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I seem to remember when pg with DS that the over bump jeans I had required me to constantly "hoick" them up. I am very skinny (when not pg, obviously!) and can't imagine how underbump ones would stay up at all on me so should I just avoid jeans this time? I had a pair of wide-legged viscose-y Blooming Marvellous trousers which had a roll over waist band that I could pull up pretty much to my chest and they stayed up well but I hated them. I thought I might get some maternity leggings, can anyone recommend some that stay up?
Also, where is good for maternity clothes now? When I was pg before I was limited to Mothercare, BM & JJMB for everyday stuff but I understand there's more around now in mainstream shops but don't know where.
Under bump a bloody nightmare! I'm not sure if it's because I carried low and have a (relatively) small bum so nothing to hold them up with. Actually like the idea of braces. Will remember for next time . I've got a pair of navy marl mamas&papas maternity leggings that I got off e-bay. That's your best bet really instead of schlepping round the shops. Next is good, as is Seraphine. Isabella Oliver a bit overpriced really but great residual value on e-bay. Picchu Maternity is just as good quality but a bit cheaper.
I love my Seraphine cords (underbump, with a wide jersey band instead of wastband). Gap Maternity rocks! H&M are good too, and change thier stock all the time. For tops, all maternity tops seem too big on me (I am 34 weeks now) and I have just been wearing stretchy lycra Tees from Primark and Gap.
I also have Next underbump jeans which are OK.
If you're on a budget, I have seen quite nice stuff in Peacocks and New Look.
benneton do a maternity range too- when I was preggers twas only in london but now most shops..... I found underbump with jeans (and they had a strechy belt with them- from next) and I am too am skinny.