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Maternity wear- tell me what you have that you love

(29 Posts)
passmyglass Fri 14-Oct-16 19:39:26

I have just had healthy 12 wk scan (after several heartbreaking mcs) so am feeling jubilant and v short of clothes to wear (already starting to show). Please give me any positive reviews of your maternity clothes, as I know there's plenty of rubbish out there.

TallRedhead Fri 14-Oct-16 19:45:24

<marks place>

I am pregnant with number 3, early days but I was thinking the same. Obviously after 2 other pregnancies I should know!!

JoJo mamon Bebe did some good pjs. I also got a good evening dress for Xmas parties.

Went in Mothercare the other day and looks like they've revamped their stuff as it was a bit plain when I was last pregnant.

H&M were good for basics.

Next we're good but just online if I remember rightly.

ASOS also good.

Expensive brands like Seraphine and Isabella Oliver look great but I couldn't warrant the cost.

Congrats and good luck!!

ConvincingLiar Fri 14-Oct-16 19:53:52

Buy a load online from somewhere with free returns, like asos. I bought about 20 things in the mothercare sale and returned 17 (to store as you had to pay postage). Depends on your style and life and pre-pregnancy size/shape.

Purples is good for cheapish Jersey basics.

NameChange30 Fri 14-Oct-16 19:55:29

Congratulations on your pregnancy and scan! smile

I've ordered a LOT of maternity clothes online and sent a LOT back!

My favourite purchases are:
- Zalando maternity chinos (great fit, comfy, smart, great value - like them so much I have them in two colours!)
- Asos oversize shirt - non-maternity but the style is obviously roomy. V stylish
- M&S maternity leggings (SO much more comfy and better quality than maternity leggings from other shops)
- Next maternity PJs (pretty and comfy)
- White Stuff tunic - non-maternity but roomy (hides bump, great with leggings)
- Mamalicious maternity coat from Zalando

I've had the most success with Zalando, Next and Debenhams. A couple of bits from Vertbaudet.

Least success with H&M and New Look, didn't like the fit or quality. Didn't have much luck with Gap either although I usually shop there.

Nikki2ol6 Fri 14-Oct-16 19:59:50

My maternity leggings from new look. They go upto almost my bra! Never in my life felt more comfortable!

29redshoes Fri 14-Oct-16 20:03:08

Look out for Isabella Oliver sales, I got a brilliant dress from there for work for £30, wore it right up until I went on mat leave and it's still in great condition.

Seraphine is also good for work things and also has quite good sales.

Got a few basic t-shirts from New Look which I wore again and again.

Congrats on your pregnancy!

stealthbanana Fri 14-Oct-16 20:05:13

H&M jeans

Cos dresses

Don't buy too much - a lot of your normal stuff may well fit you for ages (I'm 29w and have only needed to buy jeans and bras so far) and you don't know what shape your bump will be.

Thurlow Fri 14-Oct-16 20:11:51

A black jersey skirt from Dorothy Perkins has been my saviour, it goes well for work and for casual.

What size are you? I'm about to pop and have some stuff that needs a new home soon smile

ShimmeringIce Fri 14-Oct-16 20:14:13

Purpless on eBay have fab cosy hoodies with a zip-in (or out) section to expand them. I really like H&M for over-bump jeggings.

daisygirlmac Fri 14-Oct-16 20:15:18

I got an Isabelle Oliver dress on eBay for £15 and I'm on the look out for more it's a lovely fit and style

PberryT Fri 14-Oct-16 20:16:07

I'm loving dresses and tights from Asos.

happylass Fri 14-Oct-16 20:17:54

I agree with stealth. At 29 weeks I've found a lot of the maternity stuff (tops/dresses) is too big on me and I can still get away with a lot of my normal clothes. H & M have been a godsend for jeans and trousers and their vests/plain tops also fit well too.
I suppose it does really depend on your shape and how you carry. I'm carrying quite low and my tiny boobs haven't really grown at all so it's mostly bottoms that I need to worry about.

Showgirl109 Fri 14-Oct-16 20:22:04

I got an isobelle Oliver dress in the sale which was lovely and wore to death. I also had a few seraphine dresses which were great and very flattering for after birth as well - I had a summer baby and a section so trousers were out for a while afterwards.

My H&M jeans were great until the last few weeks, really soft and comfy.

Got lots of bits from asos including great pjs.

NameChange30 Fri 14-Oct-16 20:26:12

I think online shopping is the way to go, very few shops have maternity ranges in stock and even then it's limited - they only have the full range online.

The exception is bras. I got fitted at Bravissimo and it was well worth it. Their fitters are generally well trained and reliable, and they have a decent range of non-wired bras in larger cup sizes. I got a Panache Sophie bra (they do soft cup and nursing versions). Also went to M&S and got a 2-pack of non-wired sports bras which have been handy.

helenatroy Fri 14-Oct-16 20:38:01

My favourite outfit is a cos navy dress with a brilliant neckline (nm) over a thin grey long sleeve top (Nm)grey leggings from Isabella Oliver (second hand) a grey waterfall cards from Primark (nm). Chelsea boots from clarks. Got some amazing things from fara kids, eBay, Facebook, Primark, Cos and h and m. Actually was better dressed in pregnancy than ever. Like you I had loads of mcs and have loved every minute of it. Am now 8 months.

passmyglass Thu 20-Oct-16 20:08:41

What lovely and useful messages! I am normally size 10/12 with quite big boobs anyway... I'm now looking decidedly more porky... like a pp, this is dc3, so you'd think I'd know, but other 2 were a while ago and other end of the year...

have just bought jojomaman top on eBay, fit is lovely but I'm not sure I'd recommend a metallic sheen... it rather makes my tiny bump look much bigger... I love the idea of leggings- off to research m&s and newlook ones thanks

RebeccaCloud9 Thu 20-Oct-16 20:26:46

I have loads of the long vests from primark - only a couple of quid and I wear them all the time under t shirts or jumpers so I don't need to worry about gaps. Ideal for BF too - pull down the vest and lift up your t shirt or jumper - easy access and you stay quite covered up too.

QuilliamCakespeare Thu 20-Oct-16 20:31:47

Skinny jeans from Next. They are lovely and stretchy with a meshy bit that goes over the bump (meshy material stops you getting too hot).

Denim shirt with a tie belt from H&M

QuilliamCakespeare Thu 20-Oct-16 20:32:49

YY to New Look leggings too. They're nice and comfy and not too thin no one wants to see this arse through them, believe me.

MyMrKnightley Thu 20-Oct-16 22:26:46

Jeans - mothercare over bump boot cut (found they stay up throughout pregnancy)

Jojomamabebe - dresses jersey, beautiful especially if you are not a pink/flowery person.

Nursing bra/maternity bra - hot milk found these at my local independent but mother care do them too. Left it far too long before investing in new bras, the relief was such that I wore a new bra out of the shop!

Never found much in shops had to do online and return, order loads of styles.

eBay is your friend too

Buy a maternity swimsuit/tankini it'll be worth it, floating later on in pregnancy is your friend

NameChange30 Thu 20-Oct-16 22:30:06

YY to the maternity swimsuit/tankini!
I've always enjoyed swimming but loving it now I'm pregnant.
I got a tankini in case I want to wear the top half in the birthing pool.
It was a nightmare finding one big enough for my boobs, though! Got an expensive Anita one from Zalando in the end. blush

melibu84 Thu 20-Oct-16 22:33:33

I got maternity jeans from H&M and new look. They were really comfy.

Aside from that, I just wore regular tops, but just a couple of sizes larger.

Chloe09 Thu 20-Oct-16 22:34:28


I'm currently 23wks and am loving my NEXT over bump ultimate skinny jeans...never have I been so comfortable! I had the under bump ones in the early stages which were also good but are now rolling over as my belly gets big! Have a look online in the sale stuff too as there are some good bargains there too!

Stay clear of the Asos maternity leggings as though they are really comfy they are flappy around the ankle and twist in the leg (at least the 2pairs I got did!)

Mothercare is good for basics and again worth checking out the sales!

Happy shopping!!!

MotherofA Thu 20-Oct-16 22:50:59

H&M ripped maternity dungarees
Topshop over bump jeans
Jumper dresses (non maternity ) topshop and H&M, I have a couple of knitted stretch ones from H&M in a size up and a big red oversized chunky knit topshop one .
Also got maternity leggings and vests from H&M . Over size blouses are great for meals out .
CONGRATS OP on your news and scan !

Bumbleclat Fri 21-Oct-16 01:34:04

Mama B black dress (Italian brand)
Love it and cashmere waterfall cardigans from TK max

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