating too much. Once I got in maternity pants, I felt so much more comfortable.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    @winniewolf:  ditto, almost exactly (except I am 5’3)

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I bought a pair of ‘under belly’ partial elastic waist jeans to get me through the first trimester bloat, along with the hairband trick to give my regular pants some more life.  And a couple of blousy/empire type tops.

    Started truly needing panel pants and maternity tops or only long regular tops around 13-14 weeks.  Caveat: Having twins, but I’m tall-ish at 5’8″, so I don’t think I’m too much bigger than many singleton moms at this stage.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Second trimester for me…maybe 16/17 weeks or so?

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I am 18 weeks and my regular pants just stopped buttoning (comfortably) last week. I went out and purchased a set of maternity clothes, but I’m still not ready for them. The bellaband is doing a great job right now covering up my unbuttoned pants and I have a feeling that I’ll last this way for another week or two.

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’m petite as well, 5’1 and I was fully in maternity clothes around week 12/13.  The tops are still a little big so I tend to wear regular shirts that are extra long. 

    Post # 11
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I’m tall but have no torso. I started showing at 10weeks even though at that point I had lost about 7lbs. I started wearing mostly dresses or leggings with sweaters around this time. I was in full on maternity clothes by 12 weeks. 

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Im almost 20 weeks now and still in my regular pants, although I had to attach a hair elastic this morning to create a bit of a gap as closing the jeans was giving me a proper, unattractive muffin top!

     Im small at 5’1″ but have always had a flat tummy and rock hard abs which Im pretty sorry to see dissolve into fat now 🙁

     

    I have already agreed with my Darling Husband that after we have kids- Im getting a tummy tuck as a gift to myself! 

     

    I HATE maternity clothes- I have broad shoulders and everything I wear makes me look like a linebacker! Bleugh!  But I have bought a few bits and pieces already 🙁

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I needed the belly band around 6 weeks. I can get my jeans on still but they are too uncomfortable to wear at work. I need to get some Maternity pants asap because I have been wearing my Yoga pants every day :S

     

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m 14 weeks today and still wearing my regular clothes. I have purchased a couple of pairs of maternity pants and a skirt but haven’t been able to bring myself to wear them yet. I’m just not quite ready to give up my regular clothes but I know it will happen within the next week or two. I’m 5’4″ and a size 2/4 pre pregnancy.

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I started wearing maternity jeans around 9 weeks, because I got them super cheap during an after Christmas sale, and my jeans were cutting into my baby bloat most uncomfortably by the end of the day. I wear them almost exclusively now, because I thought it was silly to be so uncomfortable when I didn’t have to be. 

    I’m still in my regular shirts, though. My boobs haven’t really grown all that much, and everything still fits fine. 

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’m nearly 21 weeks and I’m still wearing normal clothes.  A few pairs of my shorts are a bit tighter than I would like so I either wear them around the house with the button undone or go with my other shorts which still fit fine.   I had to upgrade bras by 12 weeks as I was bursting out of my old ones, which also means some of my sundresses don’t fit around my chest, but for the most part, all of my normal clothes fit fine.

    I tried on some of my maternity clothes the other day and they’re still too big but I’m guessing I’ll be in them in the next couple of weeks or so.  I’m tall and thin, albeit with virtually no torso, but I’ve gained 13 lbs already (yikes!)  I think the only place this baby has room left to grow is out so the belly has to be coming soon!

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