Post # 31
cooperlove: Hmm…Belly band can work (it’s really just a thing of stretchy fabric that you can put over your (unbuttoned) pants. I also found that the sizing between maternity and regular in certain brands was pretty close (like Gap or LOFT), but if you’re not big enough to fill the maternity band, you might have to take a safety-pin to it.
Alternatively, you can get 1-2 sizes larger than your size so that the pants fits you in the waist and then take it to a tailor to get it taken in elsewhere. I think this is a fairly expensive option; however, your body may take time to reset after you have the baby (and, not to scare you, but you may end up with a little more love in your tummy postpartum no matter what you do, as some moms are resigned to discover!) which may make a pair of pants that fit you with a slightly larger waistsize a nice thing to have.
I dunno–for me, I just wore leggings with the “waist” below the belly and a longer tunic to cover and started wearing a lot more skirts (like stretchy jersey pencil skirts) and dresses. The good news is that this will be a pretty temporary stop before you’ll have the bona fide baby bump 🙂
Post # 32
Finding petite maternity wear is SO hard! I’ve had the best luck at h&m. Motherhood has some stuff in xs but it’s still pretty baggy and unflattering. Im 32 weeks and still fit into my old yoga pants and leggings. If you need work pant, Boston proper sells “fancy” yoga pants. i wore them to work pre-pregnancy all the time! I just sized up on a new pair to get me through the rest of this pregnancy.
Post # 33
mrsyeti: Gap seems like a popular option. We only have it online, so I’ll have to order without trying on unfortunately
alexsmith217: I’ll look there too. Thanks
Vineyard-bride15: Never heard of it but I’ll look! Thanks
Stephefanie: I’ll check them out! Thank you
starsthreetimes: I’ll check our local target – I don’t remember seeing anything petite there though
Firemansgirl: No H&M here either but I’ll look online!
daisy351: Ah, thank you! I don’t know how to say it many more times. Th rubberband trick is very uncomfortable and I don’t want to wear pants two sizes too big right now. I feel like crap 24/7, I don’t look pregnant, I have a face full of pimples that would put my 15 year old self to shame, and I spend ALL DAY at work talking to people and on the phone when I’m in a bad mood – I just want a pair of comfortable leggings that FIT and make me feel 1/10th like my normal self!!!!
madger: I bought another dress yesterday – it seems like that’s going to have to be my go to but I’ll look online at Jcrew and Gap
Post # 34
BothCoasts: Yeah, that sounds expensive! I’ll look for either low rise or really high waisted leggings.
itsssmeee83: I’ll check it out. Yeah, I bought some black pants at maternity and even my husband was like ‘babe, you can return those and buy something else if you want’ because they were so amazingly unflattering on me.
Post # 35
cooperlove: as far as size xs maternity clothes goes, oldnavy and motherhood maternity carry this size. when I was just entering the 2nd trimester I bought a few pairs of American Eagle jeggings in one size up from my normal size. They are so comfy, they stretch, and actually look like jeans. Also they are on sale right now online. Im 34.5 weeks now and I can still wear them, and I’m sure they will still fit once I have the baby so definitly a good option if you don’t want actual maternity jeans. Just make sure you don’t get the high waisted ones because eventually they won’t button, you want them to sit below your bump. And if your looking for regular leggings I highly recommend Lularoe, they are super comfortable! They also carry maxi skirts that convert into tops, those are nice too. I’m all about finding stuff that I can wear now and after I give birth, this will be my last pregnancy so spending tons of money on maternity clothes isn’t appealing to me if I can find items that I can get use post pregnancy and so on.
Post # 36
cooperlove: I found 3 pairs of jeggings that look like jeans/pants from Wet Seal and I’m in my 20th week and am still wearing them. They come in XS but be sure to look at the size chart because I’m a size 1 so technically a size small fits. I can only speak for this brand because I’ve actually bought this brand. They come in black, white, and khaki that I’ve bought and they’re comfy. Good luck.
Post # 37
cooperlove: I had the opposite problem – there’s barely any cute plus size maternity wear either! – and it led me to discover ThredUp.com. They’re like an online thrift store with gently used clothes and a great maternity section that you can shop by size. I just clicked over and I see lots of things in XXS and XS maternity!
Not sure if this is allowed, but I can send you an email that will give you a $10 credit on your first order, so PM me if you’re interested. (And mods, please delete if this is against the rules.)
Post # 38
cooperlove: What about the fold over top yoga pants, and just pull them up high wasted instead of leaving them folded over?
Post # 39
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cooperlove: Look up “Bun In the Oven Consignment” on Google. It’s an online website based in Canada. I’m sure Christine will ship to the States.
Post # 40
cooperlove: I had the same problem – I was a 0-2 pre-preg and couldn’t fit anything even in the smallest sizes at Motherhood (they just looked dumpy and unflattering with extra fabric) and I did’t have much luck at Target or Old Navy. My favorite go-tos were H&M maternity online, Asos and PinkBlush maternity. I started switching to maternity clothing when my jeans still fit, but very uncomfortably and everything I bought around 19-20 weeks fit me until I was ready to pop and I wore the jeans for a few weeks after I delivered until my bump went down. Good luck!
Post # 41
Try dresses and skirts – theyre stretchy and can be very versitile for work clothes