(Closed) Maternity Clothing Sizing

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think it depends on where you gain weight.  I’ve actually gone up a pant size in Maternity clothes because my butt and thighs are getting bigger, too.

 

Just keepin it real Tongue Out

Post # 18
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367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@roxy821- I hear you on the belly bands.  I hate them!  I know so many people that love them, but I find nothing comfortable about a zipper and button digging into my belly.  They also don’t hold the back of my pants up, so when I sit down it’s a total crack attack.

Post # 20
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5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I agree with Roxy on the full panel pants/capris/skirts. LOVE them! I’ve been wearing full panel since like 12 weeks. Don’t have to worry about plumbers crack as she said (haha!) or them just plain falling down. All my stuff is full panel.

My maternity size has been same as pre-pregnancy. I find Old Navy shirts run bigger. My Gap, Kohl’s and Motherhood Maternity run the same.

Post # 21
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5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@PrncssDva- You are right, they are just a tube top for your belly and attached to nothing!

Has anyone seem the informercial of them selling these really short tube tops so you don’t notice when your pants ride down? Someone just found another use for a belly band and is trying to market them!

And just as an FYI I gained 40 pounds. Ouch! But the small maternity sizes still fit me and will fit to the end. 

Post # 22
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258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I bought maternity clothes in my pre-pregnancy size, which worked great for the first 2 tri-mesters, though I did go up a size in a few items in the third(bought up a size in a pair of jeans and some underwear). 

Post # 23
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1479 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would follow the size charts for the different stores- they’ve always been accurate for me. They usually go with your pre-pregnancy size, which I’ve always found to work just fine. I went up a size in tanks and tshirts, but mostly because my boobs grew to a 36 DDD and my belly has been super basketball shaped, so it sticks out super far. My girlfriend carried her baby more like a tire around her waist and so she was able to wear her normal size in maternity tops the whole time. 

I loved my belly band! It let me wear some of my nice suit pants until I was almost 24 weeks pregnant, which was awesome, because it seems most maternity stores think that pregnant women are all lounging at home in leggings and long tunics and apparently don’t have jobs where they need to wear suits and look professional!

A great website for maternity dresses (for special occasions like weddings, baby showers, etc) is ASOS- they have free shipping and free returns, and they’re pretty cheap. I’ve gotten SO many cute dresses from there (I’ve been pregnant during peak wedding season, so I’ve had to look cute for a ton of weddings and showers, which is hard to do in the ugly maxi dresses they have at Target and Old Navy, etc!).

 

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I was kind of in-between sizes pre=pregnancy. I’ve had to buy the the larger of those sizes. In long  dress pants I had to buy an even bigger size ugh. I think it’s becuase I carrried my extra pre-pregnancy weight in my thighs and butt. I was a pre-prego 10-12. I also have the curse of being short.

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