I wore my usual clothes until they didn’t fit. Then I bought cheap jeans, tops and skirts from Target in a few big sizes.
The result was that I ruined all my usual clothes (they stretched and went all loose in the tummy area) and all the cheap clothes stretched, faded and didn’t last.
So I’m absolutely KICKING MYSELF that I didn’t spend the money in the first place and invest in some nice and proper maternity clothes!
I should have at least bought some stuff in classic styles, basic colours, and some everyday staples, like jeans.
Now it’s 3.5years on and I don’t have anything to wear – especially just normal, everyday clothes. I’m irritated that I have to go spend money on more cheap tops and skirts!
I should have had a little bit more foresight, especially since I knew I was going to have more than one kid!
A few weeks ago I started a hunt for some online maternity shops. I also asked lots of my friends for recommendations. I was looking for maternity boutiques with a great selection of basic wear, or who stocked really nice dresses and evening wear, or sold stuff at really good prices.
I tested out a few boutiques – and I sent lots of stuff back, as I wasn’t crazy about the price, quality or service, thus I wasn’t happy to recommend them on.
But I’ve managed to find a few really great ones too! And over the next few weeks, I’ll be featuring them on my site.
So I’m asking any mothers out there, do you know of any great online maternity shops? One that you’d be really happy to recommend?
I’d love to hear from you!
This is me showing off my bump in my “usual clothes”.
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