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Not to be a totally materialistic wench (really! I so rarely buy anything new) but ....<br><br>
I am a secret shopper (shhh!) and checked out a local maternity store today on their dime. The stuff was SOOO cute. I bought a pair of navy blue cords that go under the belly (I'm not young, but they still looked really nice) and a kind of sixties-style top with flowing sleeves and purple, white and black skinny stripes.<br><br>
So, yeah, I'm mostly wearing hand-me-downs from friends and stuff left over from my first pregnancy, but I must admit that it was a huge thrill to buy new stylish things. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"><br><br>
Anyone else?
 

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If my belly ever gets bigger, I will be buying new. This is #1 for me, and none of my friends have babies so no clothes for me to borrow. Luckily I work out of the house, and live in jeans so I don't need any nice "work" clothes.
 

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I bought a bunch of clearance stuff from Old Navy and Gap last September. I figured I would need some more spring/summery stuff with this June baby. I've borrowed quite a bit as well and did buy some from a friend of a friend who had some pretty nice stuff. It just helps to have a variety of stuff to mix and match.<br><br>
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I've bought all new pants this time around, because in the years since having dd, I was forced to become accustomed to the style of lower waisted pants. So when I tried on my old maternity pants, they felt SO extraordinarily uncomfortable coming all the way up over my belly! I now have a pair of overalls and two pairs of no-panel jeans.
 

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I can fit into one pair of jeans- I will have to get new pants & underwear because they are super stretched out from my first pregnancy- I was huge to begin with and even larger full-term. This time around I've lost some weight. I should be able to wear the shirts and nighties again.<br>
I will have to get new nursing bras too only because DS breastfed until he was a little over 3 and I've continued to wear them- they are completely full of holes, but SO comfortable!
 

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I will be buying a few new things, because with DD was a winter baby and this one will be a summer babe. I'm a lot smaller than most of my friends, so I haven't been able to borrow maternity clothes in the past.<br><br>
I enjoyed shopping for maternity clothes last time (although the prices were ridiculous). It was the first time in my adult life that I'd had an entirely new wardrobe!
 

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I've bought myself 2 new shirts, a pair of pants & a hoodie. When I got out my maternity clothes from dd, I was shocked. How the heck did I get through a pregnancy w/those clothes (not that many). I did borrow stuff last time that I don't have this time, so I think that's the difference. I hate most of my pants/jeans (they're too big, fall down, hate them), so I'll probably buy myself a few pairs in January. I don't care that I'll only wear them for a few months, I can't go around naked, LOL.
 

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I gave almost every stitch of my maternity wardrobe to my great friend across the street who is due in March. Eek! I am probably due sometime in late July/early August, so I will likely need to start "borrowing" some of my clothes back before she delivers. Maybe I can get away with some of my non-maternity but larger sized clothes (I recently lost about 20 pounds).<br><br>
However, I'll likely have to dig up some new stuff too, since last time, I delivered in May and this time it will be the dead of summer. I think I owned one short-sleeved shirt last time. I'll probably do most of my shopping at Target, though -- I loved their stuff last time. I think it's better made than that drek at Motherhood -- a couple of washings and it was all pilly and faded.
 

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I got good prices on stuff from Gap - I ordered a ton of stuff in all sorts of sizes online and got free shipping and then returned most of it and kept a few things that I actually liked. That was first time around.<br><br>
When I get pregnant next time, I will probably be too cheap to buy anything new (unless it's a different season). However, even if I don't buy a whole new wardrobe, I'm sure my mom will convince me that I need at least one new shirt or something.
 

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I have to admit, this time around I did go out and spend a bit $ on new maternity clothes. I have some old stuff left over from last time, but at about 5 months I got tired of feeling frumpy and ugly and went to a boutique and bought a pair of nice black pants, brown cords and jeans (all under the belly). And I also bought 4 cute, kind of fitted maternity tops. It's been nice to go to work every day feeling a bit stylish. I've gotten quite few compliments and a silly as it sounds, I feel kind of pretty this time around <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I wish I had something kind of fancy for the holiday parties, though, but I'm only 6 weeks away and I would feel kind of funny buying something now...we'll see.
 

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I bought new stuff last pregnancy AND this one - and I usually NEVER buy clothes for myself. But darn it, I was so sick of looking like I was dressed from my moms hand-me-downs (I wasn't, but that's what I felt like!) that I decided to ask for splurge money. Boy am I glad I did! I still have to make do sometimes, but it's nice to have a selection of jeans to choose from, so if the over-the-belly panel is making me feel tight & icky, I can put on a pair of under-belly jeans & feel better. And having tops that look nice, and not like tents, is a big plus, too!
 

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at what stores do you buy your stuff?<br><br>
I can only think of Motherhood, Mimi (which is expensive), GAP, Old Navy and Japanese weekend (but a. they are expensive, b. I looked at tgeir pants are they don't even have cords or warm winter pants at all - just sintetic stuff)
 

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I went to a local maternity boutique...Japanese Weekend, Olian and couple of other high end brands. I have to say the extra money for fewer things was well worth it. I hate the mall so no Gap, Old Navy or Mimi Mat for me.
 

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Jess, what did youget at Japanese Weekend?<br><br>
i am trying to find warm winter pants and I think I only saw 1 pair of wool pants at gap.com
 

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also, what are the other names? I really have no clue.
 

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I got a hug cross-front top in red (they only have black and rasin online now). It can also be a nursing top but I think i've stretched it out too much to wear post preg. It looks really cute and fitted, although I gotten a few comments about my huge belly. It's super comfortable though.<br><br>
I like the look of their pants but JW runs really big and I'm pretty small (i had to hem all the other pants I bought too, though). They're nursing bras were my favorite with my dd. much beter than the ones that you have to resnap...I just don't have the coordination.<br><br>
I also like JW 'cause its made in the US.<br><br>
Umm I'm trying to remember...I think the jeans were something like Rebel. They have a zipper and button just like "real" jeans, I was very excited.<br>
I don't remember what the cordouroys were.<br><br>
I bet there's some really cute boutiques in chicago you could try. It's been a while since I've been there though.<br><br>
Also Mimi Mat. does occasionally have good deals on their sale racks. I have a couple hand me downs from this store.<br><br>
And one last thing...for weekend type clothes men's shirts are pretty comfy.
 

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I am the first person I know (family, friends, etc.) to be pregnant since my sister was born 28 years ago. So its buy new clothes or wear my mom's elephant bells.<br>
I have gotten the best stuff from Target's clearance rack. In fact, the top I'm wearing now (which I think is quite cute) was only $3.48. There's bargains to be found at that store, I tell you.
 

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Last PG I got most of my favorite stuff at Target...now we're at least 4 hours from one!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Luckily we drive by one whenever we visit friends, so I'll be able to get there before I get too big....<br><br>
Otherwise I have some men's stuff (men's shorts and tees, mostly) and a pair of overalls from M'hood that I love, but the o'alls are black velvet...kinda no good for a summer baby! Maybe I should just start wearing them now, lol.....<br><br>
I will have to get some shorts and tees, but I'll just wing it until april or so, probably.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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Yes! Partially because Nathaniel was a winter baby and this next one should be a late Spring baby. Partially because I grew out of my non-maternity stuff faster this time around. And finally, partially because I was working or had a more formal style last time and that doesn't work too well w/ a toddler! Except for one pair of JWO pants that I wore early on, I'm only now big enough to wear my maternity pants from last time. I've bought a few things here and there, mostly from Target, Old Navy and Hanna Andersson -- nothing exciting or trendy. Oh, and a vintage 2-piece maternity dress from the 60s. I love it!
 
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