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ok - this is for annie and badger. will shortly not be vastly preggers any more, what should i wear whilst i deflate?

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marymillington · 11/01/2007 18:01

baby due in 18 days.

what would be forgiving, yet fashionable?

and are wrap dresses truly O-V-E-R?

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NotAnOtter · 11/01/2007 18:12

all i want to know Mary is have you thought any more about her name?/???

marymillington · 11/01/2007 18:44

i think, if there was a prize for being closest, you might win.

dh has had some other ideas, will post them too.

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SilentTerror · 11/01/2007 19:25

I think wrap dresses would be fab,what about over flat fronted trousers and with a trendy long necklace to divert eye from tummy? Don't know about breastfeeding in one though.I bought a pair of jeans in a size up,and some wideleg trousers from M and S with elasticated waist.(sound awful,but actually looked quite good on)i found that pretty cami or vest under a cardigan9which can be left undone) worked well too.

MrsBadger · 11/01/2007 21:41

wrap dresses are still in if they fit well but don't go mad buying new clothes just yet - if you feel the need to glam up maybe get a fab necklace or two, or a great scarf, or a new bag.

A couple of longer-length tops (very now) will hide a multitude of tummy bulges and the waistband of your comfiest maternity trews but might be a bit of a pain to bf in, in which case vests or camis with a cardi / wrap top / shirt over can't be beaten. Hunker also recommends the bellyhugger (various versions available from Topshop, Crave etc) for covering the postnatal waist gap.

Bucketsofdynomite · 11/01/2007 21:59

Layered tops are still in so a strappy vest, under a longer floatier empire line/babydoll strappy vest, under a dainty v-neck cardi is good for covering tummies and keeping warm.

marymillington · 11/01/2007 22:21

quite fancy the idea of a floaty tunicy top thing - maybe someone could find me one? i have a big bum though so i may have to exercise caution

don't have the resources to get much just now but will have to a couple of bits both for morale, and because my bump is very pointy and outfronty, if its anything like last time, my maternity wear will immediately not fit. which is a shame because i have been liking it.

i may also invest in a coat. but that my be a different thread.

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incy · 12/01/2007 10:04

I have already stocked up on some wrap dresses for that post pregnancy period!

Would agree that longer length tops are essential and there are loads in the shops at the moment.

I foud last time that although I lost the pregnancy weight within a matter of weeks - I still had (ahem) loose skin around my tummy for about 4 months and so longer length tops over my pre pregnancy jeans were essential.

Luckily you will be back in shape for the summer so think about all the lovely clothes you can buy ...

florenceuk · 12/01/2007 16:41

I would have thought wrap dresses and breastfeeding were quite difficult unless you like undressing a lot! But there are lots of empire line tops in the shops (Topshop site worth a look, they have some nice empire line tees, or Miss Selfridge) which you could combine with flat fronted (elastic waisted!) trousers for a very trendy look.

Bucketsofdynomite · 13/01/2007 15:28

New Look have been quite good for longer tops lately believe it or not. I got a nice black tailored gymslip type thing to wear over jeans.

JackieNo · 13/01/2007 15:39

Principles have a fair few tunicy tops, but all seem to be in black and white. Wouldn't bother me, but you may prefer some colour.

Gemmasmummy · 15/01/2007 14:26

A few weeks ago I saw breastfeeding tops in H & M, not the frumpy rugby shirt style but mock wrapover style with a sort of built-in camisole underneath, £14.99 (I think), in coral or black. These sorts of tops normally cost about £30 from specialist catalogues. Might be worth checking them out!

anniemac · 15/01/2007 15:35

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