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Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

When will I start needing maternity clothes?

Re: When will I start needing maternity clothes?

The Bump Expert

Depends on the person! Here's how it happened for some Bumpies...

“At 13.5 weeks, I've just started wearing some maternity. Some of it is just way too big still and some of my regular clothes are too tight, so I'm in the awkward transition stage.” - JnJ04

“I probably started wearing maternity clothes at 16 weeks, but I can still fit into some regular clothes with my tummy sleeve.” - TheDudleys

“I've been in maternity pants since 6-7 weeks for comfort (this is my 4th so I got big pretty fast), shirts closer to 15 wks.” - MichelleWP

“I’ve been in maternity clothes since about 10 weeks.” - Pamela82

“I started wearing some maternity clothes at around 11 weeks.” - vande2006

“I bought my first round of maternity clothes quite early -- about nine weeks. It was just baby bloat at that point, but it never really went away, and at 18 weeks I have a nice firm baby belly!” - Mrs.Meyer

“I bought maternity at about 12 wks, just because I so desperately needed a new bra! And I ended up buying several other items, including a belly band. I have been interspersing some maternity items with my regular clothes, as I can still wear most of my normal clothes, some with the belly band and some still without. Luckily, regular non-maternity styles are fairly maternity friendly (empire waist tops and dresses, stretchy gauchos, etc), and it is easy to mix them into a maternity wardrobe. (I am 15 wks now.)” - SPBGBRIDE

“At almost 17 weeks I'm still in all of my regular clothes. I'm not sure when I'll start in maternity clothes yet, but absolutely every woman is different and among my friends I don't see any trend for who will show sooner. I expected to be obviously showing by now because I'm so short waisted, but I haven't gained any weight and I'm looking normal. (Well, normal with bbs that have nearly doubled in size...)” - staryeyes

“I was in maternity pants by 9 weeks” - boulder,cobride

“I started wearing maternity clothes at home on the weekends at about 16 weeks. I held off wearing them at work until closer to 18 weeks. I outgrew my shirts first because my boobs just could not fit into a regular shirt! I wore over-sized sweaters through February. I was down to one or two pairs of work pants I could wear by 18-19 weeks, and had to use a Bella Band so I could wear them unzipped. Even now at 23 weeks, I'm still too small for some of my pants. The transition period seems to be lasting a long time.” - sistrkate

“I started wearing maternity at around 12 weeks, and while a couple of my more forgiving elastic waist pre-pg skirts are still wearable, I'm mostly out of my regular clothes.” - batsteph

”I started wearing maternity pants at 14 weeks or so. I couldn't take wearing my pants unbuttoned anymore. So I went to Old Navy and bought a bunch of yoga pants. I knew they fit then and would stretch as well so I would be able to continue to wear them. I am 18 weeks now and they still fit comfortably and I still have much more room to grow. - cnickler

“I had to buy new bras at 8 weeks as that was the first thing to grow. I stopped fitting into my jeans at 3 months.” - taurusbride

Paula Kashtan

re: Q: When in Maternity Clothes?

11 weeks - more for comfort than anything else. Plus, using a ponytail holder on my regular jeans just made me feel frumpy.

SmellyPug |

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I'm at 19 weeks, and haven't yet. However, I can only fit into some of my looser clothing. Two days ago I went to the maternity stores but everything I tried on looked ridiculously big. A friend told me that I should raid my husband’s closet; she hasn't met him. He is 6' 7" and 240lbs. His clothes make the maternity dresses look tailored! Right now I'm digging through my wardrobe looking for larger sizes and elastic waists.

ecoppins |

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i'm 20 weeks and am just now braving the stores for real maternity clothes. i think it really matters on how you feel in the clothes you have and how fast your belly is growing. i teach preschool, so i own a lot of cotton clothes that stretch really well. i found as i was shopping for maternity clothes, that if you are able and willing, you can buy clothes as you grow or simply look for materials that will breathe and grow with you. happy shopping!

aarons-wifey-to-be |

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I'm 21 weeks and still not in maternity clothes entirely! I just bought a couple of pants a size or 2 up from what I normally wear. Those are starting to get snug now, but I'm holding out - the bella bands are a great way to hold off on the maternity bottoms. I have bought a couple maternity pieces, but I've not entirely converted yet! :)

CDF |

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I started wearing some maternity clothes around 12 weeks. I love clothes and started to feel very uncomfortable in my normal clothes. I still have about 4 pairs of my pre-pregnancy pants that fit, but thats it. I am 14 and 3 days. I am so much more comfortable now!

spitzsings |

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I had to buy pants at almost 7 weeks... I got shirts too while I was there but some of them are still a little big in the belly area. I think they are really comfortable! I am now 10 weeks!

sxy_angel |

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Bought my first maternity pants at 6wks, 4th child and i feel i'm going to show faster than before!

ivelinirose |

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I am about 28-29 weeks and can still fit into 2 pairs of my regular jeans. I started wearing maternity shirts at about 23 weeks because I am not one of those women to "bare her belly" and maternity tops do not ride up.

sungirl5150 |

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I started to wear maternity pants at 10 weeks. My regular pants were just too tight after I ate. I am much more comfortable but miss the stylish jeasn.

mhuber23 |

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First pregnancy I was out of my normal pants at about 8 weeks; this time I made the switch at about 4 weeks - even though I had been losing weight, the waists were too snug and I had a bump already. Bought a couple inconspicuous maternity shirts just to have something long enough to cover the hideous elastic waists! I miss my regular clothes, but they make some decent maternity stuff.

happysparkle |

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I was in maternity pants by 9 weeks! Now I'm 12 weeks & can't wear any of my old clothes except a few baggy shirts I had. I couldn't believe how fast I grew.

shortydaisi |

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Week 18 and 19 were huge transition weeks for me... going from no maternity to full maternity. It's crazy how fast it happens!

orouram |

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I am 10 weeks and woke yesterday morning to discover I can't button my pants. At first I was a little freaked out (it is my first pregnancy), thinking I was gaining weight too fast, but it seems my waist is just really much wider now. I was always small, so I guess I can just tell. I'm going maternity shopping today for some pants only--I feel weird holding my pants with an elastic because they pouf out.

veruca_salt0722 |

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I think by week 10 I was wearing maternity pants because most of my form fitting clothes were just too uncomfortable. I still fit into some of my regular clothes now at 14 weeks, but the minute anything feels too tight, it gets put aside. Life is too short to be uncomfortable with what you are wearing!! :)

Laura&Adam |

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I am at 11 weeks now and have to go maternity shopping this weekend or I will really have NOTHING that fits anymore. It's kinda sad, i've been in denial.....haha

MommyMeSoon2B |

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According to my Dr. I'm at 9 weeks and according to the u/s tech I'm measuring 8 weeks BUT either way....I'm heading out to kohls today to pick up a pair of jeans, probably maternity. I only have 1 pair of jeans left that fit me. I have a few pairs of work pants w/ more forgiving waist bands. As far as shirts go....I like baby doll tops and sweaters so I should be fine in my tops for a while. This is my 3rd pregnancy this year though, I had an ectopic and a m/c so I've had a few people tell me my uterous may stretch faster. I dont know how much truth is behind that; all I know is I NEED a pair of jeans that fit. :-)

CrystalDaun |

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well, it's my first baby and I just bought my first pair of maternity pants yesterday at 12 1/2 weeks. Aah, so much more comfortable! I can still fit into a couple pairs of jeans with a ponytail holder, but it's uncomfortable. I think I'll be tempted to wear this pair of pants every day, it's so comfy! I'd better get some backups before I grow any more. ;-) I do also have some dress pants that fit pretty great-- they were too big before being pregnant.

rachelb823 |

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9 weeks, but I'm having twins. Now at 11 weeks I'm really showing.

weemodin |

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I'm 18 weeks and still in my normal clothes. I don't like wearing my tighter shirts though because I feel kind of like I have a little gut and I'm not used to that so I try to keep my shirts a little bit baggy. And I love wearing my sweats when I get home from work- I change clothes right away into something much more comfortable.

ashleyrocca |

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i'm 16 wks and some of my pants still fit. I'm just at the awkward phase where it's not clear whether i'm just fat or pregnant. I'll probably go and buy a couple pants this week sometime b/c i know it's almost over for my regular pants

sarainicole |

re: Q: When in Maternity Clothes?

I'm only 6 weeks and had to buy bigger shorts for the summer. I had gained about 5 pounds before I found out but the baby bloat kills me half way through the day so I went for the fat people clothes! Ugh!

patchessi |

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I'm 10 weeks now, but the past two weeks I have been a bigger fan of sweatpants than anything else. I doubt I'll need to get maternity pants for awhile since I am not really showing yet, but it's just not comfortable to have the jeans all tight and buttoned up. If I have to wear jeans, I usually unbutton them when I'm sitting down!

ginarosecapri |

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I started around 12 weeks. I am still wearing some of my regular clothes with the belly band but now I am starting to wear my maternity clothes more often because its more comfy!

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I bought my first maternity clothes at 7 weeks but have only really worn my maternity Jeans. They are stretchy and are transition jeans. I have worn two of my maternity shirts already because they are nice and lose (I am also a bigger girl and need more room due to the bloat)

1ST-TIME-MOMMY |

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For my first pregancy, I didn't wear maternity clothes until about 19 weeks; I expect this one, my second, to be a lot earlier!

gretch1964 |

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I've been using the bella band for now and I'm at 9 weeks. I suspect that i'll be in regular maternity pants (especially jeans) by week 12-14 given how i've changed just within the last 3 weeks. So far...no new bras are needed.

faitherickson |

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I'm only almost 5 weeks but I'm already so uncomfortable in my work pants, which are a bit tight in the waist anyway. I haven't worn my jeans in like a week so I'm sure they're worse! Not showing at all yet but I'm so bloated, and the buttons dig into my tummy. I'm trying to decide if I should go for a pair of maternity work pants or a belly band to make the others work a bit longer.

JoyDancer |

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I'm 25 weeks and haven't really bought any maternity clothes. I did got to a cheaper store about a month ago and bought 2 pairs of pants in a size 10 and those have been working for awhile, but I will need to get new pants soon. I think I will out grow the pants pretty soon. It's just annoying that the nice pants that fit really well, are ver expensive and I wouldn't be wearing them that long!

dmheckenkamp |

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first baby and i'm at 8 weeks -my jeans are already getting too tight so I bought a belly belt so that I can keep wearing them instead of buying new ones. had to buy maternity work pants cause wearing a belt was to uncomfortable. also am starting to need some bigger bras and no underwire as they're getting way to uncomfortable now!!

gale2208 |

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I'm only 5 weeks, and I've already had to buy new bras. My old bras were just too uncomfortable. That's the only measurable difference I've seen.

mandigail |

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I'm at 25 weeks and haven't bought any yet. I think in a few weeks I will have to.

JMRoberts |

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I haven't started into maternity stuff yet, but I gave up on my jeans weeks ago (am at 13 wks) and stick to yoga pants or a pair of my hubs pants I co-opted. I have stopped wearing under things though, cause they drive me round the bend. I wear a tube top under my shirts and I'll have to find some comfy drawers soon or my husband will skin me for going commando!

Ink Myth |

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I'm at 11 weeks and had to buy new bras almost immediately. I'm already up 3 cup sizes. Other than that, I've been able to get by in my hubby's shirts and my regular jeans with a belly band. I work from home though, so that makes it easier.

htrevino76 |

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Im 9 weeks today and i dont quite just fit into maternity clothes, but i still have this pouch that makes it very uncomfortable to wear my regular jeans. This is my first pregnancy, so im pretty surprised to be showing so soon. This past weeks i have resorted to wearing yoga and sweat pants. Im guessing in a couple more weeks im going to have to head out to the maternity store. Also, i bought that bella band at target and it was the most uncomfortable thing ever. i ended up returning them. For some reason i can stand anything snug around my waist.

Delacruz_diana85 |

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I am 14 weeks and totally the same, regular clothes and bra on top. My regular jeans are definitely starting to be too snug. I have purchased maternity pants (full panel - I hear they are the best and most comfortable) but I am hesitant to wear them...I know once I cross that threshold that's it for the next 5 1/2 months!! Maternity city. I think I will be in my regular tops for quite some time still. I haven't gained any weight yet (that's OK, I have some to spare :) but I can tell that my weight is definitely shifting to my tummy.

FutureMrs.C |

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I am 6 weeks and i already have gone up a full bra size in a little less than a week.

Mommy2Be1209 |

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I am 11 weeks and I still wear all my regular jeans just with a belly band. I can't button them up any more. Its also time for some new bras. I am busting out the sides.

LilHash1216 |

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I am 20 weeks and still wearing my regular jeans with a belly band. This thing is pretty fantastic since I haven't had to buy maternity pants yet.

mrs crone |

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I am only 7 weeks with my first child and have already bought my first pair of maternity pants. I only have one pair of jeans that fit now!!!! Lots of bloat

ars_83 |

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i'm 11wks.and5dys and my belly is very pudgy my regular clothes ae starting to get uncomfotable and i need more room but i'm still not quite ready for maternity clothes i'm in that iratating sage of wearing clothes:]

Deltri29 |

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I'm 11 weeks and I just purchased two belly bands because my jeans were a little uncomfortable. I've just put my tighter jeans aside for now and I'm holding off on the belly bands until I need them but it's good to know they're there when I do! I'm planning on wearing cotton skirts quite a bit the rest of the summer though so that should get me through the next few weeks, at least.

RBNewHaven |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm not exactly sure ... I'm thinking that I'm going to go the bella band route for a while ... I'm almost 7 weeks ... I'm kinda looking fuller ... particularly in my boobs ... they're HUGE ... at least that's what I'm told by the DH ... also, I've recently noticed that in general, I look fuller in my waist ... but I'm still able to button everything for now ... definitely going to start with the bella bands ...

mitchelltheojua |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 6 weeks and just got a white and a black belly band from Target. I am hoping to save money by using those as long as possible. I want more kids in the future, so some maternity will be a good investment. I don't really know where to look. Between Wal-Mart and Target I only found one pair of pants - in one size! I'd rather not shop at a high-end store and pay $40+ for one peice of clothing. Best buys I think will be with button-down shirts b/c they will be most convenient when breastfeeding/pumping.

MFalor |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

With both pregnancies I have had to move out of my jeans at 9 weeks. But I also am very small waisted (size 0).

nicolekleemann1 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 6 weeks preganant & just went to Motherhood Maternity today - i'm down to one pair of pants that are "a little snug", so I bought a pair of maternity blue jeans for casual & maternity khakis for work... I was shocked to need to go so soon with this being my first pregnancy but am so glad for the comfort! Had to start unbuttoning my reg. jeans in the afternoon so i guess it was time!

calla9 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm a little over 9 weeks today and for the first time today, wore some maternity pants I got on clearance at GAP two weeks ago. Lot's off room, but they are so much more comfortable!

sunshine_78 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am so glad to hear that "snug" jeans at 7 weeks is normal. I was beginning to think I was the only one. I guess it's time to succomb to the belly band...I hear they are great!!!! I love to hear that there are other people experiencing the same things as I am.

roland05 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I still fit in my normal pants, but at 9 weeks, I had to go up a bra size and a scrub size because my pre-prego 32DD boobs are growing by the minute and I can't fit them into any of my shirts.

rchelone |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Im 8 weeks and the girls needed some new volt holders so we, me and hubby went to purchase some. He's not too happy though he thinks that I should let the girls be free.

sunrise 33 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 9 weeks and have to wear my jeans unbuttoned. Went to Victoria's Secret and DEB and bought yoga pants. Most of my shirts still fit but had pack some away cuz they have gotten too small because my breasts have grown a size and some are a little short due to my little baby bump

ivyrenea13 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

This is great to hear I was getting a little freaked out that at 12 weeks I'm down to 2 pants that fit me right and I'm rocking night pants anytime I'm not going anywhere. Time to make a trip to the store then. Thanks guys!!

firstbabymeyler |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

With my first son I didn't buy my first pair of maternity jeans unitl I was 6 months, but now that I am pregnant again I started wearing my maternity clothes at 4 months and am going to have to go shopping again because I'm in desperate needs of tops since I didn't buy a lot in my first pregnancy. I wore them only in my last trimester but now I can't hardly fit into any of my clothes.

k5schram1 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I had to get a new bra at 8 weeks because I was already up a cup size! Now at 10 weeks not many of my pre-pregnancy shirts fit so I've started wearing some maternity tops. I haven't outgrown my pants yet and don't expect to for another 2 months or so.

maxwellkr |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I bought some pants and a couple shirts early just because i was excited. I still don't wear the shirts at 10 weeks, but i wear the pants. I haven't had any nausea, just a huge appetite, so i've gained about 5 lbs of fat and its been sent straight to my belly (hormones i guess). I can get my regular pants on, but they are just not comfortable. Now my regular shirts still fit but just look stupid on me, so i bought some small cotton maternity shirts from old navy and they look better on me than most of my regular shirts. I just want to be comfortable.

Reneyney214 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 10 weeks pregnant and am starting a new job. I need to get a few new clothing items for work, but don't want to spend too much money on things that I won't be able to wear for that long. Right now, I am still fitting into all of my regular clothes, but I'm afraid that as soon as I buy some new clothes I won't fit into them! Any suggestions??

PrincessA531 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Im hovering around 12-13 weeks and my pants are starting to get tight. My husband was so sweet. He bought me a pair of maternity jeans and some tops while he was out of town. The tops are great now and the jeans are starting to come in handy.

ajhammermeister |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

i started wearing them a couple of days ago and i'm 5wks. but, then again, this is also my 4th pregnancy in as many years!

anreka |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

i'm at 10 weeks and my pants are just starting to get a little uncomfortable. i have a few jeans from before i lost weight so those are fitting great for now. luckily, i'm a nurse so my scrub pants really stretch. i think i might not actually outgrow them.

Lizzama |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

i am at about 14 1/2 weeks. most of my clothes are too tight unless they have some sort of stretch to them. i bought maternity jeans a few weeks ago but they are really big still. i am in the "in-betweener" stage. it's awful. it seems like i wear the same thing everyday.

crystalleemartin |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am going to be 15 weeks Monday and I haven't started showing. It is starting to freak me out because I haven't gained much weight. I have a doctor's appointment here on the 16th of Sept, but I must say I really really wish I was showing...

KickFace6 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

With my first baby, 12 years ago when I was 23, I didn't wear maternity clothes til I was six months along. This time, pregnant with our 6th, I hope I make it to week 10! But I love new clothes and vow not to wear any knit this pregnancy. I want to look as great as I feel.

emmaagnes |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm a plus size lady and I'm wondering when other bigger girls started wearing maternity clothes...i feel a little bloated but I'm only 6 weeks along and i feel weird thinking I might already need bigger clothes. Any suggestions?

mandiedirks |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Well I have to say I feel more comfortable knowing that some bumpies are already wearing maternity clothes at 10 weeks. I'm 9 weeks now and I'm already finding that I'm attracted to only dresses in my closets I really want to go out and buy some maternity clothes now. I showed much later with my first two but my last baby and this one are only 7 months apart so I think I'm showing earlier this time.

Corwin79 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

At 16 weeks I bought Bella Bands - which were totally worth the $$. I've purchased a few maternity tops, but with the styles the way they are I've found I can get away with buying the longer, flowy looking shirts and be just fine. Hopefully I can stay in my pre-preg pants (with the bands) for a while longer.

massagemomma |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 30 wks and the only maternity clothes I am wearing is the Be Bands or I call them the Belly bands everything still fits but my jeans are a little tight and my baby boy tries to kick the button lose when I am sitting down so I leave them unbuttoned with the band but I have a family member that lives beside me and she is 3 wks ahead of me and has been in maternity clothes since she was 13 wks so it all depends on the person I think

kadesmommy |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

It all depends on your body, everyone's bump grows at different stages and times. Like take my bump for example I did not begin wearing maternity clothes til I was around 25wks. and it's not like I'm not a heathly mommy or anything becausee I am. I'm at week 31/32 and I have gained 35 pounds!!! and yet my bump barely started to really pop out. Crazy ^_^ that is why I tell you it all depends on your body. HaHa I guess you will defintely be able to tell once your jeans wont zip up and your shirts rise up :p

sengyalanis |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Well, with my 1st child it was about 16 weeks, but 10 years later, I am in them at 11 weeks. I'm definitely showing! Be thankful that maternity clothes are MUCH more stylish now too!

jcordeiro |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I bought them at 6 weeks, just for comfort from all that wonderful bloating. Still big, but I wanted room to grow!

bearycute_cnoellep |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

god, i was starting to think i was just a fat, freak of nature. my friend said she didn't show until she was 15 weeks and at 8 weeks, i look like i've put on 15lbs...all in my waist. can uncomfortably fit into my "fat" jeans (size 4), but had to put the 2s away for the season:( just bought two pair of 7 for all mankind maternity jeans on ebay for SO much less than retail...can't wait to get them. oh, and my breasts? GINORMOUS (for me, at least). i've gone from a 32 to a 36+ in less than a month.

hijkmno |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

8 weeks, currently using a bella band to keep the pants up, mostly because I can't stand to have any pressure on my belly! This is my third and although i haven't gained any weight my skin is driving me nuts... if anthing is the least bit abrasive I'm totally uncomfortable. So I'm doing the bella bands for now and I will probably start shopping for maternity clothes in a few weeks.

MyBella2010 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

A pregnant friend of mine introduced me to Isabella Oliver (www.isabellaoliver.com); they have some amazing, comfortable, and chic maternity clothes. They were just a perfect fit for me a working mom. The clothes are only sold online which is great you can try it at the comfort of your own home. PS. Delivery time is two days tops.

Wendyoliver |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started wearing maternity shirts at 19 weeks! As for pants...I can still get away with some normal pants at 22 weeks but they are unbuttoned and I'm wearing a Bella Band (can get the off brand at Target) to keep them up! But, maternity pants are more comfortable after about 18-20 weeks!

PrincesLauren |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

At around 8 weeks I could no longer pull up most of my jeans, I could only wear my "Low self esteem" pants that were usually reserved for PMS bloat :). I still could into those until 12 weeks when I had to leave them unbuttoned with a Bella Band. I am now 16 weeks and that is no longer an option. My hips have spread and I am carrying low, my shirts still fit pretty well allthough I look like I have a beer gut and not a baby bump. My boobs haven't grown that much yet. My bras that were a little snug before are now rediculous, but my better fitting ones still work for the most point. I've only gained 7 lbs so far, but its amazing how much it changes how your clothes fit

Jsolivan |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

i switched to maternity pants my 7th week. my pants were way to tight, and putting pressure on my stomach that made me more nauseas, and feel crampy. so i changed! and i love MATERNITY pants! no zippers, you just pull em up and down. so roomie, and my belly gets to grow with them :)

mssammay |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 11 weeks and just this week discovered my pants were tight. I'm going shopping this weekend to find something more comfortable. I had 2 comments about my little bump today! It's amazing how fast it happens!

ejanney |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

wow! I feel better now! I thought that at 10 weeks it was too early to wear maternity pants. I can still wear my pants with the help of my favorite new accessory...a belly band!

mama_duck |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Every woman is different I started wearing larger clothes (with the belly band for pants) and some maternity clothes at 28wks.

N&SM |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started wearing maternity trousers pretty early into my pregnancy, i used to live in skinny jeans and none of them fit, because of the extra weight piling on. Some of my maternity trousers are still slightly loose but i found it was better to get them rather than do damage with unsuitable trousers.

MarieGxx |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm a plus size girl anyway, and I've always kind of liked the empire waist styles, so I'm lucky. I'm at 9 weeks with a lil belly (love my lil belly!) and I'm still able to make a lot of my regular shirts work. Comfy jeans are another story. Still on the look-out for some of those!

HamNCheeze |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

At 8 weeks. I was feeling very bloated and uncomfortable, getting into maternity clothes just felt so much better than trying to squeeze into my regular clothes.

lottaLove |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started wearing them at 7 weeks because they were much more comfortable, especially when I was nauseous. They have a lot of great pants that have rollable waists that will allow you to wear them even if your not really showing, but will then expand even into your last months.

TinaHillman |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

yep i'm at 7 or 8 weeks(i think) and i'm in mat. but i'ma a small gurl anyway so i just went with the smallest mat. clothes so i'm ready and they are jus a lil big

jermainesbaby2010 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I think it all honestly depends on the person. I poped at 8 to 9 weeks just this little belly. i was only 105 before i became pregnant and by 18 weeks i was at 134. it was crazy. I am at 33 weeks and 147pounds and can still fit into my size 3 jeans. But i never wasted a crap ton of money on maternity clothes.... targets cute prego shirts made me very happy, and comfy. i was told that you dont want to wear clothes that you are swimming in, but a little bit big on you is better. never let that baby belly hangout doesnt look to atractive. so start to buy clothes when you feel uncomftable in your own, or your belly is hanging out the bottom of your shirts :D

MamaCae |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 8 weeks and have been wearing my jeans with the help of a belly band since I was 5 weeks. This is my 2nd pregnancy, but I didnt expect to grow this fast. I was in all of my regular clothes til the middle of my 7th month with my son. This time around, 5 weeks and it was uncomfortable to wear my jeans buttoned. I'm still in my pre-prego shirts. Havent had to buy any maternity clothes other than the belly band yet. I think I'll be ok in my normal clothes for awhile.

janiceholt20 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am at 10 weeks, but as of week 8.5, all my suit pants stopped being 'buttonable.' I tried the Belly Band thing, but they just feel constricting. I'm fairly sure this is baby bloat at this stage. However, my mother said she was in full blown maternity by 12 weeks with me and by 8 weeks with my sister. So it all boils down to how your particular body/pregnancy responds. ps - anyone else having the dreams that their rear ends are turning into the size of a tractor trailer?

mahnamahna |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 17 weeks pregnant and still wearing all my regular clothes - I bought a bella band for when my jeans get to small!!!

sib02341 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am almost at 14 weeks. I bought some maternity earlier on- like the bella band. I can still wear some of my "forgiving" or perviously loose clothes, but I am already mixing in maternity with them. I bought my first pair of jeans and can wear them already- hint: the below the belly style without the huge elastic waste fits sooner. I also got an amazing maternity pencil skirt that fits now with plenty of room to grow.

al68312@appstate.edu |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am short and was fit LOL This is my fifth baby and I am so bloated my clothes are already tight. I am only 3-4 weeks along but I will switch to dresses and leggins right away for comfort. Maternity pants will come first.

jim4pam |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

At 10 weeks I am ready for maternity pants because of baby bloat! My regular shirts are fine at this point. I did buy a new bra that was more supportive about 3 weeks ago.

ahirschmann |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm only 6 weeks and havent bought anything maternity related as of yet. I did already have to buy new bras though, I went from a 34c to a 36d already. My pants and shirts are still fitting, I am just having issues keeping my pants up in the front. The are fine in the back, but always seem to slip down the front of my waist. Most of my shirts I think I will stay in until my boobs are too big for them. My family tends to show earlier, so I'll have to see when I can avoid it anymore. I will not be using the band, having my pants undone doesnt sound mentally comfortable.

katiepicaso |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

At 14 weeks I am barely fitting into my pants. I am a size 2-4. I am using the rubber band to keep my pants up. I purchased some maternity pants from Old Navy in a size small. They were way too big. I am sort of in between. It is very frustrating. Any recommendations?

Hapakk@msn.com |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Wow! This has made me feel so much better! I was feeling like a total fatty! HAHA I'm about 7 weeks and just found out I'm prego with my first. About 2 weeks ago my pants started feeling a little snug and I just thought it was time to up my workout routine! Happy to hear early bloating is normal...off to the store I will go tomorrow!!!

mrshorn |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I work out 4-5 days a week and was STILL not feeling comfortable in my "skinny jeans". lol I was sweating all the time, skin breaking out etc ...Then found out I was 4wks along ( a week ago) Do they have maternity clothes (REALLY?!) for us first trimester ladies? ; ))

mmOx599 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

it's different for every woman. I'm naturally lanky with a long torso, so first pregnancy, I was wearing my regular jeans the day I was in labor (sure, I wore some maternity pants, but I had a bunch of regulars that still fit great) - and had a 9lb baby. this is my second pregnancy, I'm at 24 weeks, just now barely showing, and still in regular jeans. my sis-in-law, on the other hand, has packed on 40 pounds in 26 weeks and was in maternity clothes by 9 weeks. her torso is only about 2-inches long and she is naturally a little more meaty than I am.

cojoville |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 19 weeks and this is my 6th, but I still fit in all my regular clothes. I can still button and zip my jeans just under my belly and wear my own shirts. It won't be too long though til I will definitely need maternity clothes!

kalehb |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 20 weeks and my pants button finally won't close! I went out and bought my first pair of maternity pants, and they're pretty cute surprisingly!

nbarring |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 17 weeks, and have not worn any prego clothes. I don't know how much longer I can pull it off because the whole unbuttoned jeans are annoying and I noticedd I have gained in my leggs as well :(

pookey76 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm reading that alot of people dont start wearing materinty clothes until about 12 wks. I just found out I was prego yesterday (only 6weeks) and none of my jeans fit without being unbuttoned. Im concerned that I am gaining too much weight (even though I can only tell because of my jeans)! I am only about a size 3 in juniors/petite clothes so they are small but I definately didnt think when I did get prego that I would be outgrow my clothes so quick!

saramwinslow |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

What is a "tummy Sleeve"?

MCKustom |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started wearing maternity clothes at about 24 weeks. Until then, I just wore some of my looser fitting tops. I am 27 weeks now and can still wear two pairs of my regular jeans and two pairs of my dress pants. I was scared to shop for maternity clothes, but they make some really cute & fashionable stuff and the pants are super comfortable!

Jaybaybe04 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 10 weeks now and haven't had to get anything. All my pants though are getting a little too tight to wear so I think I'm going to go find some cute, comfy dresses that I could wear to work without having to make it super obvious that my butt and belly have expanded

Cdaneh |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 10 weeks with twins and had to go buy maternity clothes this past weekend. Low cut pants/jeans are almost ok with the top button undone, but regular, higher-wasted work pants don't work at all. The idea of buying maternity clothes so early really freaks me out but they're so much more comfortable than my regular clothes.

Abbe |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started wearing maternity cloths at 13 weeks..mainly for comfort !

heldreth08 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I start actually when I was 6 weeks. My clothes started to feel tight and uncomfortable especially my bras. So it really depends on the person. When I went to a motherhood maternity store they told me that get the size that you would regularly wear( if you are shopping at a maternity store) and when yoour belly grows the cloths will form around the tummy. I thought that I had to go bigger but I don't. I thought that I was a large but I am a medium. So don't go too big if you dont have to. Be comfortable and stylish with your pregnancy. A mother to be should always look good no matter what with her pregnancy even if you feel like crap. lol. :)

knl12 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 23 weeks and just starting to need maternity jeans, all my shirts fit, I bought a few that are longer so I can hid the Bella Band I wear with my regular jeans.

kierkier99 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 13 weeks and I can not fit into my regular jeans anymore. So instead of buying maternity jeans I bought maternity dresses. They fit really nice and comfortable. Going back this weekend to pick up more!!

nlacy5 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I had to buy maternity clothes at 9 weeks. I haven't bought a maternity bra, but I have filled my normal one to the max.

PreggyG |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started wearing maternity clothes around 6 weeks I think. i am 10 weeks now and gave in and HAD to get a new bra and some more pants and shirts. Some shirts were becoming to short. The bella band did not work well for me, it kept rolling up in the back.

msangel83 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I had a friend that used a rubber band to be able to stay in her regular jeans longer. She just looped it through the button whole and clasped the button shut with the rubber band. Funny! But it worked!

maggiedoodle |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I think it depends on the person. For example, if you've already had a child or are having multiples you will probably need to start wearing maternity clothes sooner than others. I am on my second child and I started wearing maternity clothes at about 8 weeks (just to be comfortable,) but as for shirts....I've just recently started finding it necessary to wear maternity.

tiffne13 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Ha! Im 9 weeks and tried on my fav jeans yesterday.... I had to LAY DOWN to button them. I nearly cried. Soo i went to old navy and for 19 dollars got myself some cute maternity pants!!!

neonpink83 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

My jeans got too uncomfortable last week (week 9) so I've been wearing workout pants and sweatpants. Totally in the awkward stage

jacbecker@ca.rr.com |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I bought my first pair of maternity jeans at 9 weeks, but they are just a tad bit to big around my waist. I am wearing my regularly jeans still though they are a little bit uncomfortable...10 weeks today!!! Yay!!!

Kaycee2009 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

first pregnancy I was in maternity clothes at 7 weeks... Now I'm expecting again, at 13 weeks as of now, and haven't even felt uncomfortable at all in my regular clothes. I am starting to get a very small bump though. so I'm not going to be surprised when I do have to breakdown and buy maternity clothes soon. I'm just thrilled I haven't had to yet!!

1ontheway1nheaven |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

With my daughter I began wearing maternity clothes around 14 weeks or so if I remember correctly. I had two miscarriages between my first pregnancy and my current one and the second one was at 15 weeks and I was in maternity pants at that point, but just barely. This time, I am at 9 wk 5 days and my dress pants at work are cutting off my circulation! I guess I gotta pull out the maternity bin early this time!

mrsklreith |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I didn't get my first pair of maternity pants until 35 weeks and that was only because I ripped a pair of pants and knew I was going to need another pair to round out what I could wear. I started wearing camis around 33 weeks since bras were starting to get uncomfortable at that point. I only ended up gaining about 20 lbs and didn't really start showing until 30 weeks plus all of the pants I have pre-pregnancy were lo-rider pants and thus sat on my hips below my belly bump, which allowed me to go through most of my pregnancy without having to buy new clothes.

silvertiles |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 10 weeks and haven't bought any maternity clothes yet. I'm plus-sized anyway, so most of my shirts still work (those that were a little short to start with are now too short, but I have a lot of longer, loose-fitting shirts too). Pants are a different story. I have two pairs of work pants that still fit, and at home I usually just wear gauchos or pajama pants. Dresses are a life-saver for work! I did just find some excellent linen khakis at Lane Bryant that have a nice wide elastic band at the waist. My husband is sick of hearing about my "magic pants" but I'm hoping these will fit until I start actually needing maternity pants.

jennifurter |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 18 weeks and just started wearing maternity jeans. Dress pants and most of my regular shirts are fitting okay still. Most of my undies are tight though and I need to buy bigger ones ASAP.

renbel |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 14 weeks today and this is my first day wearing maternity jeans. They are so comfy, feels like I'm wearing P.J.s.

NikkiCoco80 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 10 weeks and already in maternity clothes. This is my 2nd pregnancy, and with my daughter I was in maternity clothes early too but I showed differently so the clothesfrom my first pregnancy dont fit at all!! I'm wearing a lot of yoga pants and whirly skirts. :-)

evajean85 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm now in my 26th week, and just started wearing a few maternity tops (regular tops too short due to much bigger boobs and belly bump) last week, but my jeans still fit (actually even a bit baggy), but I was so sick for the first 4 months that I actually initially lost 20 lbs, and have only gained about 5 lbs back. However, I only wear my jeans to work for the most part, and wear sweats at home and on days off because I can't stand things touching my belly at all right now.

susib78 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 27 weeks and honestly I havent really been able to find any maternity clothes that dont make me absolutely feel frumpy and ugly.. Looser shirts are def nice and comfortable but almost all my shirts before still fit since there cotton and kinda stretch over my growing belly. But pants, unless you have the money and want to get designer ones like sevens or citizen. Just stick to the pants you have and target sells a belly band that goes over your pants and turns them into maternity pants.. its cost saving and with this I feel like I have completely lost my body.. Im also young tho so appearance does still matter to me.. Sweats are always nice too!!

ckfmauro |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I have been stealing my fiances pants haha but we went shopping last weekend so now I have a few things for the summer. I am dreading the summer big and hot and ugly.

iloveu4ever |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

With my first pregnancy, I didn't wear maternity clothes until around 20 weeks. I am now 10 weeks pregnant with my second, and I am pretty sure maternity clothes are in my near future. My tummy seems bigger everyday. I am also about to bust out of my bras! Already!!! - Chels

sosolik99 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 5 weeks pregnant

drunk40 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

i would say to buy just 1 or 2 pants or bottom pieces,if you dont really need them yet, just to be safe. because i am 19 weeks and it wasnt until last week that i noticed that all of my regular pants wont close anymore, it was like my belly just had a quick growth spurt, i was low on cash so i couldnt get anything that fit until a couple days ago. i was very uncomfortable that week i had to wear long shirts to cover my unbuttoned pants. =P

cecy333 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

well im 10 weeks n im wearing the pants n cute top that fit ok a little to big but they comfortable

cinomon |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

It all depends on the person. I am 21 weeks with my 1st and just bought a Bella Band and my 1st pair of maternity shorts andtwo shirts. All of my pre-pregnancy clothes still fit but I am eager to show off my little belly. I had to buy some camis after 7-8 weeks because my boobs grew so much. People still cannot tell I am pregnant. Do worry about when it will happen.

mclemorem |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

This is my second pregnancy, and at 10 weeks, I can still fit in all of my work pants, but had to purchase maternity jeans last week, I just could not breath in my regular jeans! I find that some of my more "blousey" shirts still work, though I did purchase some new maternity tops. They are just more comfortable!!!!

KimmieMommy |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am at 6 weeks and this is my first pregnancy, but I'm already wearing a bella band or yoga pants. I am in pretty good shape, but I have definitely felt bloated these last two weeks and noticed a huge change in my body. I will also need to get a bigger bra soon.

thehansons |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started out as a size 10 and very quickly worked my way up to fit a size 16. At the end of my first trimester, I was unable to zip and button my size 16's, so I went ahead and bought maternity pants and tops. I could still wear regular tops, though. I'm just now starting to HAVE to wear my maternity tops, although I'd been wearing them anyway because I was lucky enough to find some really cute and stylish ones. This is my second child and I got big quicker this time around. With my son I didn't need maternity pants until about late in my 6th month.

Bec28 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

My first pregnancy, I started wearing maternity clothes at 4 months. This pregnancy, I am only 8 weeks, and already have some baby bloat, so am wearing maternity pants and bra's. Still fitting into some shirts that have an empire waist or some give!

EC2 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started wearing maternity clothes at about five weeks. This one's my first, but my pants just don't fit anymore!

fluffypantsnme |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

This is my first pregnancy (10 weeks today) and I can't wear ANY of my pants now. I am normally a size 4 and have gained 5-6 pounds which has gone straight to my thighs and hips. I have been picking up summer dresses and elastic waist skirts. I must admit, I hate feeling so pudgy!

lotusmamava |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I've been wearing maternity pants since 10 weeks. Shirts just make me look fat but they are so cute I don't really care.

geminigrl24 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

This is my second - but when I was pregnant with my first, 7 years ago, I didn't show until I was 6 months pregnant. I am now only in my 5th week and I put on my favorite pair of jeans and I was very uncomfortable all evening. I am just so bloated! And my bra's are getting way too small! I feel like a bloated sow and I try on at least 4 outfits in the morning before work. I'm so frustrated!

nicwadsley |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 5' 10" and wear a size 0 - 4 depending on where I shop and was completely out of my pants and skirts by 5 and 1/2 weeks - crazy!! Also - I have found great tops at Forever 21 - blousy tunic-length tops that are perfect for covering the bump. I bought maternity pants at H&M Mama - their new maternity section. Affordable, super comfortable and SO HIP AND STYLISH. Definitely check out H&M if you have one near you - you can't shop online in the US.... ; (

isadoras18 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Im at 14 weeks and I still fit into all of my normal clothes! Jeans and all, except bras! I havn't gained any wreight, but im starting show. Im not even to sure where to get materinity clothes! Helppp!

samiree08 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

At 12 weeks there were only 2 pair of pants I could still fit in. The maternity pants feel very confortable :)

schlussart |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 10 weeks today and finally gave in and bought one pair of maternity pants to hold me over. Any suggestions for inexpensive maternity clothes? I'm just not willing to pay so much.

nicnav |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am going out to buy a belly band already...my pants are tight! (5 weeks right now). I know it is just bloat, but I can't stand the feeling of tight pants. Plus, you can use the band during basically the whole pregnancy.

Blessed1018 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Im 10 weeks today, and I bought some maternity clothes and one of the pairs of pants from Motherhood maternity fit me pretty well, right now. I am pretty big already, I wear a small in maternity, even though I am usually a 9 in jeans. I have already had 3 kids, all boys, and this is my 9th pregnancy, I had 3 miscarriages within the 4-5 months before getting pregnant this time. So I have some extra weight around my belly. I also have been extremely constipated, so I have extra bloating/swelling that makes me look 5-6 months pregnant sometimes, if you base that on my first pregnancy, because I didnt even show really untill about 4 1/2 to 5 months. So my answer is I will wear maternity now, if they fit and are comfortable. I prefer maternity shirts, because they are usually the same as non maternity just longer at the waist, and I really like longer shirts anyways. So I will wear non-maternity and some maternity pants- jeans and I also have a belly be band that I wear. So wear what fits you, and what you are comfortable in. WIth my first pregnancy I didnt get one piece of maternity clothing, I was only 98lbs before and it took a long time till I showed, then I wore sweats and t shirts, and overalls. I definetly prefer maternity clothing!!!! The big tees and sweats made me feel frumpy.

little_momma530 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm at 22/23 weeks with my first and I can still fit into my regular jeans and shirts. The jeans are starting to feel a little tight, but it helps that they're super low-rise and I'm super tall (less need for the baby to grow out!). =)

antyree |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am only 6 weeks but my pants are tight. I went to Kohl's and tried on a pair of jeans. They were not comfortable! The band was itchy feeling and weird. I went to Target today and they material was better and they were also looser in the legs. I can't wait to wear them! I might go back tomorrow and look for work pants!

Mc772001 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Up until week 15 or 16, I was still in my regular clothes, fully buttoned and zipped. Then I had to start with the rubber band around the button trick, which I am still doing now at 20 weeks, but I am going to pick up a tummy sleve/belly band this weekend b/c the rubber band is starting to get a bit uncomfortable. I am glad that the weather is finally warming up here (DC area) b/c now I can wear more dresses, of which I have a few regular ones that will work for at least another month I am sure. My belly got bigger and my waist disappeared very, very quickly!

MT-Head |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm only 6 weeks pregnant and have to wear nothing but streatch pants or maternity clothes ... i bought a Be Band at target so i could wear my pre-pregnancy pants. But yes only 6 weeks and wearing maternity and im not a big person just tall and thin normally

tjenx89 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 9w4d and just bought my first pair of maternity pants. My regular pants still fit in the butt and thighs but I can't fasten the button. I was using a hair tie to close them and it was just too uncomfortable. I don't have a baby bump yet I just feel bloated and chubby lol I'll be glad when it does round out so you can tell I'm pregnant and not just fat : )

cougarbabe042002 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am currently at 9 weeks and just bought my first pair of maternity pants. The bloat was just too much. I was trying to stay away from the maternity pants but couldn't stay away much longer. Also, I bought new bras as I currently can no longer wear the underwire. It has been sports bras for the past couple of weeks, so I decided to buy some maternity ones.

Lis2101 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am now 10 weeks pregnant and bought my first pair of maternity pants yesterday. I live in Canada and we don't have a huge selection. Thyme had the best clothes as far as I can tell. Motherhood's selection was terrible. Lis2101 - I'm with you - the bloat was just too much!

sunnysmiles49 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

i am 30 weeks and i am still in my regular jeans i have gone to flowy tops just because i look like i have a beer belly i am hoping that i can just keep this going

jlbeasley08 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started wearing maternity clothes around 15 weeks. Some were still too big but it was the comfort I liked

cbbabygirl27 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 28 weeks pregnant and just last week i bought maternity shirts. I still can wear my normal jeans and shorts. Even most of my shirts I can still wear fine. Everyone is different.

MarcilyN |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am at 10 weeks and at this rate will be in my normal clothes another month or 2 as I have only fluctuated 1-3lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight. I already have quite a few empire waist dresses so those will hold me over in the in between phase and most of my denim has some stretch and is low waist so it sits below the bump. I did splurge on some designer maternity jeans and even though I did spend a small fortune on them I am more than fine letting them hang in the closet for as long as they need too. I am in no rush to wear maternity clothes.

sastaton |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

i am also 10 weeks and i have needed maternity pants for a week or so.This is my fifth baby so to expand fast is normal. alot is the bloating but it is still uncomfortable. I kept no chlothes from before because i didnt plan on anymore, this is my suprise baby!!! i am using a hair tie for now until i absolutely have to break down to buy some outfits.

mommymelly5 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started using the bella band at about 10 or 11 weeks, but I found it was pretty uncomfortable because it kept riding up and even unbuttoned my jeans were tight on my hips. I initially had some trouble finding maternity clothing that fit because Im still in junior's sizes normally and maternity clothes are made for womens sizes, but I went to old navy and bought a bunch of their ankle length cotton dresses and I LOVE them. Theyre perfect for summer because theyre not at all heavy, and I dont feel like a bum having to wear sweatpants all the time

kmiles13 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I bought maternity pants at 8 weeks for comfort because my prepreg clothes were tight.

SecretAgentMom2010 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 11 weeks and instead of buying bigger clothes I bought maternity clothes... Too expensive to buy both. I have bought some cute and cheap things at Old Navy, Target and Motherhood. I also bought some cure empire waist dresses and peasant tops. Luckily the high waisted dresses and baby doll style shirts are back.... makes shopping a little easier!

auntdydy |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am on my first pregnancy so I thought it would take awhile for me to have to transition to maternity clothes. Well I was wrong. While I have not moved into maternity tops, at 9 weeks I am wearing materntiy pants full time. Oh well...they are much more comfortable!!!

sgbail2 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm five months and just started wearing maternity....I was just wearing husbands clothes....but he's tired of not having shorts to wear!lol

greenyellowpurplepills |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I was 6 weeks second baby you grow fast second baby faster

swimousey |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

i'm 8 weeks and need to change my pants already, as somebody mentioned, alot of bloating! Tops are all fine and I bought some great styled Calvin Klein summer dresses at Winners which fit perfectly with room to grow into!! I think my work scrubs will last a while!

benbean |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 9 weeks with my first and still fitting into my pre-pg clothes . I've been sick though, so I have actally lost weight.

Chesslan |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 20 weeks along and just bought my first pair of maternity jeans. Mine are just a bit to tight.

Tanyaleigh24 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started wearing loose clothes around 9 weeks, this is my first but I am showing fast!!

Jaxlaf |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'll be 22 weeks tomorrow and just started using a belly band. I love it, I can wear my regular pants without a problem. I had to buy a couple of shirts in a size bigger earlier on but for now it seems like the belly band with some loose shirts and summer dressers will work for a while. I think that it helps that I'm small to begin with and this is my first.

n0legirl |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I went out at 14 weeks to buy maternity clothes. The feel so much better on my tummy. The shirts are stylish and I had to buy new ones for a new job anyway. I felt ridiculous shopping without much of a belly when the other ladies there were at least 25 weeks but I feel comfotable now.

ckredhead |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I cant really wear any pf my old jeans.. At least now I can say I wear a size 5 haha.. Barely this is my 4th an I am bigger faster. Ugh will i loose it just as fast as i did with my girls?Now at 10wks I think I stared to see a difference about 6-7wks, an its all belly yet again, oh how I miss my cloths an shirts no they dont fit Im in stretch an tank tops all the way.

mamma23 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I had to start wearing maternity clothes at 8 weeks because I"m having twins. It wasn't baby bloat it was an actual baby bump

PianoBabay |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 7 weeks and 1 day along...haven't even gone to my first ultra sound, but I think I am going to go buy a belly band tonight! It seems like this bloat increases over night!! We went to the beach last Thursday and today, I can't fit into much! Today is bad...I had to wear a tunic and leggings! I have a little bump, but I am also used to wearing tights jeans. I have not put on any jeans this week yet, but I know at the beach they felt a little different...so, I think the band will come in handy. JCPennys have good prices on their maternity clothes if anyone is looking :)

foxglove221 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

9 weeks - the belly band is a life saver! nothing feels comfortable anymore. loose tops and bellys bands!

laylalazombie |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm now at 11 weeks and last week is when I noticed my jeans no longer fit and my work pants are a little tight. I went and bought the more form-fitting maternity shirts because I have a little belly and it's much more comfortable than my normal clothes.

tinasandwich |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

This is my third pregnancy (we have a 2.5 year old, and am pregnant after a loss) and am showing already and not even 6 weeks. I have a small frame and am not overweight or anything but it just came out of nowhere! I have a "belly band" and totally suggest that to ANYONE who starts showing early, or who wants to wear their own pants through the pregnancy!

pinksewingmommy |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Everyone is a different shape and size. Depending on if this is your first child or your fifth, your body has or will be adjusting. The more children you have the faster you will be in your maternity clothes. I am on my 3rd and I'm currently 6 weeks along. I just started wearing my maternity pants for comfort. I hope this advise helps.

g65 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

this is my second and im 18 wks and still not in maternity clothes. i am just now officially looking preggo and my reg pants definatly dont fit but i have bought all draw string shorts and skirts and i like my shirts to fit around my cute tummy..most styles of clothes now days you can fit into preggo or not forever 21 is a greeeeat store for shirts like that..tomorrow i need to go buy maternity pants siiigh but ill prolly always stay in reg. tops

mollyMill13 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

ok so i am not feeling so bad now....I am almost 8 weeks and I feel I need to get out of my regular pants. I have not gained any weight but the waist in my pants hurts...this is my first and I was scared I was moving to fast...guess it just depends on what makes you feel good

khowdyshell |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 6 weeks and I have popped, nothing like my first pregnancy. I didn't show till about 3 or 4 months. Last week by the end of the day my jeans were bothering me. I think I will need to start buying maternity jeans.

gabbbys |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 21 weeks and I still wear all of my normal clothes. Don't get me wrong, I have a little bump, but it is LITTLE. I bought a belly band, and I do use it with one pair of jeans. I can button them just fine, but when I sit and they're buttoned, they dig in a bit more than I like. As far as I'm concerned, I'm not in any rush to go out and buy maternity clothes til I know what I need. Most the women in my family could still wear their regular pants up until giving birth, they just could button or zip them. Why waste money if I don't have to?! The only thing I needed to buy was new, bigger bras!

ChristyPooP |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 12w 3d and just using a Bellaband for now. Still, they are not the most comfortable and I will probably be buying maternity bottoms by the 14th week. For shirts, I already had lots of looser tops and cardigans, so I should be fine for a long time.

Bluescarf |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

19 weeks and still comfortable in my own shirts, need maternity jeans/pants....bellaband is a great option especially if you dont gain excess weight you can use them with your regular jeans...maternity clothing too early can be frumpy and very unecessary, dont worry it will all come in time!

Domike143 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am at 7 weeks and probably can go another two weeks with my stretchy pants. I have noticed this is my third pregnancy and i have grow in the mid section much faster than before. But their is no fitting into my old bras!!

ashwmay |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 7 wks and am still in regular pants. They are starting to get uncomfortable so I am going to try my moms pants. I am trying to hold out on buying maternity until all the shirts will fit..

kmoldenk |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm in my 16th week and I feel it's time to get some more comfy clothes!! The boobs are ridiculous and will need new shirts aswell!

MarisolinAustin |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I’m 9 weeks and this is my second pregnancy and I am definitely wearing maternity jeans. Im very bloated but most of all it’s for comfort. My regular jeans are a bit too snug on me!!

springlove03 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I broke out my maternity pants at about 13 weeks, I was down to one pair of jeans that fit and we are starting to get into the cooler weather. SO I needed pants. I can still fit one pair of pants. I have a few pairs of yoga pants and an extra comfy pair of super baggy and nice maternity pants. I broke out the maternity tops at 14 weeks. My boobs have grown so much they don't fit in my normal shirts anymore. I usually wear a small, and Ladies, DD's DO NOT FIT IN A SMALL T-shirt!!!!!!! lol

mommydale |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

i just bought my first maternity out fit and I am 13.5 weeks along with my first child, I should really start buying new bras. My boobs just keep growing and growing.

ArmyWifeBright |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

i didn't start wearing maternity clothes until i was 3-4 month along with my first, then i had two early miscarriages, then when i got preggers with my 2nd girl i popped at 3-4 months (looked like i was about 5)...then i popped at about 6-7 weeks with my third girl, then when i was pregnant with my baby boy last year i had to wear maternity at 4 weeks (but i lost that pregnancy at 12 weeks)....

mkaufman9580 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I never wore maternity jeans. Being 18 and 21 when I was pregnant, I refused to look old and dumpy. I just rocked low waisted jeans that sat under my bump and long tight shirts that covered everything. Now Im 24 and pregnant with my 3rd and I hope I will still be able to do the same! I never even showed until after 6 months though. I would like to take this moment to thank my mom for her awesome genes!

jencastorri |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Im just about 15 weeks and my regular jeans are actually loose, it's a little unnerving to me...I still haven't gained weight and recently, lost a pound! I haven't had ANY morning sickness (lucky I guess) but I can't seem to gain anything. I WANT to show and get maternity clothes but they only thing I've bought is a new bra.

pnkfaerie |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

With my daughter I started wearing them at 3 months and i was 5'7 and 125 so very thin. This time I have extra weight . I am only 5 weeks and can still wear my clothes but I will proabally be buying some soon. Just to be more comfortable and since I showed early with her Im sure it will be even earlier with her.

jenwa123 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 7 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child, and I'm getting bigger earlier this time. I can't zip my jeans up at all anymore and I'm in desperate need of a bigger bra. I guess it just depends on the person, how many pregnancies you have had and how comfortable you are in you pre baby clothes. I, personally don't feel comfy AT ALL in my tight shirts or jeans, I would get ahold of your husbands tshirts and just buy a bra and a pair of maternity jeans til you get bigger. Works for me!

JessicaBeadles |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started on maternity clothes around 25 weeks. I think it is definitly different for each person and body type. i read about people on maternity clothes by 9 weeks..i didnt even find out i was pregnant till week 10.

morin17 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 22 weeks and starting to really need maternity clothes. For some reason, they are really hard to find in stores! I had luck at Target, but besides that Gap.com, Oldnavy.com and Ann Taylor Loft.com-esp. had some really cute clothes for work. Start asking old friends for their leftovers from their maternity leave. For tops-I can still get through with larger sized regular clothes (cheaper!).

boerke33 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started wearing maternity jeans at about 5 weeks just because I was so bloated that all my jeans were really uncomfortable. Sometimes I wear the shirts too just because they hide my belly bloat. :)

leahgesell |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I got mine at 10 weeks. My pants have been staying up until now with a belt on looser than normal. I was tired of wearing shirts to cover up my pants not being zipped.

RebeccaErin |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am almost 11 weeks and can only wear one pair of my pre-pregnancy jeans. I have a stash of jeans I wore when I weighed more, so I have started wearing those. I don't think that I have much time left in those jeans though. I would like to do some shopping this weekend for some more comfortable pants though; I find all pants are very tight after I am done eating.

nicolen0618 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

with my first one 7 years ago i didnt need maternity clothes at all, with my son a year ago i started needing to get mat clothes at about 3 months and now pregnant with my third (im 4w3d) i already am feeling snug and have a tiny bump glad to know im not the only one...

clemnlaz |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

My friends like to brag about how they never wore anything but the larger of their normal glothes, but they must have had some pretty big normal clothes. I had to go shopping today for bigger shirts that didn't show off the pooch and I'm only 6 weeks in!

DeKilte |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Pants began to be a little tight around 10-11 weeks. My belly really started to be noticeable to me around 13 weeks but not to others until about 14 or 15 weeks. I am wearing some maternity pants now at 15 weeks but not many tops yet. Maternity jeans were the thing I really needed first - they are so much more comfortable!!

leanes1 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I had two friends give me their clothes, and I just went through them all today at 14 1/2 weeks (it took nearly 3 hours!). I don't HAVE to wear them yet, but my pre-preg shirts are all very form fitting, and I'm trying to keep it on the down-low at work for another month. My closest friends there could tell my body was changing the last month and suspected I was pregnant, so I want to keep it from being obvious to everyone else. As I went through all the clothes, I found several shirts that are looser, but not obviously maternity tops. I still fit into all of my pants though...for now!

mandageerts |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I just found out that i'm pregnant about 5 weeks in, and im already bloating. I feel like im going to start showing soon. Not sure where toshop or what to buy, HELP!

missthorbourne |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

It honestly just depends on the person. My bra size got very large first so I had to buy new shirts at 7-8 weeks but I'm still fitting in to my pants just fine and I'm 15 weeks!

jswartz510 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm at 13 and a half weeks, and just got the cutest maternity jeans and sweater from Target...who knew Target carried Liz Claiborne maternity? These clothes are cuter than any frumpy maternity wear that I have seen. I actually feel cuter in these clothes than my regular outfits : )

robin_wilsonot |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

i was 8 weeks when i had to buy the first pair of maternity pants and shirts with my first baby and i lost all the weight then gained it all back so my son is a year and i still wear them and regular clothes but i think i might be pregnant again so i might have to get more and wear them when i find out

mommie9282009 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

At 14 weeks, I have only put on 5 pounds but am fully wearing maternity clothes. It's hard to believe that some women say they are halfway or farther along in their pregnancy and still in normal clothes. From my minimal weight gain I know that the belly is all baby so wearing maternity clothes is a badge of honor for me.

melbut123 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

most of my pregnancies I wore maternity pants starting around 20-21 weeks but didn't really need the shirts until more like 26-27 weeks mostly just because I'm tall and t-shirts would show a little skin. Not so cute.

RBuckPhoto |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm a little over 12 weeks and I just went maternity shopping this weekend with my mom. I've had some bloat and I can feel my bump growing, plus the fact that my breast have grown two cup sizes since I became pregnant. Maternity jeans are just so much more comfortable for me too.

bmangum06 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

week 32, still havn't bought any/

mander348 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I just went to Old Navy to purchase some maternity jeans and pants. Starting into my 11th week and I can't button up any of my jeans/pants and the rubber band trick is no longer comfortable.

msfinney |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started wearing the belly band at 11 weeks with my reagular clothes. I plan to get at least a couple of maternity clothing items.

isabel86 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

This is my first child and I am at 31 weeks and only have a couple of maternity sweaters. Otherwise, all my clothes still fit. My jeans are just now getting a little tight but I still have room to grow. I think it all depends on how much weight you gain and how you carry the baby.

slrakowski_79 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm a petite n though I didn't show sooner, I couldn't stand wearing my jeans anymore at 10 weeks so I switched to skirts. However I find maternity dresses are the best, no matter how big jeans lover u r.

naldr |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm at 8 weeks and haven't had to wear any maternity stuff yet, but underwear. I like hipster style ones and that's exactly where I'm bloated. They just keep rolling over. I bought a belly band at the same time, but since I wear mostly dresses I haven't had to use it. I imagine in the next few weeks I'll have to get some jeans/pants.

MargauxGreen |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started wearing maternity shirts at 10 weeks and wearing my jeans unzipped and unbuttoned with the belly band

jgindesign |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Week 6 I couldn't button my pants without feeling like I was going to hurl. So, I broke down and bought a belly band off of ebay and now at week 8, I'm still able to zip my pre-pg pants. I refuse to buy any maternity clothing until I can't comfortably layer my long tanks with my pre-pg clothing. Crossing my fingers that's at least until week 20.

passion_fruit08 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I lost 56 pounds right before I got pg with baby number 3 :) so I didn't start to wear maternity clothes until about 18 weeks but I still fit into alot of my old "fat" clothes so I can wear either one right now. It all depends on how much weight you gain and how fast baby grows....Me I don't really like maternity clothes so I hold off on wearing them for as long as I can.

Krisamarie |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Started at 16 weeks because leggings and the belly band werent cutting it anymore. It was so so hard to find a good pair of maternity jeans that were flattering, and finally found the best skinny jeans ever! You cant tell they are maternity at all, and the stretchy band is sooo comfortable and discrete. I'm sticking to my own tops for now.

truang3l19 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I bought my first pairs of maternity jeans today and I'm just over 8 weeks. My regular jeans were just sitting too low and felt uncomfortable whenever I was sitting down. It was weird being in a maternity store and really not showing too much. I find that it's the baby bloat that's definitely not helping in the pants area.  BabyFruit Ticker

Ash0820 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started wearing maternity clothes at 19 weeks. My only problem is that I am 5'11 and can not find maternity pants long enough. I have tried the long pants at Motherhood, but they are still too short on me. Anyone have any suggestions?

danmkn05Wed233470 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm currently at 7 weeks and I'm not fully into the maternity clothing just yet - but definitely wearing anything and everything that's comfortable. Flat shoes and sneakers are my best friends right now. Being somewhat over-weight myself it's hard to tell what's baby and what's me - but the comfier the better as far as I'm concerned! :)

emrobie16 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am currently 25 weeks. I can still wear almost all my regular pants with my Bella Band. This is great because I have had the HARDEST time finding affordable pants to fit! I am 5'10" and a size 2. Nothing is long enough and anywhere where I can order extended length in my size is super expensive. So I'm hoping to make it a couple more weeks in these till the weather gets a little warmer and I can switch to leggings and sundresses! :)

valpal8605 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Pants I started around week 8, I'm 15 weeks now. Shirts I just wear XL and they fit. It's going to be a while befoer I wear maternity shirts.

TiffanyandJeffrey |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 11 weeks and just bought my first maternity clothes. A lot of my clothes still fit but anything with buttons is just plain uncomfortable! the maternity clothes are pretty baggy but I figured I should buy them in florida to have for the summer since connecticut hasn't come out with spring clothes yet and they are still full priced!

katewaite11 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 10 weeks and have been wearing larger spaghetti strap shirts and yoga pants cause even though this is my second pregnancy it feels like the pressure from my jeans or other shirts is too much to bare. I get dizzy and sick really quick if I wear anything too tight.

sway225 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Hi all! Where do you get the belly band at?

cwoschkolup |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

You can find the belly band at Target. It's by the makers of the original belly band, but this is from their second line and also more affordable at $16. I bought 2 and they are very comfortable.

catherinec58 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 15 weeks and am wearing some old pants that I've had that were a size larger still. I bought a few things but haven't had to wear them yet. I haven't even had to buy a bigger bra yet which surprises me because I am a DDD so I expected that to be the first area to grow.

babs9 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 25 weeks and still wearing some of old clothes (bigger tops). I bought maternity pants about 2 weeks and the last week started wearing some maternity tops. I just wore some of my looser and more comfortable clothes before. I have to say I love my maternity pants I got from Target. $24 for jeans and they are so comfortable but look great! (no mom jeans look).

hoha75rn |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

At 4 weeks I had to go up a size on my jeans, but I was wearing skin tight jeans at that time. I am 9 weeks now and still not showing anything but a little bit of a blotted belly

nicolehartman |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

With my first born, I didn't wear maternity clothes until my 7th month. Now with my second, I still fit into my size 9 jeans...which I'm really surprised about. So my advice is, don't feel like you have to wear maternity clothes unless you really need to.

armychic22 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm wearing maternity pants for the first time today and I'm 17 weeks, 1st pregnancy. Yesterday I wore pre-pg pants unbuttoned w/ a belly band. The belly band works, but I have to adjust it everytime I stand up, which is not always easy at work. I still feel like I look bloated instead of prego, I can't wait to have a real bump!

aliciablatt |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am having twins, so I started wearing maternity clothes (especially bottoms) at week ten.

perry1002 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started wearing maternity at 10 weeks. Not because I had a bump yet, but because they were so much more comfortable then my regular clothes that were getting alil tight.

jentony0104 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 14 weeks 2 days and haven't started to wear them yet. I'm thinking I might be out of my regular work pants within the next week or 2 though.

AudreyKateRae10 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Pregnant with my 3rd... i start overloading my pant at about 5 weeks!

mistynkastl |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am only 5 weeks and want maternity pants. i feel so bloated!

caren5980 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

My first pregnancy, I was about 12 weeks. This time, I'm 6 weeks along and my regular pants are so tight as well as my bras, I had to go out and get a couple of pairs of pants for work, but for the most part I wear dresses, thank goodness! I've had many abdominal surgeries and my doc said it's normal to expand a littler earlier with your second pregnancy.

LANAMCNEILL |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started wearing Maternity clothes around 7weeks. However, I have a small frame to begin with so I popped immediately. Heidi Klum makes super cute and fashionable maternity clothes that are meant to be purchased at your pre-pregnancy size and they expand with you throughout your pregnancy. Life savers!

rjmorgan |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I only have one maternity outfit and its a dress. I just buy shirts that are larger because Im not really that big and Im 8 months now!

sharaysherrod |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 27 weeks and still wearing all my regular clothes. I haven't even bought bigger sizes. A few of my work pants i wear unbottoned with a bella band, but my jeans still fit. I can't, by any means, where all my regular shirts, so I am getting limited on the ones I can wear and plan to go maternity shopping in the next few days. I've had two maternity shirts and two pairs of pants that have been hanging in my closet for a month now that I haven't needed yet. Maybe my third trimester will require maternity clothes!

lmreck |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I bought maternity pants at about 6 weeks! Everyone's body changes differently. I am now 8 weeks and wearing maternity tops (so they are long enough) and pants!

AndreaLatham |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

i had to start wearing maternity clothes once i got 2 months! lol it jus depends on who the person is and how much they are staying healthy and taking care of their self.

MOMMIE 2 BE |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I carry a little extra weight that sits right on my tummy, so I figured I wouldn't need maternity clothes for awhile. Boy was I wrong! I'm 7 weeks and bought a pair of maternity jeans and black dress slacks. I still wear my yoga pants with ease, but the jeans, khakis, and fitted pants are just too uncomfortable! No change in the bra area except that I find myself reaching for non underwire bras more.

meahganf |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

With my first child, I started wearing maternity clothes when I was almost 6 months along. Im 10 weeks into my second pregnancy, so time will tell when im ready to start getting maternity clothes.

stephx0x0x |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I wonder that as well. I am now 20 weeks and I still fit all of my clothes. My jeans are JUST NOW starting to get snug about the waist. Everything else, perfect fit...

RyannsMom35 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am only seven weeks and still wearing all my normal clothes. I have recently lost 50 pounds so i have plenty of "fat" clothes that will probably suffice during my pregnancy, but i cannot wait to have a baby bump!

SabrinaUT723 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

wow. so glad to see some other early show-ers! my belly was pretty noticable from my pre prego belly at abt 8 weeks so invested in a few xs maternity shirts just to hide my belly so ppl didnt think i'd just put on a few! haha i had to start wearing baggy work out clothes cuz all of mine were super tight and form fitting which is NOT comfy when you are starting to fill out! i out grew my old bra within weeks of getting prego. i started out VERY small tho. i was a 32AA and now am in a 32B! my pants are getting snug but mediums in reg clothing are just too big everywhere but my tummy and maternity stuff is still too big even in the smalls. so im very awkward right now! i have just been wearing loose comfy sweats or leggings everywhere when im not in my pj's! i thankfully get to wear scrubs to work so that has been VERY helpful as well! :)

emilie1980 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Just bought some maternity pants last week , Im currently 11 wks pregnant. My old jeans were super uncomfortable so I gave in! Comfort first!!

mcf882 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

well I am 5 weeks and have been wearing mostly sweat pants or pajama jeans or leggings insted of regular jeans and also have been wearing sport bras instead of regualr ones as well and once I can't fit into my regular clothes or it is uncomfortable I am going to get some materinity clothes. But it all depends on when you feel like you are growing out of your regular clothes I guess. Leggings and a dress or long tee or pajama jeans are a great alternitive for materinity clothes untill you grow out of your regular ones. :)

kottonkandy56 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm only just under 6 weeks and lots of my pants are feeling tight already and very uncomfortable. This is my first pregnancy and I didnt think I'd be out of my normal pants this soon. I do wear a size 2 and most of m jeans are low rise. Has anyone else had this issue so early on with their 1st pregnancy too?

jtownley21 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Hanes.com sells pants with a fold over waist that I've even been able to wear to work if I wear a nice shirt. They are very comfortable and a nice alternative to maternity pants. I'm 14 weeks and still not fitting into maternity pants, but definitely cannot get into my old work pants either.

stefanie7 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm at almost 6 weeks and I have no other change except my breast are enlarged and my bras are not holding them in as well. I don't feel anything in my pants yet so I'm hoping to hold off on some maternity clothes till im a bit larger. Stefanie7 , thanks I will check them out :)

Natalie3398 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

All my pants became uncomfortable around 7 weeks and I have only gained 2 pounds, so I switched to flouncy summertime dresses :-).

juryals |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started wearing maternity pants at 12 weeks. I was not really showing, but they were more comfortable than my regular pants. I am a preschool teacher, so I am very active at work. I am at 19 weeks, and i'm still wearing my regular shirts.

luv2u143 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

First pregnancy and I just bought maternity pants yesterday. I am only 10 weeks but my pants were uncomfortable and not fitting well. I wear mostly dress clothes so I had to get some pants and found a great pair of jeans as well. I think I will be good on tops for awhile!

kellyalaurens |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am about 6 weeks with my 4th child and I am already looking at buying maternity clothes. I am using a belly band right now and it will work until I get some new clothes. I am just very uncomfortable in my regular jeans. As for shirts, I should be ok for a little while longer, but I have bought a couple anyway for comfort.

butterlfy2007 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 22 weeks tomorrow and I just use my tummy sleeve. I tried to wear maternity pants, but it is still too big. I had to buy new bras at 12 weeks though.

lilpizi |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Hello everyone! I am 18 weeks and just bought my first maternity skirt, I am looking forward to maternity dress pants as well but I have to say that I am so glad that I finally caved. I found trying to buy bigger normal clothes really frustrating and really appreciated that the sizing in the maternity stores reflected my pre-pregnancy sizing. I've always hear that maternity clothes are so much more expensive but to be completely honest I found them to be comparable to the clothing I normally buy. Just remeber you dont have to buy your maternity wardrobe all at once you can put it together bit by bit starting with some great mix and match essentials and you'll be comfortable and feel good about the way your body looks! Hopfully someone finds that helpful!

nancypipe |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

i never got the luxury of having any maternity clothes until i was 20 weeks (times are rough) and sadly had to spend the ENTIRE summer wearing the same pair of stretchy booty shorts EVERYDAY because it was all i could fit into. you could never understand how much you love wearing jeans until you can't wear them for four months.

brookuhnina |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm at 28 weeks right now and I just bought my first maternity pants. I've felt more comfy in maternity shirts since about 24 weeks..and the baby is measuring big for her due date!

annalitchfield |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 10 weeks today and have gone up a pants size since around 7 weeks. I think it is a combo of bloating/baby. I think maternity wear would be great but my bump isn't round enough yet. I saw when in doubt, be comfortable :)

handbagguru30 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 13 weeks and just got my first pair of maternity pants for work, I can still squeeze into the regular ones but it is so much more comfy in the maternity stretch panel! I am also using the hair tie trick with my blue jeans and hoping that works for a few more weeks!

megwesthoff |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started early with my first, around 10 weeks. My stomach was flat in the morning but as the day went on ( and I was drinking 4-5 bottles of water daily) it would just bloat and bloat ! To me maternity pants were so much more comfortable then having my pants press on my stomach later in the day :)

Mommy2be0412 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

The early the better. I wore my pants through the whole 9 months, and also had a hernia because of that. Buy a pair that will last you through the whole 9 months. And maternity is fashionable now. Go to motherhood, or Forever 21.

stumpy8338 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 10 weeks with twins and have started wearing some maternity bottoms. I still wear my regular pants unbuttoned with the belly band but I have a couple of maternity skirts that I've worn. I wear a lot of loose fitting dresses which are super comfortable. These will be my 4th and 5th babies so I'm actually surprised I haven't popped sooner.

Mwhite0515 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 30 weeks and still wear my normal clothes. I have not bought a single item of clothing for myself. Most of my shirts are too short now to cover my belly. I cut the top off of old tank tops and use the bottom part like a belly band to cover my belly and the top of my pants for comfort. I use a ponytail holder around the button on my pants to give me a little extra room. I only have two months left so I think I will be able to make it without having to spend money on maternity clothes.

lilbeaker |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 21 weeks and I still fit my regular jeans. I have a definite baby bump, but I think I'm just carrying high enough for the not to matter. Shirts however are starting to ride up...

mommy2be1991 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I finally broke down and bought Maternity clothes at 19 weeks.....but Yoga pants are the best and you can pull the part that folds down up over your belly...very comfy!! :)

nickipoole |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

With my first pregnancy i didn't start wearing maternity clothes till i was 6 months. This time around...im 7 weeks and my jeans won't button. Everything is VERY uncomfortable on my belly so i HAD to start wearing maternity jeans =( I hope this doesn't mean im going to gain a ton of weight this time around.

stephiejo924 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I never was able to wear maternity pants. Even the same size was too big. I couldn't even keep them up. I didn't even have to unbutton my jeans until I was about 8 months along. I ended up just wearing longer shirts so my belly would stay covered and really only had one real maternity shirt. I was still wearing my pre-preg jeans on the day I went to the hospital. I guess I got lucky... I didn't gain anything but baby belly and lost the weight right after having my son.

vkbowers |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

i did not have to make a switch into maternity pants until 26-27 weeks.

Lucinda89 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I just reached 10 weeks, and have noticed sitting down with jeans on is officially not comfortable! But I'm only just starting to show, so it's a good thing I'm not working because with this cold snap we're having skirts and dresses are out... bring on the sweat pants!

RebeccaDauphinee |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm at 11 weeks, and I've gone back and forth with not fitting in my regular pants and bras. This week is great, I feel normal, and can fit into almost all my work pants. At weeks 8-9 weeks I felt huge and had to buy maternity pants (found awesome stuff on clearance at Kohls for $4.80!!) The week before I found out I was pregnant, I had gained 5lbs and felt huge...since then, I've lost it and am still at my pre pregnancy weight (which is still a bit overweight)...but I'm sure it won't last for long! I'm looking forward to turning my pouch into a pregnant belly!

mbyrwa |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 11 weeks and my jeans are getting a little snug. I lost 20 pounds about 2 years ago and saved my really nice fat clothes for pregnancy! haha I plan ahead.

renee mattm |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started to wear maternity jeans at 15 weeks but I don't know why I waited to wear them...they are sooo comfy! Way better than rigging regular jeans with a hair tie, and I might miss them after the baby :) I wore a belly band to keep them up when they were still a little big.

lydwind |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 32 weeks pregnant and I refuse to swap my work pants out for maternity work pants. They sell this band that covers an open zipper and keep your pants up. I've seen it sold at Target, Motherhood Maternity stores, and Babies 'R' Us. It's an amazing little thing and a huge money saver. Instead of buying a whole new wardrobe for up to hundreds of dollars, buying a band or two makes your wallet much happier at less than $20 each. It's the best.

brittanym818 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

This is my first pregnancy and I gave up wearing regular pants around 12 weeks. I just can't stand the unbuttoned feeling. Makes me feel fat, not pregnant. Love my sweats and yoga pants. Still in regular tops though at 16 weeks. Bought a few cute maternity tops so I'll have something to wear at that moment of frustration when I can't find anything.

alenak85 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

This is my second, I am only 10 weeks and have a bump!! jeans are toooo tight, I am using the "rubber band trick" and have VERY comfy maternity yoga stretchy pants. HOWEVER, with my first, I didn't need maternity until about 15 weeks!!

sWs0605 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I've started to buy maternity clothes when I was 3 months pregnant.I couldn't rezist to wear tight jeans and skirts.My mother bought me some beautiful dresses and T-shirts from Wichita classifieds and they were looking great.

Roysandy |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I bought my first pair of pants around 11 weeks. My jeans still fit, but that baby bloat made them very uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time. So it was a comfort issue more than anything. I'm 17 weeks now and I can only wear one pair of my pre pregnancy jeans.

chelsey33 |

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I've been in a belly band since 8 weeks with bloat. I started intermixing both maternity pants & my regular clothes at 10 weeks for comfort. I can get my pants buttoned, but I have a major muffin top and its not comfortable AT ALL. I bought two shirts, but they are still a little big, So I'm still wearing my regular shirts. I know I'm mostly bloat, but it hasnt gone away, and I can feel it getting harder and harder, so I think the baby belly will just end up taking over the bloat belly.

gubeedal |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 18 weeks and I have two maternity t-shirts, simply because they are more flattering on a pregnant belly that regular tees. However, maternity pants are definately more comfortable now, especially jeans. If you want to avoid maternity clothes, stock up on empire waist dresses, tunics, and lots of leggings!!!

lilmrssalmon |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

It all depends on your body. My uterus sits low and forward, so my lower belly started to make my pants tight already at 13 weeks. By 16 weeks, I was in my first pair of maternity jeans. Embrace them! They're great.

Jkancharla |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

soon

halesyeah85 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 11 weeks and starting to feel self conscious in my everyday clothes. I'm a teacher, so my students are starting to stare...at least that's what I think. and I feel it's too early to tell them. I'm convinced it's just a little bit of bloating and some extra pounds I put on after craving carbs and sugar the first 10 weeks of pregnancy; but it could be a little baby bump, maybe I'm just in denial. Once I announce my pregnancy I'll feel more comfortable wearing my regular clothes that still fit, but until the news is out, I've been scrounging for my looser fitting clothes. It's pretty difficult. I just ordered maternity clothes so when they arrive I'll see it that helps temporarily until I'm ready to tell my co-workers and students.

mbjules31 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

For my first pregnancy, I didn't need maternity clothes (specifically, pants) until about 6 months. Now, on my second pregnancy 4 years later, I needed maternity pants at 12 weeks, tops at 15. I feel like I look 6 months pregnant and Im barely 4!!

uconnhuskie007 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

For me, 14 weeks (which is today)... should've been 13 though because I could only button one button of my pants, even keeping them unzipped while driving alone :) I didn't think I was that big yet... but like many have said, it's definitely more of a comfort thing.

lucyball26 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 9 weeks and have moved to mostly elastic waist skirts and dresses. I am seeing a huge difference in the fit of clothes morning vs afternoon so i think it is mostly water weight and bloating. FYI - Gap maternity has some fantastic jeans especially if you catch them on sale!

PfeiferTrovato |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm almost at 31 weeks and I have just now started to purchase maternity pieces. I've never been a fan of the way maternity clothes look, so I opted to purchase pieces from my favorite brands ( just 1 or 2 sizes up), so I could look like me- only pregnant!

Cschloef1 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I walked into a maternity store at 20 weeks, and the sales woman asked if I knew I was in a maternity store. Everyone is different. All I've needed were new bras and a pant expander.

kristicr8 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Since I can't stand to wear any of my pants and jeans now with my baby bloat (I'm relatively slim, and my pants were pretty tailored before), I bought a black maternity maxi dress at Target that just looks like a normal maxi. It looks fab, is super comfortable and I can look dressed up easily and quickly. I also got a black full length slim skirt with a foldover waist that is meant for maternity. It's a little loose obviously, but with the fold-over waist I can get it to stay up until I actually get my baby belly. I've worn it to rock shows (hubby is a musician) with a tank top, to work with nicer cotton shirts, and I look put-together and feel comfy all day. I actually feel a little sexy again in the dress and skirt. I hate spending money on clothes I won't be able to wear after the baby comes, so I'm trying to get as many really versatile pieces as possible. Oh, I also got a maternity swimsuit at Target because I plan to start swimming for exercise. Its pretty loose in the belly, but it has kind of a nice cover up top so that you can't see it. I LOVE the swimsuit. It looks classy and elegant, almost 1940's. It's nice to not feel like a bloaty whale in my clothes all day!

jehannarc |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started out wearing nothing but elastic band or fold over yoga pants during my 9th-10th week, I was also on vacation during both weeks. When I went back to work during my 11th week my pre-pregnancy clothing was so snug and uncomfortable I thought I was hurting my baby, I know I really wasn't. Now I'm 12 weeks and am in 75% of maternity clothing! *So excited! My Mother-in-Law can already tell I'm showing!

MRSVELA07 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I lost about 40 lbs right before I got pregnant (which I'm pretty sure is why I'm now pregnant!). So anyway, the clothes I purchased after my weight loss began feeling tight in the waist around 8 1/2 weeks. Luckily, I have all my 'fat' clothes still, so I've been wearing those, but they are all too big in the thighs and look sort of frumpy. I am now 11 weeks and 2 days, and I am wearing dresses and skirts when I leave the house. I'm a teacher, and school starts in a month, so I'm going shopping within the next week for maternity clothes - mostly pants. I have found some awesome deals at Kohls on clearance - they put stuff on clearance that isn't in season, so if you shop early you can find cheap, cute clothes that will be able to work when you're further along. The Goodwill close to me also has a really good selection.

sl1ea4xf3yf |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

For my first baby I went to my 6 wk post postpartum check-up in regular jeans. The nurse told me good for me for being in reg jeans already. I didn't tell her that those were the jeans I wore to the hospital to the deliver my 8lb13oz baby in! I'm 10 wks with #2 and I don't know if I'm going to have the same luck as last time.

astowater |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

11 weeks,first pregnancy and I cant STAND wearing my normal jeans.luckily my sister has had 3 kids and we are usually pretty close in size (my normal jean size is a 4 or 6) and she has given me some of her maternity clothes.I hate to shop so this was a big plus for me!

MelanieJW7 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I was so surprised that at just 6 weeks I had to go buy new bras. I'm 11 weeks today and still in regular clothing, with the occasional help of the belly band.

Teal89 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

im at 9 wks and cant wear a single tight shirt i own. the bigger ones that i wore for bed have become my friends lately.

emilie127 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am ten weeks and I bought a maternity bra ,maternity tights, and a belly band. Maternity pants were too much but my normal jeans are too tight at the waist. And my boobs are loving the no underwire!!1

keenana1991 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm at about 34 weeks and I still haven't had to go maternity clothes shopping yet, though I am probably going to have to give in soon since it is starting to get uncomfortable in some of my old clothes. I just use the hair tie through the button hole trick on my jeans and basically live in my yoga pants other than special occasions.

adamstentzel |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started around 13 weeks with bottoms... Tops I still fit into-but only longer tops that dont show the belly part of the pants.

kseames |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm so glad to read your answers! I was so sad that my pants were already tight! I'm 6 weeks and have only gained 2 lbs but with the bloating and constipation it feels like I gained 10! I will not be beating myself up anymore for wearing my belly band!

alicianeal |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 14 week s and I still don't need maternity clothes. I have bought a few items from old navy maternity and target. I am just waiting for my belly to show.

maureenmorgan |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm almost nine weeks, and while I haven't bought any maternity clothes I did buy a new pair of jeans one size up.

Cadence_Ann |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Which are the maternity pants with the elastic waistband or the full belly ones? I was pregant most of the summer with my first so I never really had to worry about real maternity clothes but here's my dilemma; I'm 5'5 with wide hips and no butt at all! Please help any suggestions?

MuthaLuv |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started wearing maternity pants when I was 6 weeks, I started popping out right away. I'm 5'5" and started out at 140 lbs. I also started out with a DD, and am now and E, I'm in my 3rd month and will probably need a bigger bra later down the road.

oohsocrafty |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I just bought maternity pants and I am in love! They are stylish and comfortable. I can squeeze into my pre-pregancy pants but for comfort, I am sticking to maternity pants. The shirts are too big at this point and I am just over 14 weeks...

doublee11 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Im 11 weeks and bought one pair of maternity pants but they still are to big for me they are just comfy im ready to have my big baby belly

shaynejo |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Start with a bellaband from Ingrid and Isabel if you aren't ready to buy full blown maternity clothes. They stay put really well. You can use them to wear over your jeans if you can't get them buttoned but they still fit everywhere else. You can also use a bellaband as a tube top if you are wearing a low cut shirt and you want to cover your new DD boobies that are being a little too friendly.. Haha. I bought a black one and a white one. Haven't had to use them yet, but I'll be ready when I wake up one morning and my pants don't button!

kimswart |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 5.5 weeks and went out today for maternity work pants , got 2 pair ( lack and grey), a pair of jeans and a belly band so I can wear some of my regular stuff too. I'm not exactly showing more of just a bloat but my pants are not comfy. Especially when sitting at my desk the buttons dig in and I have to undo them. I got a few shirts while I was there but I can get away with my regular ones a while longer

Ash1103 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I had to get new work pants at about week 12. I'm 14 weeks now and my jeans are pretty tight so ill be looking for those next. I'm wearing some maternity tops but mostly just loose regular tops for now.

eryn01 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

About 8 weeks is when I started wearing maternity jeans. I have more problems with pants than I do shirts. I can still wear my own stretchy jeans. I do wear a couple of maternity shirts only because I like the way they make my baby bump pop out. But I started wearing them at 11 weeks maybe.

okh95 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am now 6 weeks and already in maternity jeans, for comfort and just because i am feeling bloated; Other maternity clothes will just have to wait :)

rayanejabbour |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 22.5 weeks now and am still in pre-preg clothes. I think it's very different for everyone.

Meeta1 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I was in maternity pants in Week 11, but they were still too big. Most of my pp skirts still fit into week 14. I needed new bras at week 6. I'm big boobed to begin with so I'm still able to wear all of my pp shirts, although some look better than others.

meroth1206 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

With my first and second I switched to maternity clothes between 12 and 15 weeks. I'm pregnant with my third child and currently just 5 weeks, but certainly feeling bloated and uncomfortable....yet baby is only the size of an apple seed. I have always switched to maternity clothes early, in fear of being that "pregnant lady who really needs to give up trying to wear normal clothes".

jennerbutts |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am so short-waisted that I was almost in maternity as soon as I found out I was pregnant. I started with just a pair of elastic waist underbelly jeans, the Bella Band, and of course the hair elastic trick on my current pants- then grew into the full-fledged over the belly maternity pants.

ExecKristi |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

12 weeks, bought I bought a bunch of stuff at eights weeks, when I finally slipped on the maternity jeans, I was so much happier and more comfortable, plus the maternity clothes fit well, and nicely display my little bump.

babygorman |

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I have switched to maternity pants for work at 9+ weeks for comfort at. My uniform pants sit to awkward for me otherwise.

Mermanda&TheMonster |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 15 weeks and getting ready to switch to maternity clothes.

Jill48089 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I'm 19 weeks today and I'm still in my regular tops and my stretch denim with the buttons rubber-banded and the zippers about halfway down. (The non-stretch denim is stowed away for awhile now!) I started my pregnancy chunky though (5'5" and 190) so I'm not really showing much yet, except that my MIL claims to have known since about a month before we told her. Basically, my pre-pregnancy clothes are still comfy, so they're fine. I'm thinking my first maternity wear when the time comes will actually be a swimsuit, as that's my preferred method of exercise.

jenden1978 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 5 weeks pregnant. This is my third pregnancy. My first I didn't need them until I was 20 weeks, my second it was around 10 weeks and this one I am already pulling out the maternity pants. Glad to hear I'm not the only one!! I thought I was just imagining it!

careabear4 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

now

chrissyva |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started with maternity pants at the beginning of month 4. Still able to wear some of my pre-pregnancy shirts (stretchy cotton t-shirts, empire waist shirts and the ones that gather at the bottom) at 6 months. I'm just about to run out of shirts that fit though!

mstevens80 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Haha I was wearing maternity pants at 5 weeks, I found out I was pregnant at three weeks... I tried wearing my "hot pants" aka my old good butt jeans and I was soo uncomfortable while at the mall I stopped in the maternity store and bought some pants. The woman at the store told me "oh hunt, it is time to retire those" I was pretty devastated... But I did find a new pair of super hot skinny jeans that fit snug as a bug but with plenty of growing room, plus they make my butt look great. Sorry if tmi : / just remember maternity clothes do NOT have to look bad! This is the most feminine time of our lives! Search and search and search if you have to, try on sizes you didn't think would fit(especially smaller sizes) you may be surprised! Look good ladies! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Nikkistone81489 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 9 weeks into my 3rd pregnancy. Since my youngest child is 11 years old, I thought this would be like having my first all over again. I didn't wear any maternity clothes until 6 1/2 months. Well, not so much this time. My body certainly remembers the former pregnancies. I have been feeling a LOT of stretching, and yesterday my work pants left creases in my skin. I don't think I'll be hiding this much longer. I am guessing that I will be in maternity clothes by 12 weeks. For now, it's dresses and baggy shirts.

cksmith29 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Old Navy has some great jersey skirts that grow with you. They are pretty cheap and they are really comfortable.

Chefrosenbaum |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

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Johnsmith32891 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

At 14 weeks I finally got tired of pulling my shirts down to cover the unbuttoned jeans so the hubbs bought me two maternity shirts. Although they are SM they fit a little big around the tummy, but no more shirt pulling

chiquisjg_07 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am at 14 weeks and still in all regular clothes. This is my second, so I thought I would be bigger, faster.

AbbyBarry1981 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Has anyone else noticed that 2013 is an awesome year for maternity fashion? The stores are full of stretchy pants, tunic tops, and kitten heels- what could be better!

jenn43 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Iam 18 weeks and still wearing some of my regular clothes. I was loosing weight before i got pregnant, so my regular clothes were becoming too big but now i fit comfortably in them. Im guessing maybe a few more weeks before i have to start looking for maternity clothes.

arika34 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

13 or 14 weeks I just bought 2 pants and 5. Shirts. Starting to pop

kaylalove92100 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I have a shop where I sell a maternity countdown shirt. It's super cute to document your growing baby bump! http://putabirdonitshop.storenvy.com/

danielawalsh |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started around a little over 11 weeks. I tried going up a size in pants, but it just didn't look or feel right. I was much more comfortable when I switched to maternity clothes.

rosasmith7 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

It was 11 weeks when I needed maternity pants. It hurt my lower belly with regular jeans. The rubber band trick should get you through a couple more months but the maternity band really does help with pants. Shirts you can push it as long as you like, but there something so cute about a "maternity" top :)

MattandCerra |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

at 13 weeks. i started with a few shirts and i got the belly band so i could still wear my regular pants. i then caved in a got some pants. i wanted to be comfortable and not have tight clothes.

med0523 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 11 weeks pregnant and just got a couple pairs of maternity jeans which were on sale. I don't really need them quite yet, but I feel like my regular jeans are getting a bit too tight and can't wear yoga pants all the time. Glad to hear I'm not the only one wearing them so soon!

Jvoogd83 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I guess it all depends on the person and the pregnancy. With my first pregnancy, I didn't start wearing maternity clothes until I was about 16 weeks. With my second pregnancy, which was twins, I started wearing maternity clothes when I was 8 weeks. Now I am on my third pregnancy, and Im about 6 weeks, and I haven't transitioned to maternity clothes yet.

chittams06 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I started at 7-8 weeks, which is pretty early but my regular clothes were too uncomfortable, I still wear some regular, but mostly have to wear my maternity pants, at 11 weeks.

Mrsjdean12 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I had to change bras...at about 6 weeks because the girls were growing too large. I feel like I started wearing maternity clothes early too...about 10 weeks...but I grew enough where my form fitting jeans were causing a lot of pressure in that area...

mmitchel87 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

At 24 weeks I finally needed new dress pants so I ventured into Motherhood Maternity. I'm so thankful that I did. I bought the maternity pants with stretchy sides (they don't have the weird looking band) in black and khaki and look like normal dress pants. I might pick up another pair, but otherwise I think I'm set for the rest of the pregnancy. I'm currently 27.5 weeks and still fit into 3 pairs of my jeans, so I haven't bought them yet. If it ever quits snowing (I'm in the upper Midwest), I may eventually just switch over to dresses completely!

jwittwer |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

At around 14 weeks I needed to start wearing maternity pants. The big hint was splitting a pair of pants, 2 days in a row! Other women talk about their boobs getting bigger... Mine have not, however my butt sure has!

mrsmcadams08 |

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Tried on all my jeans on today Ay 14 weeks with 3rd and most are just way too uncomfortable. Going to grab a couple pairs of maternity jeans this afternoon, but tops still seem to fits even with the ponytail holder trick, my jeans are cutting into my belly. Ouch!

BreeMcG |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I lost a bunch of weight last year before my wedding and I gave away all of my clothes bigger than size 6. Dumb move! I'm only 7 weeks/5 days and I can barely button my pants. Won't wear my form fitting shirts because I don't look pregnant yet--just chunky!!

brewer919 |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

My pants stopped fitting around 10 weeks. Instead of going straight to maternity clothes, I just got pants that were not technically maternity, but had a flexible waistband. So I could wear them comfortably through most of my pregnancy and they were actually PERFECT post-maternity as well! I got several pairs from Felton Hill that I still wear today. HIGHLY recommend them!!

clbharmon |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

Now. 12 weeks.

zapatitos |

Q&A: When will I start wearing maternity clothes?

I am 14 weeks and have not purchased any maternity clothes yet, although, I am starting to feel the tightness creep in on my waist band and my bras are overflowing! It's shopping time!

katelynandjohn |