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post #41 of 74
Not that I recall, but I wasn't looking for black either.
post #42 of 74

i went to H&M today & i was pleasantly surprised...there was a sale on all denims ($10 off) including maternity jeans. I bought a pair of black and a pair of grey mama slim high rib jeans each for $29.95 (minus $10 bucks a pair)...plus i could not help it grey leopard print maternity jeans ($29.95). I also bought two simple white & black (mama) blouses (that could be dress up/work appropriate) on sale from $29.95 for $10 each.... i tend to stick to blacks, & greys but there were blue jeans, cute multi-coloured & stripey t-shirts, and more dressy blouses/dresses that seemed fairly reasonably priced (oh and a pair of floral stretchy maternity spandex leggings that took me straight back to the 80's)....the selection was not fabulous but i got what i wanted (maternity jeans).

 

oh & i LOVE the baby organic long sleeve onesies and leggings, as well as the multi-coloured organic baby sweats.

post #43 of 74
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Originally Posted by amanda bee View Post

(oh and a pair of floral stretchy maternity spandex leggings that took me straight back to the 80's)..

 

 

 

thanks for mentioning these leggings. now i will be going to H&M to get some maternity 80s clothing! 

post #44 of 74

My mom got a bunch of maternity clothes at goodwill for me last week.  Some are still too big, but some are good.  The jeans are really comfortable, but I'm still resisting them for the most part, instead just wearing my old jeans that are a size bigger.  

post #45 of 74
I got a be band from target but it's a little too snug.. Maybe I should have gone with a bigger size. Haven't worn it yet cause it makes me look weirdly squished in the middle. I'm 10wks now and want to conceal it at work for another month, if at all possible. Last wkd I bought a few new tops, bigger, not maternity. So far maternity seems too big for me still so i just went with banana republic tops.
The pants are starting to be a problem. Can't wear my favorite jeans anymore, at least not buttoned. I'm figuring my other pants are gonna go soon as well.. I love the suggestion of yoga pants. I don't have any! Leggings feel comfy too, oddly enough(?).
post #46 of 74
Went maternity shopping for the first time today, I'm 16 weeks. It was quite depressing of a selection overall in my size catagory. I'm short and light, usually around 100 lbs and a size 0 ( which I think is such a fake size bit that's for another conversation lol) when I'm not pregnant. But here lies the problem ... I can't find maternity pants or jeans small enough, they look like tents on me. And I can't wear regular pants cause the waste band is so uncomfortable greensad.gif I don't want to live in yoga pants forever! I know their has to be something out there for me, maybe I'm just looking in the wrong place. I mean for example if I compare myself to some tiny japanise friends I have they make me feel big!orngtongue.gif someone must make maternity jeans for short thin woman?!!? Anyone have any ideas?
post #47 of 74
Never having been especially short or thin, I can't help you with specifics. Generally, I would say try European brands.
post #48 of 74
Letnia- maybe try a google search for petite maternity clothes?

I'm 15w3d and I think it's about time to give into maternity pants. My rubber bands on my regular jeans are straining against my belly and the ends of my pants (where the button and button hole is) do not overlap at all anymore :/ sigh haha.
post #49 of 74
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Originally Posted by letniaLynne View Post

Went maternity shopping for the first time today, I'm 16 weeks. It was quite depressing of a selection overall in my size catagory. I'm short and light, usually around 100 lbs and a size 0 ( which I think is such a fake size bit that's for another conversation lol) when I'm not pregnant. But here lies the problem ... I can't find maternity pants or jeans small enough, they look like tents on me. And I can't wear regular pants cause the waste band is so uncomfortable greensad.gif I don't want to live in yoga pants forever! I know their has to be something out there for me, maybe I'm just looking in the wrong place. I mean for example if I compare myself to some tiny japanise friends I have they make me feel big!orngtongue.gif someone must make maternity jeans for short thin woman?!!? Anyone have any ideas?

 

I had this same issue. I'm 13 weeks but can still fit into my regular clothes. However, I noticed that some of my pants were tight at the hips so I decided to switch over to maternity clothes. I loathe living in yoga pants or leggings. I'm a t-shirt and jeans girl and I needed a wardrobe selection that was not insanely big on me. I'm normally 5'5, 108 lbs pre-pregnancy, size 0 (I totally agree on the fake size!) - I found some success at Motherhood Maternity as they have sizes XS/S in regular and short length. I got some really cute straight leg and skinny jeans that are very comfortable for $39.99, get the second pair half off. I also had some luck shopping at Forever21 Maternity (it's only in-store and in some F21 locations) and found many size small tops that were very cute. I got some cute basic tops and nursing bras from Target for cheap (they were on sale.)

 

Lastly, I had good luck finding cute clothes is at Pea in the Pod. I was able to get some designer maternity pants and jeans that followed more European sizing. Keep in mind, it's much much more expensive but I figured it's an investment. You can't be uncomfortable all the time and if you're going to work while pregnant, you don't want to look like a slob nor do you want to keep adjusting your pants due to it being uncomfortable. I hope this helps!

post #50 of 74
Mrsbusybee, thank you for the recommendations!!! I am so excited to go online and see if these stores are near me smile.gif . Ill let you know in a couple of weeks how it turns out orngbiggrin.gif
post #51 of 74
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Originally Posted by letniaLynne View Post

Mrsbusybee, thank you for the recommendations!!! I am so excited to go online and see if these stores are near me smile.gif . Ill let you know in a couple of weeks how it turns out orngbiggrin.gif

 

You're welcome and good luck! I'll continue to post up recommendations if I find any. wink1.gif

post #52 of 74
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Originally Posted by msbusybee View Post

You're welcome and good luck! I'll continue to post up recommendations if I find any. wink1.gif

I broke down and purchased yoga pants lol! I went to motherhood but the xs was too big. They also sell just a bit of the pea in a pod brand but were out of the smaller sizes. I found a pea in a pod store locally so I'm going to see if I can find something there in the next few weeks smile.gif

The funny thing is if I keep waiting ill just put on enough weight to fit into the normal maternity xs orngtongue.gif
post #53 of 74
I have the other problem - I'm a plus size normally and finding plus size maternity is SO HARD. I can find some online but not at any of the amternity stores here. And since I'm in Canada, shipping from most stores is expensive, and then it gets here and half of the stuff is either way too big or way too small. Grrrrrr.

Any plus size mamas out there have luck ordering maternity clothes?
post #54 of 74
I am in the States, but have had good luck with Gap Maternity.
post #55 of 74

I really need to get something to wear for my sister's hen do in just over a week. Otherwise I'll be wearing jeans and a man jumper.

post #56 of 74
Do you have Old Navy's out there Nettle? That is my favorite place to get maternity shirts and dresses.
post #57 of 74

Unfortunately not, but there's a shop here called New Look which seems to have a good selection of dresses, so I'll have a look on Saturday.

post #58 of 74

Umm... I'm baaaarely showing but I just tried on maternity pants with the whole full panel thing and I loved them so much I had to buy them right then! I'm at the stage where regular pants are slipping down and t-shirts are slipping up and an awkward belly gap is beginning to form. These pants solve that nicely!

 

Funny story though, I decided to try on the pants so I grabbed a pair and took them to the change room and when I tried to put them on they barely came up to my knees before being too tight. I started a mental rage about how society and clothing retail is seriously effed up if they think that THIS is an example of what a L sized person should fit into and also I am never going to be able to wear pregnant pants. And then I glanced at the tag. I had grabbed a XS by accident!

post #59 of 74

A friend has lent me a couple of pairs of maternity pants and a be band. (yay!) At the moment, I think I've got more bloat than baby (sorry - tmi), so my jeans basically fit, but are a bit more comfortable with the button open, so I figured I'd try the be band before it was absolutely necessary. 

 

Problem 1:  Which side is up?  The thicker edge that's less stretchy or the other end?  Is one side supposed to stay on your hips better or is one side supposed to keep it up better?

 

Problem 2: Where are you supposed to wear it?  I tried having the bottom edge about at the bottom of my jeans zipper, but 2 buses and one train later, it had totally ridden up and was not doing the job of holding up my jeans (although to be honest, the jeans weren't going anywhere on their own).  Then, I tried wearing it lower on my hips, which made it stay put, but also made it look like I was wearing a band of some sort and not a cami as a layer under my shirt.  I feel like it should be hard to screw up wearing a stretchy band of material, and yet, I think I have. Also, I think it made me look pregnant.  Now, that really shouldn't be a bad thing, but without it, I thought I just looked a little bit heavier but not really pregnant.  I usually don't leave my office very much, but the day I was trying it out I went to the office birthday celebration (with ice cream cake!) and 2 (two!) people asked me if I was pregnant.  At not yet 14 weeks, I don't think I was ready for that. My former officemate just didn't leave her office for things like that her entire pregnancy.  I'm starting to think she was on to something (but... ice cream cake).

 

I'm down to 2 sweaters and 1 shirt that are baggy enough.  I tried my favorite spring t-shirt this morning, and it was really too tight in the boobs.  I guess it's time to go shopping, but do I buy a couple of t-shirts in a larger size, or a couple of maternity t-shirts? Maybe I'll go into work late tomorrow and check out the close by kids/maternity consignment shop.

post #60 of 74

My biggest pain is shirts I can do yoga in. Officially, none of my regular (stretchy, sleeveless, built in bra) shirts fit - the tightness I could live with, but now they´re constantly riding up. Going up a size isn´t going to fix it (though I'll stop by the store this weekend and try them on).

 

Any suggestions?

 

I normally go for sleeveless because I sweat a lot, and stretchy because on the right size they managed to be snug enough not to go up in downward dog and similar poses, without needing to be tucked in.

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