No fun maternity clothes shopping . . .
This morning as I hunted through my wardrobe for something to wear I realised it was time for me to go shopping again. So far in this pregnancy I have been lucky enough to have the weather on my side and be able to get away with floaty dresses and maternity shorts or leggings but today I am FREEZING! Today I wanted to wear full length trousers not cropped trousers and I wanted a warmer top but all I could find was a long sleeve white t-shirt with a summer top over it.
After we had Beanie Boy, I sold the majority of my decent maternity wear, in particular all of my maternity trousers/jeans/cargo pants etc and now I miss them. So after dropping Little Bean at school I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to pop into town early and sprint around the shops to see if I could find myself a few of the ‘basics’.
I am now back home two and half hours later with big fat diddly squat, NOTHING!!! In fact I only found two shops that actually sold maternity clothes and that was Mothercare and H&M. Normally I do reasonably well with H&M but thinking back that has mainly been dresses and tops, their sizing isn’t exactly brilliant for us pregnant ladies. I normally wear a size 12/14 when I’m not pregnant but the last pair of trousers that I bought from H&M were a size 20 and honestly I haven’t put that much weight on! Needless to say, I found nothing in H&M that I liked, it was either too ‘Mumsy’ or just plain boring.
I tried Mothercare as they have provided me well in the past but this time they didn’t have very much in stock in my size so now I’m feeling deflated and cold! I know that I can do online shopping but it’s not the same when you feel like having a shopping trip. Peterborough apparently doesn’t have pregnant ladies anymore, just lots of trendy young fashionistas, all around a size 8!
Where do you shop for your maternity clothes?