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i know it's kinda trivial but maternity clothes?? Is Dorothy Perkins 'avin a laugh???????

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iclaudius Sat 16-Mar-13 21:11:18

I seem unable to buy anything- ANYWHERE

new look totally out of stock in anything under a size 16-18
ditto everywhere - i have exhausted eveywhere until i lighbulb momented dotty Ps and WTA???[212626|208668]&noOfRefinements=1

scarlettsmummy2 Sat 16-Mar-13 21:13:54

I quite like them for a night out

iclaudius Sat 16-Mar-13 21:14:30

i know i'm not great on the computer but to my eye they have THREE items in maternity..

Fairy130389 Sat 16-Mar-13 21:16:45

I know! I have found this too - also, when you can find them they seem to be meg expensive!

Have you had a look at ASOS, they have some nice stuff, or H&M?

scarlettsmummy2 Sat 16-Mar-13 21:17:38

Only looked at the first page. I didn't buy maternity clothes either pregnancy, apart from some beans in gap. Just wore wrap and jersey dresses a size up and jeggings from primark with long line tunic tops.

sleepyhead Sat 16-Mar-13 21:17:57

I got loads of good stuff from DP when I was pg with ds 7 years ago. This time around, in store and online, nada. They seem to be paying lip service to having a "maternity range" but I see little evidence of any actual clothes hmm.

Whyriskit Sat 16-Mar-13 21:21:21

Yes, got a few nice bits last time but nothing from there this time. Am mostly getting stuff from ebay, a few bits from H&M.

ceebeegeebies Sat 16-Mar-13 21:21:30

I agree with a previous poster - when I was pregnant with DS1 7 years ago, I got loads of stuff from DP's - they had a really good range (and I think they still did when I was pg 5 years ago with DS2).

I think the best ones now are Next and H&M smile

iclaudius Sat 16-Mar-13 21:45:35

dp only appears to sell THREE things though??

sleepyhead Sat 16-Mar-13 21:56:02

That's three more things than my local branch.

iclaudius Sat 16-Mar-13 22:33:37

Sleepy - yes. I went to our nearest huge city and only gap had ( about 3 hideous) any stock

Littlemissexpecting Sun 17-Mar-13 05:50:44

I seem to have managed well with next, mamas and papas and mothercare. And eBay!

Twinklestarstwinklestars Sun 17-Mar-13 06:00:51

I got some maternity skinny jeans from dp but I'm a 16, my tops were from new look and h&m and I've managed in leggings but will need some other trousers soon!

pixi2 Sun 17-Mar-13 06:20:39

My last pregnancy I ended up with 1 pair of red herring maternity jeans, two mothercare dresses and a few size 12 tops from primark with wrap over cardigans (size 10). I had a couple of Isabelle Oliver knits from previous pregnancy. I needed to layer at work as it starts off cold but warms up (large open plan office).

That was it. Both summer babies so I would just wear dresses on hot days and take a cardigan with me in case it turned chilly.

SilverSky Sun 17-Mar-13 06:21:43

DP used to have maternity clothes instore, only online now. Makes me think its not a big earner, they are trying to move away?

H&M are my differ go to retailer.

ceebeegeebies Sun 17-Mar-13 06:47:36

I got my maternity clothes instore at DPs 7 years we don't even have a store anymore in town sad

KatAndKit Sun 17-Mar-13 09:36:28

Ebay search on JoJoMamanBebe. quite expensive but there is usually a fair bit of it about second hand.

FatimaLovesBread Sun 17-Mar-13 09:42:02

I'd second H&M and ASOS. Most H&Ms have a decent range in store too, you just have to find it, normally in with the baby clothes.
Or eBay. Lots if things on there I'll be listing mine later

carrielou2007 Sun 17-Mar-13 11:29:38

I've bought lots if tops from New Look which we're all pretty cheap and are literally falling apart now. I still have tops I bought from expecting dd 6 years ago, wore with ds and again now (size bigger hence having to buy 10 and 12's but now I'm in those 14's!!) from Next look as good as new. Had to order everything online apart from H and M fir leggings and winter coat but nearest shop 25 miles away so still ordered online!

hokeycakey Sun 17-Mar-13 14:22:33

I think DP are in major trouble as closing stores & constant big money off promotions they used to have loads of good stuff but no more sad
ASOS is great but comes up a bit big I find H & M stuff really boring TopShop has nice stuff too but I only buy stuff on ebay at the mo as much cheaper

redandyellowandpinkandgreen Sun 17-Mar-13 19:07:42

I'm hating all maternity clothes at the moment. Roll on summer when I can live in dresses. Have got over bump jeans (they fall down) and under bump jeans (they fall down). Feel like everything just fits really badly, this stage is horrible where normal clothes are too tight but maternity clothes just look silly.

iclaudius Sun 17-Mar-13 20:43:49

Me too redandyellow - just fat but not fat enough!!!

PhieEl06 Sun 17-Mar-13 21:11:01

Haven't read the whole post but I work for DP & yes it's ridiculous, about a year ago we were told that all maternity clothes were coming out of stores & going online as it wasn't making enough profit, we have so many people coming in & asking for maternity & we have to direct them to online saying that we still do it online & have click & collect delivery & returns in store, however I didn't realise until getting pregnant how poor a selection I was directing people too. Also as part of my job we have to be up to date with current fashions & have something called uniform, where we're allowed large discounts on 3 items every season so we are wearing the current trends, however I am putting in a complaint as well let's face it what am I supposed to wear?! Maternity clothes from a lot of places is awful at the moment, the only place I've found that I like the clothes & that fit well is ASOS.

UniqueAndAmazing Sun 17-Mar-13 21:19:14

awful sad
when I was pg, (ended 15mo ago) I couldn't find anything and in fact all of my maternity clothes were given to me, some by mners, some by friends.
I bought a swimmingcossy from mothercare that was hideous and frumpy, but other than that couldn't find anything nice.
I did wear a size bigger in a bias cit dress whicg worked quite well

UniqueAndAmazing Sun 17-Mar-13 21:19:33


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