Maternity clothing - what a pain

You find out you are pregnant you think about all the money you will need to spend on kiting out the nursery, buying baby clothes and getting little bits and bobs for the baby. You don't really think too much about how much you may have to spend on buying yourself clothes.

I am a bright clothes type of girl. Black bores me. So imagine my dismay when trying to buy maternity clothing that has some colour in it and finding that black is about the only colour you can find with ease.

Just finding a store that sold maternity clothes first our first hurdle. We tried a number of places in Aberdeen and Dundee without a huge amount of success.

One problem we encountered was that one High Street store kept their maternity clothing with the baby clothes and not, as you would maybe expect, with the woman's clothing, so we just presumed that they didn't have any. In other shops there was some choices but not a whole lot.

I would buy online but as I have never had to buy maternity clothes before I wasn't sure how they fit. Plus each shop has different sizes as it was.

Then you have the dilemma of do you want skinny, super skinny (for a pregnant woman???), bootcut, straight leg. Then once you have made that choice you have to choose whether you want under bump, over bump etc.

I made my choices, bought an under and over bump pair of baggy jeans, two pairs of work trousers and two t-shirts and a blouse. Most extremely comfortable. Indeed I coped the jeans to wearing pyjamas all day.

However, having worn the over the bump jeans for longer than 30 minutes I start to get itchy on my tummy and in fact get major pains (and some bruising) so I have had to ditch them and so I am down to one pair of jeans and can't afford to buy any more.

Now I am trailing about looking for a couple more items to add to my inventory, that don't cost an arm and a leg (all for just a few months!).

Training Mummy

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.

1 comment :

  1. Seems I am not the only one who thinks this! http://happywifemumme.wordpress.com/2013/10/17/maternity-wear-why-so-dull/
    Why, when in the midst of a baby boom, are the shops not catering for the growing number of ladies who need clothing?

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