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Cold feet, big baby belly, rugby player legs - help!

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Gentleness Sat 20-Oct-12 17:08:56

That's it really. When not pregnant I live in flipflops or similar or Dr Martens - clearly not very good with style at all. Now it is a bit cold for my wonderfully comfy Fitflops, even for me. I may even have to start wearing tights soon sad. And I certainly can't fasten my DMs up these days. So what do I do?

I love the cosy tights, warm boots look but have never felt able to carry it off. I'm overweight even when not pregnant, shortwaisted, big-boobed, and have thickset, bigboned short, muscly legs. Really - think Lord of the Rings and you're half way there... Most knee high boots don't even zip up.

Now I've only got 2 months to go and am living in maternity jeans, black yoga pants (I know I know, but I have occasionally severe pelvic pain and 2 toddlers to chase), a long denim maternity skirt and a black long summer dress with a top underneath. That's it. I can't be spending on anything but warm shoes/boots, so I want to spend wisely.

Can you help? I would like to occasionally pass a mirror and not feel ashamed.

musttidyupmusttidyup Sat 20-Oct-12 17:45:58

When I was pg with DS1 I bought a pair of ankle boots from clarks that were not bad to look at and felt like little fairies were licking my feet. Deliciously comfy. Flat pixie boot type things - would look ok with leggings and a tunic?
I know field and trek have a 50% sale on some merrells so might be worth a look there but don't know re particular styles, but they are very popular.
I'm sure you look radiant with child OP so don't put yourself down - I always felt at my most comfortable whilst pg because at least I had good reason to be (v) chunky. smile

longjane Sat 20-Oct-12 18:49:18

evans do boots for thick legs

QueenieLovesEels Sat 20-Oct-12 21:22:15

I've spotted some suede to the knee boots at Next online. They have an elastic panel at the back and review says they are roomy. They come in grey and black but I'm more taken with the grey. You could bung on some thick leggings and a long jumper dress, wrap a scarf to elongate the middle and feel comfy and warm.

Maxi straight jersey skirts are good too. Wear with thick tights and slouchy boots. Wear a long line vest that comes down over the hips and pop on a shorter oversize top or jumper. Again chuck on a skinny scarf.

Maxi jersey dresses that are empire line can be good if they don't pleat under the bust and look great with cropped jumpers/cardigans.

It's all about playing with your proportions. Get pull on boots as it's less of a faff.

Gentleness Mon 22-Oct-12 11:35:37

Thanks for the encouraging words! I've not worn anything that shows my legs for a long, long time, so even leggings will take some building up to!

I did try on some ankle boots, kind of pixie style, but it really wasn't a great look with my vast bump! Maybe the knee high ones would be more versatile. That is a good Merrells sale! Not sure how to wear them though - jeans wouldn't go over the top and not sure I could be bending over enough to tuck them in, even if that looked better...

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