so i am beyond frustratedw with maternity clothing. i have maternity clothing that currently fit me. Pants is not biggie, i am pretty sure that the pants i have now will fit me to the end. My issue is shirts. i have a few shirts that i can wear now that it is warmer. i went to the local motherhoos maternity and didnt find too much, and they are expensive anyways. I am currently in an XL however i am pretty sure that in antoher month or so, XL wont fit me anymore. I have 2 shirt that are XXL that will fit me when i become really big, but they are dressy. i only bought them cause they were a bigger size and i am having a very difficult time finding clothing that is bigger than XL. i dont like shopping online for clothing. i have tried Kohls, target, MM, etc and found basically nothing. i want to hit up thrift stores, but the closest one is an hour away (atleast one that is decent) and i dont usually have time to drive that far. so on my way into work while i was brainstorming this, i thought, we all probably have this problem. so my question to you is, where do you shop? i could really use some tricks...i need clothing!! i dont think the boss would appreciate me wearing the same 3 shirst to work everyday...
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I feel your pain.. I also am having a hard time finding shirts, I am normally a 1x. I have resorted to shopping online.. it isn't fun but I dont think my boss or coworkers want to see me without a shirt. So far I have had pretty good luck with Old Navy and JCPenny online.
I bought my maternity clothes at oldnavy.com and I love them, so comfy and pretty
So normally I am an XL, but I knew that was not going to work for long. I have order several things from ON.com and love them all! Also I have bought some 2x Tshirts from Target to get me by. My issues is pants I am going to need to buy more soon!
Erin, Try Motherhood, either in the store or online for pants.
I have the same exact problem. I did order a few dresses from old navy online that were great. I need to continue looking. We are actually going shopping this Saturday for clothes as virtually none of my old clothing fits
I posted this question on the plus sized board and got pretty similar answers (being that I am a plus-sized FTM too)
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At this point my maternity wardrobe is a mish mash. Some I bought when I was pregnant with my first daughter and son, some I've been given over the years, and some I've found on craigslist (I got some really nice ones for pretty cheap there). I was at Target yesterday and they have a lot of their summer dresses out and some look appropriate for work. Now, they aren't maternity (the ones I was looking at, I did see some maternity ones but they weren't as 'fun' as far as prints and maternity stylists seem to think every pregnant woman wants to showcase their breasts when designing dresses I guess) but if you size up they still might work. I'd try them on and see what you think they'll do when your belly is bigger. I *loved* dresses during the summer when I was pregnant with DS, not sure exactly how it will work this time since I was just in the second trimester most of that summer but I'm hoping I can do the same. Since this is definitely our last baby I just *hate* buying maternity clothes brand new knowing I'll never use them again.
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I am with the other girls, I love Old Navy but they don't sell the clothes at our store so I buy them online. They are super cute and not that expensive. I plan on buying some clothes for the summer (last time I was pg mostly in winter) there soon.
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I actually went to Kohl's the other day and found a bunch of clothes and dresses. They were not maternity but they are really stretchy material and will stretch nicely thru the pregnancy. I figure then I can also wear them afterwards as well. I know I've been looking for a lot of a-line tops. Luckily the style out now seems to have a lot of material at the bottom so they can be worn thru the pregnancy.
I love Ross Dress for Less, though just like a thrift store, it can be slim pickins and usually you'll find something wrong with the item. Like I bought a pair of yoga pants and put them on at home and the same day DH pointed out a place in the seem at the calf where the material didn't meet up for the machine, so it's like it's a hole. *sigh*
I'm going to the mall on Sunday with MIL and will be hitting up the department stores to see what they've got. The mall is 1.5 hours from here, so I don't get to go that often. I'm also hoping to get my two hospital picture/going home outfits while there. I'm not sure what all we'll be able to accomplish as we will be bringing the boys with us and will have to stop to let them play and go to the teddy bear creations for more stuffed animals and .... We may hit up Chuck E Cheese for dinner (don't have one of those here).
I'm hoping to pick up a couple more shirts and a pair of capris or a skirt or something.
Janelle and Brad 8-25-01