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 don't want flowers or some saying that draws even more attention to the fact I'm pregnant thanks.
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. They came in black and nude c I adapted my pants through the first seven months of pregnancy with them. Because they are foldable, sometimes I'd use them to hold up my open pants, and sometimes it was more of a "keep the belly from poking out" when my shirt wanted to ride up, and sometimes both.
I really recommend you try those. Nothing works for everyone but I bought, like, three maternity tops for the last trimester, and no pants, so it really saved the budget. And for the last two months, I basically wore drawstring bottoms, because I couldn't stand anything tight at all, but I used the belly bands after kiddo was born too- it helped me keep my stomach with bright stretch marks and large, problematic c section wound out of sight while boobing the kid left, right and centre.
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