Best Answer:   I still haven't started to wear maternity clothes and I'm 20 weeks. I'm going to do my best to avoid them at all costs too. I buy my jeans super low rise so that they will sit below my abdomen, and so many of today's fashions look like maternity clothes anyways! You can do what I've done. I shopped the clearance racks at the store and found a ton of cute clothes that were a size or 2 bigger than what I normally wear. I payed between $3 and $5 a piece for them. Several of the shirts that I found were almost identical to clothes that I found in maternity stores! I just didn't have to pay the outrageous prices. I really didn't mind spending money on clothes that may or may not fit later in pregnancy because they were so inexpensive. I also know that I will be able to wear them again after I have the baby because I know I wont be going straight back to my original sizes. As for jeans, if you don't want to buy them as low rise as I do (they can take awhile to get used to) you can try 2 things. First there is this thing called a bella band. It can hide the bulge
of you leaving your pants unbuttoned. You can also try using a rubber band to hold your jeans together. What you do is loop the rubber band through the loop of the jeans so that it stays and then use it to hold on to the button.
That is the hardest time to find stuff to wear during pregnancy. I had a hard time too. I don't know if you've heard of it, but go to google and look for a product called a bella band. It's this elastic thing that slides up over your pants you can can leave them unbuttoned, and it's realllllllllllllllly comfortable. It will make your pre-pregnancy pants fit a little longer, and then when you buy maternity pants, buy them looser and you can wear this band to hold them up until you "grow" into them.
I found it seriously helpful.
Another trick is to use a rubber band or a hair tie through your button hole on your pants and then loop it around the button ;) That will give you an inch or so. until you decide to buy maternity pants.
I really hope this information helps you. I remember how frustrating it was when my pants started not fitting right.
sugarthefish · 8 years ago