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    Default Summer maternity clothes

    I am going to be heavily pregnant in the height of qld summer. A stark contrast from my first pregnancy which was mid Melbourne winter! So apart from bras pretty much my entire pregnancy wardrobe is going to be useless! I am going to have to buy at least a few key items to see me through. I know I can get by with plenty of non-maternity stuff and have picked up a couple cheap ruched maternity singlets from Kmart.

    For those of you that have had a mid summer pregnancy, what items did you find you wore most? Did you get maternity shorts or just use a hair tie on your existing denim shorts etc?

    Amy suggestions for cheap or 2nd hand maternity gear? Have found eBay pretty limited...

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    I got a great Jersey maxi dress from ASOS - super comfy and great when I was lazy with leg hair removal.

    I did buy a pair of maternity shorts from Kmart for around $15 - probably worth it for that price. I unfortunately put on weight like crazy when pregnant so couldn't use any ties with my usual pants/shorts.

    Oh and I did splurge on a pair of nice maternity bathers so I could wallow in the pool 😜

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    I had my baby in mid-winter too but can imagine that maxi-dresses would be great. I wished I could have worn them!

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    I've had both my babies in Darwin and lived in maxi dresses as much as possible. Some I bought new and others on my local baby BSS Facebook page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty22 View Post
    I've had both my babies in Darwin and lived in maxi dresses as much as possible. Some I bought new and others on my local baby BSS Facebook page.
    Thanks - were they fitted style maxis or floaty loose ones? I worry with the loose ones will make me look huge, but also worry the tight ones will be uncomfortable in the humidity..

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    Quote Originally Posted by wobbleyhorse View Post
    I got a great Jersey maxi dress from ASOS - super comfy and great when I was lazy with leg hair removal.

    I did buy a pair of maternity shorts from Kmart for around $15 - probably worth it for that price. I unfortunately put on weight like crazy when pregnant so couldn't use any ties with my usual pants/shorts.

    Oh and I did splurge on a pair of nice maternity bathers so I could wallow in the pool 😜
    Thanks I browsed through Asos earlier and they look to be reasonably priced. For swimmers I will prob stick to my bikinis that way doesn't matter how big bump gets, lol. Our local kfart didn't have any shorts - really limited range of maternity and mostly in plus sizes.

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    I was pregnant last Brisbane summer and will be again *sigh*. I don't have much though.

    I got a maxi that was stretchy and one size too big from KMart. Got long tanks from cotton on (they are good to stretch over the belly), I got a few stretchy tube skirts from Target.

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    Oh and all my clothes were 'fitted'. I am short and loose and flowy just made me look like I was drowning in a mumu.

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    Asos have some great cheap shorts and dresses. I did three pregnancies over Canberra winters but needed some summer clothes for a trip to Fiji at 32 weeks this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    Oh and all my clothes were 'fitted'. I am short and loose and flowy just made me look like I was drowning in a mumu.
    I think loose flowy + pregnancy = mumu no matter what your height 😂.

    I need to find some of those tube skirts. Just bought some fitted stretchy bodycon style dresses from supre but haven't seen any tube skirts yet. I see people wearing them but never actually in a shop for sale...


 

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