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post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by bmcneal View Post

I'm having to alter my wardrobe more now. I just don't know where to buy maternity clothes around here? We don't have any specialty maternity clothes places nearby, maybe in Indy, but none of the big name chain stores (Wal-Mart, Target, Meijer) have maternity clothes anymore. I'm trying to convince DF to take me to Indianapolis on a maternity clothes finding expedition, but with moving in the next couple of weeks and having practically nothing, he's wanting to wait a little longer. I'm nervous to buy things online, for fear that they won't fit right or be comfortable when I try them on, and I hate dealing with return policies 99% of the time. So any suggestions either from someone who is familiar with central Indiana or knows of a website with either pretty standard sizing/tall sizes, or very easy to deal with return policies would be appreciated.

 

I get most of mine online.  Ebay was my friend this time as I slowly rebuild my maternity wardrobe.  I find that the "nicer" brands (GAP, Mimi/Pea In The Pod, ect...stuff I'd never afford brand new) tend to run really true to size and are always long enough for me! (because I hate maternity tops that are short and warp my figure even more!)  As for bottoms, I recently got a steal of a deal (on Ebay LOL) on 7 For All Mankind maternity jeans and I LOVE them.  Again, could never afford them new, but I love these used ones so much I will wear them even not pregnant. LOL 

 

Obviously returns are hit or miss, though.

post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by 1babysmom View Post

 

I get most of mine online.  Ebay was my friend this time as I slowly rebuild my maternity wardrobe.  I find that the "nicer" brands (GAP, Mimi/Pea In The Pod, ect...stuff I'd never afford brand new) tend to run really true to size and are always long enough for me! (because I hate maternity tops that are short and warp my figure even more!)  As for bottoms, I recently got a steal of a deal (on Ebay LOL) on 7 For All Mankind maternity jeans and I LOVE them.  Again, could never afford them new, but I love these used ones so much I will wear them even not pregnant. LOL 

 

Obviously returns are hit or miss, though.


YES!  I am very partial to a specific type of "real waist" maternity pant that Gap makes and have both all of my pairs on ebay.

post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by bmcneal View Post

I'm having to alter my wardrobe more now. I just don't know where to buy maternity clothes around here? We don't have any specialty maternity clothes places nearby, maybe in Indy, but none of the big name chain stores (Wal-Mart, Target, Meijer) have maternity clothes anymore. I'm trying to convince DF to take me to Indianapolis on a maternity clothes finding expedition, but with moving in the next couple of weeks and having practically nothing, he's wanting to wait a little longer. I'm nervous to buy things online, for fear that they won't fit right or be comfortable when I try them on, and I hate dealing with return policies 99% of the time. So any suggestions either from someone who is familiar with central Indiana or knows of a website with either pretty standard sizing/tall sizes, or very easy to deal with return policies would be appreciated.

For online, I do Walmart and Target- cheap/free shipping plus hassle-free returns to store if it doesn't work:

 

I found some major deals on Walmart's website- A maternity winter jacket (puffer style)... $20!  It was delivered already and it's super cozy with fleece inside and a nice hood.. better than the $100 Gap one I bought last time...  And I also scored a velour hoodie/pant set in a pretty plum color for about $20 too. pants are long and have a drawstring too.  I ordered small; I typically wear xs/s size 2. So Walmart small is a bit bigger than average, but it's a jacket and sweats, so wiggle room is good.  Shipping's 97 cents per clothing item and you can easily return to the store.

 

My other go-to's: Old Navy- they just ended their maternity sale, but there's always good deals and coupons on the website. However, they're mail-return only.  For sizing, I read reviews for each item, as sizing varies widely with their clothing.  They do Long sizes for pants I think.  And Target.  I have a target card, so it's free shipping for any size order plus easy in-store returns.  I scored some basic white T's for  around $3 each.  I thought all Targets have a maternity section.  At least in Illinois they seem to. 

Do you have a Kohls or JCPenney nearby?  They have small, but decent selections.

post #24 of 26

I'm totally into maternity clothes now, even though I have more of a beer belly look going on than a baby belly. I found some cute dresses at a consignment sale, which I love. I ordered a few things from Old Navy's sale... hoping they fit. I'm pretty sick of most of my old maternity clothes and some of them are starting to look pretty worn out. Thankfully, I actually have had decent luck at thrift stores lately. 

 

All in all, I love maternity clothes. I am small-framed as well, but I have a diastasis and I am always self-conscious about my pooch of a belly. When I am pregnant, I don't have to worry about it :) It isn't until the third trimester that I start to weary of it all. My tummy gets sooo big and because I don't have good muscle support, I carry really low. It gets hard to find tops that are long enough to cover the bottom of my belly.

 

My brother in laws wedding is a week before my due date. I'm going to look HUGE.... That's if I go. It's 7 hours away and I'm not too sure if it's a good idea. I'm sure I will post a thread about it sometime closer to the date to get y'all's input and opinions.

post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by cagnew View Post

 

My brother in laws wedding is a week before my due date. I'm going to look HUGE.... That's if I go. It's 7 hours away and I'm not too sure if it's a good idea. I'm sure I will post a thread about it sometime closer to the date to get y'all's input and opinions.

 

My BILs wedding was a little over a week before I was due with DD1 and it was 1.5hr away. I was gigantic but I got my ass out on the dance floor and boogied. I just told everyone I was trying to dance the baby out LOL. 7 hours away might be a bit too much sitting so you will really have to consider that. Also have to consider alternative options if you go into labor. With mine we figured I would deal with the drive back to town but 1.5hrs is a lot less daunting than 7.

post #26 of 26

I'm in my 9th week and I got the low band maternity pants out a few days ago. I can still wear some of my regular clothes, but the bloating is bad and the waistbands get uncomfortable. The end of the day I look huge! 

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