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How to dress when carrying v low?

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GoldFrakkincenseAndMyrrh Tue 28-Dec-10 09:35:43

I'm 24 weeks pregnant and have a small, very low bump which is all at the front. Baby is currently transverse and wedged between my hipbones which means rather than the swallowed-a-melon shape I'm more solid-spare-tyre.

Maternity clothes look flipping ridiculous because there's no bump where there ought to be one. I still have the outline of a waist and I'm surviving in floaty dresses with a belt round the waist but does anyone have any top tips for dealing with my predicament?

My usual style was straight wide-legged trousers and a fitted top but makes it look like I ate too much chocolate especially as I can't do my trousers up. I have a pair of maternity skinny jeans, straight legged trousers for work and a denim skirt and it's summer where I am at the moment. All my pre-pregnancy tops fit but I'm at a loss how to disguise/accentuate the bump. I don't mind changing my 'look' completely - I'm not that attached to it and whilst it used to work it clearly isn't doing anything for me any more. Please tell me I'm not the only one to have had to deal with this!

ethelina Tue 28-Dec-10 09:44:48

I carried low all through last summer. I found most maternity tops, especially the wrap style ones, useless as there was nothing to wrap over really. I got to term with a waist all the way. Best I came up with was floaty tunic style maternity tops with the ties tied really tight. I stuck to skirts as well because I could push it down below my tummy or hitch it over depending how I felt. Don't know where you are but I found JojoMaman and H&M did the best clothes for my shape (most came off eBay for a few quid a time though)

tethersjinglebellend Tue 28-Dec-10 15:42:48

Get some stretchy dresses- something like this is nice.

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