(Closed) Maternity Clothing Sizing

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was told you get them in your regular size. I bought a pair of skinny jeans that have a full panel waist and bought my regular size. Same thing for some maternity leggings I bought. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I usually wear a S/M. It really depends on the brand how maternity clothes run. At Target, I got my size (S). At Motherhood Maternity, I needed a size smaller (XS) because most of their clothes were HUGE around the bust-area on me even though I’m up a cup-size.

I’ve also gotten away with buying a lot of non-maternity clothes to wear. (I hated the idea of buying a bunch of clothes I’ll only wear for a couple months.) Long stretchy shirts work great! 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Regular size, though I find that the clothing at Motherhood Maternity runs big, so you may even need to size down.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Buy maternity clothes in your pre-pregnancy size. I was a size 4/s and all of my maternity clothes are smalls. I am able to wear the same maternity clothes at 27 weeks that I wore at 10 weeks.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

If you’re shopping at Old Navy, their maternity stuff runs big. I usually wear a L and have been able to stick with it in their clothing. Their maternity cardigans do run a bit small, so consider a size up on those. Old Navy underbelly maternity jeans are super comfortable. Read the reviews on sites before buying because they’re pretty helpful in determining the best size for you. I didn’t start to wear true maternity clothing until about 20 weeks or so. Belly bands are awesome for extending regular jeans and pants longer.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@PrncssDva:  I trusted reviews enough to buy online sight unseen or tried on. Everything’s fit so far.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@PrncssDva- Not neccesarily. Lets say you were a size small before getting pregnant. Did you ever buy clothes online or did you just order a small off the website? It’s pretty much the same thing. But since you’ve never worn maternity clothes before it’s good to go in store so you can see if you feel more comfortable with underbelly or over belly pants and things like that.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I prefer over belly as they help to shape you a little bit and also you never have to worry about plumbers crack. I know I’m classy lol 🙂

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I got all of my maternity clothes in my pre-pregnancy size which worked until the last month or so when some things were too tight.  I think if I had bought for the very end earlier on I would have been swimming in the late pregnancy size though.  

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Always wore an XS, but the XS in some maternity brands were not comfortable at all. My chest is out of control at the moment, I was a B and now I am a C pushing my way to a D.

I started wearing S in maternity and they fit me great! Try a few things on in the store and see. I really recommend belly bands if you don’t want to buy a whole new set of bottoms.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

One more thing. Try to buy shirts with a differentiation of boob and belly is that makes any sense. Because if not and your boobs get big and heavy and then you go through a period where you look fat because the shirt looks more tent like. That is the only problem I had with clothes that I bought in the beginning and didn’t realize my chest was going to keep growing. Rouching on the side also works great for tank tops and t-shirt since it helps tops look fitted now and still room for growth.

I thought belly bands were the devil. Mine never stayed in place and if you work anywhere they you get up and down a lot then you are readjusting everytime you stand up. And when you get larger you need a little give around the top of your thighs so your regular pants are uncomfortable even when now buttoned.

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