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Trousers - over the bump or under the bump?

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user1483387154 Wed 18-Jan-17 17:27:08

Im 15 weeks pregnant and have a very senstive bump. Today has been really sore with the band of my jeans sitting right in the middle of bump, so I would love any advice or recommendations for maternity trousers - under v over the bump opinions and good places to buy from would be greatly appreciated.


LTBforGin Wed 18-Jan-17 17:29:20

Whatever's most comfy for you.

Maternity jeans/leggings etc usually went over my bumps

Beewhisperer Wed 18-Jan-17 17:29:38

I found that underbump ones just fell down or were uncomfortably tight.
Overbump were made of soft fabric and where much better.

JellyTeapot Wed 18-Jan-17 17:30:11

I can't stand under the bump trousers, I find over the bump so much more comfortable and supportive. I've been wearing DP maternity jeans, and leggings and jersey trousers from H&M. I'll probably keep wearing them after the birth for a few weeks too as I'm having a section and they won't irritate the wound.

ConvincingLiar Wed 18-Jan-17 17:31:51

Over is best for me. Under fall down apart from some jersey hareem pants.

StarBurger Wed 18-Jan-17 17:32:13

I hated under the bump jeans. All my trousers were over the bump though didn't wear any maternity clothes until about 28 weeks. I put a hair band around the button of my jeans then through the button hole. Gives you a bit more room.

Congratulations I wish you an easy and smooth pregnancy smile

NerrSnerr Wed 18-Jan-17 17:32:31

Over is best for me too. Under just fall down.

evensmilingmakesmyfacehurt Wed 18-Jan-17 17:32:34

I lived in over the bump leggings and jeans

user1483387154 Wed 18-Jan-17 17:34:05

Thank you for such quick replies smile I appreciate your opinions.

This will be my first order/shop for maternity clothing so not sure which will be comfiest yet and as we have no maternity shops nearby it means ordering online and I cant afford to order loads of things and just return those that dont work as postage over here is ridiculous.

PotteringAlong Wed 18-Jan-17 17:34:07

I hated over the bump in my first pregnancy but, bizarrely, found them fine in my second and third. Try a variety and see which you prefer. Even if you don't like the trousers, just try them on to see how the bump bit feels.

phoebe2016 Wed 18-Jan-17 17:35:57

I'm not a fan of under the bump trousers or jeans, too much chance of flashing your butt crack when you sit down! confused

WeeM Wed 18-Jan-17 17:36:01

I found jeans in general uncomfy. The waistband dug into my bump regardless. I preferred leggings with long tops/dress and had a v comfy over bump denim skirt that I think was from h and m.

GreenGoblin0 Wed 18-Jan-17 17:36:02

I can't wear any of my under bump jeans or trousers. they just dig in to the bottom of bump and or fall down. am living in over bump leggings trousers and tights from h&m.

PotteringAlong Wed 18-Jan-17 17:36:28

Ah, cross post! I take it from the "over here" postage comment you're not in the uk? That might impact. Over the bump comfy but also very warm!

NennyNooNoo Wed 18-Jan-17 17:37:53

I never found any maternity trousers that fitted. They all kept falling down. In the end, I just wore normal (non maternity) leggings under the bump with tunic tops or dresses. They were perfect. Only trouble is now that whenever I wear leggings it reminds me of being pregnant.

drinkyourmilk Wed 18-Jan-17 17:39:27

I love my over the bump trousers. I'll be sad going back to normal ones!
H&M I've found to be good value, and surprisingly George from asda jeans.

Batteriesallgone Wed 18-Jan-17 17:40:07

Overbump. Just bought some from ASOS and Debenhams

AuntiePenguin Wed 18-Jan-17 17:40:58

Most people prefer over the bump, it's much more supportive as your bump gets bigger (plus less likely to fall down).

Good places to buy from:
Expensive - seraphine (lovely. Often on eBay if you're ok wit second hand)
Mid range - next. Jojomamanbebe for smart work clothes.
Cheaper - new look, asos.

StarBurger Wed 18-Jan-17 17:46:44

I lived in harem pants in the summer. They are nice and stretchy and you can wear them over or under. They are also really cheap but not very warm!

Katiepotato Wed 18-Jan-17 18:04:59

Next over the bump skinny (but stretchy) jeans for me have been my favourite and aren't too expensive £26-28 and they often have them in their sale section too. I really didn't get on with Gap over the bump jeans even though loads of people seemed to love them, I couldn't get them to stay up and they didn't look very nice. Topshop over the bump look nice and probably the most fashionable (if you care?) but faded and shrank after a few washes.

Get them in the size you currently wear and they should fit fine.

MrsGB2015 Wed 18-Jan-17 18:09:46

Another vote for over the bump!

Justcurious000 Wed 18-Jan-17 18:10:08

Totally don't understand under the bump naternity jeans, totally pointless and uncomfortable.

Alittleescapism Wed 18-Jan-17 18:10:39

Definitely over bump. I have 1 pair of each and the under bump ones are forever falling down! If you don't mind second hand, give eBay a try. I got both of mine from there for a fraction of the cost of new ones (£7 for one pair, £13 for the other) and both have barely been worn. Good luck finding something that works for you.

NameChange30 Wed 18-Jan-17 18:15:27

Over the bump! I got some great maternity leggings from M&S, maternity chinos from Zalando (European company which might be handy depending where you are?) and maternity jeans from Next.

Having said that, I have some under the bump pyjamas from Next and they're really comfy. Soft waistband and my bump feels freeeee!

user1483387154 Wed 18-Jan-17 19:25:15

Thank you so much for all the advice, I think I will order some over the bump ones.
Cant wait to look at the sites you have suggested

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