Maternity Clothes Question

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hey, congrats! You’ll find that maternity jeans have a lot of give. I bought maternity skinny jeans right around 16 weeks too, and they worked for me up until about 37 weeks when I got FREAKY (like, unusually) swollen. I still could’ve squeezed into them but they weren’t comfortable on my thighs. My favorite pair was the Jessica Simpson brand they carry at Motherhood Maternity. I still sometimes wear them now at six months postpartum … don’t tell anyone.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

OK so I’m not very pregnant at all, 5.5 weeks, but I recently bought some of these side-panel maternity jeggings to have for when I do start to pop, since we don’t have much shopping options in my town.  They have the side panel stretch but not the whole giant belly band thing.  Maybe something like that, for now?  I think it can be tough to find a single pair that works through the second and third trimester, but I’m not really sure.

https://www.target.com/p/maternity-inset-panel-jeggings-isabel-maternity-153-by-ingrid-isabel-174-dark-wash/-/A-52307207#lnk=newtab&preselect=52206277

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I fit in mine straight through to the end, but I think I rolled the belly cover down a lot – it kinda got on my nerves.  But with the wider waist and a belt it was no problem to keep them on and they were super comfy.  They’re put away or I’d tell you what they were – I’m sure it was a somewhat generic brand, knowing me.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I like targets maternity jeans, I bought them around 18 weeks, I’m 29 weeks now and they still work perfectly! Hopefully they’ll work until I deliver! 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I’m 22 weeks and started around 18 weeks. I will say, I’ve found all maternity bottoms sag on me except for Motherhood Maternity pants.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

MrsAl14 :  I’m 14 weeks right now and in that really annoying spot of in between normal and maternity. Like my normal jeans are fine with a hair tie but so comfortable. I️ got some motherhood maternity ones which are super comfy but I’m not quite big enough for them yet but I️ really like them. I️ got the “secret fit maternity skinny jeans”. I️ think they’ll be perfect in a few weeks but I’d go for those. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

MrsAl14 :  Girl, get those maternity clothes yesterday! You will be so much more comfortable and you’ll find they will fit most of your pregnancy. My jeans, leggings, and 99% of my dresses/tops fit from when I bought them (12 weeks) up through 39 weeks, when I delivered. There were a few dresses and 1-2 shirts that stopped fitting around 35/36 weeks, but not many. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I’m following this now! I try to be minimalist and frugal as much as possible so take this with a Grain of salt if this isn’t for you. 

I’m about to go into my 20th week of pregnancy and I’m yet to buy any maternity clothes. It’s summertime here and I’ve mainly worn loose dresses everyday that I have owned and worn for years. I don’t generally wear tight fitting clothes so this has never been a problem. I do have a few pairs of pants that are more like leggings that I’ve simply extended by making a few strategic cuts with the scissors along the waistband! Lol I’m going to try to get away with this for as long as possible. It’s a little bit colder today for example and I’m wearing one of my pairs of leggings with the adjusted waistband and a baggy jersey on top. 

There’s a shop here in New Zealand that sells maternity leggings for only $15 a pair so when the weather turns a bit colder I will likely go out and get a few pairs and my plan is to couple that with a few tunics that I already own and big baggy sweaters that are already a few sizes too big.

Here in New Zealand there is quite a large second hand market so I plan on looking for maternity wear there first. It just seems silly to me to part with a ton of cash for clothes yoully only wear for a few months so I’m going to try to alter what I’ve got as much as possible. 

My best friend had her baby almost 5 years ago now but I recall quite clearly that she never actually wore maternity clothes. She just wore baggy clothes with leggings a lot of the time and clothes in stretchy materials. Lol wortg a try. Otherwise I’ll buy only a few key items a time and buy more as needed. Added a photo below of the kind of outfit I mean I’m finding that all of my usual dresses still fit and they flow nicely over the bump. My mum actually suggested that in winter I could buy some stretchy long sleeve shirts and some maternity stockings and quite comfortably wear the dresses over those until I get really huge lol

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

MrsAl14 :  Congratulations!!  I actually bought dresses and leggings because with a second baby, I just expanded crazy fast.  I lived in leggings and dresses. In fact I made it through all 39 weeks with some dresses from pinkblush!  And now I wear them after pregnancy 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My maternity jeans lasted my entire pregnancy and I continued to wear them for a couple montha after.  I still wear some of the long maternity tops with ruching on the sides 1.5 years later.  (They work great with leggings and seem to flatter my butt lol)  The only items I had to keep re-purchasing were bras.  My boobs changed size and shape a million times during and after pregnancy. (And continue to change now)

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Get the maternity jeans…and other maternity pants too!  They are so comfortable and should last you the rest of your pregnancy. I loved my maternity clothes…I remember thinking, “I can’t imagine having to zip or button pants ever again!!”  As a side note, maternity clothes make you look good, as opposed to wearing larger sized regular clothes.

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