That's where my good ol' stretchy maternity camis will be perfect. I doubt I'm going to want to wear much more than that in the sweltering desert summer anyway!
Maternity Clothes - Page 3
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!
Been there! Most maturity clothes don't fit me right anyway. I wore my regular shirts for as long as possible and then if I was wearing a maturity top that tied, I would just have to untie and retie.
Re Belly bands -- I loved these in my first pregnancy as I was able to wear many of my work pants for a really long time, like six or seven months as I recall. I found them comfortable and easy to use.
Re affordable work clothes -- I found I was able to dress up things from Gap Maternity to wear to work. They had some trousers that I bought in all the colors they came in, and then I just wore my regular suit jackets/blazers/cardigans without buttoning. I also bought a black jersey wraparound dress from somewhere -- can't remember of it was Target or Gap -- that was well worth whatever I paid because it was so versatile, I could wear it three times a week, literally.
This time around I work at home so maternity clothes shouldn't be much of a problem. My uniform has been leggings with a foldover cotton skirt from Old Navy. sweater, and rain boots, and I don't see that needing to change much as my belly grows!
I just found a super cute pair of maternity skinny jeans from H&M. I didn't know they had a (small) maternity section. Best part? $7 on clearance. Awesome! The fit is a little wonky because I just have bloat and no belly, but the full panel will come in handy in the spring. I'm going to buy some stuff at Old Navy when I get a little further along.
I wish we had these stores here. The closest Old Navy with maternity clothes is almost a hundred miles away. We have a tiny Destination Maternity, and the Kohl's, Target, and Sears have itty bitty hit and miss maternity sections. I don't know if Macy's or Younkers has maternity because they're too expensive and I don't shop there. That's literally it.
Don't forget to check Craigslist for maternity items too! Can be some great prices. I shopped Old Navy clearance already and got 4 of the knit maternity tanks and got a few things on ebay and GoodWill. I'm pretty good for summer I think - but I think I may need some in between/after items still.
I wish I could buy maturity clothes like that. It is so hard to find stuff that fits me right, and maturity clothes are the hardest! I just found out the only place in town to get maturity clothes, shit their doors. No going out of business sale. I have to try on 30 things to find one that fits! :
All of my work pants are too tight. To be fair, I've been rocking the same pants since my early 20's, and while I've managed to mostly stay in shape, I'm pushing 30, so they were already mostly on the tightish side. They only ever fit me really well once a year when I'm training for a big race or swimming a lot over the summer. So I'm already unbuttoning my pants. I don't know if I should just buy pants the next size up, or get maternity clothes. Maybe you guys can help me. I'm only going to be working at the office until ~19 weeks. Then we're moving and I will be working from home. Given that, it doesn't seem like it would make sense to buy maternity work clothes, right?
Veritas, I had some work pants that were a size larger than I normally wear around, and that's what I wore during my first pregancy until around 18 weeks, when I switched to maternity, so it is definitely possible. You probably have nothing to lose by trying--you can always run out once you feel the pants you have getting too small and get one or two maternity ones if necessary. I definitely remember the weekend that I was like--that's it, I can't possibly wear these pants another day, and I finally went out and bought some maternity ones.