July 2017 Moms

The Big Maternity Clothes Thread

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Re: The Big Maternity Clothes Thread

  • OK last post I promise! This is a dress from Pink Blush, Navy Blue Floral Chiffon Dress ($36 after discounts)

    This just isn't my style. The colors on the website looked so bright and cheerful I thought it might work, but I'm not a big fan.

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  • @Creedon778 The first two dresses look great on you!  The accessories definitely take it to another level.
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  • @Creedon778 I'm a big fan of the first two pink blush dresses and the first lavender top! You look great!

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  • I want to shop so bad these days, there is so much I want to wear (loving the fashion these days) but then I stop myself because I'm not sure il be able to fit into them a month later! Loving the clothes btw! 
  • I meant to ask where are the shoes from?  @Creedon778
  • @caribbeanmama they are from Ann Taylor. Purchased before the holidays when they had a 50% off sale.
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  • manillabarmanillabar member
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    I've been trying to buy a few pieces here and there on sale but I'm running out of things to wear to work because my regular shirts/blouses are getting too short! I spent half the day yesterday tugging my top down because it was riding up on my stomach, which I feel like makes me look sloppy.  Motherhood Maternity has a BOGO free sale on clearance items so I was going to get a bunch of basic shirts because I felt like I could wear them under cardigans and stuff but also I could get fewer nice tops from pink blush also on sale for around the same amount of money. What would you ladies do?

    ETA: ... Ooorrr should I forget the clothes and just buy the snoogle? (I'm trying to limit my self purchases per paycheck)

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    *sigh* My maternity clothing order seems to be lost in the Bermuda Triangle that is APO shipping...
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  • @dancegurl1118 LOL I'll be jealous of you in the maxi dresses in the summer. Unless I wear heels I look ridiculous because I'm too short. Although once I'm that pregnant I'm sure I'll also go into IDGAF mode.
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  • @dancegurl1118 I've given up on long enough pants too. I bought a Bella band and I'm hoping that will tide me over with my regular pants until it gets warm enough for dresses. We'll see. 
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  • @GreenBean this is me. Although I may consider some leggings and getting some longer tunics here soon...something I've never really worn before but look comfy. 
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  • @dancegurl1118 wait you got another shipment that bombed?

    @manillabar I think basics get boring unless you have accessories to mix it up.  Couldn't you just do one or two basics and one or two nice tops from pink blush instead of all or nothing?
  • dancegurl1118dancegurl1118 member
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    @caribbeanmama yeah they waived my stylist fee so there was no risk. And that's how desperate I am for pants. 1 pair of skinny jeans was too baggy in the butt and thighs, one was huge in the legs and they weren't even maternity or jegging material, and one was jeggings in a heinous print that were sent as my size but were mislabeled and we're actually 2 sizes too small. The two tops, one was great for right now but as soon as I get a larger bump would be too short in the front, and the other hit me at a really weird place. Time to just accept THIS ISNT WORKING!
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  • I stumbled upon this website the other night while looking at maternity capsule wardrobes. http://legoeheritage.com/ It's in Australia, but then I realized the conversion rate is 1 AUD = .76 USD, so could make it worth it.  Also these dress pants from Queenbee look pretty awesome and come in long!
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  • PSA: LOFT is having a 40% sale today on all full-priced items, including jeans. (The Gap has 40% off full-priced till noon, but it does not apply to jeans, booooo.)


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  • @caribbeanmama that's a good point! I was trying to maximize on free shipping minimums which is why I was thinking maybe one or the other... I was too tired from work yesterday to do anything but if pink blush still has their sale I may just get a couple of the cute blouses this time...

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  • @caribbeanmama that's a good point! I was trying to maximize on free shipping minimums which is why I was thinking maybe one or the other... I was too tired from work yesterday to do anything but if pink blush still has their sale I may just get a couple of the cute blouses this time...
    Ohhh I get you!  Paying for shipping is one of my pet peeves!  
  • @caribbeanmama yeah they waived my stylist fee so there was no risk. And that's how desperate I am for pants. 1 pair of skinny jeans was too baggy in the butt and thighs, one was huge in the legs and they weren't even maternity or jegging material, and one was jeggings in a heinous print that were sent as my size but were mislabeled and we're actually 2 sizes too small. The two tops, one was great for right now but as soon as I get a larger bump would be too short in the front, and the other hit me at a really weird place. Time to just accept THIS ISNT WORKING!
    Ugh!!! So sorry!  I think I mentioned it earlier - I gave up on pants once my belly 'pops' and I'm not tall.

    I think it's time for you to break up with both Stitch Fix and pants! (I hear 'let it go let it go' from Frozen in my head for some reason as I was typing that lol)
  • I never thought I'd be so excited to receive maternity pants in the mail....  Bought a couple jeans from H&M - they fit great.
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  • Mine are also on the way from H&M @kellyelizlord
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    keep it all!!! You are adorable!!!! @Creedon778
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  • I just went through my single bag of maternity clothes and tried on the jeans. As soon as I lifted that full panel over my hips the clouds parted and the angels sang. I don't quite need them yet but I wish I did.

    Tell me again why all pants don't have a panel on them? Why are we still buttoning and zipping pants every day like CAVEMEN?
    I always say we need paneled pants but the panel needs to be spanx material to hold everything in when not pregnant!
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  • @LoveLee85 awww thanks.
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  • Love the fashion show, @Creedon778 You look so great in everything!

    @manillabar Snoogle!!!!! I think I'm finally ready to bust mine out again!
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  • Motherhood Maternity is having a flash sale today, some items (like their amazing tank) are starting at 5 bucks! $10 sweaters and $20 jeans too :)
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  • @ljd2010 I missed the pink blush sale so I went ahead and got the leachco "sleeper keeper." The slightly less expensive Walmart version of the snoogle (lol). It comes Friday and I'm hoping the reviews don't let me down!

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  • I can't find where I was asked to post about the bento, but I received the Mm La fleur bento box last night.  I got three dresses, an infinity scarf and a cardigan.  I love the cardigan and am keeping it for regular use as well as maternity.  I'm also keeping the black dress.  They did sending me a blue dress and a brown dress that I think would be flattering on someone with a warmer skin tone than I have.  Those I'll send back.  Quality is good for the price.  I'm definitely going to their next pop up in town, and I'm returning some Seraphine dresses that I ordered and didn't love in favor of additional Mm la fleur dresses.
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  • @theweevee is buying a bento box cheaper than items individually? I wore my Georgia 2.0 dress yesterday from mm la fleur and it was super comfy.
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  • @Creedon778. I don't think it changes pricing.  In fact, they apparently will charge $25 per box after the first one, unless you purchase one of the five items sent to you. That's why I'm going to go to the pop up after this.

    My husband said he didn't like MM la fleur as much as my regular work clothes...but my regular work clothes are at a much higher price point and don't accommodate pregnant bellies.  Mm is best I've found so far for maternity friendly.  I bought the Alexandra 2.0.  I love the way the Georgia 2.0 looks, though.  I'm definitely going to try that one at the pop up.
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  • I got my second stitch fix box and though I haven't had a chance to try everything on - it is looking like a keeper!  There was a maternity work dress in there, a dolman top, cardigan, and stretch pants that are super soft!  I need to remove accessories from my profile - I thought they would send something once in a while -  I got a pair of shoes too.

    Does anyone have recommendations for maternity slips?
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  • chiquita928chiquita928 member
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    @caribbeanmama I got my second one on Thursday! I got colored maternity jeans, maternity leggings, and two maternity shirts. I also got booties, but I asked for them, and they are cute! I'm psyched! I just wrote, "I don't need any more jewelry" in my note. I'm totally happy!
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  • @caribbeanmama I got my second one on Thursday! I got colored maternity jeans, maternity leggings, and two maternity shirts. I also got booties, but I asked for them, and they are cute! I'm psyched! I just wrote, "I don't need any more jewelry" in my note. I'm totally happy!
    Yay for a good fix!  Were the maternity jeans stretchy jegging material or real weight jeans?  I had put no jeans on mine but could do with a pair depending on the brand/quality.  I'm super picky about jeans.

    I said I was okay with an occasional accessory - apparently that means every box.  I even included a note saying  I need clothes!  I wouldn't have minded booties actually because it is winter here - they sent coral flats, which look like late spring/summer wear.
  • chiquita928chiquita928 member
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    @caribbeanmama I got my second one on Thursday! I got colored maternity jeans, maternity leggings, and two maternity shirts. I also got booties, but I asked for them, and they are cute! I'm psyched! I just wrote, "I don't need any more jewelry" in my note. I'm totally happy!
    Yay for a good fix!  Were the maternity jeans stretchy jegging material or real weight jeans?  I had put no jeans on mine but could do with a pair depending on the brand/quality.  I'm super picky about jeans.

    I said I was okay with an occasional accessory - apparently that means every box.  I even included a note saying  I need clothes!  I wouldn't have minded booties actually because it is winter here - they sent coral flats, which look like late spring/summer wear.
    Sounds cute! I live in flats. I specifically asked for bodies and describe what I didn't want.

    The jeans are stretchy, but the feel like actually jeans. They have a maternity panel, and they're purple, which is super exciting to me. So far I haven't really recognized the brands, but I'm not a brand picky person, so I don't mind.

    Edited bc I wasn't done.
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  • Alright, I looked for this in earlier posts and didn't find it, but I apologize in advance  if I didn't look closely enough to and missed it...

    i have officially outgrown my bra and desperately need some new ones. I saw that people recommended buying a nursing bra not just sizing up. But, I'm looking at them they don't look very supportive. Perhaps this because prior to pregnancy I was a big A/small B and always wore push up underwire VS bras. Does anyone mind sharing what brands worked for work and home (if they were different). Ideally I'd love ones that will continue to grow with the pregnancy. I went to my local maternity store today's and they just pointed to the shelves...not super helpful. I'll  try another one, but any advice is greatly appreciated.
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  • .@Bostonlady I love chantele bras, Nordstrom carries them, but their nursing bras are online. I never believed the underwire warning about clogged ducts, I don't know a single person who wears their underwire up on their boob, do you? So I wear underwire even with nursing, helps with the support issue. However, you are going to want a non-underwire one for sleeping, especially if you have leaky boob syndrome like me. Man those suckered spray everywhere! So I would always tuck my Lansing breast pads in before sleep and change them with each feeding to avoid yeast infection. Also, Panache carries great supportive nursing bras as well. Go check them out online, Chantelle and Panache
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  • I got my second stitch fix box and though I haven't had a chance to try everything on - it is looking like a keeper!  There was a maternity work dress in there, a dolman top, cardigan, and stretch pants that are super soft!  I need to remove accessories from my profile - I thought they would send something once in a while -  I got a pair of shoes too.

    Does anyone have recommendations for maternity slips?
    People wear slips?
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  • @Bostonlady I get my bras thru a small boutique that carries mostly european brands (PrimaDonna is my favorite).  They have a seamstress who can turn most bras into a nursing bra.  I have heard that Nordstrom can do this, too, and I have seen instructions online if you want to try yourself or see if a private alterations place can give it a go.  The boutique told me that most people just need to size up one band size and one cup size (so a 34A pp would order a 36B for mid/late-pregnancy and nursing), some people will need to go up a little more.  Just some ideas.
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  • BusyZeeBusyZee member
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    @caribbeanmama if by slips you mean a slip that also has a compression for a better silhouette pea in the pod makes a great one (acc to my friend) I got her two for her while she was pregnant 
    Here's a link if that's what you meant 
    http://www.apeainthepod.com/mobile/product.asp?Product_Id=164650111&MasterCategory_Id=MC32&kpid=16465-20-L&adpos=1o3&creative=118249861226&device=m&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CK3ZyZHaidICFc9MDQod1P0GNg
    @optbaby2017 thanks for recommendation! I was looking forward to some good ones :)
  • AdaByron said:
    I got my second stitch fix box and though I haven't had a chance to try everything on - it is looking like a keeper!  There was a maternity work dress in there, a dolman top, cardigan, and stretch pants that are super soft!  I need to remove accessories from my profile - I thought they would send something once in a while -  I got a pair of shoes too.

    Does anyone have recommendations for maternity slips?
    People wear slips?
    Yes!  Almost all the maternity dresses for work are unlined!  So annoying!  I can't lecture with students being able to make out the form of my thighs and hoo-ha on the lecture stage uhm you know....most of my students are male too.  I don't like pants when pregnant - there are not that many options beyond black and tend to be uncomfortable - so I find it's just easier to just do dresses and still look professional.  Also, they help with the itchies for fabrics that have any wool or cashmere or certain synthetic blends.  I've just been sizing up to get by but it would be nice to have one specifically to accommodate a growing bump.

    Outside of maternity wear, I have a couple slips for short summer dresses and those chiffon dresses (for weddings) and maxi dresses.  It just depends on the fabric and if the dress is see through or not.

    @busyzee thanks for the recommendation!  I will check it out - I wasn't specifically looking for any shaping or compression though.
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