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I don’t want to buy maternity clothing, plain and simple, but at 18 weeks and some change some of my regular cloths are starting to get too tight to keep wearing. People keep telling me to get maxi dresses, but some of them don’t look like they’d work when I’m 8 months along… Any suggestions? Links to examples would be awesome!!
Would something like this work? http://www.hm.com/us/product/14653?article=14653-E
I need ideas for things you can wear when it’s 90 degrees outside. It’s going to be fun being super pregnant in the middle of the summer. haha
This topic was modified 4 years, 9 months ago by MrsRoberts52.
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MrsRoberts52: I was just thinking about you yesterday 🙂 Glad it seems like things are going well for you!
I have no sugguestions as I’ve never been pregnant, one of my girlfriends got by with black fold over yoga pants (5 pairs, 3 styles- flare leg, straight leg, legging) and tank tops from target with long cardigans from ross/tj maxx. She changed out her accessories for new looks. That maxi dress is super cute!
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MrsRoberts52: I’m pregnant and made the mistake of buying espensive maternity jeans too early and grew out of them. I would recommend inexpensive leggings (don’t have to be maternity as you can wear under the belly), cardigans, long tank tops (h and m is good for that), long loose tops..any tops you buy now that you think looks too blousy or large will likely be riding up, tight and short by the end! I haven’t bought too many maternity things, but bear in mind that what you do wear might get quite stretched out so don’t spend too much on the pieces in case you can’t wear them after.
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I lived in maxi dresses and maxi skirts when I was pregnant (all the way to the end), and I can still wear them now.
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MstoMrsH: haha yep, we are doing great 🙂 <3 I’m currently living in yoga pants… But by my third trimester it will be the middle of the summer and I don’t want to wear anything that clings to me. Ugh. South Carolina is horrible in the summer hahaha
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Cory_loves_this_girl: What types of maxi dresses? Like what material and what type of waist did they have?
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MrsRoberts52: I worked at Express, and watched three managers get pregnant and have babies while working there. They have a pretty rigid dress code, so I saw a lot of them buying things that weren’t maternity but still from our store to make sure they stuck with the dress code. @FrenchNewlyWed had really good suggestions – if you don’t want to do maxi dresses, leggings, yoga pants, long tank tops, and cardigans (especially of the flyaway/open front variety!) are pretty much what my managers lived in. I even had one manager who bought super-low rise jeans in our biggest size, and managed to wear them throughout her pregnancy. Old Navy has a few great and inexpensive cardigan options.
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I think maxi dresses would be great if you’re due in August or September. Just get something with a waistline under your bust and make sure it has a lot of give/flow since your belly can measure like 40+inches around!
I know you don’t want to buy maternity stuff (I didn’t either) but it’s probably the best option if you need tops or pants/shorts. Regular tank tops will expose your stomach by the third trimester. Pants will NOT fit, shorts will not fit, skirts will NOT fit unless they are like the casual stretch material. Just flowy, a-line, knee length or long dresses are all I can think of. Some people might be able to get away with it but I think that is a huge minority and I wouldn’t want to be uncomfortable all the time or in really poorly fitting clothes.
Just don’t spend much money. NOW, I actually have a bunch of old navy maternity tanks that I will wear after pregnancy. They work really well for nursing (I just pull them down) and I like that they are long because I am 6′ and long waisted and hate how some tops are just too short for me. I love them and I still wear them and my baby is 11mo. They are form fitting so it’s not like I’m walking around in baggy maternity wear.
I’ve had a friend suggest you just buy bigger regular jeans but I don’t see why that would be a better investment over maternity jeans? It sounds like an awful idea to me. I just bought one pair (they were awesome!) and a couple pairs of work pants and that is all for pants. Boring but oh well
I did get some boyfriend style cardigans to layer over my tank tops and they are non-maternity and I still wear them after pregnancy. They are awesome! I was due in early April but if you work indoors I think they’d still be great.
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I didn’t really read the part about hot weather and no cling! I guess dresses are better…things with a little tie on belt instead of real structure because I know I’ve had a lot pain under my breasts and on my ribs so you want nice flowy things.
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MrsRoberts52: I wore a lot of non-maternity clothes while I was pregnant! I don’t know if you have Target in South Carolina but I bought a lot of stuff there, and also at Gap Body. Long tanks and loose baggy tops were awesome (I was due in July). I also was able to wear some yoga-pant material capris from pre-pregnancy up until the day I delivered because they were strechy enough. I wore a lot of workout clothes. A few of my maternity clothes I still wear, like a Liz Lange tank and some other stretchy, baggy Gap Body tops I bought. I also wore a couple of my maternity shorts and jeans for about two months after I had my baby (just the ones with the under the belly waist) since even though I lost a lot of weight right away, it took awhile for my belly to go back down. So it might be nice to buy at least one pair of maternity shorts? I got mine at the Gap, they were jean shorts, had a tiny under-the-belly strech and they are super cute.
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MrsRoberts52: workout clothes, maxi dresses, leggings etc. Old Navy makes great (cheap) long tanks. I’ve been pregnant twice and barely bought maternity clothes either time. Also my son was born 8/31 last year. Being pregnant in the summer is actually easier than being pregnant in the winter (my first I was pregnant in winter) bc there’s less layers to deal with!
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MrsRoberts52: Anything that felt like it was stretchy. I also looked for maxis that were empire waisted or didn’t have a waistband at all. I got some really great racerback maxis at Walmart when I was pregnant. They were cute, super comfy, and only like $10.
Post # 14
Don’t have any advice, I just wanted to say in a non-creepy way that I was thinking about you lastnight since I haven’t seen much from you. Hope everything is going well!
Post # 15
All I wore was maxi dresses when I was pregnant. When my belly Really started poking out I bought a size bigger than I would normally wear 🙂 My son was born in July and they were also awesome post partum 🙂 Good luck!