Just wanted to add though the only real problem is the maternity bras- I can get away with kids clothes lol.
I suppose it's hard for clothes designers as it's impossible to cater to every single body type. Still.... it's frustrating huh.
My issue isn't so much finding clothes in the bigger sizes (I'm normally a 14), it's finding styles of clothes that fit my body shape. I too am a bit of an apple carrying all my weight around my middle. I also have a DD chest, to make things more fun. Many clothes these days seem to be cut in a tailored style to fit snugly. While I can certainly get clothes that fit, I also don't like wearing skin tight clothes so that l my lumps and bumps are on display. Buying up a size doesn't make this problem go away either. I just wish the fashion industry would take into account that not everyone has a petite/slender figure with a flat tummy and no love handles. Even with the right size jeans I get a muffin top, I just don't always like it to be on display!
When I find jeans that fit me I'll wear those things to death! haha. I found one pair at Just Jeans that were PERFECT, even the length was good! I got so excited that I ordered another pair of them online so once the other ones wore out I'd still have some! They turned up and I swear they were labelled the same size but were about 10cm smaller in the waist than the pair I bought in store!!! And now...of course....they are sold out of that style
I have the maternity bra problem too. I had no problem when I was pregnant and when my milk first came in I was a 14DD for a while. But now DS is only wanting to feed once or twice a day so my boobs have shrunk down to a 10B and there is no way to get a properly fitting maternity bra. I've thought about just wearing a normal bra but the day I do that he will have a day like today where he wants to just boob all day
They also send direct to Australia for most clothing items. Some they don't though but a US shipping address solves that!
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