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post #21 of 57
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Originally Posted by typebug View Post

Full disclosure: I'm a bit of a fashion addict. I started thinking about the future needs to dressing a baby bump long before TTC... So far no change in size yet. I feel like a kid sitting watching grass grow. ;)  So far my pile of maternity clothes looks like a lot of empire waist billowing sun dresses and caftans. Luckily we don't have winter here so I don't have to really think beyond a summer wardrobe.

sounds fabulous!! I love a good caftan! Do you have any favorite sundress or caftan links online?

post #22 of 57

I've been wearing dresses like mad.  I just can't have it showing right now.  I need to keep it to myself as long as possible.  If it ends it ends and I can handle that.  But if it ends and everyone asks me about it I won't be ok with it.  I do have maternity jeans but Imma be looking at some thrift shops later tonight. 

post #23 of 57
I wish there were cute empire dresses for ladies with huge boobs. The line on the empire waist always hits right across the middle of my boobs, not underneath. eyesroll.gif
post #24 of 57
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Originally Posted by margarita b View Post

 

Yeah, this is how it always is with me! I don't look pregnant for months. With my first, I didn't really show until 7.5 months, and only if you really were looking for it! Let's just say nobody ever offered me a seat on the bus. I'm only 5' tall and around 105-110lbs pre-preg, so you'd think a 7-8 lb baby would be obvious... but no. I carry a bit inwardly and just look "thick."

 

I scored at Salvation Army yesterday, 2 short-sleeve shirts and a pair of cords for $6 total! And then later at Goodwill I spent $15 for another pair of cords and two long-sleeve shirts. Since I probably won't need stuff until September/October and I live in Maine, I'll really only need winter clothes, and the short sleeves can easily be worn in winter since I'll probably be baking.

 

One of the shirts I grabbed is one of those billowy, tie-behind-your-back blouses for $5. It's not maternity but it should fit me up to about 8 months or so. Because I'm so short/stocky/athletic-looking, I can't wear that style when I'm not pregnant, because they make me look pregnant. Well, now that I am, I plan to milk it! 


I'm 5'2" 102-105lb and despite eating a ton I've only lost a few pounds so far! My mother said she didn't show for a long time and she is the same build as me. I thought perhaps she was exaggerating but after your post I'm cutting her some slack. ;) It's hard to imagine with all the things I can feel swelling and stretching that I'm still in my pre-preg clothes. I guess this really is a phenomenon. :) I'm jelous of thrift stores! I have no access to anything like that where I am. Singapore is the most expensive place in the world to shop. Everything is 2-3X what it costs in the US and the locals think second hand things are bad luck so they throw everything away! I've been picking up things in Bali and on my trips back to North America that I think will work. I guess we'll see what fits when I finally show!

post #25 of 57
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Originally Posted by OrchideZ View Post

sounds fabulous!! I love a good caftan! Do you have any favorite sundress or caftan links online?


My caftans are from Bali. Haven't been able to find an online source for them. When I'm in the US I do a major Anthopologie shop and hit the sale section hard. I've been on their website a lot just drooling over the summer selection. I also shop in Indian markets here for blouses and sun dresses. I just got a great fold over skirt at Mountain Equipment co-op which converts into a top when I get too big. It's made by Patagonia and on sale right now on Zappos http://www.zappos.com/patagonia-lithia-skirt-sahara-stripe-dragonfruit. I just ordered a second one because I love the first one I bought.

post #26 of 57
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Originally Posted by typebug View Post


My caftans are from Bali. Haven't been able to find an online source for them. When I'm in the US I do a major Anthopologie shop and hit the sale section hard. I've been on their website a lot just drooling over the summer selection. I also shop in Indian markets here for blouses and sun dresses. I just got a great fold over skirt at Mountain Equipment co-op which converts into a top when I get too big. It's made by Patagonia and on sale right now on Zappos http://www.zappos.com/patagonia-lithia-skirt-sahara-stripe-dragonfruit. I just ordered a second one because I love the first one I bought.

super cute! I have a good friend living in Sing so I have heard what you say about priciness. My friend Selly in Indonesia hasan online company you should check out called Batik Amaryllis. She has a FB page. I love her prints and patterns. Thinking about ordering a few dresses from her. I love Anthropologie stuff too.

post #27 of 57
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Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama View Post

I wish there were cute empire dresses for ladies with huge boobs. The line on the empire waist always hits right across the middle of my boobs, not underneath. eyesroll.gif

Yes, that. It looks ridiculous. I'll try on adorable things that fit fine... Except for a seam right across the boobs. eyesroll.gif
post #28 of 57
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Originally Posted by JoyfamMama View Post


Yes, that. It looks ridiculous. I'll try on adorable things that fit fine... Except for a seam right across the boobs. eyesroll.gif

hahah I am currently wearing a shirt in that style... nice and loose in the stomach area, but now with my huge(er) boobs, it looks sort of strange with the line eyesroll.gif It was the second thing I tried on this morning though, and I gave up and just wore it.

post #29 of 57
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How is everyone clothing themselves these days? The maternity stuff that I bought for this pregnancy no longer fits :(. My jeans still do, thank god, but that's all I have for bottoms. And my tops are getting a little too short! Today I picked up a sweater on sale at Target for $15. I'd like to find a couple more items to get me through these last weeks even though I hate to spend the money!

post #30 of 57
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

How is everyone clothing themselves these days? The maternity stuff that I bought for this pregnancy no longer fits :(. My jeans still do, thank god, but that's all I have for bottoms. And my tops are getting a little too short! Today I picked up a sweater on sale at Target for $15. I'd like to find a couple more items to get me through these last weeks even though I hate to spend the money!

 

I figured the boob-pocalypse was at it's conclusion... and bought a few bras. I was wrong. Going to have to order more!

post #31 of 57
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

How is everyone clothing themselves these days? The maternity stuff that I bought for this pregnancy no longer fits :(. My jeans still do, thank god, but that's all I have for bottoms. And my tops are getting a little too short! Today I picked up a sweater on sale at Target for $15. I'd like to find a couple more items to get me through these last weeks even though I hate to spend the money!


I'm still wearing most of my pre-pregnancy jeans with a belly band (the ones with some stretch in them) and I gave in a month ago and went to Thyme to pick up some shirts because mine were getting more than a little ridiculous, so I'm not doing too bad for clothes. It's been an adjustment to not have very many options available to me, though, since I've always had a lot of clothes to choose from and it's a little depressing to only have like 4 pairs of pants and 6 shirts. I've started buying some post-pregnancy clothes when I see them on big sales already, since there's only about a month and a half left.

 

I've already started praying to the gods that my feet go back to their pre-pregnancy size as well, since none of my flats fit right now and I would hate to have to buy a bunch of new shoes.

post #32 of 57

oh my feet! i didn't know that even my feet would get fatter. holy hell. i blew out my only pair of flats. i wear one pair of shoes until they are in shreds, so i got another pair of black flats, and ordered some waterproof & warm vegan boots for the upcoming snow, since the boots that i have had for years are way too tight. i am not a shoes person. i do have a couple pairs of heels that still fit, but i won't be wearing them anytime soon.

 

as for clothes, i have one pair of maternity full panel jeans that i've had since the beginning. love them. 

and one pair of black dress pants with full panel, love them, too. 

 

i don't wear maternity tops, i just get large larger versions of normal clothes. keeps my clothes fitted and lovely. 

i unpacked all of the boxes marked "skinny clothes" the other day. so sad. i miss my size 4 jeans. one day. one day.

post #33 of 57

i'm still wearing my secret fit belly jeans, they are getting snug, but still fit - i seriously thought i was about to outgrow them back in september so i'm just glad to have made it this far, i have a couple pairs in a bigger size but they fall down..   for shirts i'm wearing mostly large t-shirts ..  and i've found that though i've outgrown my maternity sweaters (by length) i still fit in an old navy large sweater (they are VERY long) and they were on sale last weekend so i got a new sweater.  usually by the end i'm wearing only a few t-shirts or something that still cover the bottom of my belly but this time its likely to be cold..  so..we'll see!
 

post #34 of 57

UGH.  nothing fits.  i wear my maternity leggings and tank top under most everything (since i walk all over, i need leggings just for my thighs!), and i have 2 old navy sweaters i got in 2nd trimester that will cover my belly throughout!  YAY!  but the skirts aren't fitting so well.  no pants really fit.  nothing other than leggings and tanks and sweaters are comfy.  i'm about to move to that final stretch whale dress.....  forever.

 

i do have a couple long dresses that work w/ sweaters.  it's just the lower belly that is hard to work around.  it's gotten LONG.  and big boobs make so many cute little empire tops just not work.  anything that is empire looks comfortable and cute, but on me looks indecent.  sweater dresses are getting too snug around my behind now....  maternity dresses just don't love my shape.  oh well.  i have sweat pants.  i'm fighting it!!!

post #35 of 57

I've just grown out of all my maternity pants as well.  Even ones that fit me until term with DD.  But I've already got 6+lbs of baby (total) that I'm carrying around, so I'm not surprised.  I went thrifting last week and found a couple really big non-maternity pants that will fit, one pair I had to pin up the hems because they were super long.  And I found some extra large maternity leggings that should last a long time still.  

post #36 of 57

Ha! What are clothes? I spend most of my time in undies and this tank top with my wool house shoes on, occasionally with a pair of yoga pants on. I have a pair of maternity jeans that still fits, but I save them for going out.  I have two shirts that are long enough to cover my belly all the way without that undershirt underneath them. 

 

 

http://www.target.com/p/be-maternity-seamless-ruched-tank-assorted-colors/-/A-11289934?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=Google_PLA_df&LNM=%7C11289934&CPNG=Women&kpid=11289934&LID=PA&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=11289934

post #37 of 57

Well, glad to know I'm not alone!!  Ha, I didn't know there was such a thing as growing out of my maternity wear.  Jeez, who would have thought?  

 

So I'm pretty much down to one pair of jeans that are actually comfortable.  They are Gap, but unfortunately, are about 10 years old..... so, not so trendy or even flattering looking.  I can manage to stuff myself into my cute maternity jeans if I am just going out of the house for a few hours, but more than that and I'm wicked uncomfortable.  I have skirts, but I feel very short and squat in them.  Actually, I feel like Snookie more and more each day, minus the hair and makeup, of course.

 

As for tops, my back and chest have grown gargantuan.  Very little fits.  My one wish is to find something cute for Christmas.

post #38 of 57
Thread Starter 

I think I'm going to get some new leggings, a couple of stretchy skirts, and call it.

post #39 of 57

I'm still kicking myself for being so kuripot (cheap).  I ordered a winter maternity coat from Old Navy like 6 weeks ago.  I have been wearing a lot of their stuff in either Medium or Large, so I ordered a Large to be safe, since I'll be wearing it right up until delivery.  It was definitely too small.  I mean, it zipped and there was a liiiiiittle room to grow, but that was at like 23 weeks, and I am already smaller (in the belly) than most everyone due around the same time.  headscratch.gif

 

So I returned it.  I thought about it and decided I did like the coat enough to order it in an XL, but I was waiting for another good sale/coupon code, so I could get it under $45.  Finally, the day came (it would have been like $38), but I was away from my computer.  I could have bought it on my iPhone, but I wanted to go through the Discover site-- easier on an actual computer-- and get an additional 5% back or something.  eyesroll.gif  Of course, by the time I got home that afternoon, the XL was sold out.  For good.

 

This weekend, when I was at the mall, I peeked in Target, Motherhood and Macy's.  Macy's has no kind of maternity section, Target didn't have a good nylon maternity coat (I hate to do wool, because my cat's hair gets all over it), and Motherhood's stuff is SO CHEAP (quality).  I mean, when you aren't even up to par with Old Navy, you know you're pretty cr@ppy.  Just flimsy and falling apart, and not even warm.  And even at 30% off, Motherhood's coats would have been $63.  Errrrrggghhhh...  I tried a couple of XL/XXL non-maternity coats in Target to see if they'd work, but they're all so huge on me overall (I'm only 5'2").  I really need maternity.

 

My coat from last year can BARELY zip up kinda-sorta, and not over a heavy sweater at all, and I'm only 29.5 weeks!

 

I need to figure something out, and fast.  If anyone has any suggestions...

post #40 of 57

It's definitely not ideal, but I have a coat that has the double zipper that you can unzip from the bottom up.  It's a pain to get on, because I have to start the zipper above my belly, zip the upper zipper about 6 inches and unzip the bottom one up to it, repeat until I have the upper zipper up to the top and the bottom one unzipped up above my belly.  A button-up coat could be worn the same way with just the chest buttoned and belly sticking out, and would be much more simple to fasten.

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