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Dress too clingy - VPL and other issues. Can I do anything ??

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Tillyscoutsmum Wed 26-Aug-09 08:44:32

I am 25 weeks pg and I've got a christening to go to on Sunday.

I have bought this Isabella Oliver wrap dress to wear.

It looks great from the front - nice bump, good norks etc. but the fabric is quite thin and is a light colour so it looks really clingy from the back. It gives me really bad vpl (even with a thong) and I swear you can even see cellulite on the bum/thighs through the fabric sad

Is there anything I can wear underneath ? Are underskirts/slips still around ? Or is there some type of maternity spanx type thing which might work ? Or do I need to ditch the dress and wear something else (easier said than done tbh)

CMOTdibbler Wed 26-Aug-09 08:49:44

Maternity Spanx

Slip. I swear by the M&S slips - they are super stretchy and make everything just slide over them really well

tulpe Wed 26-Aug-09 08:50:18

Perhaps a slip would make a difference. Try M&S or John Lewis.

IME, thongs can give worse vpl in a jersey dress than bigger knickers. I bought some anti-vpl knickers from M&S recently. They are seam-free and have unfinished edges. They are not support pants. I know they are deeply unsexy in the flesh but actually under a dress they give a better finish and negate my need for spanx type knickers simply because they do not cut my mummy-tummy in half but finish on my waist.

I had some enormous pants when pg from Blooming Marvellous which were similar. Hang on, will see if there are any there for you!

tulpe Wed 26-Aug-09 08:53:45

Nope, sorry. Blooming Marvellous do have the over-the-bump knickers but they are high cut rather than more short-like.

Tillyscoutsmum Wed 26-Aug-09 09:02:19

Thanks .... Hopefully a trip to M&S might sort it.

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