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Old 05-30-2009, 05:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Has anyone gotten started over with new clothes after having a baby? I'm 6 months pregnant and really love very little of my pre-pregnancy clothes. I've thought of getting rid of all but a few basics (and any favorites) during this pregnancy and starting over once I have the baby. I"d love to hear of anyone else's experiences if they've done this.
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I'm trying that this pregnancy, I kept EVERYTHING last time and wore almost none of it, because it didn't fit anymore or it was no longer 'me.' I say go for it, but maybe stash/save money for shopping post baby. Although, not having clothes is a good reason to reach your fitness goals so you can only have to buy new stuff once. That's my plan, anyways!
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I need to do this because the majority of my pre-pregnancy clothes are plain worn out. However I really dislike clothes shopping and have found it extra difficult with a baby in tow. Now I have a very limited wardrobe that requires me to wash more often than I want to. It was such a relief when I lost enough weight to fit back into some of my older jeans - it meant I had a couple more things to wear! When DD2 is a bit older I'll feel more able to leave her with DH and do a few solo shopping trips.
I say go ahead, but keep your old stuff until after you've bought the replacements.
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How funny! I say the opposite; I couldn't see what I had/needed with all the old stuff in the way. I didn't toss everything, but a good portion of it. And I honestly don't miss ANY of it!

I feel like if I had kept it, I would keep trying to fit it post-pregnancy (like I did the first time) even though everything was too small, too young, and my style has evolved. My clothes were holding back my growth and self-image.

I'm excited to go postpartum shopping!:
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Hmmm... This sounds like a great idea! I just had my baby a month ago, and there are sooo many items in my closet that I haven't worn since pre-first child, four years ago! They are just taking up space, and I know that they will never fit again, body-wise or style-wise.

Maybe I will start the massive decluttering ahead of me in my own closet. I don't have the money to do much shopping, but that's okay because there are plenty of items in my closet that I *do* like; they are just buried under crap I never wear!

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I should really do this.

My son is 20 months old and I still have clothes that I haven't worn PP. WHY are they still in my closet? WHYYYYYY?

Because I still hope that someday I will be able to fit in them. But now we are TTC #2 so that someday is going to be a long time away. So I should just let them go, shouldn't I?

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I should really do this.

My son is 20 months old and I still have clothes that I haven't worn PP. WHY are they still in my closet? WHYYYYYY?

Because I still hope that someday I will be able to fit in them. But now we are TTC #2 so that someday is going to be a long time away. So I should just let them go, shouldn't I?
Just let them go. This weekend I'm having a yard sale to sell some old stuff, so I can buy a couple of new clothing items.

Yesterday I tried on 2 pairs of capris, which I liked and ended up not buying because the fit wasn't quite right. I'm 6 weeks post-partum and I'm trying to get out of my maternity jeans . I should be given the okay today from my midwife and the doctor tomorrow, to start exercising again.
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I did that after DS was born and will probably do it again after this one is born. A lot of my old clothes didn't fit me the same post partum, plus I found my style changed quite a bit. I still have some old things in my closet though that I am hoping will someday fit again... seeing DS is now 2 I should probably just let them go.

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Has anyone gotten started over with new clothes after having a baby? I'm 6 months pregnant and really love very little of my pre-pregnancy clothes. I've thought of getting rid of all but a few basics (and any favorites) during this pregnancy and starting over once I have the baby. I"d love to hear of anyone else's experiences if they've done this.
I did this.

It really started during pregnancy. I don't like to shop yet I needed clothing.

I worked in banking at the time so I couldn't buy junky stuff. That forced me to buy what I needed, what I liked and more often than not, buy regardless (within reason) of cost.

Most came from Lands End and Target's Liz Lange line so we aren't talking huge $s but for the first time, I allowed myself to buy things that weren't on the clearance rack.

I ended up with an awesome maternity wardrode and I felt fantastic. It wasn't that I had a lot of clothing but what I did have mixed and matched and was stylish. I felt good about my appearance for the first time in a very long time and being pregnant, that is saying something!

Post pregnancy, I started buying smarter. I put more thought into purchases. I remember buying pants at a certain store. I liked the black pair so much, I bought the same in charcoal grey. They worked for my day job as well as weekend wear. I bought two tops that matched, resulting in four outfits.

I have been doing really good with buying only what I like and ignoring (again, within reason) the cost. I know I am spending less money and enjoying what I have much more. I actually like getting dressed now.

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I kept most of my pre-preg stuff and 8 months later, I still haven't worn any of it. I kept my jeans b/c they will be a good judge of, "yay, I'm back in my jeans!" but it's pointless b/c they were so low rise I doubt I'll ever wear them again.

I feel the same about almost all my pre-preg clothes -- they're just not "me" anymore. A lot of them feel too young.

I say ditch the clothes you don't care about and maybe keep a few pieces you really love, and then revisit this once you can fit into them again. You don't have to make the whole decision at once.

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Just save your favorites. I moved shortly after having my baby so i got rid of a lot of clothes. Even then, I still had a bunch of clothes that didn't fit or was just a little too worn out for my liking. Now I'm pregnant with 2nd, and this time i'm purging as I go...as I grow out of things or the weather changes, i'm just getting rid of it. Our house is too small to keep tons of clothing around that I MIGHT wear again. I actually ended up being much small after having my baby because of BFing, I guess. I only buy sale items anyway, so I might as well just start fresh.
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This is what I am planning on doing. I have purchased most of my clothing from consignment or thrift stores, so I'm not out that much financially. I get what fits & looks great on my body & I shop every few months. My mom even commented (nicely) on a shirt I was wearing tonight & I told her I bought it at a local thrift shop. She was surprised.

I also lost tons of weight after my 2nd child was born, so half of my clothing didn't fit me at all. I hope that happens after my 3rd is born

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