I adapted my pants through the first seven months of pregnancy with them. Shop outside the U. I just found a couple pairs of pants that look great! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting.
Can we talk about pregnant butch girls and maternity clothing? My partner of 10 years and I are expecting our first child in November. Throw a bolero or a light cardigan over top to hide the way-too-big arm holes. Consider bringing them to a seamstress, too, to get them fitted around your bust. My name is Erika Hammer and I'm a Toronto wedding photographer whose modern style is a combination of photojournalism and fine-art. I'm only 7 weeks along right now, but worried about finding maternity pants that will fit me when the time comes.
I'm not plus-sized, but I am over 6 feet tall and finding regular pants that have a 36" inseam is already a chore. I'm due in March, so I'm hoping to be able to spend the winter in lined leggings and long shirts and sweaters, but I guess we will see.
I'm 6'1" and had my baby in April , so similar time of year to be pregnant. I was SO frustrated because Motherhood Maternity here in the states carries longs and plus sizes but not plus sizes in long length. I ended up getting a pair of skinny maternity jeans from them and paired them with a kind of riding boot over top so you couldn't see how stupid short they were.
I had a lot of trouble with getting maternity items where the waist would come up over my bump and HATED having waistbands hit me on my actual stomach. These leggings from amazon were awesome https: I then bought a couple of sweater dresses from old navy's online tall selection in a size larger than I normally wear and a couple stretchy belts. I also bought a couple of dresses from Angel Maternity.
I still wear one of the dresses a year later! I'm terrified of this in particular— I'm not pregnant but it's definitely a possibility in the next several years, and I'm 6'4" with a 40" inseam. Gonna try to time it very carefully so I'd be due in like, September or something so I don't have to deal with finding maternity pants since regular pants are hard enough. Long Tall Sally has like, one pair of maternity jeans, wish they would carry more! I'm already a size 15; if my feet grow any more, I'll even be too big for LTS.
I am a plus-size Canadian mama only 5 weeks into my second pregnancy and was frustrated the first time around with the lack of options here. Living in a border city, I ended up buying the bulk of my maternity wardrobe in the States at Motherhood. Oh man this couldn't have come at a better time!
I'm only a few weeks into my third pregnancy and the state of my one pair of maternity pants is a little frightening! My only recommendation to add is Old Navy's maternity leggings. I started my pregnancies at a size and when I needed warm roomy up top leggings they were a life saver!!
Though they don't translate to non-pregnancy life…. I had this problem last year — I ended up ordering five dresses from JC Penny online. They were the only ones on clearance in my size. Some were nice, some were fugly, and I wore them with stretchy maternity tights and regular size open sweaters for the entire time, then a few months afterward until I could afford to buy some new clothes that fit my post-partum self.
Standard-size women in this area don't have an easier time, though. The nearest store that carries maternity clothes is in a city an hour and a half away. Somebody had opened a maternity clothing store with a wide range of sizes just a few blocks from my apartment, but it had gone out of business. Thank you so much for this article, I feel your pain. Everything about this article … preaching to the choir!!!
Before I got pregnant I was worried about finding maternity clothes. It has been maddening to see that retailers seem to forget that plus size women have babies TOO. TOUGH to find clothes. JCPenney has some decent options for plus not petite plus but I haven't tried them.
My saving grace has been waist extenders!! Like everybody says non-maternity maxi dresses have been great too. Modcloth has lots of knit read: And Lands End yes LandsEnd has plain solid colored plus and plus petite — up to 18P dresses that can work for a growing belly. I am 26 weeks into my first pregnancy.
I'm 5'4" and was a size 18 before getting pregnant. I'm in the US, so I do have access to Target, but I find that the bottoms tend to be too big and the tops are a little too small. I pretty much live in maternity leggings and knit dresses and tees. The struggle is REAL — I still haven't found maternity underwear that is actually affordable, so I mostly go commando tmi, lol and I was really disappointed in Motherhood Maternity for the TINY selection of plus size clothes seriously, I do not want to wear capris.
Stop trying to make capris a thing, Motherhood. Old Navy isn't awful, but the quality is really poor and the sizing is weird. One thing I would say is that if you are crafty or have a sewist friend, men's tees can be a total godsend. I was really missing my cool graphic tees, so I went to Target but you can find them at Walmart, ON, etc and picked up a couple men's shirts in a size or so larger than I had previously worn Star Wars and Harry Potter, if anyone is interested in the fandoms I am representing on my belly.
I used narrow elastic and ruched the sides from the hem to the boob-apex. Then I cut the neckline bigger and finished it with fold-over elastic.
This not only looks cool and can be a more "feminine" finish if you want but it is also practical — I can pull the neckline down over my boob for future breastfeeding opportunities. For the Star Wars shirt I also narrowed the shoulders by recutting the armscye and reattaching the sleeves. For both shirts I took the sleeves in a bit so they weren't so baggy. I get a TON of complements on my awesome DIY maternity shirts, and they only took me maybe 30 minutes each and a couple bucks' worth of elastic.
I have resorted to only wearing plain maternity tees because I swear the ones with designs are almost always too cutesy. I don't want flowers or some saying that draws even more attention to the fact I'm pregnant thanks. Okay — I made another shirt and took a bunch of pictures. Now I just need to write up the tutorial and submit it! I don't know if this could help anyone, but look into "Bellybedaine". It's from Quebec and she has models up to 4x! I wore a thing called a belly band, I believe, and I bought them at Motherhood.
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