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Vap0 Sun 06-Mar-16 07:49:47


I'm popping out of my normal jeans and need to buy a pair of maternity ones. I'm a size 16 with a big bum and bug legs, Any suggestions of where will be good to buy them? I don't want to spend too much as they will hardly get any use as it is just weekends I'll be wearing them. We popped into H&M and saw a pair for £50 which I can't justify for something which will barely be worn hoping for a nice long summer where jeans won't be needed.

Runningupthathill82 Sun 06-Mar-16 07:55:44

Honestly? The only decent ones I've found, over two pregnancies, are the Leigh ones in Topshop - but they're not that cheap.

Mothercare ones stretch and fade v badly, while the Asos ones fell down to the point that I couldn't wear them out of the house, as I was hoiking them up every 10 seconds.

If you're only after something to potentially last until summer, and you don't want to spend much money, could you get away with a pair of cheap low-cut jeggings in a bigger size, such as Dorothy Perkins' Eden? I think they do an 18?

IndomitabIe Sun 06-Mar-16 07:58:38

Online only round here. Not sure about shape/size specific but I got my work trousers from Vertbaudet and they're the only things that stay up. (Wish I'd bought jeans too, but 37+3 seems a bit late now)

All maternity jeans are evil and make a break for my knees at the first hint of movement.

Good luck in your quest. Many before you have failed.

Loraline Sun 06-Mar-16 08:00:10

I'm a size 14 usually, with big hips. I find the Gap jeans great. Unlike Seraphine ones, which are pricier, they came up far enough on my hips to stay up well. Wore the under and over bump ones at different stages

Champagneformyrealfriends Sun 06-Mar-16 08:01:36

I like my next jeans. I paid about £28 for my (not-so) skinny pair and they have a really supportive over-the-bump band.

Blackpoollassy Sun 06-Mar-16 08:01:44

H&m maternity are really good

Champagneformyrealfriends Sun 06-Mar-16 08:02:59

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Sun 06-Mar-16 08:05:43

I really like the H&M ones. They're not that expensive - they do quite a few different ones and most are much less than £50.

seven201 Sun 06-Mar-16 08:05:53

I got mine from next online for £25.

applecatchers36 Sun 06-Mar-16 08:08:01

Another vote for Gap maternity jeans, not expensive and hardwearing, have lasted well over two pregnancies, good quality, comfy too.

MyNameIsSuz Sun 06-Mar-16 08:08:19

The gap ones are fantastic, and definitely stay up! Nice and stretchy and keep their shape. They are bit more expensive than some at £40ish, but there are quite often gap discount codes around. I found h&m quite hit and miss with sizing, they definitely need trying on in the shop as there's huge variation just between different styles. New look supersoft skinnies are also pretty good and fairly cheap.

1frenchfoodie Sun 06-Mar-16 08:08:33

H&m are very good, mine were £35 (over bump, bootcut) and i kept my eye out for a 15% off card on a magazine so got for under £30. Worn almost daily for 4 months they were a bargain compared to most things in my wardrobe.

thenewaveragebear1983 Sun 06-Mar-16 08:12:07

Matalan if your local store actually stocks maternity , they're about 12-15 pounds. I had 2 pairs that saw me through. Also check eBay, I bought a pair of blooming marvellous from a wholesaler brand-new for 10 pounds. I'd never pay the full price in mother care for them, but at that price they were good. Mothercare's over bump jeans were very poor quality in my ooinion , the bump band was very poorly attached.

Potkettleblack2 Sun 06-Mar-16 08:12:50

I'm in awe of anyone who can maternity jeans after about 20 weeks-I find them so uncomfortable once my bump gets in any way bump-y. They constantly feel like they're falling down-it's like the denim is too heavy for the elastic keeping them up. And I've tried next, gap, topshop and h&m! I've totally embraced the legging (which I normally hate) or wearing dresses. Sorry I know that's not what you asked!!

mummy2twobabies Sun 06-Mar-16 08:13:50

I've found next jeans to be great. I got mine in the sale for about £15 each. Worth having a look online.

IndomitabIe Sun 06-Mar-16 08:18:06

I think I must just be an odd shape this time!

LBOCS2 Sun 06-Mar-16 08:38:27

Gap overbump skinnies. They're great, I'm looking at getting another pair for my last 6 weeks...

Cric Sun 06-Mar-16 08:42:12

Mine were £35 fromH&M they were over the bump. I miss them!!!!

Marzipants Sun 06-Mar-16 08:43:29

Next jeans are surprisingly great. Don't forget you may end up wearing them for a few months after the baby's born so you'll get a fair bit of wear out of them. Glares at own stomach.

IndomitabIe Sun 06-Mar-16 09:04:22

What I did find good was this website: Just Maternity Jeans, and in particular these dungarees (which are pricey, but I got them on offer and they've been the most comfortable thing to wear). One tip though, unbutton the elastic bit on the back before you wash them. I only realised this the other day and the elastic has started to go already. But they've been brilliant!

delilabell Sun 06-Mar-16 09:06:48

I got mine online from bonprix. Their sizes are a bit slapdash so I ordered several but with free returns it didn't matter.

B1rdinthebush Sun 06-Mar-16 09:27:10

I had a few pairs from H&M that were about £25 each. They size very small though and I found they fell down a lot. I also had some from Asos and, surprisingly, Mamas and Papas which were both pretty good.

The best ones I had were by Jessica Simpson at Motherhood Maternity in the US (we travelled there when I was 23 weeks). They were super cheap, a great wash and I didn't have to hoik them up every five minutes. I only got to 30+5 weeks with twins but I'm confident they would have still fitted me if I'd gone to term. They probably ship to the UK but understand it's a bit of a faff!

FourForYouGlenCoco Sun 06-Mar-16 09:44:59

Red Herring at Debenhams have been brilliant! They have a small but very good maternity section. Have had jeans, trousers, tops from there and they've all fit well, been good quality and lasted ages. I had a good pair of skinny trousers from H&M last time that I practically lived in, but tried some on this time round and they came up tiny - am usually a size 10, haven't put on much weight and couldn't get the 14s past my thighs! Also very overpriced IMO.

flowersinthegarden Sun 06-Mar-16 11:52:55

New Look overbump skinny, so comfy, nice and stretchy and stay up!

Junosmum Sun 06-Mar-16 12:51:16

Red herring ones worked well for my pear shaped rear, plus they aren't too expensive. I found them pretty true to size too.

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