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Non-frumpy maternity wear problem

(15 Posts)
ButIForgetMyself Tue 23-Sep-08 22:33:40

Anybody know of a really nice non-frumpy non-floral maternity dress that I can wear for my DP's gig on Saturday? Sick of going to his gigs in black trousers and a smock top. I'm a size 16 but curvy rather than overweight, 26 weeks but not a massive bump. I don't really suit long dresses, would ideally be just over the knee so I could wear with knee-high boots. Black is good, but I have an open mind.

Any recommendations would be greatly received and appreciated.

Pria Tue 23-Sep-08 22:53:32

Try something from Isabella Harvey (online). Great wrap tops and trousers, or sexy dresses

Flibbertyjibbet Tue 23-Sep-08 23:06:38

New Look do maternity these days, cheap and cheerful but some nice pieces. It might only be in bigger branches though so I'd give them a ring or check website to see which branches stock it.

JackieNo Tue 23-Sep-08 23:08:01

Topshop maternity?

JackieNo Tue 23-Sep-08 23:11:39

Some nice dresses here.

bikerunski Thu 25-Sep-08 12:29:45

Gap Maternity

andi2k9 Tue 15-Sep-09 11:26:36

Maternity wear has come on leaps and bounds since the bad old days of the 70s/Mid 80s - high street retailers almost all have a decent and stylish range - for example, i think that Peacocks have a great range of maternity clothes - cheap but fashionable, well worth a look. Oh, and hi everyone!smile

MrsBadger Tue 15-Sep-09 11:33:13

Pria means Isabella Oliver

pricey but good, except the wrap top that does you up like an egyptian mummy

frogthistle Tue 15-Sep-09 11:39:43

I bought this one
last week & I am same as you (size 16, curvy, 16 weeks so small bump).

It looks great ATM & I thought £40 not too awful. I bought a contrasting vest top to go underneath there too.

brightonbleach Tue 15-Sep-09 13:01:33

try the littlewoods online range, holly willoughby mat range has nice kneelength dresses reasonable prices

BABYBUFF205 Wed 21-Oct-09 20:44:40

I would try Here this pageRealy cool maternity swimwear .

Mama2b5 Wed 21-Oct-09 22:28:06

I got some nice stuff- tesco brand which is cheap and cheerful wearing non frumpy dress black dress (£12) went one size up with some leggings (£5) and some thigh high boots - told i look lovely and a funky mum! by DD-15!grin

amyboo Thu 22-Oct-09 08:37:22

I just bought a lovely plum coloured maternity dress for a couple of weddings from the H&M Mama range. Definitely not frumpy - fitted nicely around the boobs, gathered aboved the bump and ties at the back. They also had the same one in black. It was ?29,95, so I guess would be about £30 in the UK. I'm usually a size 12-14 and I fit a medium perfectly.

notyummy Thu 22-Oct-09 08:39:47

Top Shop maternity, as suggested above. I got a couple of really nice things there.

blondieminx Thu 22-Oct-09 10:36:45

and have a look at ASOS too, lots of minxy dresses on there grin

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