Thursday, June 21, 2012

Preggo Purchases: Work Clothes

I have a lot of non-maternity clothes that still fit, but the choices in my closet are getting more and more limited. After some horrible experiences trying to find plus size maternity options in the stores at JC Penney, Sears, and Motherhood Maternity (all of which I had heard had great plus size options and all claimed to have them available in stores), I came home with one pair of cheap feeling, and, in retrospect, too-short black slacks from Motherhood Maternity. They were the only piece of maternity clothing in all the stores that even fit me. It was utterly depressing. 

So I decided to shop online. I do a lot of online shopping for plus size clothes in general, so it's not a big deal. But since I don't really know how to shop for my pregnant shape, I had wanted to go with some in-store options so I could try things on. Maternity clothing is sold according to your pre-pregnancy size. But I don't actually know what size I would be since I've lost so much weight. I can only guess. I had been a very solid and consistent size 20 before I got pregnant, but I might be all the way down to a 16 now? I'm not sure.

Anyway, I ordered some options from the maternity sections at JC Penney and Old Navy. I'm hoping I guessed my sizes correctly. We'll see. Even with shopping online, I found almost no work appropriate bottoms. I ended up with one pair of grey slacks. They came in a couple of colors, but this was the only one in my size. And there are no work skirts to be found anywhere. As someone who prefers skirts to slacks, that was really annoying.

What I Purchased For Work:

  • Duo™ Maternity Tie Waist Top, pink multi  (JC Penney - $20)
  • Duo™ Maternity Split Neck Top, multi  (JC Penney - $20)
  • Maternity Cowl-Neck Tops, multi-floral (Old Navy - $18 on sale) 
  • Duo™ Maternity Top, Ruffle Sleeve Chiffon, shocking blue  (JC Penney - $6 on sale)  
  • Duo™ Maternity Shirt Smocked Front, white  (JC Penney - $20)
  • Maternity Ruched V-Neck Sleeveless Tops, serpenteal (Old Navy - $27) 
  • Duo™ Maternity Wide Leg Career Pant, heather grey  (JC Penney - $30)
Cross-posted on T Plus a Baby

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