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Maternity clothes for tall people..... help please.

(29 Posts)
JambalayaCodfishPie Wed 16-Nov-11 10:48:33

Im so fed up.

All i want is some long sleeved tops, dark colours, to layer underneath some long tunic style dress things.

The sleeves arent long enough, or they dont cover my back, or the bump bit is in the wrong place.

I usually use Next, but eveythings out of bloody stock.

Im cold, please help. smile

Yummymummyyobe1 Wed 16-Nov-11 10:56:28


Have you tried jumper dresses and leggins, warm and comfortable. I am living in them as they have some give in and look cute with winter boobs.

Gemstar28 Wed 16-Nov-11 11:01:09

I'm 6ft and have found that Asda long sleeve tops are great but depends how far along you are- I've got 2 weeks left and finding these are getting a bit short over the bump now!

JambalayaCodfishPie Wed 16-Nov-11 11:03:50

Winter boobs yummymummy ? grin

These tops are to go under a few things like that that I already have.

Will try Asda! Thank you!

TheBreadstick Wed 16-Nov-11 11:15:02

I'm just shy of 6ft and have struggled with the tummy issue, although I'm only 18 weeks so bump isn't really noticeable yet. I do have these on my radar for when I get bigger though ...

JambalayaCodfishPie Wed 16-Nov-11 11:19:35

Id just added a pack of these to my basket on asdas website - the New Look ones are out of stock. sad

TheBreadstick Wed 16-Nov-11 11:22:46


Grumpla Wed 16-Nov-11 11:26:35

I am just under 6ft. Since my last pregnancy bloody Dorothy Perkins has stopped doing maternity wear in the shop in our town, but might be worth a trip to a large store or website? They certainly used to have a couple of pairs of jeans and a couple of work trousers in longer lengths.

H&M standard maternity trousers are super long, I have a fab pair of grey cords which must be a 36" leg, despite normal H&M trousers flapping around my ankles. So well worth a try. I had to get a size up from pre-pg size though.

Long Tall Sally has maternity jeans on their website but the 2nd hand pair I bought off eBay make me look like a 1980s plumber so do try them on if you can grin

New Look tend to do a very limited number of their maternity trousers in a 34 leg.

Next - you'll need "Extra Long" as their "Long" is only about 32" I think!

Try eBay. Search for "Maternity <your size> long" and switch the description search on. I've got a couple of secondhand Next & DP pairs for a few quid each there (as well as the plumber jeans).

Grumpla Wed 16-Nov-11 11:29:12

Whoops just realised you are after tops! blush

Well definitely have a look at H&M then.

Also the new look tall range has a lot of jersey / tunic tops that could probably do for the first 6 months or so.

Depending on the fabric / cut non-maternity clothes might work just as well.

JambalayaCodfishPie Wed 16-Nov-11 11:41:01

Thank you!

Im living in leggings/long tops at the minute, but I think i've only got a couple of weeks before I need some jeans/work trousers, so thats all really helpful!

This is why I love mumsnet! grin

JambalayaCodfishPie Wed 16-Nov-11 11:44:49

Am I being really stoopid, I cant find H&Ms maternity stuff online.... blush

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Wed 16-Nov-11 11:52:12

Topshop do a tall maternity range too - I know you're looking for tops and I've not tried theirs but they do trousers up tp 34"/36"

FortiesCromarty Wed 16-Nov-11 11:57:16, no specific maternity tops but normal tops for the taller lady may work

phlossie Wed 16-Nov-11 12:02:03

I got a load of charity shop stuff a size or two too big - long tunics to wear with tops or leggings. I've also found H&M and TopShop good.

Tangle Wed 16-Nov-11 12:09:02

I'm only 5'8 (not a phrase I put together often!), but I've found stuff in Pumpkin Patch to be reasonably sized as well - they don't have a huge selection but they often have a sale on.

I know its not long sleeved, but M&S cami-strap vest tops seem to be super stretchy and quite long, and I've used them for layering up before now whilst pretty far gone.

MarKettle Wed 16-Nov-11 12:36:43

I second the recommendation of H&M, their basic scoop/ v-neck tops (the stretchy type) fit nicely on the sleeves and the shoulder seams sit properly on a taller frame.
I'm 5'10 and found I could lift my arms above my head without baring my midriff to all and sundry (I don't walk around with my arms above my head, I wore them for exercising, too!)
I think they're still £7.99 or thereabouts so great price for the quality (they wash nicely)

Superene Wed 16-Nov-11 12:44:28

I cut the straps of some vest tops, them wore them over the bump and down as far as required, as I found bump bands (or whatever they are called) just weren't wide enough and rode up. Then it didn't matter if the tops and trousers didn't meet properly. I should perhaps still be wearing them to cover the "belt of despair/least favourite muscle", but I chucked all my maternity stuff away with a loud cheer.

phlossie Wed 16-Nov-11 16:46:11

That's a useful tip for b/feeding too suprene - I did that so that I could feed without showing off my postnatal mid--drift--avalanche.

phlossie Wed 16-Nov-11 16:46:38

oh bum, that was supposed to cross out

Yummymummyyobe1 Wed 16-Nov-11 16:53:20

JambalayaCodfishPie that was susposed to be boots although I do have winter boobs at the moment wink

Grumpla Wed 16-Nov-11 18:30:57

The H&M website is truly crap. You have to search for the item eg "Trousers" and then select "MAMA" from the list of options down the left hand side.

JambalayaCodfishPie Wed 16-Nov-11 19:11:25

Thank You to everyone, lots of option there. grin

idlevice Thu 17-Nov-11 03:01:51

There are a couple of specialist websites in the US with maternity stuff for taller women that deliver internationally - should come up if you do a web search.

ninemonthsandcounting Mon 28-Nov-11 22:39:54

I got the tall maternity capsule from Tall Maternity Store, it has jeans, work trousers and yoga pants, they are lovely and a good fit. No tops on there at the min but you can email them and suggest new products i think

PinkFondantFancy Tue 29-Nov-11 02:31:44

I got sone stuff from can't remember if it wad a tall range or if they specifically cater for tall people. Either way, they were good

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