Sure, we've all thought of it. Could we get through our pregnancy without buying maternity clothes? One mother did, and told us her story.
Here's what you had to say:
Nice in theory, but it didn't work for me. The low-rise pants under my belly just ended up falling all the way down. And I never could get back into them postpartum. My body is completely different. If you can do it, more power to ya, but it isn't for everyone. -- Andrea
I don't agree with the author. I'm not a small woman, nor am I huge. I did have to invest in two work pants because my regular pants would not close, and two casual summer pants to take me into the spring/summer. I do get away with most of my stretchy blouses and stretchy dresses, but you will need to invest a little $$ in maternity clothes at some point. Large women's clothes don't cut it, as the bust is too large and made me look boxy with my small bust line. -- Gigohead
Um, what's the difference in buying maternity clothes and buying a new wardrobe of bigger-sized pants and dresses? Not all maternity clothes are incredibly expensive! -- Renee
This definitely doesn't work for everyone, especially me. I'm tall and thin. I had some of the items at home that were described in this article, and at 4.5 months, I can't wear them. I carry my babies low, therefore "under the belly" means below crotch level for me. I do try to buy non-maternity tops to wear with maternity bottoms though. Works great, since baby-doll styling is currently in-fashion. -- Anonymous
Purchasing loose tops instead of maternity tops are a good investment if you plan on breastfeeding. The extra fabric will allow you to be discreet and drape over your side/belly while only exposing what is necessary for the baby. But they won't be as huge in the belly as maternity clothes, so people will notice when you start to get your pre-pregnancy body back. -- Anonymous
I did a mix of non-maternity and maternity. I shopped where clothes aren't that expensive -- Kohl's, Target, and Old Navy each offer maternity clothes and regular clothes. Getting a bunch of inexpensive clothes worked for me because I didn't like wearing the same things several times a week. I also borrowed as much as I could, but to each their own. -- Barb
Did you wear maternity clothes when you were pregnant?