Meaning~ what is your pregnancy style in regards to clothes/fashion.<br>
Do you like to wear stylish maternity wear? Or perhaps you hate maternity wear and just wear baggy clothes or your dh's/dp's clothes??<br>
Well, I love the stylish maternity clothes. But, I can't bring myself to invest in a whole new wardrobe, so I mix and match hand-me-downs with a few new items and the occasional piece from DH's closet and end up somewhere a little short of stylish, but not too bad.<br>
I think maternity wear is more flattering because the top half is more fitted, and it really emphasizes that beautiful pregnant belly.<br><br>
Hmmmm, think I'll go browse the babystyle website for something fun <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
I love the cute and stylist cloths they are great. Old Navy has some cute stuff and Motherhood also has some really cute things and you can get them at a great price!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
Well... not that I can afford a big wardrobe from these companies, but I do love Babystyle, Japanese Weekend, and this company (NOM): <a href="http://www.naissancematernity.com/catalog/shop_f02.html." target="_blank">http://www.naissancematernity.com/ca...shop_f02.html.</a><br><br>
Day to day style for me though is pretty casual... drawstring cotton pants, denim overalls, bootcut stretch pants, somewhat fitted tees and tanks, zip-up sweatshirts, etc.
I'm mostly in a combo of elastic waist long skirts that aren't actually maternity wear but stretch nicely to fit, a couple of jumpers, and either large T-shirts or maternity T-shirts/sleeveless shirts that are handmedowns. I have a couple of peasant-blouse style maternity shirts, but haven't worn them much because they're long sleeved. None of my maternity pants--neither the handmedowns nor those I got new--or the one stylish matching outfit I had fit anymore, haven't for at least the last month. I like my denim jumper the best because then I have NOTHING binding on my belly, it's the most comfortable, though not particularly stylish. I've got one handmedown short and shirt set that make me look like a green pastel easter egg but are comfy... and one pair of overalls that still fit, so that's what I wear if I feel a need for pants, though the inseam pulls against my belly when I sit and it limits movement somewhat...it's the only thing I'll wear occasionally that I can't comfortably squat or bend over in.<br><br>
I'm more about comfort than style, but then I'm like that when not pregnant, too. I'm hoping to be able to improve the style department a bit postpartum, when I pick out a few nursing tops/nursing friendly clothes.
I tend not to wear things that are very body-conscious anyway, so I wear my regular clothes as long as possible, and then I just tend to buy a couple of things in bigger sizes. I keep it pretty nondescript, so it's not too obvious that I am wearing the same thing almost every single day. I also hate waists most of the time when I am pg, so one-piece dresses work best for me. They help me feel less frumpy, too, and I feel less pressure to look "put-together." One color, one line, just works better for me. I'm short too, so that's just another reason for me to prefer one-piece clothing.
Ohhhh, this thread really makes me want to go out and be ridiculous and buy a bunch of really cool, stylish maternity clothes! But, I won't.<br><br>
Since this is my 3rd time around, I have quite a few things, but hit or miss on the season. I will probably buy one pair of jeans to start wearing now (my regular clothes get extremely more uncomfortable each day) from Old Navy (I really like the one that don't have the giant panel) and maybe one top or two for the holidays. Otherwise, i'll borrow some stuff and make due with what i already have. Maternity clothes are so expensive. I also keep checking the "bargains" section at OldNavy.com, and will hit the Old Navy/GAP outlet near my house (which actually carries some maternity clothes).<br><br>
I heard that you can go to <a href="http://www.currentcodes.com" target="_blank">www.currentcodes.com</a> and get promotional codes for online shopping discounts (like for Old Navy). I haven't tried this so don't quote me on that. Also, since Old Navy has such a liberal return policy, a pregnant friend of mine just ordered some jeans in 3 different sizes--the total of her order qualified her for free shipping--and she can return the two that don't fit to any Old Navy store.
I really like the belly hugging more sylish maternity clothes.<br><br>
When I was pregnant with my dd, I felt really guilty about spending money on clothes I would wear for only a few months. So, I bought just a few cheap pairs of pants and tops and wore "tent-style" clothing. As a result, I felt like a huge, fat, giant blob. I felt really bad about myself, even though I had this glorious pregnant body and was creating a brand new person!<br><br>
This time around, I've invested in a few nice, fitted tops and some cool jeans and drawstring skirts and feel *soooo* much better about myself. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I love Old Navy and Gap's maternity stuff--especially when it's on clearance!<br><br>
My pregnancy is coming to an end, and the other day I saw some fall maternity clothes and got a bit sad! With my first I was working and it was winter-but I was able to wear regular clothes until 6 months. Even after that I got things a couple sizes too large and that worked. I loved wearing turtleneck sweaters, lowrise pants and boots-that was pretty much my working pregnancy uniform.<br><br>
With this pregnancy I'm not working, and we live in CA. I spent much of the summer in a bikini and sarong. But I did get 3 pairs of low rise shorts, a pair of capris, and maternity tanks (I prefer snug clothes as well.) I also spent a lot of time in yoga pants and a sport bra. And definitely dh's t-shirts when I wanted to be comfy around the house!
OT--just wanted to correct you. You have a 3 yr old. You *are* working. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Definitely belly hugging, sexy, stylish maternity clothes. When I'm not pregnant, I have never had fat thighs or a big butt, but I tend to gain weight in my stomach. So being pregnant is very freeing for me when it comes to clothing - I finally get to show off the belly, instead of trying to hide it! I can't stand big baggy maternity clothes.<br><br>
I think I was the only pregnant woman I know who actually missed her maternity clothes once ds was born. We are planning on TTC next month, and I've already started browing maternity sites.
What a fun thread, and funny from my point of view!! I put comfort above all else, and I am generally more uncomfortable the more "stylish" the clothes I am wearing...I hate to dress up unless it's a long and flowing and loose dress. Edited to add...not loose in terms of baggy, but princess style, fitted but not confining...<br><br>
So I've been very disapointed to note that the few times I've glanced at the maternity clothes sections this time around it seems style is all they offer...many polyester fabrics, all belly-hugging, only the under the belly wide band pants...<br><br>
And I'm thinking that my hope of thrift store shopping through this pregnancy might be the best thing. I foresee myself wearing...lots of denim overalls with tee-shirts/turtlenecks, soft knit tops, khaki pants with the over the belly panel. I have 7-8 shirts, and 5 pairs of pants (in two different sizes) and one pair of maternity overalls left from my previous pregnancy...don't know how I made it through, but money's always tight around here so I'm sure I just made due!! And I also anticipate sewing myself some tops from comfy hemp-fleece fabric I have on hand, in peach, blueish-green, and burgandy...plus a cool striped fabric that will look great in fall. And even though I wore non-stylish and more classic styles of maternity clothes, they were never "tent-like" as some people have said, just not the sort of fashion that you expect someone paid money for. Comfy, kwim?<br><br>
Now I just need to grow more belly to actually deserve maternity clothes, hehe!<br><br>
Anyone else in my boat, not liking the new stylish maternity clothes??
I'm with you on that, although I don't like looking like a tent, either. The few "stylish" items I tried on didn't want to fit even in late 1st trimester, they pulled in all the wrong places--those low-rise pants are a good example. I got one outfit that was capris with a complementing top, and that was cute and stylish, but got too tight! The top as well as the pants, just didn't go far into 3rd trimester. And since I was saving them for occasions when I wanted to look nicer, wound up only wearing them 3-4 times.<br><br>
The jeans I got at Motherhood also got too tight--just buy your pre-preg size, hmph! They were great until 3rd trimester, I suppose if I'd had all the weight in my belly that would have been fine, but I've put some on thighs and butt, too, and frankly even my belly is bigger than those pants accomodate... but I couldn't afford to go buy another pair, so I just wear the stuff I have that fits and is comfy...even if it does fit like a tent.
I want to look good this pregnancy.<br>
I have a whole bunch of wideleg pregancy jeans from my 1st. I think this time around I am going to buy just a few really nice shirts.<br>
I have also been able to wear my lowrise stretch levis and they seem like they are going to fit for awhile. I am excited about that. That also means I do not have to worry about postpardum clothes because I have a couple of those stretch jeans.<br><br>
I really love being pregnant. I say this all time but it the only time I really love my body.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">