Jump to content

Clothes to suit size 18

  • Please log in to reply
33 replies to this topic

#26 MAGS24

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:31 PM

I bought my best fitting pair of jeans at Rivers for $20. They always have some excellent deals online. I also bought some great fitting tops from Rivers as well for $7 each.

#27 stephanu

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

Asos.com, without a doubt. huge selection, most things come in size 18 and they also have a +size section for 20-26. Free delivery and Australian returns if you don't like anything.

If you feel confident in the skinny jeans then you should wear them. I'm at least a size 18 (I fluctuate) and I rely on skinny jeans because my legs are long and somehow manage to stay skinny. So I wear loose, flowy tops on top and skinny jeans or tights on the bottom.

In order to get skinny jeans that fit my skinny legs and my fat tum I wear Jeans West maternity skinny jeans, even though I'm not pregnant.  ph34r.gif

Edited by stephanu, 28 January 2013 - 09:37 PM.

#28 Coffeegirl

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

I'm a solid 18.  Like a PP, I have good boobs and nice shoulders with not too much tuck shop arm, so I love t-shirts and singlets.  I hate baggy or tops that are too loose as they make me look bigger than I am.  

I tend to buy alot of my clothes from Sportscraft.  The quality and fit are really good and the sizing is consistent.  I can pull any top off the shelf in an 18 and it will fit.  


Their Signature range goes up to 22-24 with some lovely business shirts and suits.

Edited by Coffeegirl, 28 January 2013 - 09:41 PM.

#29 Blackcurrant

Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

QUOTE (mrshappymum @ 17/01/2013, 10:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey girls,

I've put on quite a bit of weight lately and I'm sitting at a size 18. I do hope to lose it but to make myself feel better about myself I want to wear flattering items in the meantime.

What do you wear at this size and where do you shop?

I tried on some skinny leg jeans at City Chic a few weeks ago and they were actually nice but I didn't have the courage to buy them. I worry that I will wear clothes that make me look frumpier!


I am a size 16/18 top and I am a massive fan of twist front style tops and dresses. I find them incredibly flattering on (especially if no waist). Stuff like this http://slimages.macys.com/is/image/MCY/pro...if?op_sharpen=1

I wear skinny jeans (have a size 12/14 bottom) and I just wear over size tops.

I also buy a lot of stuff off ebay to try out brands. From doing that I have found that I love Ezibuy, Moss (NZ), Sakaguchi, Dorothy Perkins, Capture and heaps of others.

#30 mrshappymum

Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:40 PM

Thank you for your reply...

I was just thinking about this again. I'm still struggling a bit. I've put on weight on my stomach (after having kids) and finding it hard to draw less attention to that area!! Might have a look at those twisted type tops you mentioned

#31 Blackcurrant

Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:26 PM

Another style that I have grown to love with my belly (I swear I still look like I am pregnant), is a lot of halter style that hang from boob. Like this sort of thing
This sort of style is usually very generous, and quite forgiving. Empire line is also great for hiding a lack of waist original.gif

(nb: I actually have that dress - in a size 12, but cobalt blue with black leather neck). VERY forgiving cut and wear.

Edited by Blackcurrant, 14 March 2013 - 08:28 PM.

#32 Green Gummy Bear

Posted 27 April 2013 - 11:24 AM

I carry all my weight in my belly.  Skinny jeans look good on me for about the first two times I wear them, then I find I'm forever having to hitch them up as they tend to be 'stretch' type denim, so they stretch around my belly, and then end up saggy all over my legs and butt.

Me personally, I have decent boobs and legs, but find pants in general just don't fit me properly, so I tend to opt for dresses that cinch under the boobs then skim over my mid area and end knee length or just above.

#33 samoocha1991

Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:21 PM

I just found this wonderful site called One Stop Plus its from the US but delivery only costed $27.00 to post 8 items to regional NSW, Will be here within 9 - 14 days.  I loved the clothing for its longer length after having 2 Cesarians you get that little tummy that all those clothes like to take advantage of a shorten there way down lol.

Great all round year wear at really cheap prices!!!

#34 nellista

Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:08 PM

As others have said, I really think it depends on your body shape.  

Autograph tends to carry a lot of tunic style tops, and I find that they don't suit me at all!  My belly is my issue, so something that floats off my belly makes me look heavily pregnant.  I tend to go for long line tanks and maxi skirts a lot.  Sure, the tanks don't hide the fat so much.....they make it look more like fat than pregnant!

2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users


Newborn baby found in a nativity scene

Police are trying to trace a woman who abandoned a baby boy in the manger of a church nativity scene.

Life would be harder without my kids

The Humans of New York Facebook page is well known for sharing touching, real stories from one of the world's biggest cities – and it's just hit the heart of parents everywhere.

Mum dresses as Wonder Woman for last day of chemo

A Brisbane mum dressed up as a superhero to celebrate the end of her chemotherapy and created a moment her family will remember forever.

How a raisin can predict a toddler's IQ

All you need to assess a child's future intelligence is a plastic cup and a raisin, according to new research.

Former Hi-5 member's cannabis hope

Former Hi-5 star Tim Harding hopes a cannabis-derived drug will help control his daughter's epilepsy, which sees the four-year-old suffering between 50 and 100 seizures a day.

The top 5 reasons your toddler throws a tantrum

Whilst to the outside world little people may appear to have it easy, it's actually not always the case – just ask any toddler who's had their toast cut up the wrong way.

Glenn McGrath thought he'd lost his wife and baby

Australian cricket ledged Glen McGrath has spoken about the moment he thought he might lose his wife, Sara and their baby daughter, Madison.


Inside my Centrelink nightmare

Mother Bec Smith has been trying for months to access Centrelink payments. A "serious error" is preventing her.

Warnings over push for hourly childcare billing

Australia's peak childcare body has called for caution around the Turnbull government's push for childcare centres to charge parents by the hour, not by the day.

Cate Blanchett thought about adopting for years

Cate Blanchett says her recent adoption of a baby girl had nothing to do with wanting a daughter after having three sons.

Kate Walsh: 'I can't have kids'

Grey's Anatomy star Kate Walsh has revealed she is unable to have children because she has experienced early menopause.

The parasite that could boost fertility

The Tsimane women of Bolivia are often revered as among the most fertile in the world - on average having 10 children in their lifetimes -- but some are even more fertile than others.

Family may sue cousin over genetics

A Melbourne couple is suing the Royal Children's Hospital for failing to diagnose a genetic disorder in their first child - an error they allege caused them to have another child with severe disabilities.

Strange things mums have done in labour

While most women in labour focus on the upcoming birth of their baby, some women do more interesting things.

Michael Clarke reveals baby's name

When Michael Clarke said he was wrapped around the finger of his little princess, he wasn't joking.

The logistics of breastfeeding twins

Our life is more or less divided into neat four hour parcels of time and it's hard to get much of anything done in the time between feeds.

How to stop people ruining Christmas

We can make a conscious effort about how we react to those curly Christmas day scenarios that can send us up the wall, or should we say chimney.

Lots of formula offers for desperate mum

The mum who was down to her last three tins of baby formula said she had received hundreds of calls and offers to send her formula.

Surviving breast cancer while pregnant

It was last thing Rebecca O'Donnell expected at 30 weeks' pregnant. One morning, while putting on her bra, she felt a pea-sized lump in her right breast.

Cot sheet brands for the nursery

With so many awesome cot sheet options these days, we thought we'd put together a list of go-to brands for you to seek out for your baby's bed.


What's hot on EB

How I survived breast cancer while pregnant

It was last thing Rebecca O'Donnell expected at 30 weeks' pregnant. One morning, while putting on her bra, she felt a pea-sized lump in her right breast.

Grieving father's letter to Bataclan terrorists: "...this little boy will threaten you by being happy and free"

A grieving father whose wife was killed in the attacks on the Bataclan Theatre last weekend has written an open letter to her killers.

5 challenges of motherhood - and how to see them differently

Despite the smiles, the sloppy kisses and the pure magic children bring to our lives, it's hard to deny that motherhood can be tough.

4 challenges of being a new dad - and how to face them

Becoming a parent is challenging – and that applies to both mums and dads.

My battle against antenatal and postnatal depression

I was five months pregnant when I realised I needed help.

Children swapped at birth will not be returned to biological parents

A boy and girl accidentally swapped on the day they were born will stay with the families who have raised them, a South African court has ruled.

A quarter of men believe they get 'man periods'

A British study has revealed one in four men believe they have a monthly cycle.

Baby deposit

How much do you need to save for a 'baby deposit'?

It's fairly straightforward to calculate a house deposit, but how much money do you need to save up for a baby?

Dad's beautiful note to his wife, a nurse

To anyone else it might just look like a picture of a mum having a nap with her toddler.

'I was a complete schmuck': Mike Baird opens up about his wife's postnatal depression

When his wife Kerryn was not well following the birth of their daughter, NSW Premier Mike Baird buried himself in his work.

Mum's desperate plea as whooping cough alert issued

A desperate mother has shared a heart-breaking video of her baby struggling to cope with a coughing fit caused by pertussis.

Coffee could help you live longer

New US research found people who report drinking three to five cups of coffee a day are less likely to die prematurely from heart disease, suicide, diabetes or Parkinson's disease.

The joy and dread of playdates

To live vicariously through your child is to rediscover anxieties you thought dead and buried.

Sick baby could die without scarce special formula, mum says

Lizzie Cann is down to her last three tins of a special formula in short supply.

Adorable toddler's strop foiled by squeaky shoes

We're probably all familiar with the pouty bottom lip and tightly crossed arms of a tot mid-strop.

More sex during World Cup created more baby boys

More sex during South Africa's World Cup meant a disproportionately high number of boys were born nine months later, a new study has found.

Win one of two ABC Shop prize packs in time for Christmas

What a boon it would be to have your toddler's Christmas gifts covered this year. We have two awesome ABC Shop prize packs to give away to two lucky winners.

Do fitness challenges really work?

Fitness challenges aren't new. There's Michelle Bridges 12WBT and a bunch of other programs if you really want to lose weight.

What are pregnant women Googling?

Pregnancy is a huge change for any woman, so it's natural we'll have questions - and turn to Google to ask them.



Can't decide?

Check out the Essential Baby Names section for some inspiration

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.