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Maternity clothes [message #613] Wed, 14 June 2006 01:48 Go to next message
Carol at home  is currently offline Carol at home
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Where can I find modest maternity clothes that look appropriate for a middle-aged woman? I was SO disheartened this afternoon after hitting the mall. Everything was so tight, low cut, or just so uncomfortable. It honestly looked as if the clothes should have been in the teen department! Any advice would be greatly appreciate. (And, by the way, I don't sew so that option is out.)
Re: Maternity clothes [message #614 is a reply to message #613 ] Wed, 14 June 2006 15:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hollymama  is currently offline Hollymama
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HI, Carol!

Have you tried looking at any of the local thrift shops? Sometimes they have maternity clothes that aren't as "trendy" (not to mention a lot cheaper!!) I'll be praying for you!!

~Holly


Holly, Wife to Greg (30 years),Mama to 7 (2 in Heaven),Melissa(28) SIL John(33)
Gregory(27) DIL Christan(21)Nicholas(24)
Jessica(21) SIL David(25)Susanah(6)
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Re: Maternity clothes [message #615 is a reply to message #613 ] Wed, 14 June 2006 16:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Carol,

Welcome to the boards!

I remember having the SAME problem in 2004 when searching for maternity clothes...everything was so low-cut and just not my style. I just HAD to find some things, and eventually managed to accumulate a decent wardrobe. Most of it was bought one piece at a time, here and there.

There was one store in particular, called "Khol's", where I found some cute tops, dresses, and capri sets. I Don't know if they have one where you live, but they regularly have 40% off sales, which made everthing reasonably priced. Other than that, I just kept my eyes open for something half-ways cute everywhere I went.

I ended having to buy some of the low-cut blouses and dresses, but wore matching-colored tank tops under them so I didn't feel like I looked like a hussy! They really looked fine that way, and the contrast of the matching tank top made them look even cuter, I think.

I imagine you've checked the yellow pages for maternity stores in your area. I didn't find much in those shops that I was willing to pay high prices for. I suppose you could find lots of things online, but if you're like me, you'd want to try them on first.

Blessings to you in your search!

Lori


[Updated on: Thu, 15 June 2006 00:02]

Re: Maternity clothes [message #616 is a reply to message #615 ] Wed, 14 June 2006 17:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Carol at home  is currently offline Carol at home
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Thanks for your suggestions, Lori. There is a Kohl's coming to town, but it's still being built. I'm heading off this afternoon to a couple of consignment shops. I never knew how hard it would be to find clothes -- seems like someone here could have a great business opportunity for us older moms!
Re: Maternity clothes [message #618 is a reply to message #613 ] Sat, 17 June 2006 05:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Carol,

I forgot to mention, that I've seen some nicer, dressier maternity clothes (as well as casual) in the new Target store in my area. I was surprised to see such nice things there, and reasonably priced too. I've noticed they seem to get new things in pretty regularly, so you can always check back if you don't see anything you like the first time.

I found a couple of things that I really liked at half-price...I love those kind of sales!

I gave away all of my maternity clothes a couple of months ago. I'd made up my mind that I wouldn't be needing them anymore. Now it looks like I'll be needing some more soon, praise God! I hope others will make suggestions on places to shop, we need all the help we can get!

Blessings to you...

Lori
I saw some really nice things at J.C. Penney's recently... [message #649 is a reply to message #613 ] Wed, 21 June 2006 16:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tamara E  is currently offline Tamara E
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I saw some really nice things at J.C. Penney's recently. In fact, I remarked to my daughters that I wish they had them when I was pregnant four years ago --at that time, I finally found some decent things at Sears. But the clothes at Penney's the other day were really pretty and not immodest, but stylishly becoming (even for more mature moms!). Wink

I think so many expectant moms work throughout pregnancy that their cry for maternity clothes that are appropriate for their careers mean there are more choices for older moms, too.

Now, if money is no object, there are tons of places online you can find classic maternity clothes that are not frumpy or tummy-revealing. Smile


Blessings,
Tamara (mom of seven; grandma to two so far!)

"There is always enough time and strength to do the will of God"
Re: Maternity clothes [message #677 is a reply to message #613 ] Mon, 03 July 2006 19:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
medic10  is currently offline medic10
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I shopped in consignment shops. They usually only had 1 wall full,but found it cheaper to go that route than buying new. These were adult consignment shops. Very reasonably priced.
Melissa
Re: Maternity clothes [message #692 is a reply to message #613 ] Sun, 16 July 2006 16:57 Go to previous message
angie  is currently offline angie
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I bought a lot of mine off of ebay. They have some of the "older" styles. Just get measurements as I bought some that were too short. Go by measurements not by size.
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