Second pregnancies are in lots of ways easier – you already know what you are going through and most relevant to this post – have some idea of what kind of clothing works for you. I’m gonna skim over all the negatives of second pregnancies haha! For me, last time I should have invested more in maternity clothes. I thought I was doing an expert job of wearing normal (non-maternity) clothing in bigger sizes or just figured out the styles that worked, however looking back I was pretty uncomfortable and looked pretty awful in photos!
Finding good maternity clothes is a revelation, they can be flattering, stylish and most importantly – SO COMFORTABLE! The huge downside of maternity gear is that it has a tendency to be so hideous, and SO expensive! Obviously maternity gear isn’t a huge focus of clothing designers as it is such a niche market but hey ho – living in London has some benefits and here’s my review of H&M Maternity or H&M Mama as it is called.
For some unknown reason H&M in Westfield Stratford has their maternity lingerie in the main section, completely unmarked which must confuse a lot of people looking for normal bras and as anyone that’s ever been there knows its actually on a completely different floor! Bad move H&M!
Anyway, H&M do an amazing 2-pack of feeding singlets which are long enough for I’d guess all but the last stage of pregnancy and SO comfortable.
Nice and thick, the white is completely modest. Definitely a recommended purchase, you can turn your normal PJ’s into maternity/breastfeeding PJs, wear them under sheer blouses and get away without wearing a bra, and even wear them alone with jeans or whatever. £14.99 for the two pack which I think is super reasonable compared to the prices they go for elsewhere.
I found a few breastfeeding nighties mixed in with all the normal pyjamas which I’m so stoked about as I’ve been looking for one for freaking ages and all the decent cotton ones (who wants to sleep in polyester?!) are expensive. Found this for £12.99 and they aren’t on the website, there was only smalls there but they are quite generous smalls and still quite a few left. Just this colour/design.
This t-shirt both the short and long sleeved version are pretty good. All over ruching is flattering in pregnancy, you need to embrace it. The ties at the bottom do annoy me though, always getting untied and I’m always sitting on them with my ever expanding ass. £9.99 on sale at the moment.
That’s pretty much all I rate from H&M Maternity! They have tons of jeans and pants in different styles for very reasonable prices, both under and over bump – worth a look if you need pants.