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Gap, Old Navy..mixed deals but if you purchase over $75 i think there is free shipping right now.<br><br>
hahah! forgot the link: <a href="http://www.kidsurplus.com/category-catID-266.asp" target="_blank">http://www.kidsurplus.com/category-catID-266.asp</a>
 

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I got a card in the mail from Old Navy for 15% off entire purchase, good for one week, I think. That may be something to watch out for as well.
 

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My question is... how will you know what size you're going to be to get maternity clothes already? I mean, I assume I'm not going to be the same size I am now everywhere but my belly, so I've been holding off even looking until I feel like I need them.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My question is... how will you know what size you're going to be to get maternity clothes already? I mean, I assume I'm not going to be the same size I am now everywhere but my belly, so I've been holding off even looking until I feel like I need them.</div>
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I think it's different for everybody, especially depending on where you gain weight or how tall you are. I usually wear a small, and wore a small in maternity until about 6-7 months. Then as my belly grew bigger, the stupid maternity tops weren't long enough for me (I'm pretty tall) unless I bought a large. But small bottoms still fit even at 9 months.
 

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Interesting. It's a trade off for me b/c I don't have a lot of $ to spend... so on one hand jumping on deals would be a good idea but on the other, making sure the clothes I buy actually fit is important too!
 

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It's actually a knock off I guess - "Old Gravy"
 

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I've always read that you buy the same size you were before, I guess they give allowances for how you "should" grow? Still, I went from a 6 to fitting nicely into an 8 in the first 5 weeks, so I think when I shop for maternity pants I'm going with the 8.
 

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This Momma said she grew out of hers..<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=865093" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=865093</a><br><br>
... so who knows! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> It's probably one of those things that's different for everyone.
 

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with DD i wore a small the whole time, granted i did buy a different style in the end cause they were more comfy. if you go up too much they are just baggy around your hips and thighs and too long (if you are short like me) as for shirts, bust size is a major factor i got some that ended up not fitting well across bust, but again i think it was more of the style not the size<br><br>
i think you need to be open to getting new things through out, first cause it gets boring wearing the same things over and over. and even if they fit they might not be comfortable.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It's actually a knock off I guess - "Old Gravy"</div>
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they are actually the name brand but dont advertise that. that site has a lot of great wooden toys, etc. etc. (plan toys, etc. etc.) and i have actualy found organic yoga pants there before also. but they do say Old Gravy and Nap or something instead of ON and Gap.
 

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That's interesting... Old Gravy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I think it depends on a few factors. Weight gain being the biggest and height being the next. If you gain more than the standard, obviously you're going to need bigger clothes. I started my first pregnancy a small. Bought my first maternity clothes around 6 months and by the end was wearing XL clothes. I gained 80 pounds though! With my last baby I gained 19 pounds but started out heavy and pretty much never needed to size up.<br><br>
Mind you, I'm only 5'3. Shirts start out long and I grow into them pretty well. You might want to size up if you're tall because you'll start out with less growing room if that makes sense.<br><br>
HTH!
 

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It all really depends on how much weight and where you gain it. With dd, I never needed to size up. As long as the fabric was stretchy (needed the stretch to fit my large chest in) I could wear mediums. Anything more fitted, I needed a large. As for pants, I wore a medium the whole time. I spent a little money buying a size up early on and never wore those things.
 

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OMG- MOTHERLOAD!<br><br>
I just got a big box of maternity clothes from my sisters today. Mind you, this is the second box and they'd already sent the winterish/fall type clothes.<br><br>
21 shirts<br>
6 pairs of capris<br>
3 pants<br>
2 shorts<br>
and a nice swimsuit!<br><br>
I'd guess I'm hovering around 40 tops at this point and about 17 bottoms! I <i>almost</i> feel guilty with so much but I've only bought a few things off ebay and the rest was hand me downs. I am so thankful my sister and sil take such good care of their clothes!
 

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I'm waiting until I actually need mat clothes to buy any. My torso is really long and my legs are really short and I'm only 5'. I wear petite pants and regular tops and often times regular tops are too short.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My question is... how will you know what size you're going to be to get maternity clothes already? I mean, I assume I'm not going to be the same size I am now everywhere but my belly, so I've been holding off even looking until I feel like I need them.</div>
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I was told to buy the size I was pre-baby, I was a medium, so I bought mediums (pants, shirts) and was able to wear them from the time I bought them (around 16ish weeks) until I delivered him, and I gained about 40lbs.
 

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Im trying to stay in non maternity for awhile. Im fine with shirts but I am getting some size 5 and 7 pants for the next couple months. and SHORTS!
 

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I stayed in the same size bottoms throughout, but tops were more difficult. My belly stuck out so far that barely any shirts covered it all the way that didn't also make me swim in them on the top. I saved my pants from last time and those tops that made it through the whole pregnancy, but I'm definitely going to have to build my wardrobe up a little more. Boy, what a difference between having my first and having my second - splurging on maternity clothes was nothing back then. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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my shirts are too short (med's) so i wear larges. we have a great consignment store nearby and ive gotten some stuff from there but i dont intend on spending much money on maternity clothes..this is likely my last. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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