(Closed) Non maternity clothing that can be worn during and after pregnancy

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
1111 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

i know one girl who got through her whole pregancy with her normal jeans and bought some thick stretchy elastic, sewed a button one end and put a button hole in the other to extend the waist band and just wore long enough shirts 🙂 … i too was just thinking of you earlier today .. best of luck 

Post # 17
831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Either Philadelphia City Hall or a small chapel.

I would definitely say yoga pants & leggings, stretchy maxi drsses, and any type of longer top.

Post # 18
1782 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Long tank tops and leggings? I haven’t bought much in maternity clothing either. I saw some really cute long tops, including long sweaters, polos, tanks, and tees at Forever 21 recently. I thought they would be great if I had had time to really look, wasn’t full of energy that day. Old Navy also has a lot of cheaper maternoty clothing, if you’re interested. 

Post # 19
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I know this may not be for everyone but I found a couple second hand maternity shops in our area that were amazing!!  I was able to buy a lot of maternity items pretty cheap and they were all in great shape as they aren’t worn very long.  Once of the shops even rented dresses if you have a special occasion coming up.  Like I said this may not be for everyone but it sure was a great option for me!  I agree with the PP as well about getting some maternity tank tops and cardigans.  I have lived in these as well!


Post # 20
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I bought almost all of my maternity clothes second hand- eBay (three pairs of jeans for $25!) and motherhoodcloset.com, and I’ll be consigning almost all of it. Motherhood closet had a lot of “pregnancy friendly” clothes- non-maternity, but with a cut that allowed for boobs and belly to grow.

For the summer, stretchy skirts/dresses could work. I initially purchased one maternity tank, then realized that tunic-length tanks at Target would work just as well. Maternity pants with the stretchy belly are pretty fantastic, though!

Post # 21
2087 posts
Buzzing bee

These camis from H&M are amazing. They’re long on their own, but the straps are also adjustable so you can make them even longer if needed. So you can unbutton your pants to account for your belly, and then use the top to cover it. They’re good for layering and are also thick enough you could wear alone during hot months. 


Post # 22
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014


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a_day_at_the_fair:  I’m definetely going to pick up some of those! Thanks for the suggestion.

Post # 23
467 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

This isn’t a cheap option per se but price per wear… Lululemon roll up wunder under leggings are amazing over the baby belly.  Lululemon guarentees the clothing for 5 years and against any flaws.  So yes they are way. More than the 15 leggings from H&M but they. Can be worn pregnant and post prehnanchand if they stretch out lulu will replace them… I have three pairs and live in them.  Besides that I wear long tanks and tops.  I find some maternity tops without the rushing on the side. Don’t look maternity but are co for table and have more coverage.  When I’m big in the summer I plan on buying super cheap maxi dresses and a few maternity tanks that dont need to last long

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