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O.K., O.K., I realize there are much more grave concerns I could be having at this point...<br>
But, instead, too much of my energy is being focused on maternity clothes that suck! I have several lovely pairs of capris and skirts that fit me nicely and stay up; however, it's still winter here in Colorado, so I can't wear them just yet. I'm stuck with about 3 pairs of long pants that KEEP FALLING DOWN!! I mean, CONSTANTLY! I can't walk from my bedroom to my kitchen w/o having to hitch up my pants. Am now wishing they came with suspenders or something...<br>
The second part of my rant is about maternity/nursing bras. I got a Bravado a few weeks ago and a YES! bra the other day, and while they fit nicely and are comfortable, why do they have to be so darn ugly? How come Victoria's Secret hasn't hit on the hidden wealth of pregnant women and new moms and designed something that looks slightly more elegant than a jog bra? I'm not asking for sequins or a diamond-encrusted decolletage, but something a bit prettier would be nice.<br>
O.K., rant over...will now focus on world peace or something more weighty...like lunch.
 

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The clothing issue is a no win in my mind, all of the stuff I was able to wear inthe dead of winter towards the end of my pregnancy with ds, is tight and uncomfortable already<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> As far as the bra thing, I say something EVERY SINGLE time to the Victoria's Secret employees. Every time I have a few extra moments when I am near the store I stop in ask if they have any nursing bras, when they tell me no. I say that I would like for them to bring up the necessity at their next store and regional meeting. I always tell them they are in the perfect position to have a great and loyal market, if they would only take advantage......
 

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We had a wonderfully warm couple of days last weekend and then the cold hit us again. I was so looking forwad to being able to wear dresses and skirts and swear off pants entirely. Waistbands and I do not get along anymore.<br>
I refuse to buy into the maternity clothing. I have one pair of transition maternity jeans with stretch in the waist from Old Navy that I got on clearance for $6, and I've been hoping they will last me till it warms up! I usually just wear yoga pants....<br><br>
And ugh, nursing bras are hideous. I'm hoping to just wear a lot of nursing tanks for the summer and hope that I'm not a perpetual milk geyser!! I'm supprised the WAHM gangs don't make fun nursing bras. I doubt it would be too hard to create one......<br><br>
Hmm, maybe that will be my next creative project. Converting bras! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I hear ya' on the bra rant! What is up?? I've purchased two bravados, as my boobs are the only part of my body requiring maternity wear at this point, and man, I can't believe I'll be wearing these for the next several months! My DH and I joke about them, especially the white one, which I swear could have come out of my grandma's lingerie drawer!<br>
Comfort is important, yada yada yada, but so is looking good, and i can't wait to get back to my more appealing lingerie!!
 

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I 2nd the bra thing. My girls have grown so much I have to buy the "Just my Size" sorts ... so not attractive. DH laughs every time he sees the bras! He says I look like a grandmother! Mostly I wear the shelf bra types b/c it's all I fit in to comfortably. Another irritating aspect is that each breast is growing at a different rate. They have always been slightly lop sided, but now it's obvious even with my clothes on! My boobs are ruined for life!
 

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Yeah, maternity pants are the worst. I walk around hiking up my maternity jeans too. I think we're probably at least a month away from nice weather, so I'm in the same boat! I did find some black elastic waist pants at Target two years ago...they're nice, dressy black, flowing, and so comfy. I'm not sure if they have anything like that anymore.
 

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The pants are a pain in the arse. I look like a slob with everything hanging around my hips. Next time, no shopping online for me.
 

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i hear ya-it's either hanging down on the hips or yanked up high to my boobs! plus i'm carrying so low so far that the stretchy area of the pants is no help really <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> and the maternity shirts are all so boobular-i feel like i'm hanging out all the time (haven't grown much in that dept)...
 

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okay - seriously, you may not want to hear about my clothing issues ... but here goes. i gave up on bras during my last pregnancy, so that's not really an issue anymore. this time, my rant? <b>(TMI WARNING!)</b> i can't find comfy undies ... and for some reason i'm having issues with having the belly panel in most pants ... it was fine for a while, but now i want NOTHING on my belly. so i'm rolling down the waist band on everthing and wearing yoga pants or long skirts and going commando when i'm staying home. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> i didn't reach this point until after 32 weeks last time ... and by the end i was in tent dresses only. i can't wait to see what a fashion disaster i will become this time around. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I have often wondered why V.S. hasn't started to sell maternity or nursing bras. It is really frustrating!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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Maternity clothes are depressing. Partly because I swore I wan't going to buy anything new (expecting 3rd and I believe last but at the time I thought my 2nd was last and I didn't buy anything new then either). I went to put on the jeans from my first and way too snug. I have lots of capris, but I developed ugly varicose veins on my calves. So off to Motherhood I went to spend $ I didn't want to for 4 months use.
 

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I don't even bother hiking up my pants anymore it is such an annoyance. My dh calls me Buttcrack Sally. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I'm loving my lycra sports bras though!
 

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Buy suspenders. Seriously.<br><br>
I thought I posted my story of falling down maternity pants here, but it looks like I didn't. I am copying and pasting from what I sent to some girlfriends:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">I had a (literally!) embarrassing occurrence on Friday and thought you might get a kick out of it. If nothing else, at least the women I know can laugh about it, because I was not laughing at the time!<br><br>
I am finally out of regular pants and into maternity pants. I had a little rant Friday morning about how many maternity pants (or at least the hand-me-downs I have from my cousin) don't have pockets. There is nowhere to clip my insulin pump, nowhere to put the key card to my lab, nowhere to tuck a two dollar coin so I can nip down and get a drink, etc. It's annoying.<br><br>
Well.<br><br>
Apparently, I shouldn't anger the maternity pant deities.<br><br>
My ILs were due to arrive at our place for the weekend on Friday around 6, so I was in a bit of a rush when I was leaving for the day. I was running to catch the streetcar at a busy streetcorner.<br><br>
The pants have this soft, stretchy elastic band over the belly and around my back, but no real waistband.<br><br>
As I ran, they started to creep down my belly and then down my legs, taking my stretchy underwear with them! I was wearing my usual huge, thick, black, ankle-length wool coat, so I was desperately trying to grab at the pants, but couldn't get a hold on them.<br><br>
So there I am, at a very busy street corner, with my pants and underwear at my knees. It's all hidden under my big coat, but it was pretty uncomfortable, not to mention freaking cold!! And there is no way to climb up on the streetcar without first pulling my pants up. I had to do some creative contortions to inch the pants back up without lifting my coat up.<br><br>
I don't think my attempts to do it discreetly were entirely successful, either, because as I got on the streetcar, I got some sympathetic smiles, a few embarrassed look-aways, and one very weird, meaningful wink.<br><br>
Sigh.<br><br>
DH picked me up some suspenders today.<br><br>
Hope you are all well and more dignified than I am. :)</td>
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I hear ya about the suspenders. I actually have given that a second thought. The only jeans I have found that I like and comfortable for me the $68.00 ones at Gap. I know.....way too much for jeans that will only get a couple of months use out of them. Aside from them falling down, my other gripe about maternity jeans is that I keep ripping the waistband when I pull them up. It's hard to get a good grip on the the jeans themselves and not grab the waistband.
 

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I sympathize, ladies! Most of the time, when it comes to functional maternity/nursingwear, we mamas get the raw end of the deal – and forget about being sexy/stylish. UNLESS we want to pay an arm and a leg, of course. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> But for those of you who would’ve bought a bra at Victoria’s Secret prices, then the following links may bring you closer to what you’re looking for when it comes to nursing bras. Obviously, the negative to this is that you can't try them on before purchasing. But for those of you who would order (or did already) online, these *might* be an option for you!<br><br>
(I would probably order a couple from the first link, but I got lucky when I was in Australia, and found some super sexy bras at *Target* - I know, Target! It was such a shock - - and they are truly the sexiest/most comfortable bras I have ever worn! Unfortunately, I don’t think they don’t carry this line in the U.S.)<br><br><br><a href="http://www.evalillian.com/Nursing-Bras-Tanks-11.htm" target="_blank">This site had a couple sexy ones</a><br><br><br><a href="http://www.babystyle.com/common/dProductDetail.asp?PMId=18428&dept=0&frm=0&SIND=1&cmCL=crosssell18677" target="_blank">Here’s one designed by Elle McPhereson</a>
 

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Btw.....funny story, Maria! Well, it's funny because it didn't happen to me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
Seriously....I *am* sorry it happened to you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> - - but I still can't help but chuckle....
 

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Maria, that story is hilarious! Thank goodness it's winter...<br><br>
I've been trying to stick with maternity shirts because they hide the waistband of my too-low pants, but today being St. Patrick's day I thought I'd wear the one green sweater I own. It's not a maternity shirt, but it was fairly long on me pre-baby and stretchy. Well that totally backfired, as I spent the entire day hiking my pants up and yanking my shirt down. I finally stuck close to my desk thinking I was safe sitting down. Then I realized (after three coworkers came by and chatted for a while) that I had some major preggo buttcrack hanging out where everyone could see. Ahh, so attractive <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Maria - <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:<br><br>
Oh my gosh! I always have that fear!!! So sorry that it happened to you!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><br><br><a href="http://www.evalillian.com/Nursing-Bras-Tanks-11.htm" target="_blank">This site had a couple sexy ones</a><br><br><br><a href="http://www.babystyle.com/common/dProductDetail.asp?PMId=18428&dept=0&frm=0&SIND=1&cmCL=crosssell18677" target="_blank">Here’s one designed by Elle McPhereson</a></div>
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These are exactly what I have been looking for...very pretty! BTW (re: the Elle McPherson bra), BabyStyle has fantastic customer service, so if you order one and it doesn't fit, returns are a piece of cake!<br><br>
As for pants, my only hope (besides suspenders!) is to order a pair from the Gap. I have a really nice pair of their denim capris that I got at a Gap outlet in MN a couple of weeks ago, and they fit like they were made for me--very supportive and they actually stay UP. Only problem is that Gap price-tag...esp, since we don't have an outlet that carries their maternity stuff in CO.<br><br>
Loved the pants around knees story, BTW! That sounds like something I would be doing right about now!
 
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