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Lil Community: Plus Size Pregnancy Fashion

Nine months can seem like a lifetime when you're pregnant. LilSugar reader CurleyQ is finding the journey particularly trying as she tries to dress her growing baby bump and is asking the Community for some advice in The Pregnancy Posse group.

I'm having a lot of problems with finding clothes that fit me. I'm so frustrated I could almost cry from it. 

Being plus size before I was pregnant never gave me problems with finding clothes that were fashionable and super cute. I've always gotten compliments on how cute I dress for my size. So with that history I'm determined to look cute being plus size and pregnant. But now I'm at a size where "plus size maternity" clothes don't fit me (Yeah...I'm pretty big!). I'm looking at clothes in the largest size I can find (30/32) but they really are not flattering.

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I'm torn. I want to look pregnant, but my extra big clothes and my "B" belly really aren't allowing me to look anything but being extra fat. Do I go smaller in my shirts so they are tight to show off my pregnant belly or would it just look like a fat chick wearing too small of clothes? Or, [do I] wear what fits me and I think is cute no matter how baggy or tight, and just be proud of my plus size pregnant belly? My self confidence in dressing cute and fashionable has plummeted. And please be nice about the advice!

Want to talk pregnancy with other expectant mamas? Get the conversation started in The Pregnancy Posse group!

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AbbyHintz AbbyHintz 6 years
I think Lauren's advice is good. There are two ways to say "I'm pregnant." One is with tight-belly shirts, as you mentioned. The other is with belts above the belly, creating an empire waist. This is not something non-pregnant people usually do. So, can you wear a long dress paired with a belt below the boobs to create the obvious, pregnancy silhouette?
Niami Niami 6 years
Most of my weight is in my middle and I HATED pregnancy clothing. It was unflattering and one company seemed to only want to use drab clothing (lots of ugly brown) and short short sleeves to show off arm flab. Ugh! I stuck with a few Old Navy items and two Motherhood Maternity 3/4 sleeve shirts that hid my upper arms, they were a bit snug around the tummy. To help in this area I wore a Bella Band underneath my clothing, which smoothed things out. By the third trimester I found that it felt good to not have to try to camouflage my tummy and feel so ashamed of it. It was so less stressful to go out in public and didn't bother me for once when people stared at my stomach!
lauren lauren 6 years
First congratulations on your pregnancy! That is really exciting! I think it is really important you feel good about yourself, so I definitely say you should try to be as fashionable as you want! Maybe try adding belts or wearing a cami under your cute tops, so you don't feel like they are revealing too much! I think you should wear what fits and what makes you feel cute too! Good luck and I am sure you look fabulous!
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