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Maternity Clothing Sizes 🙈(8 Posts)
Anyone else having a major struggle with maternity clothing sizes?! Just about to send back my 4th clothing order where not a single item fits 😐 I am plus sized and wore a size 20 pre-pregnancy. Everything I’ve ordered (New Look, Dorothy Perkins & 2 ASOS orders) has said to order your pre-pregnancy size by oh my gosh the stuff is huge 🙈😂 Skinny Jeans/jeggings that I could almost fit 2 of my legs into one leg of the jeans 😐 seriously, 6 pairs of jeans and not a single one could even pass as an option lol. A sweatshirt from ASOS that I could honestly have put 3 of me in 😐 comes down to my knees and the shoulders are down at my elbows 😂
I’m 35 weeks pregnant and not exactly small 😂🙈 is there some unknown rule to maternity clothing sizes that I’m missing? 🙈
I'm not plus size but I've gone down a size or two in almost every brand for maternity clothes - maybe just order a range of sizes and send back what doesn't fit?
Yeah @EithneBlue I think I’ll need to do that lol. I just didn’t expect things to be quite so ridiculously large 🙈
Not sure why they do it but I had exactly the same thing! Had to order a size smaller in everything!
Same issues here.
Some stuff fits fine. Same size, same shop sometimes and it's huge. I'm on about 50-50 kept v return on my purchases so far.
I'm having the opposite problem and finding myself buying things 2 sizes up from ore pregnancy as everything is way too small eek
I'm not plus size but I had the same problem.
In the end, I bought a few pairs of trousers in maternity cut but one size smaller, and tops that weren't maternity wear at all, just a bit more 'smocky' in style than I normally wore.
So far I’ve lived in Love Leggings maternity leggings (the only maternity item I’ve found true to size lol) and non-maternity smock tops and cardigans. I need a pair of jeans for something that will be within 2-3 weeks after birth so thought maternity might still be my best option at that stage but I’m really struggling lol.
All the tops I had ordered were just cosy jumpers that I had happened to see in the maternity section and thought they would be a good cosy oversized option for flinging on when lounging around the house with baby but definitely going to have to go for non-maternity 😂
Oh really @New2020 👎🏼 It must just depend on the specific items 🤷🏻♀️ Women’s clothes sizing is a minefield anyway, not sure why I expected different from maternity 😂