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i know it's kinda trivial but maternity clothes?? Is Dorothy Perkins 'avin a laugh???????

(66 Posts)
iclaudius Sat 16-Mar-13 21:11:18
jayne99 Wed 31-Jul-13 06:03:47

I recently decided to switch over to maternity jeans and tried out the Morph maternity jeans. It was amazing! They fit so well and are so comfortable.

ExscooseMeMrOfficer Sun 19-May-13 16:33:22

I got loads of things from dorothy Perkins when pregnant with dd 3 years ago. I also found the red herring at debenhams maternity range really good.

nowgotosleep Sun 19-May-13 16:19:50

H&M have loads of nice bits online, but unless you live near a huge store, the selection instore is very basic. I had to travel 30 miles to a store that was big enough to have a dedicated maternity section. The only problem with H&M is that the sizing is crazy so it's a risk buying online!

2Labradors Sun 19-May-13 14:52:05

excited I thought that about H&M. I got a navy blouse for work and that's it.

I have short legs and noticed that next have maternity wear in short leg but every time I check they're out of stock in my size (I'm 14 on bottom and 12 on top - pear)

I managed to get a pair of black work trousers from Peacocks and my mum has taken the legs up on them. They were only £14 too and pretty comfy.

I've ordered some items from New Look online. Got some 3/4 jeans which are pretty good, ready for summer! And got a dress which seems nice.

I'm at that in between stage at moment, normal clothes are too tight and the bobble trick is no longer working but I'm not big enough for maternity really. But size 16 bottoms don't look right. Such a pain.

Excited85 Sun 19-May-13 13:55:00

Went hunting today and found sweet FA. Shocked at H&M section, the whole store is full of lovely summer clothes, bright pretty and floral and the maternity section was just navy and black, few long sleeved tops and cargo pants. Horrible. If only I could sew there's a definite gap in the market for trendy and nice fitting mat clothes!!!

Splatt34 Sun 19-May-13 09:35:24

next and h&m

BeCool Sun 19-May-13 09:19:36

I had some DP maternity tops. They stopped at waist. shock

hedgehogpickle Sun 19-May-13 09:10:04

Most of my tops were H&M and red herring. Managed to stay in my normal jeans throughout, with them under a high bump - good thing too as I never found maternity trousers long enough! Bought one dress as I knew I'd wear it loads over Christmas & New Year and a lovely coat from M&S (their maternity range online dwindled even in the 4-5 months I was looking!)

Was appalled at Next having nothing in store & told them so. Hate clothes shopping online normally with all the hassle of being in for/collecting the package & then having to return stuff/post it back - even worse when you're pregnant and have no idea what size you are from one week to the next! Dreadful that these "women's clothing stores" can't seem to be arsed to cater for a certain group of women at all or only make a token gesture of doing so sad

adagio Sun 19-May-13 08:39:24

I got a lovely maternity coat (last year) from Top Shop, rest of my clothes (work wear) were jersey dresses from Mothercare and Next, old non mat jersey dresses for about the first 25 weeks fitted OK, casual one pair of jeans, one pair mother care leggings and maybe 2 or 3 mat tops plus some old tops I didn't mind stretching.
My fave purchase was maternity PJs - lived in them in the evenings!

frogchops Sun 19-May-13 08:09:12

My purchases so far have been in h&m, asda, red herring and peacocks. Try peacocks, they're priced reasonably.

nowgotosleep Sun 19-May-13 07:55:31

This may help, in the past week I've noticed that both Zara and Primark have started stocking maternity clothes.
When I was pregnant, 2 years ago, everywhere had maternity ranges. I had 2 fab pairs of jeans from river island-I see they've stopped stocking maternity too, and loads of great stuff from H&M. eBay is probably going to be the easiest place to find stuff now though!

Wishiwasanheiress Sun 19-May-13 07:45:00

I got told by staff in Next that maternity "wasn't an important line to sell in shops"

So I banished myself from the store in my plainly embarrassing and appalling pregnant state as directed and as yet haven't been back for my, dh or anything for 2 dds.

Try asos. Unfortunately everything is now online only. Apart from red herring in debenhams

BabyHMummy Sun 19-May-13 07:39:52

I have had same probs. H&m are dodgy on sizing, mothercare and m&p just too pricey and new look only does t shirts and their size 18 is about everyone else's size 14. Am stuck in the one thing I said I didn't want...bloody leggings and oversized tops.

FoofFighter Sat 18-May-13 22:42:11

And why is 70% of maternity wear striped??

At a time when you don't want to look any wider than you do, why oh why have everything in horizontal stripes New Look I'm looking at you!!

PixieBaby Sat 18-May-13 22:34:36

I tried various shops but the winners for me have been gap online (prompt delivery/easy returns) for casual clothes and then seraphine for work tops that look smart with suits. Mamas and Papas also do reasonably priced dresses for evenings.

I am pear shaped and found the gap 1969 jeans a perfect fit - bought a second pair! No luck with finding tailored trousers for my shape so I bought a belly band on Amazon and just used it with trousers the next size up.

KiBe Sat 18-May-13 11:01:46

Looks like Asda have stuff online too?

jollytummywobbles Sat 13-Apr-13 14:45:55

DP no longer stock maternity wear, even online. M&S are reducing their range to just swimwear, underwear and nightwear.

It's a nightmare.

iclaudius Tue 19-Mar-13 12:18:25

It's size 10 jeans I struggle with and conversely in a longer leg

I've been pregnant a LOT and never had any problem getting clothes!

they're doing Blooming Marvellous at Morethercare online now

it really looks like you can't get anything in the High Street, it's all online sad

some New Look's look a bit teenage mum for me but they've also got some more grown-up styles.

what's this about then? are the chains becoming more serious about Maternity, or are they just covering summer?

harleyd Tue 19-Mar-13 10:03:50

new look do short leg, but they only had sizes 12 and above left when i was in

Funny you should say that thehooglypeg - Next was the only place I could find short-leg maternity jeans.

theshooglypeg Tue 19-Mar-13 09:18:03

I found Mothercare had the nicest maternity clothes, which surprised me: I expected it to be really frumpy. I tried all the others, H&M, Next, DP etc and found them poor. I was particularly frustrated at not being able to get maternity trousers in a shorter size - I complained to Next about this, pointing out that although my tummy was getting bigger, my legs weren't getting any longer. But I don't think they really took it on board.

harleyd Tue 19-Mar-13 08:52:49

dp are crap! ive bought a pair of jeans from new look, which are awful. got a swimming costume from mothercare which is awful. a few random bits from ebay, not too bad. and a couple of skater dresses from new look, which arent maternity but are doing the job sofar.

I've just received the new H&M catalpgue for spring/summer, and the maternity section looks really good. there aren't many, and the trousers are below-bump, but the dresses and tops are really nice smile

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