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3 season maternity clothes and winter baby wearing.

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Okay baby #5 is going to just pouch out this summer, then there's fall and winter.

I was thinking leggings, shorts just don't work for me.

Beyond that I haven't thought that much.

I find most maternity clothes lack style and come in solid colours...solid boring colours.

Although I am secretly dying for a big pair of overalls ;)

 

Anyone got any stores, online retailers, mamas, alternative suggestions?

This is my last pregnancy so I really want to celebrate it with some style....a

and I am still working/in grad school. 

post #2 of 9

I like Gap Maternity jeans specifically those with no or semi panel. Their leggings are good. Tanks and t-shirts later with cardigans over top, no need to button. I try and get away with as little maternity wear as possible (momish, Peter Pan collar, nightmare) but get otherworldly huge so it's a must for some simple pieces. Cotton skirts that have a stretch waist - I have some from Prana and Old Navy. Many tanks and t's by Free People have a (sadly) maternity vibe. What I wear in any pregnant season is mostly the same, the climate and my large, fetus carrying heat permit it. I just put something else on top and maybe change out of flip flops. Target sells these slippery, stretchy, ruched maternity tanks that I like and that cover my impressive girth. Hoodies that don't have to be zipped. I have some that are large because they can later be zipped over baby while it's chilly. That's my key to winter babywearing -  have something large enough to zip around baby and you, put a blanket between baby and the garment if needed.  

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

I got some tunic tshirts from the gap last night and some clothes from a yoga store but not the workout gear.

 

I will look for a large hoodie you are right they are great for bellies and babywearing.  

post #4 of 9
Last time I was pregnant I bought these lightweight pants that rolled up and fastened into Capri length. I wore them through summer, fall and winter. For winter babywearing, I didn't have a big enough coat, so I bought a couple of clamps that people use to clip blankets to strollers and I'd wrap a blanket around baby and carrier, close my coat around the whole enemble as far as it would go, and then secure it to the blanket with the clamps. Add in a big, warm scarf to wrap around us both and we were set.
post #5 of 9

The title of this thread reminded me of something I've had in my favorites for a while http://www.etsy.com/listing/87233199/maternity-coat-maternity-jacket-winter

It's too expensive for me to buy, but I might try to make my own.

My normal winter jacket is pretty roomy, so I'm hoping when the baby is small I can do a front wrap and zip up the jacket over the baby.

post #6 of 9

 

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Originally Posted by Jackies View Post

The title of this thread reminded me of something I've had in my favorites for a while http://www.etsy.com/listing/87233199/maternity-coat-maternity-jacket-winter

It's too expensive for me to buy, but I might try to make my own.

My normal winter jacket is pretty roomy, so I'm hoping when the baby is small I can do a front wrap and zip up the jacket over the baby.

 

OMG I have been obsessing about this coat for ages-it's on my favorites list too! The price and my stubbornness prevent me from buying it, but i think I have figured out how to make one...I am going to be trying my hand at it soon and if it goes well I will post pics and a how to :)

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post #8 of 9

I saw this picture of Marion Cotillard. I'm not familiar with her, but she's got the winter babywearing down.

marion.jpg

post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by Jackies View Post

I saw this picture of Marion Cotillard. I'm not familiar with her, but she's got the winter babywearing down.

marion.jpg

 

If that jacket covered baby feet and she had a blanket or similar to shield the little face from wind it would be perfect.

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