As this is my third child, I've found that I've had a bump pretty much from day 1, though it hasn't grown massively as yet (I'm about fifteen weeks now). I tried to last as long as I possibly could in "normal" clothes (unlike my first pregnancy where I was desperate to get into maternity clothes!) bearing in mind it will be a while until I wear them again, but alas the time has definitely come.
My first port of call was a local buying and selling group, where I picked up some Seraphine tops and leggings for £1 each, bargain. They are a bit worn but after a good wash and iron look fine. I wore them today in fact and am very happy with my purchases!
Next came ebay. I was a big fan of Isabella Oliver maternity last time I was pregnant, and bought about three key items. This time, I've headed straight to ebay, picking up a wrap dress for £5 and a portrait top for £1.20. The wrap dress was a bit of a fail though, as it has a smell that no amount of washing can get rid of. Still, you win some, you lose some.
|Isabella Oliver Wrap dress, whiff optional.|
I've also bought some Isabella Oliver maternity trousers for £5 and some H&M Maternity trousers for £3. Both are great, and I also know I can sell the IO on afterwards for a very similar price.
Another ebay purchase was this Asos gold sequin dress, now it's arrived, I'm less than convinced...
It's a bit longer than I anticipated and not the most flattering, even for a pregnant woman. Still, I only paid £7 for it, maybe I'll take it to my local dressmaker and get the length shortened slightly.
Just to show I'm not a total cheapskate, I headed over to Mummy and Little Me (There's one in Leeds also) and picked up a Hotmilk Bra for £15...
Noppies Treggings for £18, these are lovely and look really expensive, which is of course, the main thing.
|Noppies Treggings £18|
|Pleat Maternity top from Fun Mum £31.20.|
Do let me know if you spot any maternity bargains!