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Posted 11 July 2015 - 09:14 AM
I know I'm getting a little ahead of myself :-) I just thought I'd share what I liked/didn't like from previous pgs, if you have any advice you'd like to add please do!
#1 and #2 were summer/autumn babies, so I pretty much wore out those maternity clothes. I bought quite a few things from Pumpkin Patch, as well as just normal flowy summer shirts in bigger sizes. I also wore maxi dresses (I can't wear them not pregnant now, they just look wrong, lol!) I had some Jeanswest maternity jeans which were awesome. I bought feeding shirts, but I found that it was usually easier just to wear a maternity singlet with a normal shirt over the top.
#3 was a mostly winter pg (so I have lots of winter maternity stuff, which won't be very useful this time, lol!) I bought maternity bras from Mamaway which were absolutely fantastic and I'll buy more this time. I bought lots of Mamaway clothes which were good because they are maternity and breastfeeding so I got lots of wear during pg and after. However I didn't like their jeans.
Posted 11 July 2015 - 12:44 PM
Thank you for creating this thread, 123Babies4Me - being our first I have no idea where to start and what I will need. I want to buy some clothes this coming week, only because I know I won't have much time afterwards, so was just going to go to the local shopping centre and see what's there. I know it's early but think I had better buy some work clothes now because I have over a month before I want to tell anyone and think my clothes might give me away before then.
Posted 11 July 2015 - 03:03 PM
Oh I had a quick peek in Mamaway yesterday! I like the look of some of their stuff.
I may have already bought a couple of things from Target...
I like the look of Jeans West maternity - what does everyone prefer, the over-the -bump stretchy waistband or the jeans with the stretchy side panels? With my boys, I couldn't BEAR the feeling of over-the-bump so any pants or skirts I wear will have the be under-the-bump. Hoping to be able to get away with dresses a fair bit, easy to accessorise at least.
I'm going to drag out what little of my maternity gear I kept & see what state it's in. My dear friend has given me a huge (one of those striped shopping bags, you know the massive ones) FULL of stuff that I'm hoping will fit. Might go do a bit of a wardrobe sort this arvo.
Posted 18 July 2015 - 02:17 PM
Lordy, maternity clothes in WA are in short supply and the range pretty much sucks. Went shopping yesterday and ended up buying a few larger tops instead of maternity ones a) because there wasn't a big selection and b) because they were just not appealing. I think I might have to go to maternity clothes specific shops and check out online, the usual shops in shopping centres just don't seem to have a good selection.
Posted 18 July 2015 - 10:55 PM
Crossroads have recently released maternity clothing, so i'm heading to one of their store that stock it tomorrow - ideally to get my hands on some comfy skinny jeans...
I'm plus size, and found last time rather hard to find many maternity clothing.. i wore some comfy pants i bought from kmart. Luckily some plus size clothing was a bit generous in the belly region so was able to wear them for most of my pregnancy.
With feeding, i gave up quickly on the nursing tops (especially with the tiny holes), and just went with large tshirts and pulled them up - definitely works well.
Posted 18 July 2015 - 11:08 PM
I just grabbed some great items from the Sussan maternity range.
Posted 03 October 2016 - 09:14 PM
Target have lots of stretchy soft fabrics and good casual dresses for summer (just in their normal section not maternity). But try before you buy, Im normally 10-12 and would buy medium or large but only needed a small at target as they were very generous and super stretchy (and black which is always more flattering).
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