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I'm in that inbetween stage of pg and don't know what to wear- please help?

(26 Posts)
Haylstones Tue 31-Jul-07 15:07:59

I'm only 10 weeks and have outgrown all of my trousers apart from leggings and joggers (mmm) but am still too small for maternity stuff -I think- (plus can't bring myself to wear them when not even 3 months yet )
Any advice on what I can buy to tide me over? Nothing too expensive (if mega cheap then even better)as am sick of wearing leggings! Top half ok as have lots of smock style tops that still fit ok.
Have added pic to profile if there are any disbelievers of me being (I feel) huge at 10 weeks.
Thank you!

FillydoraTonks Tue 31-Jul-07 15:09:39

linen trousers in a larger size

tescos £7

primark £10

MrsBadger Tue 31-Jul-07 15:09:54

buy cheap trous in the next size up?

or take deep breath and go for matwear already - H&M seem to cut their trous quite snug

flowerybeanbag Tue 31-Jul-07 15:11:59

I wore next size up til I had enough of a bump, but have to say looking at your photo you could go for maternity wear - I know it's annoying so early on, but think of it this way - you will get plenty of wear out of it therefore easier to justify expense!

Haylstones Tue 31-Jul-07 15:13:26

Linen trousers for that price? Wow, sold. WIl check them out. Was thinking along lines of drawstring type of thing but couldn't find any at the weekend. I have a few pairs of mat trousers in garage but don't want to dig them out just yet and be constantly pulling them up. I knew I should have kept all my stuff from pg with dd but was so desperate to see the back of them I got rid of 90% of it.

FillydoraTonks Tue 31-Jul-07 15:15:33

or dresses.

Haylstones Tue 31-Jul-07 15:15:54

Confession, I bought a pair of Next mat trousers at weekend and they fit almost perfectly. There's a psychological block that won't let me wear them cos I keep thinking I'm only 10 weeks and shouldn't be showing!

FillydoraTonks Tue 31-Jul-07 15:22:29

well no, you shouldn't be

treat yourself to the linen trousers or whatever. You'll get wear out of them on the way down.

ejt1764 Tue 31-Jul-07 15:25:54

I bought 2 bumpbands when I was about 12 weeks - which, while pricey (£18.50 each), have meant that I am still able to wear my normal trousers - and at 31 weeks, that's not bad going!

It's saved me a fortune, as I haven't had to buy many maternity trousers.

They also keep the maternity trousers up that I have bought - the d@mnable things keep on falling down - even now!

Ceolas Tue 31-Jul-07 15:26:30

I got a month or two more out of my normal jeans and trousers by using one of these.

Good for keeping too-big mat jeans up too

3Ddonut Tue 31-Jul-07 15:29:52

Awww look at that bump!!!! Mothercare do an early pg range. You're not carrying twins are you?!! Sorry, just thought I'd throw that in! On the other hand my manager looked about 4 months at 10 weeks (we guessed she was pg at about 8 weeks!) she said she's just got 'a big 'ole uterus'!!

Haylstones Tue 31-Jul-07 15:31:44

Good ideas, thanks very much.
Filly, Try telling my stomach that! Think the muscles have literally popped back out- there's definitely only one in there though! Did buy a couple of dresses that fit but a. it's not really that warm here and b. i fecking hate dresses
Can sense another trip to the shops coming up

LilyLoo Tue 31-Jul-07 15:34:59

i agree with the linen trousers in next size up and if nice weather continues they have some nice cropped ones in next for £15.
Other than that i have kept going with an elastic bobble threaded through the button hole and back on itself over the button which has helped me get to 17 weeks and still wear most normal trousers and best of all it's free, and they're fine with the smock tops as you can't tell they aren't fastened properly.

Haylstones Tue 31-Jul-07 15:35:28

Lol 3ddonut, we did suspect twins cos I was so big but had early scan and only one there! Didn't happen with dd 4 years ago, was very petite but am making up for it this time . I'm size 10-12 so shouldn't be huge! My friend guessed when I saw her yesterday for this first time in a few weeks but I suppose it's quite hard to miss

bundle Tue 31-Jul-07 15:37:33

when I was pg with dd2 top shop maternity had a lovely jersey skirt with a large foldover bit at the top, that was terribly comfy

FillydoraTonks Tue 31-Jul-07 15:38:12

there is this thing though

when your friends go over to linen trousers from jeans, you KNOW an announcement is on the way...

Haylstones Tue 31-Jul-07 15:38:33

MOthercare early preg range have these 32?ie=UTF8&m=A2LBKNDJ2KZUGQ&n=42791041&mcb=core
What do you think? Will they last me about a week?

I couldn't see any draw string in Next last week

flowerybeanbag Tue 31-Jul-07 15:38:37

I've heard it's quite common to 'pop back out' almost immediately when pg for second/subsequent times? May be wrong as I only have 1 DS, but have heard this, if that's any comfort?!

VictorVictoria Tue 31-Jul-07 15:39:36

Iam rather jealous - I am 13+4 and still flat stomached and wishing for a bump.........

FillydoraTonks Tue 31-Jul-07 15:40:37

I have no bump, only more prominant flab...

FillydoraTonks Tue 31-Jul-07 15:41:22

and NO to draw sting trousers. not even if you are petite. they are wrong. sorry.

Haylstones Tue 31-Jul-07 15:43:26

Ok so no to drawstring trousers then. I am certainly not petite. This is my 4th pregnancy (lost 2 early on though) so think my muscles are knackered. Give it time VictorVictoria, you will pop overnight lol

LilyLoo Tue 31-Jul-07 15:44:55

Here you go Hayls

LilyLoo Tue 31-Jul-07 15:46:34

whoops here

LaCerbiatta Tue 31-Jul-07 16:34:32

I lived in ones similar to these when I was pregnant. Bought a pair of brown and a pair of black ones and didn't wear hardly anything else. They're very good quality, don't look sporty, look smartish and last for a long time. And you can then wear the when not pregnant as well.

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