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#1 Mummy Duck

Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:00 AM

I have ruined my one and only nice maternity dress  cry1.gif  and need to replace it. I actually cried this morning - damn you preggy hormones.

Im looking for a plain t-shirt/stretchy material dress. I would prefer it to be babydoll style or similar that gathers or ties under the bust and flows out. Just above the knee would be great. Sleeveless would also be good or short sleeves. Wraps would be ok too. Of course also a budget price.

This pregnancy all I want to wear is dresses with bd2yo all I wanted to wear was tights and t-shirts.

Please help I dont have the energy to search the shops. Thanks in advance.

#2 Isolabella

Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:06 AM

My sister loved ASOS when needing dresses


#3 minidiamond

Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:27 AM

Awww, so sorry you cried !  I cried when I was in a food court recently because I couldn't find anything to eat that didn't break the listeria rules.  bbighug.gif Ripe Maternity is awesome although not really so much 'budget'.  However I think you could wear some of them not pregnant too.  http://www.ripematernity.com/shop/category...ernity-dresses/

I also got a couple of dresses from Seed, not maternity designed but they still work really well.  I got this one in black which I love & is fine for now, and with thick black tights & a long sleeved t-shirt underneath and boots etc., will work in winter.  Fits alot of your requirements and sounds like just the ticket for you.http://www.seedheritage.com/dresses/pintuc...049211_1001333/

Purely from a personal perspective, I did an order from asos & sent it all back. I find it really hard buying that kind of stuff online without trying on first. But asos is very cheap so might be worth a shot since shipping etc. is good.

Edited by Liltuss, 18 April 2012 - 11:30 AM.

#4 Futureself

Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:33 AM

I have THIS DRESS and it is perfect. It's my staple for work and will also become my go-to social dress I think. I have it in Black

#5 Betty_D

Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:37 AM

I also used ASOS a lot for my maternity wear. Quite cheap and I got a lot of wear out of them.

#6 NinjaMum

Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:38 AM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 18/04/2012, 11:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My sister loved ASOS when needing dresses


I was about to suggest this! They have a few dresses in there on sale too - I picked up one of their $30 ones (Jersey Wrap Bust I think?) and it's so comfortable! Soft stretchy material too. I found the sizing (UK sizing?) to be pretty accurate - I'm a 14-16 normally, and the size 16 dress fits perfectly.

#7 PattiODoors

Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:44 AM

I've got a plain black Bonds T shirt material, short sleeved dress that I bought from Big W a few weeks back. It comes in grey and ?grey/ black stripes and was about $35.
I've worn it and washed it heaps, its been my best clothing buy this pregnancy.

Edited by Applebum, 18 April 2012 - 11:45 AM.

#8 maxmum

Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:49 AM

Check this website out.


#9 PleaseBeAdvised

Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:59 AM


Pricey but worthwhile. I wore this throughout my pregnancy to work and to more formal events. Extremely versatile. It is a tshirty stretchy fabric. Washes really well but needs a bit of a press on the skirt before you wear it (well, it does with my washing machine). It also works pre-bump and will work post - bump, so think of it as a wardrobe staple you can wear pregnancy or no. My best buy of the pregnancy.

Another who seconds ASOS, particularly now you can return items to an AUS rather than UK address. There is a sale on now as well.

#10 tweetypie007

Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:03 PM

I second ripe maternity. Check out this website  www.mums2be.com.au they are having a sale on ripe maternity items. And if you type in kids30 at the check out you get an additional 30% off including sale items. Hope this helps

#11 Inigo Montoya

Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:59 PM

QUOTE (NinjaMum @ 18/04/2012, 09:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was about to suggest this! They have a few dresses in there on sale too - I picked up one of their $30 ones (Jersey Wrap Bust I think?) and it's so comfortable! Soft stretchy material too. I found the sizing (UK sizing?) to be pretty accurate - I'm a 14-16 normally, and the size 16 dress fits perfectly.

Absolutely agree with this. I bought the same $30 dress from ASOS, it is SO comfortable, I love it.

Only thing I found with ASOS is that the dresses look really short on the models but were all REALLY long on me. Easy to hem though so it didn't bother me too much.

I also have a couple of Metallicus dresses, and other stretchy dresses from places such as Seed.

#12 mama2carysbaileigh

Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:13 PM

I like this store

#13 Mummy Duck

Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:04 PM

QUOTE (Inigo Montoya @ 18/04/2012, 02:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Absolutely agree with this. I bought the same $30 dress from ASOS, it is SO comfortable, I love it.

Only thing I found with ASOS is that the dresses look really short on the models but were all REALLY long on me. Easy to hem though so it didn't bother me too much.

I also have a couple of Metallicus dresses, and other stretchy dresses from places such as Seed.

Thanks so much for saying that I almost wasnt going to buy them because they looked too short on the models. Im 39yo and dresses that short are just not appropriate for me anymore.

Any idea how long delivery is?

#14 Phoenix Blue

Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:43 PM

I have this dress from Angel Maternity.


I have it in blue. It s stretchy, very comfy, and sits well. I get positive comments every time I wear it.

HTH Kate

#15 NannyPlum

Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:25 PM

The bonds maternity dress! I also bought the skirts in the same kind of material.

I still wear the dress, it is so comfy and versatile I can't rave enough about it original.gif

#16 MickeyBoo

Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:34 PM

Big W have some dresses like that in a variety of colours, and patterns for only $10 each size 8-16, but they are generous sizing. I also got a stretchy black dress that looks like a wrap dress, and works really well while pregnant, and that was $29. They have the Bonds maternity dresses there for around $30 as well.

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