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Pregnancy spanx or similar?

(17 Posts)
Keenoonvino Thu 10-Jul-14 07:52:21

I'm a bridesmaid at a wedding in a couple of weeks and I will be 29 weeks pregnant. My bump seems big - it's my .2nd DC.

I need some sort if hold me in underwear suitable for maternity wear, anyone have an ideas? The material is the dress is very silly and slinky and not only can you see my VPL but also the love handles I seem to have acquired!


Keenoonvino Thu 10-Jul-14 07:52:54

Silky not silly material!

squizita Thu 10-Jul-14 08:10:45

If you didn't go down the actual spanx route (I believe they DO make pregnant ones but I would be worried about toilet breaks! LOL barely manage in control wear when not pregnant) ... what about 'no seam' style pants that don't hold you in at all but are pretty much invisible.
I have some which work well from Debenhams. I have to confess I just bought a massive size not maternity.

Keenoonvino Thu 10-Jul-14 08:37:05

squiz I'm already worrying about toilet breaks and standing up for so Long!

Good idea about the seamless pants. Didn't think of that.

But I just feel huge and having to walk down aisle and have photos think id feel more confident with spanx. I'll google to see if they make maternity ones. Friend said they don't, but I will have a look!

tak1ngchances Thu 10-Jul-14 08:40:18

You are pregnant. No one is expecting you to look all spanx-y. Just relax and enjoy the fact you can breathe in your underwear. Go with the comfort my friend!!

HeyMicky Thu 10-Jul-14 08:41:27

Pregnancy control pants definitely exist, I wore some during my pregnancy.

I remember googling them at work and the site being blocked due to "Sex"

No, IT department. No.

squizita Thu 10-Jul-14 08:49:30

grin HeyMicky!!!

Aciderwouldbenice Thu 10-Jul-14 09:04:34

Spanx do make maternity pants, they are £25 ish. Matalan do some lovely very high pants with low leg line for 3 for £6, which are good under slinky dresses- I just went a size up (I am a bridesmaid at 29 weeks in a slinky dress too so I feel your pain!)

Maomoo Thu 10-Jul-14 09:07:06

I got some mama spanx via Amazon for £25. Expensive but worth it - made me feel more comfortable in a fitting dress that I wore to a friends wedding.

tak1ngchances Thu 10-Jul-14 09:34:10

I think you're all mad. I am 27 weeks and letting it ALL hang out grin

PeppermintInfusion Thu 10-Jul-14 09:54:39

If spanx etc are too uncomfortable, even a petticoat might smooth it out a bit but be a bit more accommodating.

Mrsgrumble Thu 10-Jul-14 09:58:15

I have branded maternity spank and they just feel like thin tights.

I am wearing a size up in hold in pants to a wedding next week, just for the earlier prt of the day. I'm sure it isn't a good idea all day.

Mrsgrumble Thu 10-Jul-14 09:58:53

Spanx.. Maybe I bought them too big?

MissHC Thu 10-Jul-14 10:00:35

I used pregnancy spanx when I was pregnant. They were great, lots of room for the bump and I found they really supported me.

EvilHerbivore Thu 10-Jul-14 10:02:52

[[ pants]] think I'd go for something like this, just to smooth you out a bit under your dress and give a bit of support

Inbl00m Thu 10-Jul-14 10:05:32

Asos do decent maternity shapewear - not to suck you in obviously, just to streamline and support everything smile

Keenoonvino Fri 11-Jul-14 10:50:34

Trust me, in normal day to day life I do let it all hang out. But when you are a bridesmaid, have to stand in a church full of people in a silky dress and be photographed (which I usually avoid!) then I would just like my love handles squeezed in a bit.

Thanks for the advice - have ordered a pair of mama spanx smile now, just to figure out what to do about the back fat!!!

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