Anyone got any recommendations? I've seen that M&S do some, but can't find them in store - are they just online? The only ones I've seen anywhere else are £25 - FOR TIGHTS! I know this baby lark is expensive, but come on!
M&S only do maternity stuff online - very annoying! John Lewis used to do tights but have just stopped (you might still find some in store - they were reduced in my local JL). Mothercare must do surely?
Got some tights from mamas and papas - they seem good. They costs me £12 and i got them in purple as they didnt have black anymore. but i tried them home, and really im too old to wear purple tights. If anyone wants them (brand new, just tried on, still have the packaging), i'll send them to you for £10 with postage. Size M chmarceau at gmail.com
I need some proper dressing up tights - ie low denier, nude (28 weeks bump). I saw some called Spanx on Mama a la mode, I think, but silly price. Also they seem to major on the control side - do they cause terrible wind/pain? Can anyone recommend any that might be good?
I bought some H&M maternity tights last week - they were ?18 for two pairs (which I thought was expensive) and are RUBBISH! Not comfortable, kept falling down, and got a hole after one day at the waist band from me constantly pulling them up. Waste of money.
I then went to a cheapo clothes shop and bought normal tights in the biggest size they sell for ?3.99 and they're FABULOUS! (Admittedly I am 6 foot and a pre-pregnancy a size 16 so needed the BIG size!)
Someone did suggest wearing normal tights backwards so the two seams are at the front (as per maternity tights) but these have got the shaped heel so not possible.
Dorothy Perkins and Mothercare both do good tights which seem to wash well. Mothercare even has some in teal and cerise. Think they were £6.
Don't bother with the Next ones - they are utterly hopeless. They ride down the bump then down your legs leaving you with a dreadful nora batty type problem oh and the pair I got laddered the first time I wore them. And they were £8!
I feel I need to put in a good word for the New Look ones - bought a bright pink pair at the weekend for a fiver - comfy, well over the bump and are nice and thick. They do black too...
I've also found that Boots normal support tights are really good if you need a "flesh coloured" pair - I'm in size 16 maternity clothes and I bought the extra large size which accommodate my bump in comfort!
I agree with Eliza70 a lot of maternity clothes are either horrid or over-priced... what is it with all the black?! we're not in mourning!!!