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Don't want obvious maternity clothes!

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#1 Hazel_Eyes

Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:36 PM

Hi Ladies,
I went shopping in Brisbane today (Indro) trying to find some stretchy pants/skirts to wear to work for the next month or so.  The pants I've been wearing have belts around the waist and already are too uncomfortable/tight (darned bloating!!).  I work in a conservative (male dominated) office.  I don't want to buy anything too obviously maternity, but after a fruitless day today am thinking of checking out the maternity stores in Brendale tomorrow.  I'm curvy so not the easiest to buy office clothes for (cleavage not acceptable!).  Anyone in Brisbane seen any suitable pants/skirts and any tips on where to go?

#2 kazzy84

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:25 AM

I'm having the same troubles. My work is quite corporate and it is difficult to find anything suitable. If you don't mind shopping online, there is some nice maternity clothing on the UK website ASOS, I'm thinking of ordering a couple of things from there

#3 gmc88

Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:05 AM

Autograph have some beautiful things and I am sure when I went past the other day it's a sale biggrin.gif

#4 Feral timtam

Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:08 AM

Find a Fashion Fair store and have a look in there, most of the stores are in and around Brisbane and apart from a couple of items everything I wore during my pregnancies came from there.
They are a predominantly casual wear store, but they do have some office friendly items that are also pregnancy friendly.

#5 LO123

Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

I am the same, work in an office and usually wear suits (skirts) to work everyday. Well they already don't fit and those that do are just too uncomfortable. I have some pant suits I pulled out and have found some tops I own which I can wear without tucking in. I have heaps of nice matnerity tops but they definitely look matnerity so can't wear them just yet. I think I will need to end up telling work earlier than hoped as it will be just too hard to hide.

One thing I did do when I was pregnant before was just buy some dressess and tops from Target but in the next size up. It actually worked well particularly with dresses as there was more room around the belly. Not so good with pants though. Good luck...

#6 kez71

Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:58 AM

In early pregnancy I had a stretchy skirt i found in target. I mostly just got a size bigger and that worked well for a while. Im 6 months now and have bought most of my clothes from autograph as they have elastic waistbands etc and are cut a bit bigger. I also found some great shirts at Rivers. I can't justify the cost of the name brand maternity stuff and find the target maternity pants just fall off when i walk.
good luck, you'll find stretchy stuff, just keep looking!

#7 elmo_mum

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

intimo roll top pants, jackets and tops - are all stretchy, but they dont streych out of shape, and you can wear them afterwards

yes they are a bit $$ but you will get heaps of wear out of...

#8 babieluv

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

Hello ladies, I have had the same problem but found a really good online store which has some great work clothes on offer. It is http://www.queenbee.com.au/?gclid=CMPv6dzizbQCFQslpgodTloAyA
I ordered some basics from there - black pants, skirts, tops etc - and they arrived really quickly. They also seem to have a good return policy so if the clothes aren't quite right you can send them back. This was the best (most stylish) online store I have found to date.
I too work in a corporate environemnt and my 'normal' clothes are already too tight and uncomfortable.

#9 ellejays

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:34 AM

asos.com seem to have some really nice and reasonably priced maternity wear, with free shipping to Australia.  I've saved a bunch of items I like for when I start to need them - but I haven't actually bought any yet.

Has anyone else bought mat wear from asos and is the quality any good?

#10 spottyladybug

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:48 AM

Not my DIG but I have a few ASOS maternity dresses and I love them although they are too low cut for work for me or a little on the figure hugging (high school teacher). The quality is terrific and I am really happy with them - they fit well and for the most part the sizing charts are on target for the clothes (I am a 16-18 in clothes). I cannot vouch for anything other than the dresses though.

#11 Leeleelou82

Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

Wow thank you so much for these posts, I was dreading trying to find clothes to fit and couldn't bear if anyone saw me in the maternity section of a clothes store - too early yet!  Asos has an amazing range and I've already picked a few I love - thanks!! biggrin.gif

#12 kazzy84

Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:28 AM

I just ordered a couple of maternity things from ASOS, got a work dress, work blouse, a pair of jeans and a casual long sleeve top - all for $100, I felt like a got a good deal! I know it is super early to be worrying about maternity clothes, I haven't got a tummy yet at all, but I have an irrational fear that I will wake up one day and nothing will fit haha. Now I have a couple of options to get me through. Some of the winter / warmer stuff is on sale through ASOS which is perfect as I figure I will need warmer things by the time I am showing properly. Getting excited!

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