Maternity Clothes

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  1. First Baby White

    First Baby White Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,
    Hope you are all blooming :)
    I was just wondering what your experience has been on buying maternity clothes?
    Where is best in your opinions on cost, selection, fashion etc!!
    I feel like i will need to start looking shortly :)
    Thanks everyone
     
  2. Sandi4Paul

    Sandi4Paul Well-Known Member

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    i have been getting a lot off ebay which is probably the best in terms of cost effectivness, but can be a bit pot luck. I will also get some from Next as i got vouchers for them for christmas.

    A ggod book i have been using is "How to have a Baby on Ebay",
    it gives you a list of all the places you can go (for everything not just clothes) and the approximate price range. very good book.

    sandi
     
  3. missjennipenni

    missjennipenni Well-Known Member

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    I bought a pair of meternity jeans from dorothy perkins, and i hate them! I just cant seem to wear under the bump type jeans, and they just fall down :(
     
  4. ASD123456

    ASD123456 Well-Known Member

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    I bought my first pair of jeans today from blooming marvelous. They were in the sale for £11.99! Brilliant.

    My current jeans are all getting a little tight around the waist, really uncomfortable, and I wear jeans almost all the time outside of work. I got ones with elastict in the pockets becuse they seem better for smaller bumps, I'll prob have to get some of the ones with the big bad later on! :shock:

    Alex x
     
  5. Emma58

    Emma58 Well-Known Member

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    Get yourself out in the sales there are loads of bargains to be had.
    Last week I bought 2 maternity tops one from Peacocks £2 and one from New Look for £3. I have maternity trousers from Dorothy Perkins and Maternity jeans which i hate from Mothercare.
     
  6. lauramumof2

    lauramumof2 Well-Known Member

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    underbump I found were only good up till about 20ish weeks. Once you have right bump they are hopeles but are good for after the baby comes when you have a bit of a tummy but no bump.

    Over bump jeans are great, the big panel makes them look a bit daft but once you have them on and something covering the panel they are the comfiest things you will ever wear.
     
  7. lauramumof2

    lauramumof2 Well-Known Member

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    I bought a fews things off ebay which were great and a few which didnt fit well but I will just relist them. Ebay is good for unusual things and I love purple so got a few purple things. Its hard to go out mat clothes shopping in the shops, they never seem to have the right sizes.
     
  8. Suzie and Faith

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    There aren't any shops near me which stock maternity clothes, even the mothercare near me only stocks bras.
    I got a pair of maternity jeans from a different Mothercare store but they keep falling down, even though i've got a bump.
    I've just ordered some trousers from Dorothy Perkins as I need some other bottoms to wear as I no longer fit into my normal clothes :(
    May just end up in jogging bottoms. Lol.
     
  9. Manda&Thomas

    Manda&Thomas Well-Known Member

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    ive got mine from next and littlewoods for jeans and newlook for tops.
    ive got under bump jeans which are fine untill you sit down and now i find they dig into me, have to put up with it though as not buying more at this stadge.
    manda xx
     
  10. muppetmummy

    muppetmummy Well-Known Member

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    I bought a couple pairs of early term jeans from mothercare for £20 each and I love them.
    They are really comfy, should last me all the way through (the elastic bit you tighten is still on a tight setting at the moment) and I should be able to wear them for a bit post birth :D
     
  11. Tillytots

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    I brought lots of mat jeans and now they're getting too small... :shock: how can you grow out of mat jeans?! Its my big elephant bum :rotfl:

    I brought a couple of pairs of jeans from Newlook which are lovely but too long :wall:

    Mum brought me a bundle of Maternity clothes from ebay which are fab! They included 4 pairs of next jeans - all different cut, ie. bootcut, skinny, regular etc. I love these. The tops were from Dotty P.

    I also went to the sales and brought 2 pairs of pink tracksuit bottoms which will fit all the way through. they are pink and gorgeous! I got 2 hoodies in mahusive size to go with them too for when Im indoors and want to be comfy. I find I live in my PJ's too, the builders across the road & the postman think I never get dressed :oops:

    I think if you can, go shoping and try all the jeans on that you can. When you find a good pair buy 2 or 3 of them! Ive found everyone finds different jeans comfy etc I love under bump whereas other hate them, same goes for different brands. Also when you have found something you like in shops have a look on ebay for them.

    x
     
  12. Suzie and Faith

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    OMG I LOVE YOU! I am so dumb. I didn't know the mothercare jeans could be tightened!!!! No one told me!!!! I had seen the button and couldn't work out why it was there!!! You've just saved me from walking round holding my trousers up!!!!!
     
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    I was walking around wearing mine for several days before I found the tightening elastic, mine were falling down too before! :lol:
     
  14. BeckyJ

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    new looks bloom range is a god send 2 me, try it hun, cheaper than ebay alot of the time
     
  15. sarah113

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    I brought most of my bits from ebay or next, plus i still had some bits from my last pregnancy :D
     
  16. kalia

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    New Look and Mothercare. I wouldn't recommend spending lots. If you think of the size of a 17 week, 27 week and 37 week pregnant woman those are very different sizes! I have out grown my first maternity trousers and I'm buying more now. But I only bought 1 pair of trousers and wore them almost every day for about 10 weeks and they were only £18 from New Look so I got my moneys worth :rotfl: And remember you will still need big clothes after baby is born - I think I read somewhere that after the birth you are the size you were at 4 or 5 months.
    I've got a bump band and I thought it was rubbish to begin with - around 16 weeks. But now that I have no waist whatsoever it is fantastic! It covers gaps that may occur between trousers and t shirts and keeps my belly warm as my winter coat doesn't close any more :D And it stays in place now that I'm bigger. I've bought stuff on ebay but I would say you get better bargains (that you can try on too!) in New Look.
     
  17. debecca

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    All my best stuff came from Ebay or New Look. Cheap too!

    And I agree about maternity jeans, NO CHANCE of them ever fitting, or work trousers for that matter. I look really funny walking round pulling my trousers up all day at school.
     
  18. andreaaa

    andreaaa Well-Known Member

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    I haven't got much at all :(

    I don't know where to buy from or what size to get as pretty much as soon as I got pregnant I put weight on literally all over so I don't think new look stuff etc would fit :(

    I bought more thongs the other day in a size 22 from Tesco... it's the bggest size they have so I don't know what i'll do when I grow out of these

    I was a curvy 16 before but I dont think any clothes fit me anymore... I bought a size 18 stretchy skirt from Matalan for £10 which has loads of stretch left and a pair of trousers from mothercare which I will soon have outgrown :cry:

    Any advice ??
     
  19. Tillytots

    Tillytots Well-Known Member

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    :hug: :hug:

    how about these hun

    http://www.plussizematernitywear.co.uk/

    I think these do up to a size 20:

    http://www.vertbaudet.co.uk/childrens/M ... mCatId=781

    and here...Im lovin the zebra print top :D
    http://www.evans.co.uk/webapp/wcs/store ... d=-1&top=Y

    they all have sale on honey so grab yourself a bargain
    xxx
     
  20. andreaaa

    andreaaa Well-Known Member

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    :hug: :hug:

    Thank you Miss Tots :)
     

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