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post #21 of 52

I'm really lucky, I look at the thrift stores all the time and totally luck out for maternity clothes.

All brand names, and always under $6!

 

I think that's the wonderful thing about maternity clothes, everyone eventually stops having children, and stops wearing the clothes so they have to go somewhere! :)

 

Last week I picked up this wonderful sundress, I've never been overly pregnant during the summer so it will be nice to be able to wear flowy light things!

 

My biggest struggle is finding things in my size, I need a Small or XSmall (petite in length is a bonus!) but it always seems like everything is Large - XXLarge.

post #22 of 52

See, and I need XL thanks to my boobs and can never find it!

post #23 of 52

I had to do the rubber-band trick, belly band or maternity pants sine week 6 this pregnancy! I'm 9 weeks today but I look 15 weeks!

 

I HATE maternity shirts! They only cover my belly for part of the pregnancy. My first I was in the middle of my third trimester when I had to start wearing my husbands T-shirts. The second I wasn't even in the third trimester. At the rate I'm going this time, I'll be in his shirts most of the pregnancy (and by the end they are WAY to tight in the belly).

 

To put this into prospective I wear a small-Medium in women's my husband wears an XL in Menes (of course)! I'm drowned everywhere else (especially in the shoulders), but that is the only way I can leave the house and not look like I have a belly shirt on! 

post #24 of 52

I like Old Navy. If I get anything new this time it will probably be a couple of sundresses. It his 100 in June here and stays around there all summer. I'll try thrift stores too. My girls were born in November and February so I don't have much summer stuff.

post #25 of 52

Yeah, it'll be 110 here from June-August, probably, so I'll be wearing, uh, nothing more than a sports bra to keep my boobs from getting all sweaty, mostly. ROTFLMAO.gif

post #26 of 52
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Originally Posted by Cecilia's Mama View Post

Yeah, it'll be 110 here from June-August, probably, so I'll be wearing, uh, nothing more than a sports bra to keep my boobs from getting all sweaty, mostly. ROTFLMAO.gif



I think I might go live in the pool on base. The baby pool has a sun shade :)

post #27 of 52
post #28 of 52
Luckily it doesn't get that hot here, but 90's are common. The fabric store is having a great sell on cotton after Christmas. My plan was to go buy some and make me some big flowing skirts for the summer.
post #29 of 52
post #30 of 52

I had no luck at thrift stores last time.  The local Goodwills don't seem to even carry maternity.  The stuff I did find was all too small.  I need XXLs in everything, and I have a special gift of a large round badonkadonk so I need very big pants especially when pregnant.  I had to buy all my maternity pants new.  I'm looking forward to those maxi dresses later down the road.

post #31 of 52

I was just going to add to this thread that my badonkadonk (butt, right? :)) also seems to 'get pregnant' pretty quickly, so I am not that person who can just scoot her pants down a bit lower or use a rubber band or a maternity band (I have friends who could do this until they were 7-8 months pregnant and yes, I hated them all for a moment upon discovery :)).  I have to admit defeat and put the non-maternity pants away for a while and get out bigger, friendlier, roomier in the backside maternity pants.  I sure wish I could keep my big backside from expanding so quickly - but she truly has a mind of her own.  I am not in control.  ;)  

 

Luckily though, no growth yet, as of 7 weeks prego.  My pants are all still fitting fine.  But give it a few weeks, and I'm sure she'll make her appearance. I'm sure eating enough cheese/avocado/mayo sandwiches doused in ketchup!  Isn't that disgusting?  :)

post #32 of 52
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Originally Posted by Cecilia's Mama View Post

Last pregnancy I never wore maternity pants-- I just wore yoga pants under my belly. I plan to do the same this time! lol.gif


I hope to do that this time.  Thanks for the tip. 

 

 

post #33 of 52

So far it's going fine, though I'm totally not showing at all yet. winky.gif

post #34 of 52

Cecelia'smom, I totally know what you mean about third trimester in AZ summer!  I will probably be wearing nothing, too. Ha, although I keep the AC pretty low in the summer.

I got a nice three pack of sports bras at Walmart for cheapie tonight, I really need to wear something at night because my boobs are so tender. In fact, some of my regular underwire bras seem too small and stiff now :( (just bought two new ones, too) I also got a Danskin yoga tank with a shelf bra I still need to try on.

 

post #35 of 52

I started wearing the really soft and seamless, wireless Bravado Body Silk nursing bras fairly early in my last pregnancy. They were a godsend. They may seem expensive at $49 each, but I'm into more than two years of daily use with the two of them I bought and they are still going strong, so to me, they were totally, totally worth it. 

post #36 of 52

Thanks for the recommendation Aimee! I will prob. get a couple of those. I may get a couple of nursing tanks too. I love nursing tanks.

 

I'm also in unbearably hot summer land, here in Mississippi too. When babe is born and we are nursing, it will be impt. for me to work on keeping my nipples aired out and dry to avoid yeast growth.

 

post #37 of 52
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Originally Posted by Tizzy View Post

I'm really lucky, I look at the thrift stores all the time and totally luck out for maternity clothes.

All brand names, and always under $6!

 

I think that's the wonderful thing about maternity clothes, everyone eventually stops having children, and stops wearing the clothes so they have to go somewhere! :)

 

Last week I picked up this wonderful sundress, I've never been overly pregnant during the summer so it will be nice to be able to wear flowy light things!

 

My biggest struggle is finding things in my size, I need a Small or XSmall (petite in length is a bonus!) but it always seems like everything is Large - XXLarge.



We have a great thrift store like that in my town too.  It's awesome, they sell children's clothes, baby items & maternity clothes so you can pick up a few things for yourself and a few things for the little one!

 

My due date is 6 days after DS1's birthday, and I had 2 dresses that I LIVED IN for the month of July last time - a basic black cotton dress from Liz Lange that I got at the thrift store, and a pretty cotton wrap sundress from Motherhood.  I can't imagine what I would do if I was having a winter baby - it's 3 degrees outside today, and if I was 8 months pregnant right now none of my winter coats would button!

post #38 of 52

Does anyone know where to get business-appropriate maternity clothes that are not exorbitantly priced? I have to wear a suit to work approximately twice a week, from now through the end of April. Fortunately, it won't be necessary in the summer when I am super huge, but I expect I will be unable to fit into my regular suits by mid-February at the latest.

post #39 of 52

A couple of years ago I got some super cute under the belly maternity pants at Target. I was teaching at the time and needed to wear business casual. I have some navy with pinstripes and gray pants. I don't know if they carry the same pants anymore, but you can always check there!

post #40 of 52
Thread Starter 

At the end of my last pregnancy I wore a lot of dresses. Things are much more tricky this time since I'm still nursing DD. I can't just lift a dress up over my head to expose my nursing apparatusses! Nursing clothing is expensive, maternity clothing is expensive. Try needing maternity clothing you can nurse in!

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