Question about buying maternity clothes…

posted 6 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
2527 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Kind of depends on the brand. I mostly bought true to size. Most of the maternity items will strech with your bump too, so as a rule you’re probably fine buying your pre-preg size. 

Post # 3
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I got everything in my normal size and it worked for me for the duration of my pregnancy x

Post # 4
994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Usually you can buy your normal size. They are made to accomodate the bump lol

Post # 5
511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I usually buy my normal size except I go up a little in the pants (I tend to carry some extra weight in the backside when expecting). You will likely want to get measured for maternity/nursing bras- that can be a whole different ballgame depending on how your top half behaves. Congratulations! 

Post # 6
14939 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Normal size, its made to accomodate the bump if buying maternity clothes.  Since you’ll be quite pregnant over summer, try maxi dresses too, that way you can still wear it afterwards too.

Post # 8
13 posts
  • Wedding: April 2021

I bought true to size. 


Post # 9
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Pants: invested in five or so maternity pants in my size, wore throughout my pregnancy 

Tops: Bought a size up in several normal non-maternity tops and wore most of my pregnancy. Bought a few true to size maternity tops for the third trimester, and a few black maternity tank tops to wear under cardigans and jackets especially for the third trimester. It made it look like I had more clothes than I did!

All in all I didn’t want to spend a lot on maternity clothes, so buying (used/thrift/consignment) a size up for most tops worked really well. 

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