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8 weeks but measuring 28weeks - size 20 anyway. What to wear?!

(9 Posts)
joosiewoosie Tue 17-Jun-14 07:58:04

Hi. I am 8 wks pg after mc last September. I'm quite anxious that all and sundry need not know until much later, due to my mc last time and my age (41).

Due to a massive fibroid, my uterus has already grown and distorted and my tummy is protruding to 28w size (as measured last week by the consultant).

I was size 20 on the tum before pg, so now I'm even bigger and struggling to find stuff to conceal the bump. I did dig my old maternity tops out but they cling to the bump and do not hide it in any way! I don't want to spend ££ on stuff that might be wasted if I have another mc (50% chance anyway).

So, can anyone suggest suitable coverage stuff, at least until 15w or so? (when I hope I won't be too much bigger - the fibroid can't grow that much, surely?!)

I have one tent like baggy top at the moment which is acting as my chief concealer top when I go out, but I need to do/get something else, or folk will talk about 'that fat bird who wears the same top over and over'!

This is silly and insignificant in the scheme of worrying about whether baby will actually be a sticky one or not, but I don't want everyone to know yet in case it doesn't work out, iyswim?

Thank you in advance x

BlueThursday Tue 17-Jun-14 08:11:01

Could you buy the same top you already have in another colour?

frankiebuns Tue 17-Jun-14 08:56:29

I go to charity shops and buy 26-30 tops or mens t shirts tbh style has gone out the window at the mo! I'm 30 weeks and was a size 22 at the begunning thankfully I have only put on a stonebut charity shops are way forward I got a whole new wardrobe for £4.50 bargain

FoodieMum3 Tue 17-Jun-14 10:57:18

Maxi dress or top?
I think it's impossible to tell if people are pregnant or not in those!

Best wishes with your pregnancy thanks

Eastwiththem Tue 17-Jun-14 13:03:43

Try adding accessories to distract from your tummy - frilly cardigans or dangly scarves work quite well but might not be a good idea in this weather, so maybe a long necklace or a top with lots of bows/ruffle type things that make it look like bulky clothes rather than a swelling tummy. Or wear plain tops with really OTT bottoms and shoes to move the eye away from your tummy.

Alternatively makes lots of loud comments about being tested for a wheat allergy as you've had terrible bloating lately. grin

joosiewoosie Wed 18-Jun-14 07:58:16

Love the charity shop idea, although I've never really seen those sizes in charity shops much round here. Perhaps I live in a town of waifs!

Which charity shop did you get your bargains in, Frankie?

I bought my current top years ago from who knows where, so I don't think there's much chance in replicating in another colour sadly.

As for accessories, they'd have to jump out at me as something I might ordinarily wear. I don't want even more attention for looking different to usual! Good idea though.

Thanks lovelies :-)

frankiebuns Wed 18-Jun-14 08:58:04

I get my from salvation army cats protection league and the lantern

joosiewoosie Mon 30-Jun-14 07:12:53

Absolutely nothing in my local charity shops above 20 (allowing for bump to grow), but got a fab top from eBay which I think I'll live in thus summer. smile Just to look for shorts/trousers now x

penguins123 Mon 30-Jun-14 08:07:32

ebay? i got alot of hardly worn items for less than half price of shops

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