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post #21 of 37

I wanted to comment that I just ran out and got a BE Band from Target (right next to my office) because my pants were starting to drive me crazy. I can still button all of them, but they're snug and tend to fall down because it's not comfortable to wear a belt anymore. Also I feel like my belly is exploding out the top of any pants I wear because weirdly, it has grown mostly from the top so far. Any squeezing from the bottom increases that feeling and makes me uncomfortable.

 

Anyway, I got the M/L and although I haven't worn it for long yet, I am really liking it! I unzipped my pants under it and used a hair tie to at least try and secure the button in case of wardrobe malfunction. I wore a 16W/18/maybe 20 pants prepregnancy, and this size seems to fit fine. Just FYI in case anyone was thinking of trying one, but was put off by the sizing available in the store. (They do have a L/XL for size "20 and up" online, but this one is pretty stretchy and not constricting so far. I risked going with a slightly more snug fit because I'd like to have a fighting chance at it being able to hold my pants up. ROTFLMAO.gif )

post #22 of 37

Just wanted to throw out there that I ordered a pair of ON pants, size 18 short and they fit like a dream.  They are khaki and I love them!  I ordered another pair because they are so comfy.  My pre-preg size is a 22, maybe a 20 if something is sized larger.  They are the full panel pants, they stay up, they're not binding and the fabric is SO soft.  I'm 5' 4" and the length is perfect!  I have a pair of Motherhood petite length in a 2X and they fit kind of funny, also a pair in a 3X, regular length that I had to hem.  They aren't nearly as comfortable either.  ON is my favorite!!

post #23 of 37
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The other day I ruined the elastic in my best-fitting pair of maternity jeans, so I went looking for more. I have found the ones that work the best for me are mid-belly with a soft panel and a strip of elastic at the top (that helps hold everything up). Secret Belly by Motherhood does NOT do well on me; I feel like the waists are too stretchy and I am constantly hiking them up.

 

I thought I would never find a decent replacement pair for the ones that broke, but I did! They were the 2 Hearts brand at Sears. 2 Hearts is a Destination Maternity (Motherhood) brand but for whatever reason I liked their stuff better than the stuff at Motherhood, and some of it was a little cheaper even though the quality appears about the same to me. Their plus size section was also comparable to a Motherhood store--a couple of racks' worth.

 

I will try to get the elastic replaced in that other pair, I'm just glad to have something to wear for now. I also got a cute top for $9.99 while I was there.

post #24 of 37

I have a few two hearts tops I bought at Motherhood and I love the style and fit of them.

After i got my motherhood 3x skinny boot dark wash hemmed, I wore them for a day and realized they never, ever stay up. I mean, it's ridiculous and I don't think I'll be wearing them to work again. The weight of the denim makes the whole secret fit panel fall to below my waist, and then my crotch is down by my knees.  I am bummed, if I would've known I would've returned them and not gotten them hemmed.

I've read good things about the Curve maternity jeans on ebay, anyone else?

 

 

post #25 of 37
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Originally Posted by amysue View Post

Just wanted to throw out there that I ordered a pair of ON pants, size 18 short and they fit like a dream.  They are khaki and I love them!  I ordered another pair because they are so comfy.  My pre-preg size is a 22, maybe a 20 if something is sized larger.  They are the full panel pants, they stay up, they're not binding and the fabric is SO soft.  I'm 5' 4" and the length is perfect!  I have a pair of Motherhood petite length in a 2X and they fit kind of funny, also a pair in a 3X, regular length that I had to hem.  They aren't nearly as comfortable either.  ON is my favorite!!


I've been hesitant about ordering ON maternity pants because I normally wear their 20 in their pants and they're not too loose. Their maternity pants for some reason only go up to 18, which is weird as the 20 is in the regular sizes, not plus. However, I was considering ordering them and hoping they'd be loose enough to work. Would you guess that might be the case? It's the thighs I'd be most worried about.
post #26 of 37
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Originally Posted by Shinyredstar View Post


I've been hesitant about ordering ON maternity pants because I normally wear their 20 in their pants and they're not too loose. Their maternity pants for some reason only go up to 18, which is weird as the 20 is in the regular sizes, not plus. However, I was considering ordering them and hoping they'd be loose enough to work. Would you guess that might be the case? It's the thighs I'd be most worried about.


I'm normally an ON size 16 or 18, and the size 16 maternity pants were too big for me until late in my pregnancy.  Their maternity pants are easily run a size or two large.  The shirts also run a little large, but not as large as the pants, IMO. 

 

post #27 of 37
Thanks, Southernfried Karma! You were right- they fit great and are really flattering! Sad to say, but maternity pants are usually more flattering on me than normal pants anyway. Based in their fit I went ahead and ordered some pants from The Gap, too. Hopefully they fit as well!
post #28 of 37
So the pants I got from The Gap didn't work so well. They were a nice cut and fabric but the belly was made funny. I have a B belly and a 'fat apron' and the waist was tighter around the bottom of my B so it made it very pronounced but looked funny if I tried to pull the stretchy panel down to cover my whole belly, if that makes sense. Anyway, they're going back and I'll be getting some more ON pants instead. Too bad- they would have been terrific work pants because they were otherwise really nice quality. Gap just doesn't have love for the B bellies I guess! wink1.gif
post #29 of 37
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Originally Posted by Shinyredstar View Post


I've been hesitant about ordering ON maternity pants because I normally wear their 20 in their pants and they're not too loose. Their maternity pants for some reason only go up to 18, which is weird as the 20 is in the regular sizes, not plus. However, I was considering ordering them and hoping they'd be loose enough to work. Would you guess that might be the case? It's the thighs I'd be most worried about.



 

I've always considered my thighs big in proportion to the rest of my body and the ON 18's fit fine (normally a 20/22)

 

post #30 of 37

I've been wondering how this is going to work for me. I like maternity clothes at my weight because I think I look more pregnant when I wear them. But I do need a new wardrobe because "hello GA summer" which lasts until October and sometimes November. But I actually tried on some of the clothes I had with my last pregnancy and some of them already don't fit. Cry! Bottoms are not a problem because I carry my weight in my gut and I have a super high waist. Shirts however....big breasts and huge gut! 

I'll have to check out Sears and I know Kohl's had some decent things last time that fit me at the end.

post #31 of 37

We are military living in Italy. I am screwed when it comes to maternity clothes. Apparently Italian women don't get as big as I am and I'm to big to shop anywhere before I got pregnant. I have had to order everything online. I haven't really found any maternity clothes that I really like. walmart online has a pathetic selection, old navy doesn't have much in my size, and motherhood is a bit pricey. When I buy clothes I mostly shop at maurices. I love that they are no longer just for tiny women, they have sizes up to 24. They are always having sales. I only buy what is on sale or if I have a coupon. They send you a pre-paid return shipping label, they charge the return shipping after they receive the returns. Its $6.95. Instead of spending an arm and a leg for maternity clothes I buy larger sizes from them. I also bought a couple bella bands in case the shirts become a little too short as my belly grows. I also use the bella bands with my pre-pregnancy jeans until they no longer fit with the bella bands.   

post #32 of 37

Good tip about Maurices! It wouldn't have occurred to me that they might have plus.

 

Have you looked at Avenue's website for maternity? Some of their stuff is cute. I've mostly ended up shopping at Old Navy and Target, so I don't know how the quality is, but the pieces look nice.

post #33 of 37

I think Liz Lange at Target makes plus sizes now.  I was puttering around on the site & saw some size 18 and 20 maternity pants.  I'm not ready for maternity clothes yet, but I definitely remember them not having sizes that big when I was pregnant 4 years ago.

 

Not sure how high the sizes go, but it might be worth a look.

post #34 of 37

Good to know. It seems to me most of their s-xxl stuff still stops at xxl, and they look to be about an 18/20 at most, I don't think they'd work for me.
 

post #35 of 37

I hate the way their regular size stuff fits (the sleeves are always too small, and the XXL yoga pants I bought there are absurdly huge whereas the size-18 dress pants wouldn't even go up my thighs) so it would be great if they would expand their size range... as it is, Liz Lange kind of reminds me of the dress/work clothes at Target, some of which are really nicely made, but they stop at an XL and run small. It's like they don't want me wearing their clothes. OK, maybe they don't.

post #36 of 37
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Originally Posted by scowgirl View Post

I hate the way their regular size stuff fits (the sleeves are always too small, and the XXL yoga pants I bought there are absurdly huge whereas the size-18 dress pants wouldn't even go up my thighs) so it would be great if they would expand their size range... as it is, Liz Lange kind of reminds me of the dress/work clothes at Target, some of which are really nicely made, but they stop at an XL and run small. It's like they don't want me wearing their clothes. OK, maybe they don't.

 

That has been my experience, too. I was able to wear a few LL things in my first pregnancy (2006) but I always did have the too-tight sleeves problem, even though I don't think my arms are overly large or anything. I mean, they seem to be in proportion with the rest of me! This time I'm a little heavier and nothing seems to fit so I don't spend much time loking.

post #37 of 37

I was looking at Onestopplus.com over the weekend.  They had a few new things in maternity.  I got this for a wedding we're going to in a few weeks (it's not a super-fancy wedding):

 

http://www.onestopplus.com/clothing/Tunic-and-short-pants-set-for-maternity-in-a-gorgeous-feminine-print.aspx?PfId=331331&DeptId=9300&ProductTypeId=1&PurchaseType=G&pref=ps

 

all maternity:

http://www.onestopplus.com/Search/SearchResults.aspx?SearchHeader=maternity

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