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How long did you wear your maternity clothes?

(8 Posts)
LuckyMrsT Wed 15-Jun-11 21:51:33

I have an 11 week old DS and am still wearing my maternity clothes. Is this unusual? I've lost most of the weight but still can't fit into my old jeans and normal tops don't feel long enough to avoid exposing my wobbly 'tiger bread' tummy. I thought it was acceptable to wear them for as long as I liked but I saw a friend yesterday (who has a 9 week old) who was horrified that I was still in my maternity jeans. Am I supposed to buy bigger normal clothes for the interim? What did you do?

ninah Wed 15-Jun-11 21:54:46

11 weeks is no time at all! I never really had maternity clothes just bigger baggier ones and I stayed in them as long as I needed in fact I am still wearing one of the jackets and dd is 5 grin
well done for losing most of the weight! maybe your friend is envy

AandK Wed 15-Jun-11 22:10:44

ok just to piss you off till 5 days after I had ds sorry
I would buy bigger clothes maternity clothes aren't sexy and maybe new clothes would be a nice treat for a new mum smile

sprinkles77 Wed 15-Jun-11 23:19:31

Lucky you AandK ! I was into pre- preg clothes at about 4 months. OP, its not a competition, some people take longer to recover than others. Also, your body shape may have changed: I now have bigger hips and boobs, even after 15 months, though my weight is less than when I concieved. While I was pregnant I wore lots of non- maternity stretchy black things, which didn't look as nice over my post baby flab as they did over my firm baby bump and massive boobs. So I bought one pair of jeans in a size that fitted, and a couple of tops. Those jeans are now way too big, but at the time I felt much better wearing those than the maternity ones. Treat yourself to a couple of things you'll wear loads now. May be a pair of jeans and a summer dress. Gap and French connection both have sales on at the moment. FC had some nice drapey jersey dresses that would hide your tummy but are still very pretty and comfy and would probably be OK for BFing.

Makeminealarge Wed 15-Jun-11 23:24:47

Dont let the pressure of losing the weight quickly get to you, i didnt lose much of my baby weight, but then i didnt put on more than half a stone when preggers. And even now when i have a ' fat' 'lazy' day i wear my maternity jeans!!

SoozleQ Wed 15-Jun-11 23:48:45

God, I was still wearing my maternity jeans 4 months after birth. I had a c-section and couldn't be doing with my pre-preggo hipster jeans rubbing on my scar (that and I couldn't squeeze my arse or thighs in them grin) and lived mainly in button down knitted dresses for b/f ease of access! I am pleased to confirm I am fully back into all my pre-pregnancy clothes at 7 months post birth!

GraceK Wed 15-Jun-11 23:55:36

Still wearing my maternity jeans & Blooming Marvellous ''hugh waistband' trousers a year after DD2 was born & don't intend to stop. Maternity trousers are SO much more comfortable than those worn by normal people. I've actually lost weight (probably chasing DD1 on her bike whilst lugging DD2) so have got some new maternity trousers in a size smaller than the pregnancy - have no intention of ever going back to wearing 'normal' jeans with waistbands that dig in.

TadlowDogIncident Thu 16-Jun-11 11:16:06

A week (sorry, you didn't want to know that) but that's because I'm normally a very exaggerated hour-glass shape so all my pre-pregnancy clothes started off too big in the waist. It was probably about 6 weeks before I was really back to my normal size, and I hadn't put any weight on at all when I was pregnant (was back to normal weight the first time I weighed myself).

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